Lester F. Eastman Award


 Lester Eastman Photo

The Lester F. Eastman Award is named after the late Professor Lester F. Eastman. Professor Eastman, a world leader in the physics and technology of compound semiconductor materials and devices; invented, fabricated, and investigated many novel semiconductor materials and devices. His work on so many occasions resulted in breakthroughs enabling important practical applications. The best solid-state device groups follow 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.










Sponsor:  IEEE Electron Devices Society


Funding:  Funded by the Lester F. Eastman endowment fund and the IEEE Electron Devices Society


Established:  2019


Scope:  To recognize individuals with outstanding achievement in high-performance semiconductor devices


Eligibility:  Any person active in the field of semiconductor devices, whether or not they are members of the IEEE Electron Devices Society, is eligible for the award


Prize: $5,000 and a plaque.  Only 1 winner is selected each year, and no award will be given if no qualified candidate is identified.


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.


Lester Eastman Award Committee:  Committee


Nomination deadline:  July 1st   


Nomination form:  Form


Carry-Over Nominations:  Nominations are not automatically carried over.  Nominations can be submitted new or we can use a nomination submitted in previous years.  


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 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.


Past Award Winners:  Winners


 Congratulations to James Hwang

2023 IEEE EDS Lester F. Eastman Award Winner!