The CBMS supports and sponsors 6 awards recognizing the contributions of those in the industry. Fields include miniaturization, innovation, design, art, and media.

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Lab on a Chip/Dolomite Pioneers in Miniaturization Lectureship

An award given for young-to-mid-career scientists, the prize recognizes outstanding contributions to the understanding and development of miniaturized systems. (Sponsored by Lab on a Chip, Corning Inc. and The Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society (CBMS))

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Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award

This award, sponsored by the journal, Analytical Chemistry and the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Division (CBMS), recognizes the contributions of an individual who has demonstrated exceptional technical advancement and innovation in the field of micro- or nanofluidics in his or her early career.

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Lab on a Chip Widmer Poster Award

The Widmer Poster Award Competition sponsored by the Lab on a Chip is an award given to recognize excellence amongst the annual MicroTAS Conference poster presenters. A review committee will select the overall best-presented poster from the poster session and all presented posters will be reviewed for this honor. The winner and award will be announced during the Awards Ceremony at the MicroTAS Conference.

CHEMINAS Poster Award

The MicroTAS Conference announces the Young Researcher Poster Award Competition sponsored by The Society for Chemistry and Micro-Nano Systems (CHEMINAS) to recognize excellence among its participants. A select group of poster judges will select, on a daily basis, the best presented posters from the poster session. The winners and awards will be announced during the Awards Ceremony at the annual MicroTAS Conference.

NIST/Lab on a Chip Art in Science Award

To draw attention to the aesthetic value in scientific illustrations while still conveying scientific merit, the µTAS Conference features an award titled, “Under the Looking Glass: Art from the World of Small Science” sponsored by NIST and Lab on a Chip. Applications are encouraged from any person attending the µTAS Conference and the winner will be selected by a panel of senior scientists in the field of µTAS.

Microfluidics on Glass Award sponsored by IMT Masken und Teilungen AG

To be relevant to the spirit and intent of this Microfluidics on Glass Award, the advancement considered must address at least one of the following:

  • Use glass as a substrate material for a nano/microfluidic device where the unique optical, electrical, or surface properties of glass provide a profound advantage,
  • Demonstrate novel biosensing capabilities,
  • Exhibit hybridisation of glass with other materials (composites),
  • Establish design for manufacturability with materials and processes that have the potential to be scaled up through transfer to industry.
Sensors (MDPI) – Outstanding Sensors and Actuators, Detection Technologies Poster Award

The Outstanding Sensors and Actuators, Detection Technologies Poster Award Competition sponsored by Sensors (MDPI), is to recognize excellence among its participants. The winners and awards will be announced during the Awards Ceremony at the MicroTAS Conference.

Micromachines (MDPI) – Travel Awards

Micromachines (MDPI) is offering travel support, on a competitive basis, for students and young researchers (i.e. 3 years after obtaining their PhD degree) who are authors of accepted papers (excluding Late News) for an oral or poster presentation at the upcoming MicroTAS Conference. All presenting authors are eligible and no application is required. The selection process strives to award highly scored contributions, while also giving consideration to geographical and topical balance, among other criteria.