Education Award



Education Award Committee

The IEEE Electron Devices Society invites the submission of nominations for the Education Award. This award is presented annually by EDS to honor an individual who has made distinguished contributions to education within the field of interest of the Electron Devices Society. The recipient is awarded a certificate and a check for $2,500, presented at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM).

The nominee must be an EDS member engaged in education in the field of electron devices holding a present or past affiliation with an academic, industrial, or government organization. Factors for consideration include achievements and recognition in educating and mentoring students in academia or professionals in the industrial or governmental sectors. Specific accomplishments include effectiveness in the development of innovative education, continuing education programs, authorship of textbooks, presentation of short-courses at EDS sponsored conferences, participation in EDS Distinguished Lecturer program, and teaching or mentoring awards and mentoring. Since this award is solely given for contributions to education, the nomination should exclude emphasis on technical contributions to engineering and physics of electron devices.

Please note: The EDS Education Award cannot be given to a candidate for the same work for which an IEEE Technical Field Award, IEEE Medal, or other society level award was previously received.

Please consider nominating your colleagues from academia as well as government and industry with distinguished contributions in education for this prestigious award.  Please complete and submit your online nomination form by September 1st to the EDS Executive Office. All endorsement letters should be sent to

If you have any questions or need further information on this Award, please do not hesitate to contact Laura Riello of the EDS Executive Office.


Congratulations to Valipe Ramgopal Rao for winning the 2020 IEEE EDS Education Award! 




2020 Valipe Ramgopal Rao "For educational leadership and establishing Nanoelectronics research programs in India
2019   Chennupati Jagadish                   "For distinguished and sustained contributions globally to education, training and mentoring in the field of interest of  the IEEE Electron Devices Society"
2018   Muhammad Ashraful Alam                   "For educating, inspiring and mentoring students and electron device professionals around the world"
2017 Mansun Chan "For pioneering innovative approaches in electronic engineering education"
2016 Hiroshi Iwai "For providing high-quality engineering education for industry and academics worldwide"
2015 Roger Howe “For contributions to mentoring and education in the fields of microelectromechanical systems and nanotechnology”
2014 Juin J. Liou

“For promoting and inspiring global education and learning in the field of electron devices”


Charvaka Duvvury

“For long-standing services in educating and developing engineers and students in the field of Electro-static Discharge (ESD) and its applications for electronic devices”

2012 Jesus A. del Alamo "For pioneering contributions to the development of online laboratories for microelectronics education on a worldwide scale"
2011 Chenming Hu "For distinguished contributions to education and inspiration of students, practicing engineers and future educators in semiconductor devices"
2010 Sorab K. Ghandhi “For pioneering contributions to semiconductor and microelectronics education”
2009 David L. Pulfrey "For conributions to the teaching of semiconductor devices at both the undergraduate and graduate levels."
2008 Robert W. Dutton "For distingushed contributions to all levels of university education in process, device, and circuit simulations for the semiconductor industry."
2007 Meyya Meyyappan "For promoting nanotechnology education to university and high school students"
2006 Mark S. Lundstrom "To recognize distinguished contributions to education within the field of interest of the IEEE Electron Devices Society"

Although the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) is pleased to invite all individuals and groups in the OFAC embargoed countries to submit nominations for IEEE EDS Awards, the IEEE EDS cannot provide any award monies to members from such countries at this time.