Nominations for 2000 LEOS William Streifer Award for Scientific Achievement, the Engineering Achievement Award, and the Distinguished Service Award, are now being solicited for submission to the LEOS Executive Office. The deadline for nominations is 30 April. Full nominations will be requested for the finalists selected by the respective awards committees.
The IEEE/LEOS William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award is given to recognize an exceptional scientific contribution which has had a significant impact in the field of lasers and electro-optics in the past 10 years. The award is given for a relatively recent, single contribution which has had a major impact on the LEOS research community. It differs from the Quantum Electronics Award, which is awarded for a major single contribution or for a distinguished series of contributions which has stood the test of time. It may be given to an individual or to a group for a single contribution of significant work in the field. No candidate shall have previously received a major IEEE award for the same work. Candidates need not be members of the IEEE or LEOS. The award is administered by the Streifer Awards Committee.
The IEEE/LEOS Engineering Achievement Award is given to recognize an exceptional engineering contribution which has had a significant impact on the development of laser or electro-optic technology or the commercial application of technology within the past 10 years. It may be given to an individual or to a group for a single contribution of significant work in the field. The Award for Engineering Achievement is distinct from the Quantum Electronics Award or the Award for Scientific Achievement in that it will be awarded for an exceptional engineering or technological achievement. The intention is to recognize some significant engineering contribution which has resulted in development of a new component, a new processing technique, or a new engineering concept which has had a significant impact in either bringing a new technology to the market, significantly improving the manufacturability of a component or device, or creating a new technology which will greatly accelerate or stimulate R&D. No candidate shall have previously received a major IEEE award for the same work. Candidates need not be members of the IEEE or LEOS. The award is administered by the Engineering Awards Committee.
The Distinguished Service Award was established to recognize an exceptional individual contribution of service which has had significant benefit to the membership of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society as a whole. This level of service will often include serving the Society in several capacities or in positions of significant responsibility. Candidates should be members of LEOS. The award is administered by a committee consisting of the President-Elect, Chair; two Past Presidents, and the VicePresident of Finance & Administration.
A list of past winners and awards information can be found on the LEOS Home Page at http://www.ieee.org/leos/awards.
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