AWARD AND NOMINATION DESCRIPTION
Recognizes a major, lasting contribution in the field of interest of MTT-S, published in an archival journal at least 20 years prior to the year of the award, by an individual or team of up to three (3).
US$2,500 and Plaque.
Preference may be given to IEEE Members. IEEE Policy 4.4 applies; see below.
Basis for Judging
Evidence of outstanding pioneering technical contributions that advance microwave theory and techniques, including novelty, timeliness, impact, significance, duration and extent of usage. These contributions may also include development of creation of a new theory, device, component and/or technique.
Presented at the annual IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Awards Banquet.
PREVIOUS MICROWAVE PIONEER AWARD RECIPIENTS
All previous Microwave Pioneer Award recipients are listed on the Past Awardees page under Microwave Pioneer Award.
IEEE/MTT-S AWARDS: IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NOMINATORS AND ENDORSERS
IEEE Policy 4.4 (Limitations of Awards) states the following:
“No person shall receive an award, or be the nominator or reference for a nomination for a candidate for an award, who, at any stage of the recipient-selection process for that award, is eligible to vote on who shall receive that award. This conflict of interest limitation shall apply to all awards given by the IEEE or any of its organizational units.”
With reference to the MTT-Society, this Policy affects Members of the MTT-S Awards Committee*, and voting members of the MTT Administrative Committee**.
* The Awards Committee prepares a slate of candidates for the Career, Distinguished Service, Distinguished Educator, Pioneer, Application, Outstanding Young Engineer, and N.W. Cox Awards of the MTT-Society
** The Adminstrative Committee approves the award slate proposed by the Awards Committee