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.
For his outstanding contributions to our understanding of structure-property relationships in ferroelectric materials, especially relaxors, and the translation of this knowledge into practical applications
For his outstanding contributions to our understanding of structure-property relationships in piezoelectric and microwave dielectric ceramics and the translation of this knowledge into practical applications.
For her outstanding contributions to the understanding of the giant piezoelectricity in lead zirconate titanate and ferroelectric relaxors, based on her discovery of their low symmetry phases.
For his seminal contributions to understanding and applying crystal chemical fundamentals in Pb-based piezo crystals.
For his seminal contributions to the understanding of domains and structure-property relationships in ferroic materials.
For sustained and impactful contributions in structure-property relationships of ferroelectric and piezoelectric ceramics, composites, and films.
For her fundamental contributions and scientific leadership in structure-property relations of piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials, resulting in tremendous impact in the discipline.