The Call for Nominations has been released for the sixtannual Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award.

The Combustion Institute and Elsevier will bestow the award and prize of US $10,000 upon up to two early career researchers who have made a significant contribution to advance their field of research within four to ten years of completing their doctoral degree or equivalent. 

Nominations will open on 1 October 2020 and close on 15 November 2020. Both self-nominations and peer recommendations will be considered by the award committeePlease download the Call for Nominations for complete information about the nomination and selection process. 

The award is named after Professor Hiroshi Tsuji and his many important contributions to combustion science, most famously his invention and utilization of a stable counterflow burner configuration, the Tsuji burner. The configuration has influenced a vast number of fundamental studies and applications regarding flame structure, extinction, soot formation and other areas in laminar and turbulent combustion. It is also a foundational element for early career researchers coming to the field. 

The Combustion Institute and Elsevier together developed the award to spotlight the work of early career scientists. Recognizing innovation in combustion science helps to advance fundamental understanding and enables cleaner and more efficient processes in power generation, transportation, or industrial production. 

The fifth annual Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Awards were bestowed upon Aamir Farooq, who has worked extensively on novel spectroscopic strategies to develop optical sensors based on mid-infrared quantum-cascade lasers for chemical, biomedical, and environment-monitoring applications, and Greg Rieker, whose laboratory has been a leader in the transition of dual frequency comb spectroscopy into practical applications. 

The selected recipient(s) of the 2021 Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award will be notified in April 2021. Questions regarding the award may be directed to: