To recognize entrepreneurship or leadership in the frequency control community; or outstanding contributions in the development, production, or characterization of resonator materials or structure.
$1,000, and Plaque or physical tribute. In the event of multiple recipients, the honorarium shall be shared equally
Funding will be provided by Sawyer Research Products, Inc. (SRP). SRP agrees to provide support for five (5) years from the date of signing. Annually, at each anniversary date, the agreement shall renew automatically for a subsequent five years, unless either party objects in writing to the other party no less than thirty (30) days prior to the anniversary date. SRP will provide funds from its operating budget, and no IEEE trust shall be established for the award.
At the Frequency Control Symposium, held usually in the spring of each year.
Established in 1996
The significance of contributions of nominees shall be measured in part by: the degree of initiative, ingenuity, and creativity displayed; the quality of the work and degree of success attained; and the overall importance of the work and its impact on frequency control and associated communities.
Any worker in the field of the Sawyer Award as given in the award description may be nominated. The award will be given to one or more specific individuals rather than to laboratories or groups. The time span over which the contributions have occurred is not limited. No posthumous awards will be made. No restriction of age, committee membership, or Society membership will apply.
For his outstanding contribution to understand growth mechanisms of piezoelectric thin films and materials, the development of innovative structures for acoustic-wave-based resonators and transducers, and the promotion of their use for effective time-and-frequency applications.
Gerber: For pioneering research in VHF and UHF precision oscillators and filter crystals and international leadership in the field of frequency control. Sykes: For outstanding contributions in the development and application of quartz crystals in the frequency control industry.
Curran: "For original and imaginative design of multielectrode piezoelectric resonators, contributing significantly to the rapid advance of the quartz filter art in the past few years." Fraser: "For contributions to the knowledge of the mechanisms of acoustic loss in crystalline quartz, and the evaluation of this acoustic loss by optical methods."