CCMR Serendipity Award

CCMR Serendipity Award (SA)

Selected in the Conference Reception or Banquet


Awards include:

The awards, given to the CCMR Serendipity Awards (SA) winner(s), include:

• Award certificates

• Cash awards of various amounts (between 500,000 ~ 100,000 KRW)

• The winner(s) might be granted with a short speaking opportunity during the Reception or Banquet to receive the award.


To Whom Applicable:

Invited Speakers who attend the Reception or Banquet and has published at least 100 SCI publications.



Invited Speakers who are present in the Reception or Banquet.


Selection & Announcement:

The winner(s) will be selected by drawing invited speaker name either in the Conference Reception or Banquet.  If a selected person is not present, the next Serendipity will be drawn instead.




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 advances and innovations that are made serendipitously.

Many scientists work very hard day and night throughout their careers; however, the ‘Serendipity’ does not come often. Perhaps, it is the nature of Science. However, one thing clear is the scientific ‘Serendipity’ occurs to those who are smart, creative, diligent and patient. In order to acknowledge and celebrate the ‘Serendipity’ in the Material’s Science, the ‘CCMR Serendipity Award’ is be created.