Our awards have been established to recognize outstanding achievements and for those accomplishments which enhance the quality of life for all people throughout the world.
Celebrated annually, the awards are presented by the Photonics Society President at the IEEE Photonics conference, or by a designee at an IEEE technical conference or symposium—as recommended by the relevant selection committee. This program relies upon the expertise and support of volunteers to continue to recognize the technological achievements that have advanced society.
Please note, no candidate for a Photonics Society Career Award shall have previously received a major IEEE award (e.g. technical field awards, medals) for the same work. Previous winners of a Photonics Society Career Award (Aron Kressel, Engineering Achievement, Quantum Electronics, William Streifer Scientific Achievement) are not eligible candidates for consideration of the same work. Unless otherwise specified, self-nominations are not permitted.
For information on the awards below, including the criteria and scope, deadline information, and a link to the nomination form, please visit the following page hosted by IEEE Awards. You can also find information on our website for the IEEE Technical Field Award that is sponsored by IEEE Photonics Society, the IEEE Photonics Award. Please note, candidates do not need to be an IEEE member, but must meet a notable scope of work specifically considered to be an important contribution to the field of interest covered by the award.
OPEN CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS
Information on upcoming open calls for nominations.
resources for a successful nomination
For guidance on how to prepare an award nomination that is meaningful and reflects the standards of care required to be successful.
Our Awards Committee is made up of volunteers. For more information, please visit their committee page.