Early Career Scientist Award

To recognize an early career scientist for conducting outstanding and fundamental research in adhesion science. The award shall consist of a $1,000 cash prize, a presentation plaque given to the awardee, and their name added to the website that will be a perpetual award list that The Adhesion Society shall create and maintain.

Rules and Eligibility

A nominee must be a early career scientist who has contributed in an outstanding and innovative way to the progress of the field of adhesion science research and/or technology; the work should have a significant interdisciplinary aspect. The nominee shall not have exceeded a maximum number of five years in their "permanent" professional position in the year in which the award is presented. The award will be presented annually at The Adhesion Society meeting, subject to continued funding by the sponsor and the identification of a suitably qualified recipient. The awardee will be expected to deliver an oral presentation at the annual meeting at which the award is conferred.

A nominee need not be a member of the Adhesion Society, and nominees of any nationality are eligible. Current members of the Adhesion Society’s Executive Committee, are ineligible for consideration. A nominee may work in either the private or public sector (e.g. industry, academia, government, non-governmental organization). Selection of the awardee will be made and approved by the Adhesion Society Executive Committee. The award will not be made in absentia except under extenuating circumstances

Bill Allmond, President of the Adhesive and Sealant
Council, congratulates Xuanhe Zhao for being awarded
the 2017 Adhesion Society Young Scientist Award,
sponsored by the ASC for his fundamental contributions
and groundbreaking research on the mechanics of soft materials.