Call for Nominations
Nominations for 2006 LEOS William Streifer Award for Scientific Achievement,
the Engineering Achievement Award, the Aron Kressel Award, and the Distinguished
Service Award are now being solicited for submission to the LEOS Executive
Office. The deadline for nominations is 30 April. In order to facilitate
the nomination procedure a nomination form is found on page
29. Full nominations will be requested for the finalists selected
by the respective awards committees.
IEEE/LEOS William Streifer Scientific Achievement
The IEEE/LEOS William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award is given
to recognize an exceptional single 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 may be given to an individual or 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 and presented at the LEOS Annual Meeting.
IEEE/LEOS Engineering Achievement Award
The IEEE/LEOS Engineering Achievement Award is given to recognize an
exceptional engineering contribution that has had a significant impact
on the development of lasers or electro-optics technology or the commercial
application of technology within the past 10 years. It may be given
to an individual or a group for a single contribution of significant
work in the field. 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 and presented
at the LEOS Annual Meeting.
IEEE/LEOS Aron Kressel Award
The Aron Kressel Award is given to recognize those individuals who have
made important contributions to opto-electronic device technology. The
device technology cited is to have had a significant impact on their
applications in major practical systems. The intent is to recognize
key contributors to the field for developments of critical components,
which lead to the development of systems enabling major new services
or capabilities. These achievements should have been accomplished in
a prior time frame sufficient to permit evaluation of their lasting
impact. The work cited could have appeared in the form of publications,
patents products, or simply general recognition by the professional
community that the individual cited is the agreed upon originator of
the advance upon which the award decision is based. The award may be
given to an individual or group, up to three in number. The award is
administered by the Aron Kressel Awards Committee and presented at the
LEOS Annual Meeting.
IEEE/LEOS Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award was established to recognize an exceptional
individual contribution of service that 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 Vice President of Finance & Administration and is presented
at the LEOS Annual Meeting.
A list of previous winners and awards information can be found on the
LEOS Home Page at www.i-LEOS.org.