J.J. Ebers Award

j.j. ebers photo

The Jewell James Ebers Award was established in 1971 with the intention to foster progress in electron devices and to commemorate the life activities of Jewell James Ebers, whose distinguished contributions, particularly in the transistor art, shaped the understanding and technology of electron devices.




Sponsor:  IEEE Electron Devices Society

Scope:  Honors an individual(s) who has made either a single or a series of contributions of recognized scientific, economic, or social significance in the broad field of electron devices

Eligibility:  Previous recipients of this award are ineligible. Self-nominations are not accepted or considered. Members of the EDS Awards Committee and voting members of the J.J. Ebers Award Committee are not permitted to submit or endorse nominations.

Prize: The award consists of a plaque and $5,000

Basis for judging: Nominees shall be judged based on outstanding technical contributions in the following:  Field leadership in a specific area, specific contribution, originality, breadth, inventive value, publications, other achievements, honors, duration, nomination quality

J.J. Ebers Award Committee: Committee

Nomination deadline: 1 July

Nomination form:  https://ieeeforms.wufoo.com/forms/xl0lxns05xzwir/

Carry Over Nominations:  Candidates will not be automatically considered the next year.  Each year new nominations and endorsement letters will have to be submitted to be considered.

Presentation: Presented at the annual IEEE EDS Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) or any of the EDS flagship conferences (EDTM, VLSI or PVSC).

Please note: The EDS J.J. Ebers 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.

Past Award Winners:  Winners


 Ebers Presentation photo 2022

  Congratulations to Albert Wang, 2022 IEEE EDS J.J. Ebers Award Winner

Albert Wang received the BS degree from Tsinghua University, the MS degree from the Chinese Academy of Science and the PhD degree from State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California, Riverside, USA. He was a Si Valley IC designer at National Semiconductor before joining Illinois Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research covers semiconductor devices, analog/mixed-signal and RF ICs, design-for-reliability for ICs, 3D heterogeneous integration, emerging devices and circuits, and LED visible light communications. He published two books and 300+ peer-reviewed papers, and holds sixteen U.S. patents. His editorial board services include IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, IEEE Electron Device Letters, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, and IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability. He has been IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Electron Devices Society, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society. He was President of IEEE Electron Devices Society. He was Chair for the IEEE CAS Analog Signal Processing Technical Committee. His other committee services include the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductor (ITRS) Committee, IEEE Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap (HIR) Committee, IEEE 5G Initiatives Committee, IEEE Smart Lighting Project Roadmap Committee and IEEE Fellow Committee. He was General Chair of IEEE Electron Devices Technology and Manufacturing (EDTM) Conference and IEEE Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium. He served as a Program Director of the National Science Foundation, USA (2019-2021). He was recipient of NSF CAREER Award and IEEE EDS Distinguished Service Award. Wang is a Fellow of National Academy of Inventors, an IEEE Fellow and an AAAS Fellow.