AwardsTitle SMASMA Young Investigator Award

In 2019, the Solid Modeling Association (SMA) has introduced the title of SMA Young Investigator Award to recognize outstanding accomplishments, particularly outstanding published papers in the area of Solid Modeling, by researchers of 40 years or younger. Eligibility requires that the nominee not turn 41 in the year the award is presented.

The list of current SMA Fellows is available at:

Selection process and announcement

Each year, the nominees will be selected from all the submitted applications via a vote of the SMA Young Investigator Award Committee. The chair of that committee will be appointed each year by the chair of the SMA. The members of the committee will be appointed jointly by the Chair of the SMA and the Chair of the SMA Award Committee. The details of the nomination and voting process are left to the discretion of the Chair of the Committee. Each year, the list of people who received the SMA Young Investigator Award distinction will be announced at the SPM conference and will be posted on the SMA website.


To nominate a candidate for the distinction of SMA Young Investigator Awardplease fill in the nomination form (provided below) and email it to both the current Chair of the SMA (Jessica Zhang, and the current Chair of the SMA Award Committee (Sai Nelaturi, no later than March 31, 2019. A nominator can only nominate one candidate for each award. A candidate can only be nominated for one SMA award in a particular year. Self-nomination is not accepted. The current SMA EC members are not eligible for nominating or being nominated any SMA awards.

DEADLINE: The nomination deadline for SMA Young Investigator Award is March 31, 2019.

Nomination documents

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