To recognize investigators in the field of dielectric, piezoelectric and ferroic materials that have contributed significantly to the understanding of structure-property relations. Given at any stage of the career for an outstanding contribution or for overall contribution to the field during the career. The award is named in honor of Robert E. Newnham to recognize his leading role in understanding the relationships between structure and properties of materials and to honor him as a scientist, teacher and an advisor to numerous researchers and engineers.
A single annual award of $2,000 to a single recipient, Plaque and Certificate. In unusual circumstances if two recipients are selected, each recipient will receive a plaque and certificate, and the awardees will evenly share the honorarium.
Funded by the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society.
At the annual IEEE International Symposium on Application of Ferroelectrics.
Established in 2016
Contributions to the field covered by the award, and how those contributions have resulted in measurable impact.
Must be an IEEE UFFC member upon conferring of the award.