Deadline: September 24, 2021

We invite nominations for 2021 IEEE Chicago Early Career Awards in Magnetics and Nanotechnology. The awards aim to promote junior researchers in the Greater Chicago area in their early career stages, and to provide a unique platform to establish interactions and future collaborations in the area of Magnetics and Nanotechnology. The candidates are expected to demonstrate outstanding achievements in research in the discipline of Magnetics or Nanotechnology, and show potential to be successful in their future academic and research careers.

This year there will be a total of 2 awardees for the Early Career Awards (one each in Magnetics and Nanotechnology). Each awardee will receive a cash award and an award plaque with a short quote of the achievement. In addition, the awardees will be invited to give presentations about their achievements in the 3rd Joint Annual Meeting of the IEEE Magnetics Society and Nanotechnology Council Chicago Chapters, which will be hosted virtually in November 2021. The registration is free and will come soon along with the meeting agenda.

The nominated candidates should meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. be currently working as a researcher, including both academic institutes and industry, from the Greater Chicago area or its neighbor states (Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky).
  2. be not more than 7 years after completion of his/her Ph.D. degree.
  3. have already shown outstanding scientific or technical achievements in Magnetics or Nanotechnology which has been significantly beyond the average performance of a person at that career level.

The nomination form can be downloaded here. All the nominations should be emailed to Yi before the mid-night of Sep. 24. C.V. of the nominated candidates are also encouraged to be sent along with the nomination form.

The award and event are sponsored by the IEEE Magnetics Society and Nanotechnology Council Chicago Chapters, and co-hosted by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council Young Professionals Region 4 (Central America).

IEEE Magnetics Society ( focus is on all matters involved in the fundamental development, design, and application of magnetic devices, including magnetic materials and phenomena. The society sponsors numerous conferences throughout the year.

IEEE Nanotechnology Council ( is a multi-disciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of Nanotechnology carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, literary and educational areas. The Council supports the theory, design, and development of nanotechnology and its scientific, engineering, and industrial applications.

IEEE Nanotechnology Council Young Professionals (Region 4) is a representative branch of the Young Professionals segment inside the IEEE Nanotechnology Council, with the mission of promoting young professionals in Central America for academic success and professional connections.