The Senior Scientist Award is the most prestigious award of ISSI. It shall be awarded to a senior canonical solid state ionicist who has made outstanding contributions to the science and engineering of solid state ionics. This biennial award consists of a special Plenary Talk to be delivered by the Awardee at SSI-23, Boston, MA, USA; an ISSI Life Membership; complimentary SSI meeting registration; travel assistance of up to $3,000 to support participation in the meeting at which the award is presented; and an award certificate. Please note that the award will not be given in a year in which there is no appropriate candidate.



The nominator shall submit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. a single pdf document including the following information:

(i) Nominator and Nominee Information
Full name, date of birth, affiliation, mailing address, email address, telephone number of nominator and nominee.
(ii) Citation
The citation will summarize the Nominee’s major contributions to the field of solid state ionics within 50 words at maximum.
(iii) Citation Profile
The nominee’s citation profile from Web of Science or Google Scholar may be provided.
(iv) Nominator statement
The Nominator statement is to address the 1) specific, clearly defined, significant advances made by the Nominee, whether experimental and/or theoretical and 2) their impact on technology, if relevant. The statement is suggested to be submitted on letterhead with signature, two pages maximum in length.
(v) Supporting documentation
1) Nominee’s CV not exceeding 2 pages.
2) 1-page list of representative publications relevant to solid state ionics.
3) Two letters of support by scholars familiar with the Nominee's qualifications and area of research. Each letter should not exceed 2 pages.



Nominations will be accepted from all members of ISSI through December 15, 2021. Please contact via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you have technical difficulties or other submission concerns. 



The ISSI Awards Committee will determine the 2022 ISSI Senior Scientist Award recipient. Presentation of the Award will be made at the closing ceremony of SSI-23 on July 22, 2022. The decision of the ISSI Awards Committee is final and no further inquiries will be entertained.



2019 Prof. H. Iwahara

2017 Prof. M. Stanley Whittingham