The awards, given to the CCMR Serendipity Awards (SA) winner(s), include:
- Award certificates
- Cash awards (between 500,000 ~ 100,000 KRW)
- Featured on the conference program books and websites
- The winner(s) will be granted with a short speaking opportunity during the Award Reception.
- Invited Speakers who has published at least 100 SCI publications
Selection & Announcement:
The winner(s) will be selected by the evaluation committees after nomination.
Serendipity means an unplanned, fortunate discovery. The notion of serendipity is a common occurrence throughout the history of scientific innovation. Examples are Alexander Fleming’s accidental discovery of penicillin in 1928, the invention of the microwave oven by Percy Spencer in 1945, and the invention of the Post-it note by Spencer Silver in 1968 [Wikipedia]. More recently, the graphene tape method, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, blue LED, and etc. in Material’s Science. There have been numerous scientific advancements and innovations made serendipitously.
Many scientists work very hard, day and night, throughout their research careers; however, the ‘Serendipity’ does not come that very often. Perhaps, it is the nature of Science. However, one thing clear is the scientific ‘Serendipity’ occurs to those who are smart and creative, and most importantly to those who are diligent and patient.
In order to acknowledge and celebrate the ‘Serendipities’ in the Material’s Science, the ‘CCMR Serendipity Award’ is be granted.
CCMR 2019 SA Awardees