Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes long-term support of the Society’s activities. Recognition is given to those who innovate new Society programs, administer major Committees, manage Society functions, or promote the Society’s areas of technical interest to the larger community. The recipient usually has served for many years with sustained participation in the Society’s management. Selection is made by the Officers and the Awards Committee from nominations submitted by the general membership. Presentation is usually at one of the Society’s major symposia.

The award consists of an honorarium of $2,000, a plaque and a certificate. The first award was presented in 1997.

Nominations may be submitted at any time. The final due date is January 15 in the year of the award. 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: uffc-awards@ieee.org

Recipients

Steven Frerear
2018

In recognition of his masterful leadership as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control

Bernhard R. Tittmann
2017

For a career of dedicated service to the IEEE UFFC Society in many positions including symposia management, Distinguished Lecturer, elected member of AdCom, and Chair of Nominations and Awards committees.

Jian-yu Lu
2016

For dedicated service to IEEE and IEEE UFFC Society through symposia organization, Editor-in-Chief of the TUFFC, President, and many other roles requiring exacting documentation and archiving.

Jacqueline H. Hines
2015

For over three decades of service to IEEE and the IEEE UFFC Society with strong emphasis on administration, finance and governance from Section Chair to UFFC President

Clemens C.W. Ruppel
2014

For more than twenty years of commitment and dedicated service in numerous positions including elected member of AdCom, Symposia Chair and administration, Vice-President of Ultrasonics and Symposia, and UFFC-S liaison to IEEE MTT-S

Mike Driscoll
2013

For a career of distinguished service to the UFFC Society, both as technical contributor and as leader of numerous programs

Susan Trolier-McKinstry
2012

For over twenty years of leadership and commitment in a wide range of positions including President Elect and President of the Society, VP of Ferroelectrics, Co-Chair of International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectrics, Co-Chair of IEEE Standard for Ferroelectricity, and Associate Editor of the TUFFC.

Ahmad Safari
2011

For twenty-five years of leadership and commitment in a wide range of positions including organizer of International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectrics, VP of Ferroelectrics, UFFC symposia leadership and President of the IEEE UFFC Society.

Prof. Moises Levy
2010

For a long and fruitful career of outstanding Society leadership, service to its membership, and extensive contributions to the field of ultrasound via research, teaching, and publishing.

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Lerch
2009

In recognition of his long-term dedication and service to the IEEE UFFC Society and for his excellent chairmanship of the Awards Committee.

Dr. Allen H. Meitzer
2008

For over 50 years of sustained technical contributions and services to the IEEE UFFC society at many levels.

Prof. Donald C. Malocha
2008

For his outstanding dedication and service to the IEEE UFFC Society in numerous positions including President and his sustained Symposia and Technical Committee leadership.

James F. Greenleaf
2007

For outstanding support and service to the offices and principles of the UFFC Society as President, Distinguished Lecturer, meeting organizer, and Associate Editor, among many other roles in and contributions to the Society.

Gerry V. Blessing
2006

For over twenty-five years of leadership and commitment in a wide range of positions including Officer in the local chapter, organizer of Ultrasonics Symposia, and President of the IEEE UFFC Society.

John R. Vig
2005

In recognition of his creative leadership in establishing the UFFC website and digital archive, his dedicated service to the IEEE UFFC Society as President as well as conference organization, standards and many other committees, and his thoughtful outreach to other technical communities.

Fred S. Hickernell
2004

For respected and diligent service to the IEEE UFFC-Society as President, as well as notable and enduring contributions to AdCom as Newsletter Editor, Fellows Committee Chair, Society Historian, and other positions, extending over more than thirty years.

William D. O’Brien, Jr.
2003

For continuous and outstanding support and service to the office and principles of the UFFC Society as Transactions Editor in Chief, President, and Outstanding Lecturer, among many other roles in the Society.

Jan Brown
2002

In recognition of her long-term dedication to the UFFC Society, as well as the IEEE in its entirety, for her organizational leadership as past president and her insightful contributions in many positions enabling the UFFC Society to broaden its horizons.

Arthur Ballato
2001

For his insightful organizational leadership encompassing all fields of interest of the Society, with special appreciation for his diligent pursuit of IEEE Standards.

Roger H. Tancrell
2000

In recognition of his 15 years of excellent chairmanship of the Awards Committee, and for his long-term dedication and leadership of the UFFC Society.

Bruce R. McAvoy
1999

In recognition of his vision and enterprise in editing the Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings and his dedication to strengthening communications with the wider IEEE community.

Herman van de Vaart
1998

For three decades of leadership of the UFFC Society revamping the Society's operations including finance, constitution and awards, enabling the Society to broaden its horizons.

Gerald W. Farnell
1997

In recognition of his long-term dedication to the UFFC Society, and for his gentle, yet determined, nurturing of the Ultrasonics Committee and Ultrasonics Symposium.