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, 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.
There are various prestigious awards in the field of power electronics, aiming e.g. at students or young engineers, or honoring the achievements of experienced engineers or their service for the welfare or PELS and power electronics community. For details about each award please refer to the descriptions accessible through the menu on this page, where you will also find information on how to nominate or apply. PELS will appreciate receiving your nomination or application.