ECA  Award 2018

The European Carbon Association (ECA) Award will be made on the recommendation of the ECA Award Committee and seeks to honour “Remarkable service to carbon science community” with the recipient holding the respect of their colleagues and “having been influential and supportive towards others in the pursuit of scientific excellence or having made a significant contribution in providing a strong foundation to the community of carbon scientists and technologists in order to promote a flourishing and healthy environment for scientific achievement”.

Nominations are now sought for the award. The nomination should be made without the knowledge of the potential recipient and include a citation of 200 to 250 words.

Nominations should be sent to the current Chair of ECA, Dr. Maria Jesús Lázaro

The closing date for nominations for the ECA Award will be 30 March, 2018.




Carbon Journal Prize 2018

The journal Carbon and its publisher Elsevier will be awarding the Carbon Journal Prize, given for “an outstanding Ph.D. thesis in carbon material science and technology”.   The journal is now accepting written nominations for this award, which is open to researchers who have successfully defended a Ph.D. thesis in the calendar year 2017 (the date of the thesis defense, rather than the graduation date, is to be used as the criterion for eligibility).  The selection will be made based on the quality and importance of the Ph.D. research, and preference will also be given to thesis research that had led to at least one publication in the journal Carbon.


The nomination should include:


  1. Nominee’s CV;
  2. A 3-page summary of the major results of the thesis, including a statement on the importance to carbon science;
  3. A 1-page nomination letter from the thesis advisor;
  4. Documentation of successful thesis defense during 2017.

The prize includes a travel fund to help the recipient attend a scientific conference of their choosing, present their research findings, and interact with the international carbon community.


The deadline for entry is April 22, 2018. Please submit nominations to the Carbon Journal Prize Selection Committee by email to: and