Early Career Award

Early Career Award Committee

This EDS Early Career Award was established to promote, recognize, and support early career technical development within the Electron Devices Society's field of interest.  It is presented annually to honor an IEEE EDS member who has received his/her first professional degree (Bachelors) within the tenth year defined by the August 15th nomination deadline, making contributions in the field of interest of the IEEE Electron Devices Society. This award cannot be given to a candidate for the same work for which an IEEE Technical Field Award or IEEE Medal was previously received.

The recipient is awarded a plaque and check for US$1,000, presented at the EDS Awards Dinner, which is held in conjunction with the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM).

Please complete and submit your online nomination form by 15 August to the EDS Executive Office. All endorsement letters should be sent directly to l.riello@ieee.org and received by the deadline date.

Early Career Award Winners


Lukas Czornomaz
Manan Suri

IBM, Zurich, Switzerland
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India

2017 Dongil Moon
Shimeng Yu
NASA Ames Research Center, CA, USA
Arizona State University, AZ, USA
2016 Nagarajan Raghavan SUTD Singapore University of Technology & Design, Singapore
2015 Mayank Shrivastava Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
2014 Can Bayram University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2013 Runsheng Wang Peking University, Beijing, China

Jin-Woo Han

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, USA


Mina Rais-Zadeh

Ravi Todi

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI, USA

IBM, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

2010 Chen Yang University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
2009 Chi On Chui University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA






Description: Awarded annually to an individual to promote, recognize and support Early Career Technical Development within the Electron Devices Society’s field of interest

Prize: An award of US$1,000, a certificate; and if needed, travel expenses not to exceed US$1,500 for a recipient residing in the US and not to exceed US$3,000 for a recipient residing outside the US to attend the award presentation.

Eligibility: Candidate must be an IEEE EDS member and must have received his/her first professional degree (bachelors or combined bachelors/masters) within the 10th year defined by the August 15 nomination deadline and has made contributions in an EDS field of interest area.  The nominator must be an IEEE EDS member.  Previous award winners are ineligible.

Selection/Basis for Judging: The nominator will be required to submit a nomination package comprised of the following:

  • The nomination form that is found on the EDS website, containing such technical information as the nominee’s contributions, accomplishments, and impact on the profession or economy and a biographical description.
  • A minimum of two and a maximum of three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the candidate’s technical contributions and other credentials, with emphasis on the specific contributions and their impact.

The basis for judging includes such factors as; the demonstration of field leadership in a specific area; specific technical contribution(s); impact on the profession or economy; originality; breadth; inventive value; publications; honors; and other appropriate achievements.

Schedule: Nominations are due to the EDS Executive Office 15 August each year. The candidate will be selected by the end of September, with a presentation to be made in December.

Presentation: At the Awards Dinner that is held in conjunction with the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in December. The recipient will also be recognized at the December EDS BoG Meeting.

Send completed package: IEEE Operations Center, EDS Executive Office, EDS Early Career Award, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA

For more information contact: l.riello@ieee.org