CAPEES/Nanova Faculty Awards

Eligibility Requirement:

  1. Nominees must have valid CAPEES memberships at the time of nomination, but nominators do not have to be CAPEES members.

  2. Nominees from award nomination in previous years can be re-nominated, as long as the nominees still meet the eligibility requirement. The nominators may submit updated materials before the deadline.

  3. Members of the CAPEES Award Committee cannot nominate or be nominated for the awards during the period of service.

Application Process:

  1. The nomination deadline for the three awards is typically the end May every year. All nomination materials need to be submitted on the CAPEES’s website (via a Google Form).

  2. Nomination packages should include (1) a nomination letter from the nominator and (2) the full curriculum vitae of the nominee

  3. The recipient of each award will receive a plaque and a cash prize of $500.


The Chines-American Professors in Environmental Engineering and Science (CAPEES) is calling for nominations*.

CAPEES/Nanova Young Investigator Award. This award is given annually to recognize an outstanding junior professor in environmental science and engineering. Nominees must be untenured faculty members in tenure-track or equivalent positions.

CAPEES/Nanova Frontier Research Award. This award is given annually to recognize up to two outstanding professors in environmental science and engineering, who have achieved recognized research leadership and pioneered an innovative research area.

CAPEES/Nanova Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is given annually to recognize a senior professor in environmental science and engineering, who has contributed significantly to the community through outstanding research and services.


* The awards were made possible by a generous donation from Nanova, Inc (https://www.nanovadental.com/). CAPEES welcomes donations from other sponsors and may negotiate the naming right of the awards. The award selection process is independent of the sponsor(s).