Lester F. Eastman Award
The Lester F. Eastman Award is named after the late Professor Lester F. Eastman. Professor Eastman is one of the world leaders in the physics and technology of compound semiconductor materials and devices. He has invented, fabricated, and investigated many novel semiconductor materials and devices, and his work on so many occasions has resulted in breakthroughs enabling important practical applications. The best solid-state device groups have followed his ideas with great success, and his former students and associates work in leadership positions in hundreds of leading companies, research laboratories and Universities in the United States and around the globe.
Please note: The EDS Lester Eastman 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.
Description: To recognize individuals with outstanding achievement in high-performance semiconductor devices
Prize: $2,000 and a plaque. Only 1 winner selected each year and no award will be given if no qualified candidate is identified.
Funding: Funded by the Lester F. Eastman endowment fund and the IEEE Electron Devices Society
Eligibility: Any person active in the field of semiconductor devices, whether or not they are members of the IEEE Electron Devices Society, are eligible for the award.
Basis for Judging: Criteria considered by the selection committee will include an impact on the field of semiconductor devices. Evidence should include examples of leadership and professional interaction. Tangible supporting evidence in the form of publications, patents, and/or transition(s) to practice should be provided.
Deadline: July 1st
Presentation: Annually, at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM)
Nomination form: nomination form link
Congratulations to Asif Khan
2020 IEEE EDS Lester F. Eastman Award Winner
Recent Winners of the Lester F. Eastman Award
2020 - Asif Khan, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA