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Young Energy Storage Scientist Award 2019 - Submit your project until August 30!

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The YESS Award (Young Energy Storage Scientist Award) is a €12.500 (free of use) yearly award for two young innovative researchers/scientists in the field of electrochemical energy storage (batteries, supercapacitors…). The YESS Award has been created by the French network on electrochemical energy storage (RS2E) headed by Prof. Jean-Marie Tarascon. The first edition took place in 2015.

The 2019 edition is now open.


The YESS award has been made possible through a partnership with the "Batteries" congress. Batteries 2019 will be held in Nice from October 22nd to October 24th. The congress brings together specialists of batteries technologies (Pb, Li-ion and beyond), of batteries applications (from the micro scale to grid storage) and of the value chain (from manufacturers to end-users).



> The project

Participants have to submit an innovative project through an application form of a few pages, redacted in french or english. The projects can address (i) all the field related to electrochemical energy storage, or (ii) associated characterization techniques or (iii) devices coupling an electrochemical energy conversion and storage function.

To give some examples, projects can address issues at a system level (pack, cell, BMS…), at an element level (electrode, electrolyte, current collector...), at a process level etc.

> Egibility criteria

  • submit a project and supporting documents in due time (download the application form). Deadline : August 30 2019,
  • be, at most, 35 on December 31st, 2019,
  • have at least a master's degree in a field related to the object of the award,
  • have the nationality of a member country of the European Union, of Canada, of the US or have worked/studied at least one year in one of the countries above-mentioned,
  • read and accept the terms and conditions (download the terms and conditions).

> Timetable

  • project submission will be open from May 20 to August 30, 2019,
  • deliberation of the international jury in September,
  • award ceremony in early October at the Batteries 2019 congress for the first-price winner.



« I am absolutely delighted to receive the YESS award for 2015 from the RS2E network. This is the first award I have ever won and I – together with the rest of the research team – are truly honored that our ideas and the potential impact of our research into new energy storage technologies using frustrated Lewis pairs has been recognized through this award », reacted Gregory Wildgoose, winner of the 2015 edition.

« I am honored to have won the YESS Award 2016. This award captures the essence of my work governed by three of my passions- the electrochemistry, the material science, and the development of operando techniques. Together with my team, Battery Materials (BatMat), we are pleased to demonstrate that the neutron diffraction can be a technique of choice for a better understanding of already commercialized batteries as well as be of a great help in developing the batteries of the future. », reacted Claire Villevieille, winner of the 2016 edition.

​Dr. Tazdin Amietszajew, postdoc at Warwick University (UK) and 1st prize winner of the YESS Award 2017, with RS2E's directors J-M Tarscon et Patrice Simon

Download the presentation brochure here

Find more information on the winners of last year by clicking here (Laurent Bernard) and here (Matthew MacDowell)

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