TCH Early Career Award

TCH Early Career Award

The TCH Early Career Award is awarded biannually to recognize outstanding contributions to the area of haptics by members of our community who are in the earlier stages of their career. All members of the TCH who are within 10 years of receiving their doctoral degree by 1/1/2023 and are in an untenured or non-permanent position are eliglble for the award. Applications are by nomination only; no self-nominations will be entertained.

The deadline for submission of nominations is January 13, 2023. Each nomination must include the following two documents (see templates at hyperlinks): 

(1) Letter of nomination (2 pages max). 
(2) A biographical sketch of the applicant (4 pages max). 

All nominations are to be emailed to Jee-Hwan Ryu <> and Gregory Gerling <>. 

The selection of the awardee will be carried out by an independent committee of experts. 

Previous Early Career Award Recipients:

  • 2023: Dr. Jeremy Brown from Johns Hopkins University in the USA
  • 2021: Dr. Heather Culbertson from the University of Southern California in the USA
  • 2019: Dr. Vincent Levesque from École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS)
  • 2017: Dr. Michael Wiertlewski from the Aix-Marseille University in France
  • 2015: Dr. Ki-Uk Kyung from the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) in Korea
  • 2013: Dr. Sliman Bensmaia from the University of Chicago in the USA
  • 2011: Dr. Seungmoon Choi from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in Korea
  • 2009: Dr. Allison Okamura from the Johns Hopkins University in the USA