The Kuriki Award for Young Professionals

The Electric Rocket Propulsion Society (ERPS) is pleased to announce the competition for the “Kuriki Award for Young Professionals (Kuriki Award).”  The Kuriki Award will be presented at each International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC) starting with the 35th in Atlanta, GA (October 8-12, 2017 - This award was created to honor the extensive contributions made by Dr. Kyiochi Kuriki both to the advancement of Electric Propulsion (EP), its community, and to the guidance of our Society. The intent of the Kuriki Award is to acknowledge the important contributions of a young EP professional and encourage his/her continuing research and development efforts in the field.



Candidates for the Kuriki Award for Young Professionals must be nominated by a member of the EP community through the submission of an application package that includes: 

  • A current, one-page Curriculum Vitae including the candidate’s birth date showing that the candidate will be under the age of 30 at the time of the IEPC.
  • A detailed description of the nominee’s contributions to the field of EP (not to exceed 5 pages).
  • Copies of up to five technical publications relating to EP from scientific Journals and/or Conference Proceedings.



Nomination packets must be received by the Kuriki Award Committee Chairman (Dr. Frank M. Curran) via email at, no later than July 8, 2017.


Award Value

The successful nominee will receive a certificate of achievement endorsed by both the IEPC General Chairman and the ERPS President along with a $1000 stipend at the 35th IEPC Awards Banquet.


Further details on the Kuriki Award can be found at the Electric Rocket Propulsion Society website