At the beginning of each year, T-NANO selects a paper that appeared in the Transactions during the previous calendar year for its Best Paper Award.  Candidate papers are nominated by members of the Editorial Board.  Evaluation is done by members of the Senior Editors Panel, with criteria including technical merit, originality, potential impact on the field, clarity of presentation, and practical significance for applications.  The award includes a certificate for each of the co-authors, and a check of $1000 to be divided among the co-authors.  The award is presented at the Award Ceremony at the annual IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology.
This yearly award will be made starting in 2017 for the best paper published in TNANO in 2016.
Detailed information about the Best Paper Award are available here.