The Cements Division’s Early Career Award recognizes an outstanding early career scientist who is conducting research in the field of cement and concrete in an academic, industry, or government funded laboratory.

Criteria and eligibility:

  • Nominee must be a member of the ACerS Cements Division, or become a member before the nomination deadline;
  • Nominee must have completed their terminal academic degree no more than 10 years previous to July 15th;
  • Nominee must be working primarily in the field of cement and concrete science;
  • Self-nominations are not permitted.

The selection of the awardee will be based on the nomination and accompanying evidence of scientific contributions, such as a list of publications, selected abstracts, and receipt of other awards or recognitions.

Nomination materials must include:

  1. Cover page containing name, affiliation, confirmation of ACerS Cements Division membership, and year of terminal academic degree of the nominee, along with the name and affiliation of the nominator;
  2. Written statement summarizing the scientific contributions and other qualifications of the nominee – not to exceed 500 words;
  3. A copy of the nominee’s current academic-style CV (i.e. long-form) giving professional background, professional achievements, publications, presentations, etc.

The nomination should be submitted electronically to Prannoy Suraneni, Chair of the Cements Division. The subject heading should read “ACerS Early Career Award Nomination.”

All nominators should have received a confirmation email from Prannoy Suraneni. If you did not, please contact Prannoy at

The awardee will be announced at the annual Advances in Cement-Based Materials Meeting.

Deadline for Nominations:

January 31