Prior to 2011 this was the Elsevier Young Composites Researcher Award
An DEStech Young Composites Researcher
Award winner is a member of the composites community who early in their
career has made a significant impact on the science and technology of
composite materials through a sustained research effort.
2.1 Personal Qualifications
2.1.1 The nominees must be members of ASC
2.1.2 The nominees must be no older than 35 the year that they are nominated for the award.
2.1.2 The nominees do not have to be citizens nor residents of the United States.
2.2 Professional Contributions
2.2.1 The nominee for the DEStech
Young Composites Researcher Award shall have made outstanding
contributions to the science and technology of composite materials by
way of analytical modeling, numerical modeling, design methodologies,
and/or experimental work that have led to a greater understanding of
the behavior of composite materials.
3. PROCEDURES FOR NOMINATION AND ELECTION
3.1 Nomination Procedure
3.1.1 The primary factors in a
nomination are a letter from a nominator and a letter of endorsement
from a co-nominator that are statements of the contributions made by
3.1.2 Nominations may come from any current Member.
3.1.4 Self-nomination is not allowed.
3.2 Nomination packet
3.2.1 Each individual considered
for the DEStech Young Composites Researcher Award shall have a
nomination packet prepared by a nominator. The nomination packet shall
consist of the letter of nomination, the letter of endorsement by a
co-nominator, and a copy of the nominee's resume.
3.2.2 Though no special forms are
required, the nomination letter, and to some extent, the endorsement
letter, shall outline the contributions the nominee has made to the
field of composite materials, citing specific examples to emphasize the
3.2.3 The letters of the nominator
and co-nominator shall include their names, addresses, phone numbers,
fax numbers, and email addresses.
3.2.4 When complete, the nomination
packet shall be forwarded to the Chair of the Society Awards Committee.
Incomplete nomination packages will not be considered.
3.3 Election Procedure
3.3.1 For the purpose of deciding
the recipients of the Award, the DEStech Young Composites Researcher
Award Selection Committee shall consist of six (6) members. Three (3)
members will be appointed by DEStech. Two (2) members will be appointed
by the ASC Awards Committee. The Vice-President of ASC and Chair of the
Society Awards Committee of the current award year will serve as the
Chair of the DEStech Young Composites Researcher Award Selection
Committee. The appointed members to the DEStech Young Composites
Researcher Award Selection Committee will serve for a five (5) year
3.3.2 Upon receipt of the
nomination packets for all nominees, the Chair of the DEStech Young
Composites Researcher Award Selection Committee shall prepare a ballot
for voting for each of the Award nominees. This ballot, along with
copies of the nominator and endorsement letters and resume for each
nominee, shall be sent to each member of the Award Selection Committee.
3.3.3 Each member of the DEStech
Young Composites Researcher Award Selection Committee shall vote for
their choice of candidate by ranking the nominees in numerical order.
The highest number shall be assigned to the nominee who, in the opinion
of the Award Selection Committee member, is most deserving of the
Award. The next highest number shall be assigned to the candidate felt
to be the next most deserving, etc.
3.3.4 The ballots shall be returned
to the Chair of the DEStech Young Composites Researcher Award Selection
Committee who will sum the rankings of each nominee. The nominee with
the highest total ranking will be declared the recipient of the Award.
In the event of a tie, a second ballot shall be circulated.
3.3.5 The election shall be completed in time for the Award to be presented at the Annual Conference.
4.0 POST-ELECTION PROCEDURES
4.1 Notification of Award Recipient
4.1.1 After the results of the
balloting have been determined, the Chair shall announce the name of
the award recipient to the Award Selection Committee.
4.1.2 The nominator shall have the
first right of refusal in the matter of notifying the nominee that they
are the award recipient. In any event, the award recipient shall be
notified, in writing, as soon as possible.
4.2 Record of nomination and election process
4.2.1 After the awards have been
announced, it is the duty of the Chair of the Society Awards Committee
to properly file the nomination packets and ballot results so they are
available for later consultation, if necessary.
4.2.2 Results of the balloting other than revealing the award recipients shall remain confidential.
4.2.3 For those nominees who were
not award recipients, their packets can be used for re-nomination for
one more year without updating, if stated in writing by the nominator.