Energy Systems (ES) Division Outstanding Young Investigator Award

This award recognizes IISE Energy Systems (ES) Division members under the age of 35 for their technical contribution to energy systems.

Eligibility requirements

  • Must be a member of IISE and the ES division.
  • Must be under 35 years of age as of Feb. 10, 2023.
  • High impact research as evidenced by the quality of the nominee's research endeavors including publications, intellectual property and other funding and dissemination activities.

Application process

  • Candidates must be nominated by others. Self-nominations are not allowed.
  • Nominations are due by February 15, 2023, 5 p.m. Eastern time.
  • Email the nomination package (as a single PDF file) to the Outstanding Young Investigator Award competition chair:  Michael Craig.

Nomination package must include

  • Candidate’s name, affiliation, contact information and birth date.
  • Candidate’s personal statement describing specific technical contributions that qualify them for this award (max. 2 pages).
  • Curriculum vita (max. 10 pages).
  • Three letters of recommendation (each limited to 2 pages). They should include one from the nominator highlighting the candidate’s technical contributions and achievements.
  • Nominator’s name, affiliation, and contact information.

A committee chaired by an appointed member of the ES Division board will review all applications following the division’s award evaluation procedures.


  • Recognition at the Annual Conference:
    • at the ES Town Hall Meeting
    • in Honors and Awards program
    • before the final day keynote address
  • Certificate provided by IISE (either mailed or given at the town hall meeting) for the winner.
  • Winner receives a complimentary ticket to the Honors and Awards banquet.
  • Recognition in ISE magazine
  • Recognition on ES webpage and in the newsletter


Nomination deadline: February 15, 2023, 5 p.m. Eastern time
Winner notified: February 22, 2023

For questions, please contact Amy Straub.

2022 Winner

Michael Craig
University of Michigan

2021 Winner

Sayanti Mukherjee
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Past winners
Energy Systems Division Page