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 Tsu-Jae King Liu - 2021 IEEE EDS Education Award Winner 

 King Liu Photo

Tsu-Jae King Liu was born in Ithaca, NY in 1963 and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering (EE) from Stanford University. In 1992 she joined the research staff at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, where she worked on thin-film transistor technology for large-area electronics applications. In 1996 she joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) at the University of California, Berkeley, where she has taught and conducted research on semiconductor logic and memory devices and technology, and has held a number of administrative leadership positions. She began her tenure as Dean of the College of Engineering in July 2018.

Liu has authored or co-authored over 550 publications and holds close to 100 patents. She is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, and a board member for Intel Corporation and for MaxLinear, Inc. Her awards include the Ross M. Tucker AIME Electronics Materials Award for seminal work in polycrystalline silicon-germanium thin films, the Intel Outstanding Researcher in Nanotechnology Award, the Semiconductor Industry Association University Research Award, the IEEE Aldert van der Ziel Award for distinguished educational and research contributions to the field of electronic devices and materials, and the DARPA Significant Technical Achievement Award for her role in the development of the FinFET, an advanced transistor design used in all leading-edge computer chips today.


In addition to excelling in research, Liu has demonstrated a strong commitment to enhancing the educational experience of students. As department chair she oversaw major renovations to electronics design and computing labs to create a vibrant and collaborative learning environment for undergraduate students. As dean she has bolstered programs to support the academic success and well-being of both undergraduate and graduate engineering students. Throughout her career she has actively engaged in efforts to diversify the K-12 pipeline to engineering degree programs, to support the success of women and students from underrepresented minority groups and first-generation college students, and to increase the diversity of engineering graduate students and faculty. She strives to cultivate a more inclusive engineering culture that values and leverages diversity to unlock individual and collective potential. Her dedication to excellence in education earned Liu the EE Division Outstanding Teaching Award, UC Berkeley Distinguished Faculty Mentoring Award and the Semiconductor Research Corporation Aristotle Award.



2021 Tsu-Jae King Liu “For outstanding contributions to education in the field of electron devices and achievements on diversity and inclusion”
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.