To recognize outstanding contributions to or technical achievements in the field of ultrasonics, ferroelectrics, and frequency control.
$2,000, Plaque and Certificate. Travel expenses may be covered (up to $2,000) at the discretion of the Awards Chair.
Funded by the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society.
Presented aperiodically at major Symposium sponsored by the Society.
First presented in 1980.
Publications in technical journals; contributions to the advancement of ultrasonics, ferroelectrics or frequency control; presentation of lectures; and/or service to the Society.
Must be past or present member of UFFC.
Any member may submit a nomination by sending the nominee’s complete contact information, a description of that person’s main contributions (not to exceed two pages), a suggested citation, and a curriculum vitae along with the submitter’s own contact information to: (Click to show email)
For his pioneering contributions to Doppler ultrasound, open scanner technology, and their lasting impact on clinical imaging.
For sustained efforts with NIST colleagues in the development of advanced atomic clocks based on trapped and laser-cooled atomic ions.
For significant technical contributions and leadership in the areas of ferroelectric ceramics and fundamental studies and development of new capacitors.
For pioneering contributions to ultrasound exposimetry and metrology and the impact they made on diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound applications.
For his significant contributions to software-based beamforming technology and his extraordinary endeavors in making a fully programmable ultrafast plane wave imaging system available to every ultrasound researcher around the world.
For major contributions to the fields of piezoelectric ceramic - polymer composites, handheld medical ultrasound scanners, and relaxor-based piezoelectric single crystals and continuing advocacy for piezoelectric materials and transducers.
For seminal work to the UFFC community regarding time determination, time prediction, time dissemination and timekeeping through contributions to atomic frequency standards, space-based navigation, time and frequency stability analysis, time-scale algorithms, and timekeeping devices.
For his pioneering work on bulk and surface acoustic wave quartz resonators and sensors, for being the first to develop a dual-mode thickness-shear based pressure sensor, and exceptional contributions to the borehole sonic technology in the oil and gas industry.
For pioneering contributions to the understanding of ultrasound-tissue interaction, the development of ultrasound medical imaging equipment and Doppler ultrasound systems.
For pioneering contributions to the science and technology of integrated acousto-optics, ultrasonic monodisperse micro droplet generation, acoustic microscopy, and guided-wave magneto-optics.
For long-term contributions to biomedical ultrasonics, molecular imaging, and image guided drug delivery.
For her outstanding research on the fundamentals of ferroelectric and dielectric materials, and their applications in novel devices.
For his pioneering work on aluminum nitride (AlN), AlN for bulk acoustic wave devices (BAW) and being first to develop Solidly Mounted Resonators (SMR-BAW) and Coupled Resonator Filters for BAW.
For his pioneering contributions to surface acoustic wave (SAW) and acoustoelectric technology, and their signal processing applications.
For a five-decade-long career of major contributions to non-linear ultrasonics.
For his outstanding contributions to biomedical ultrasonics and real-time ultrasound imaging technologies.
For his outstanding contributions to ultrasonic tissue characterization and echocardiography.
For his pioneering work on piezoelectric composite transducers, and for his distinguished service to the teaching of structure-property relations in electroceramics to the national and international engineering communities.
For his creative and innovative research on piezoelectric surface and leaky surface waves, SAW transducers and devices, and for his many years of services to the Society.
For leadership in establishing a broad knowledge of medically significant acoustic and ultrasound imaging technologies.
For his valuable and numerous contributions to the understanding and deep insight into the working mechanisms of frequency control devices and his productive work on many Frequency Control and IEEE committees.
For his extensive contributions to the understanding and analysis of bulk, surface and pseudo-surface acoustic waves in single crystals and layered structures, and his years of service to the Society.
For his creative and innovative research on quartz resonators and sensors, and for his many years of service and leadership in the IEEE UFFFC Society.
For his original contributions to high-stability SAW oscillators and his leadership of the professional community worldwide for increasingly more precise time standards and time transfer.
For leadership in establishing a broad knowledge of the interaction of ultrasound with biological tissue, including bioeffects, exposimetry and clinical standards, and for fostering in his students the joy of discovery.
For his significant contributions in piezoelectric materials, in ultrasonic microscopy, and in materials characterization; and for his dedication to encouraging and guiding young engineers in ultrasonics research.
For his many contributions to the theoretical understanding and engineering applications of ferroelectric and antiferroelectric materials, and for his worldwide leadership of the ferroelectrics community.
For his comprehensive research and development of dielectric and piezoelectric films for acoustical and optical microelectronic devices, and for editing the UFFC-S Newsletter since 1977 with enthusiasm and vision.
For his nearly 60 years of pioneering and wide-ranging contributions to the design and fabrication of high-stability quartz resonators.
For his devotion to engineering education and his leadership in physical acoustics, photoacoustics and acoustoelectronics,and for establishing the first UFFC-S Chapter in Japan.
For developing several rational theories for analyzing the electroelastic behavior in anisotropic crystals, including piezoelectric, nonlinear and energy-trapping effects for bulk and surface acoustic waves.
For his wide-ranging contributions to the fundamental understanding, in both theory and practice, of piezoelectric materials and their application to resonators, filters and frequency control devices, and for his energetic pursuit of IEEE standards.
For his dedication to engineering education, his comprehensive research on acoustic propagation and waveguiding in anisotropic materials, and his long-term commitment to the Society and IEEE.
In recognition of his creative and innovative research on ferroelectric and electro-optic phenomena in ceramic materials and devices, and his many years of service to the Society.
For his devotion to education and his innovation and leadership in surface acoustic waves, integrated optics and scanning acoustic microscopy.
For launching innovative and fruitful ideas in ultrasonics by making pivotal contributions to theory and experiment,in photoacoustics, surface acoustic wave devices and sensors.
For pioneering contributions, ranging from concept to practical implementation, in the fields of bulk wave resonators and dispersive delay lines; and for diligently pursuing standards on piezoelectric crystals.
For combining the concepts of mechanical scanning and the single-surface diffraction-limited lens to create the Scanning Acoustic Microscope.
For pioneering contributions to surface wave signal processing device technology, through conception, design, characterization, practical fabrication and seminal application of reflective-grating structures.
For his vast scientific contributions in numerous fields and his dedication to student involvement in sonics and ultrasonics technology.
For scientific excellence and distinction through theoretical contributions to ultrasonics.
For many contributions, through research and education, to ultrasonics technology.
For insight, innovation, and leadership given to ultrasonics technology.
(Citation is not recorded in any document of the Society, but citation most likely acknowledged de Klerk's development of the first Surface Acoustic Wave devices to be widely used in radar systems [13-bit Barker phase code], and his foresight in establishing and editing the Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings.)