iise Manufacturing and Design (m&d) division Outstanding Young Investigator Award

This award recognizes outstanding early-career Manufacturing and Design (M&D) Division members for their technical contribution to manufacturing and design.

Award promotion process

Each year a call for nominations will be released in October through the iefac list serve and an email broadcast to all M&D Division members.

Eligibility requirements

  • Member of IISE and the M&D division.
  • Must have made high-impact scientific contributions to the manufacturing and design field as evidenced by their research endeavors including publications, intellectual property and other funding and dissemination activities.
  • Be within 6 years from graduation of terminal degree (Ph.D.) or 10 years from graduation of Bachelors degree as of July 1 of the year of the award.
  • Have demonstrated active participation in the M&D division (evidence includes but is not limited to IISE conference presentations/papers, publication in IISE Transactions, and service to the M&D division).
  • Have made high impact scientific contributions to the manufacturing and design field as evidenced by their research endeavors including publications, intellectual property and other funding and dissemination activities.
  • Have not previously received the Manufacturing and Design Outstanding Young Investigator Award.

Application process

  • Candidates can be nominated by others. Self-nominations are not allowed.
  • Nominations are due by Feb. 29 at 5 p.m. eastern time.
  • Email nomination package, one single PDF file to the OYI Award Committee Chair, Rohan Shirwaiker.

Nomination package must include

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Position
  • Contact information
  • Birth date
  • Nominator’s complete contact information

Attachments:

  • Candidate’s personal statement of specific technical contribution(s) that qualify them for this award (max. 2 pages).
  • Curriculum vita (max. 10 pages).
  • Three letters of recommendation (each limited to 2 pages). This includes the nominator's letter highlighting candidate's technical contributions and achievements.

General information

  • An award committee chaired by an appointed member of the M&D board will review all applications following the division’s award evaluation protocols. The award recipient will be notified by the committee chair (an M&D board officer) by email no later than April 1.
  • The winner must attend the M&D Town Hall Meeting to receive the award.
  • The winner is encouraged to attend the Honors and Awards Banquet.

Recognition Process

  • Framed certificate provided by IISE.
  • Recognition at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo:
    • at the M&D Town Hall Meeting
    • in Honors and Awards program
    • before the Tuesday morning keynote address
  • Recognition in ISE Magazine
  • Recognition on M&D website and in the newsletter

Deadlines

Nomination deadline: 5 p.m. eastern time, Feb. 29
Winner will be notified: April 1

For questions, please contact Bonnie Cameron.

2019 Winner

Saurabh Basu
Pennsylvania State University

Past winners

Manufacturing and Design Division page

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