IVEC award for excellence honors those who have made exceptional
contributions to the field of vacuum electronics. Any individual or group of persons working
in the field of vacuum electronics is eligible for this
award, which will be presented each year during the IVEC
conference. Anyone in the field may place a colleague
in nomination. Selection of the winner will be made by
a vote of the members of the EDS Technical Committee on
Vacuum Devices. Members of the Technical Committee who
are nominees may not vote. Only living persons are eligible
for the award. The winner will receive a commemorative
plaque and an award of $1000. If a group nomination is
selected for the award they will each receive a plaque
and share the $1000.
nomination for the 2005 award by December 1, 2004 to the
Chairman of the Technical Committee, Jim Dayton, at:
"IVEC Award for Excellence in Vacuum Electronics"
The IVEC award for excellence
honors those who have made exceptional contributions to
the field of vacuum electronics. Any individual or group of persons working in the field of vacuum electronics
is eligible for this award, which is presented each year
during the IVEC conference. Anyone in the field
may serve as a nominator. To place a colleague in nomination
for the 2005 IVEC Award, the Nomination
Form (A-1) and Reference
Form (A-2) or their equivalents must be submitted
via email to the Chairman of the Technical Committee by
December 1, 2004. Selection of the winner will be
made by a vote of the members of the EDS Technical Committee
on Vacuum Devices. Members of the Technical Committee
who are nominees may not vote.
Only living persons are eligible for the award.
The winner will receive a commemorative plaque and
an award of $1000. If a group nomination is selected
for the award they will each receive a plaque and share
Submit your nomination for the 2005 IVEC Award for Excellence
in Vacuum Electronics by December 1, 2004 to the Chair
of the Technical Committee, Jim Dayton, at:
All the necessary material to assist you in
the nomination process is available below. Nominators
have the option to use a format of their own choosing
as an alternate to the formal application posted below,
on the condition that each nomination should continue
to contain the same information requested in the formal
application and should not exceed two pages in length.
Letters of recommendation are encouraged, but not
required. Members of the Technical Committee may submit
nominations for the award, but may not write letters of
IEEE EDS Technical Committee on Vacuum Devices
should be made in electronic form utilizing Microsoft
Word for ease of dissemination. Inclusion of graphics
or photographs in the documents is not permitted.
All statements must be limited to the space provided
for each item. Font size should be no smaller than 10
point. Use of a smaller font, or reduction of copy to
fit more words in the space provided, may affect scoring
Proper and Accurate Description of Contributions:
A concise and accurate description of the technical contributions
of the nominee is of paramount importance. Superfluous
or exaggerated prose may detract from, rather than enhance,
the nomination. Avoid undefined technical jargon and define
Source of Nomination Data:
For confidential purposes, the necessary facts
should be obtained from the nominee only if the complete
and correct background information is not available elsewhere.
IMPORTANT: The nominator is the sole contact in the nomination
process. Nominees should have no contact with members
of the Technical Committee regarding their own nominations.
Instructions For Completing The IVEC Award
Responsibilities of a Nominator:
Prepare the IVEC Award
or its equivalent and submit it
to the Chairman of Technical Committee by 1st of December,
Provide References (no more than five) with
an IVEC Award Reference
Form (A-2) and instruct them to submit it
or an equivalent to the Chairman of Technical Committee
by December 1, 2004.
OF THE IVEC AWARD NOMINATION FORM:
Name of Candidate
Please provide the following information:
the complete name of the candidate (not just initials).
Address of Candidate
Please provide address data of individual
or group leader: organization and home addresses, including
postal codes (specify preferred mailing address), telephone,
fax and email.
In case of individual, please list employers
and job positions in descending chronological order with
the current position first. Provide a brief explanation
of responsibilities in each position. If the major portion
of the candidate's career has been spent at one organization,
it is not necessary to list every position held.
In case of group, please describe group professional
The citation should be under 30 words. Avoid
superfluous phrases. The citation should be complete,
correct, and succinct.
The citation may begin with the following
words: For contributions to ....., For developments in.....,
For leadership of......, For discovery of....
Adding an adjective to the above words, such
as "outstanding", is superfluous since the member's
work must be outstanding to fulfill the requirements for
Excellence in Vacuum Electronics.
Use care when incorporating words like "discovery"
and "invention". Evidence of a discovery or
invention must be evident in the information provided.
Citations should be free of reference to gender
("his" and "her").
Only in exceptional cases should the citation
include the name of a particular country where the candidate's
work is especially recognized
Avoid references to specific companies or
Refer to previous page regarding responsibilities.
Individual or Group Contributions
Since the Technical Committee must compare
candidates in varied disciplines and situations, objective
information on your candidate's excellence is required.
Contributions are not always theoretical in nature or
new inventions; for instance, engineering efforts that
bring a design or theory to fruition through economic,
governmental, or other applications can also be important
contributions to society. The Technical Committee recognizes
that it may be more difficult to document the contributions
of the practitioner engineer and technical leader because
of proprietary constraints on publication. Part of the
nominator's job is to request the candidate's organization
to provide the information necessary to document the contributions
of the candidate. It is important for the nominator to
select a category that best defines the candidate's significant
contributions, and the Technical Committee will review
the submission with an emphasis on the defined area. The
Technical Committee recognizes that contributions may
fall under one of the following disciplines within the
Engineer(s)/Scientist(s). What item or system
design, construction, operation, evolution into practical
use or manufacturing was a direct result of the candidate's
personal efforts? What invention, discovery, or advance
in the state of the art was made by the candidate? Indicate
innovation, originality, creativity, and importance of
the work. Where a team effort was involved, identify and
document the specific technical contribution of the candidate.
Technical Leader(s). What outstanding engineering
or scientific accomplishments resulted from a managerial,
team, or company-wide effort that was led by this candidate?
Explain its importance. Consider the accomplishment from
the point of view of benefit to society, technical innovation,
risk involved, outstanding performance, achieving economic
acceptability, or other advantages. What did this individual
or group do that made the achievements possible? The candidate's
organizational position, while important, cannot be used
as the sole evidence of achievements or technical contributions.
Conversely, true technical leadership must be recognized
as a contribution worthy of Excellence in Vacuum Electronics.
Educator(s). What impact has the candidate
had on education in Vacuum Electronics? For example: What
new curricula and/or courses has the candidate developed?
In what way are they innovative and unique? Has the candidate
written pioneering texts in the field? What has been the
range of acceptance of this text: regional or worldwide?
Has the text improved the understanding of the particular
field? What contributions has the candidate made in engineering
education as an administrator? What has been the success
of these efforts, and how and to what extent have they
changed engineering education?
NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT PROVIDE COPIES OF ANY PUBLICATIONS,
UNPUBLISHED SPEECHES, PATENTS, ACTUAL DOCUMENTS OR RESUMES.
7. Professional Activities - Awards, Professional
Society Membership, Committee Memberships
In case of an individual, please separately
list awards and memberships/activities in chronological
order by date. If possible, briefly define the scope of
the awards listed. Society memberships: provide membership
grade and note major volunteer service participation.
Describe technical contributions to government, international
and educational committee work, trade associations and
those services of a professional or public nature having
a technical content. Include college honor societies;
please do not use acronyms.
In case of group, please list awards in chronological
order by date. If possible, briefly define the scope of
the awards listed.
8. Award References.
A nomination may be supported by no more than
The selection of references is very important.
They must be qualified to judge the nominee's work. That
is, they must have personal knowledge of the candidate's
technical accomplishment(s) and have the ability to address
the accomplishments in some detail. To ensure that the
reference is qualified, it is recommended that the nominator
personally ask the individual. Broad generalities may
serve to weaken your candidate's nomination.
The nominator is encouraged to select references
from outside the candidate's own organization when possible,
or to minimize the number from within. The impartiality
of the references may be questioned if most are from the
candidate's organization. Also, the perception of the
candidate's distinction may be questioned. However, if
the candidate's contributions consist primarily of product
advancements known only within his own organization, it
is acceptable for many of the references to come from
that source, so that the appropriate level of detail may
be cited. For instance, the knowledge of an internal source
might be especially important in the case of an individual's
particular contribution in a group effort.
The following individuals are ineligible to
serve as IVEC Award References: members of the IEEE EDS
Technical Committee on Vacuum Devices. In addition, a
nominator may not serve as reference for a nomination
he/she is submitting.
The nominator is responsible for sending the
original IVEC Award Reference
Form (A-2) and a copy of the IVEC Award Nomination
Form (A-1) or its equivalent to the references noted on the
nomination form. The nominator is required to fill out
the top three lines of the A-2 form before forwarding
it to the appropriate reference. References should be
advised to supply their own description of the candidate's
accomplishment(s) on the reference form or its equivalent.
Copying information from the nomination form may diminish
the value of the reference's evaluation and jeopardize
the candidate's ranking.
It is the nominator's responsibility to follow up with
references to confirm that all reference forms are submitted
to the Chairman of Technical Committee prior to the December
The IVEC Award nomination and reference systems
follow heavily the IEEE Fellow application process.