IEEE has announced its 2014 IEEE Medal and Service Award Honorees, the highest awards bestowed by IEEE. The IEEE Foundation is proud to sponsor and present two of the medals and one service award.
B. Jayant Baliga, power semiconductor expert, will receive the 2014 IEEE Medal of Honor,
for the invention, implementation, and commercialization of power semiconductor devices with widespread benefits to society.
This is IEEE’s highest award bestowed and is sponsored by IEEE Foundation. Considered the world’s preeminent power semiconductor scientist, Baglia’s development of the insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) transformed the way we utilize power and has improved the comfort, convenience, and health of billions of people around the world while reducing environmental impact.
Eric Schmidt will receive the IEEE Founders Medal, for outstanding contributions in the leadership, planning, and administration of affairs of great value to the electrical and electronics engineering profession, “for leadership as a co-founder of a premier consulting firm that shaped modern acoustical practice and laid the groundwork for the Internet, and for public service.”
V. Prasad Kodali will receive the IEEE Haraden Pratt Award, for outstanding service to IEEE, “for vision and leadership in improving IEEE operations and governance, and for building a stronger foundation for IEEE’s strategic future.”
Recipients of IEEE Foundation sponsored medals and other technologists will be recognized at the IEEE Honors Ceremony at Sections Congress 2014 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, at the RAI Convention Center, from 22 to 24 August.
Since 1917, the IEEE Awards Program has paid tribute to technical professionals whose exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society, the engineering profession, and humanity. Learn more about the IEEE Awards program.
View the complete list of 2014 recipients.