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IEEE Edison Medal

The Edison Medal
The Edison Medal
The Edison Medal is presented by the IEEE "for a career of meritorious achievement in electrical science, electrical engineering or the electrical arts." It is the oldest and most coveted medal in this field of engineering in the United States.[1] The award consists of a gold medal, bronze replica, small gold replica, certificate and honorarium. The Edison Medal may only be awarded to an individual.

The Edison Medal, named after the inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Edison, was created on 11 February 1904 by a group of Edison's friends and associates. Four years later the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) entered into an agreement with the group to present the medal as its highest award. The first medal was presented in 1909 to Elihu Thomson. Other recipients of the Edison Medal include George Westinghouse, Alexander Graham Bell, Nikola Tesla, Michael I. Pupin, Robert A. Millikan (Nobel Prize 1923), and Vannevar Bush.[2] A complete and authoritative list is published by the IEEE online.[3]

After the merger of AIEE and the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE), in 1963, to form the IEEE, it was decided that IRE's Medal of Honor would be presented as IEEE's highest award, while the Edison Medal would become IEEE's principal medal.

Recipients

  • 1909: Elihu Thomson
  • 1910: Frank J. Sprague
  • 1911: George Westinghouse
  • 1912: William Stanley, Jr.
  • 1913: Charles F. Brush
  • 1914: Alexander Graham Bell
  • 1915: No Award
  • 1916: Nikola Tesla
  • 1917: John J. Carty
  • 1918: Benjamin G. Lamme
  • 1919: William Le Roy Emmet
  • 1920: Mihajlo I. Pupin
  • 1921: Cummings C. Chesney
  • 1922: Robert A. Millikan
  • 1923: John W. Lieb
  • 1924: John W. Howell
  • 1925: Harris J. Ryan
  • 1926: No Award
  • 1927: William D. Coolidge
  • 1928: Frank B. Jewett
  • 1929: Charles F. Scott
  • 1930: Frank Conrad
  • 1931: Edwin W. Rice
  • 1932: Bancroft Gherardi, Jr.
  • 1933: Arthur E. Kennelly
  • 1934: Willis R. Whitney
  • 1935: Lewis B. Stillwell
  • 1936: Alex Dow
  • 1937: Gano Dunn
  • 1938: Dugald C. Jackson
  • 1939: Philip Torchio
  • 1940: George Ashley Campbell
  • 1941: John B. Whitehead
  • 1942: Edwin H. Armstrong
  • 1943: Vannevar Bush

  • 1944: Ernst Alexanderson
  • 1945: Philip Sporn
  • 1946: Lee De Forest
  • 1947: Joseph Slepian
  • 1948: Morris E. Leeds
  • 1949: Karl B. McEachron
  • 1950: Otto B. Blackwell
  • 1951: Charles F. Wagner
  • 1952: Vladimir K. Zworykin
  • 1953: John F. Peters
  • 1954: Oliver E. Buckley
  • 1955: Leonid A. Umansky
  • 1956: Comfort A. Adams
  • 1957: John K. Hodnette
  • 1958: Charles F. Kettering
  • 1959: James F. Fairman
  • 1960: Harold S. Osborne
  • 1961: William B. Kouwenhoven
  • 1962: Alexander C. Monteith
  • 1963: John R. Pierce
  • 1964: No Award
  • 1965: Walker Lee Cisler
  • 1966: Wilmer L. Barrow
  • 1967: George Harold Brown
  • 1968: Charles F. Avila
  • 1969: Hendrik Wade Bode
  • 1970: Howard H. Aiken
  • 1971: John Wistar Simpson
  • 1972: William Hayward Pickering
  • 1973: Bernard D. H. Tellegen
  • 1974: Jan A. Rajchman
  • 1975: Sidney Darlington
  • 1976: Murray Joslin
  • 1977: Henri G. Busignies
  • 1978: Daniel E. Noble

  • 1979: Albert Rose
  • 1980: Robert Adler
  • 1981: C. Chapin Cutler
  • 1982: Nathan Cohn
  • 1983: Herman P. Schwan
  • 1984: Eugene I. Gordon
  • 1985: John D. Kraus
  • 1986: James L. Flanagan
  • 1987: Robert A. Henle
  • 1988: James Ross MacDonald
  • 1989: Nick Holonyak, Jr.
  • 1990: Archie W. Straiton
  • 1991: John L. Moll
  • 1992: George D. Forney
  • 1993: James H. Pomerene
  • 1994: Leslie A. Geddes
  • 1995: Robert W. Lucky
  • 1996: Floyd Dunn
  • 1997: Esther M. Conwell
  • 1998: Rolf Landauer
  • 1999: Kees Schouhamer Immink
  • 2000: Jun-ichi Nishizawa
  • 2001: Robert H. Dennard
  • 2002: Edward E. Hammer
  • 2003: No Award
  • 2004: Federico Capasso
  • 2005: Peter Lawrenson
  • 2006: Fawwaz T. Ulaby
  • 2007: Russel D. Dupuis
  • 2008: Dov Frohman-Bentchkowsky
  • 2009: Tingye Li
  • 2010: Ray Dolby
  • 2011: Isamu Akasaki
  • 2012: Michael Francis Tompsett

References

  1. El-Sharkawi, Mohamed A, "Electric Energy- An Introduction." CRC Press, 2005. ISBN 0849330785. Page 8.
  2. List of recipients of the IEEE Edison Medal

External links

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