For nearly a century, the IEEE Awards program has paid tribute to technical professionals whose exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society and the engineering profession.
That tradition of public recognition continues today. In the 21st century, IEEE Awards are valued as among the highest honors a technical professional can receive. They are an esteemed symbol of the admiration of one’s peers—the most prized form of prestige—bestowed upon individuals whose accomplishments have enhanced the global economy while improving the quality of daily life.
IEEE Awards recognize and encourage important contributions to technology, science and the profession. They honor achievements in education, industry, research and service, and they encompass the breadth of the many IEEE technical interest areas from computer science, electrical engineering, information technologies and microelectronics, to optoelectronics, radar technologies, signal processing and beyond. Each award has its own unique mission and criteria, and offers the opportunity to honor distinguished colleagues, inspiring teachers and corporate leaders.
Through the Awards program, the IEEE, and the societies that preceded it, also have played an important role in encouraging innovation. Individuals honored with IEEE Awards join a remarkable group of such well-known pioneers as Bell, Edison, Marconi, Noyce and Grove—among many others. These individuals, in turn, provide inspiration and personal role models for aspiring professionals.
If you would like to nominate a PELS member for an award, please go to our IEEE Society Awards Application System. Click on IEEE Society Awards and go to Power Electronics Society. Then go to "Begin a new Nomination". Choose the particular award from the drop down menu.
If your award nomination requires an endorsement letter, please be sure to include the following: Name, title, contact data, main field of interest, relationship between the endorser and the nominee, achievements of the nominee with respect to the selection criteria indicated in the award description, the reason why the endorser personally recommends the nominee for the award, signature of the endorser and date.
Nominations received up to March 31st will be considered in the current year.