由材料科学领域旗舰期刊Small发起的“Small青年科学家创新奖(Small Young Innovator Award)”,旨在奖励在纳米科学与技术领域做出卓越贡献的年轻科学家。从2011年起,至今该奖已经颁发了4届。评奖流程为先由科学家提名,Small编辑部初筛后由评奖委员会选出。

2019年,该奖项将由Wiley颁发,颁发仪式预计在8月18日ChinaNano大会的Small Sciences Symposium上举行。两位获奖者将分别得到证书,奖杯和1000美元的奖励。

往届Small Young Innovator Award获奖名单如下:

Hua Zhang Professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Ali Khademhosseini Professor at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA

Xiaodong Chen Associate Professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Yi Cui Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, USA

Guihua Yu Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Xinliang Feng Professor at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

Yan Yu Professor at Department of Material Science and Engineering in University of Science and Technology of China, China

Hailin Peng Professor at College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, China



Dear Professor,

The 2019 Small Young Innovator Award is now open for nominations!

The Small Young Innovator Award recognizes outstanding, interdisciplinary scientific work in the development and fundamental understanding of nanoscience and nanotechnology by a young scientist or engineer. The award recipient must also show exceptional promise as a developing leader in the areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology.


Two investigators will be selected, and each of them will be awarded with a certificate and USD $1,000.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  1. The nominee shall not have reached his/her 40th birthday by the time the award is received (Aug.18, 2019).
  2. The award will be presented to individual investigators who have conducted innovative interdisciplinary research demonstrating high levels of excellence and distinction in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
  3. The award winner will be selected on the basis of the outstanding quality, novelty and significance of the candidate’s research.

Establishment and support:

The 2019 award is supported by Wiley and will be issued during the 5th Small Sciences Symposium (Aug. 18, 2019) in ChinaNANO 2019 conference organized by The National Center for Nanoscience and Technology. Please check out the website for this joint symposium.

Nomination Process:

Nominations for the “Small Young Innovator Award” must be submitted directly to by May 31, 2019. Peer- and organizational- nominations are welcome, subject to the nominee agreeing to the nomination.

The submitted nomination package must include:

(1) A nomination letter (1 page)

(2) Curriculum Vitae (2-pages maximum) including birth date.

(3) List of significant publication history (2-pages maximum)

(4) Research summary statement highlighting key research discoveries and their impact (1 page)

(5) Letters of support from two established scientists familiar with the nominee’s qualifications and area of research.


The decision of the award committee is final and no enquires will be entertained.

We look forward to receiving your nominations by 31 May 2019.


With our best regards,

The organizing committee of Small Sciences Symposium