Lifetime Achievement Award
This award is presented annually to an individual having a 15+ year commitment to standards development within IEEE and other national and international standards activities who provided significant technical contributions to a standards committee or in their field of interest.
Recognition consists of a sculpture and framed certificate. There is no honorarium attached to this award.
The award is presented by the IEEE SA President at the SA Awards Ceremony
- Recipient honored at the IEEE SA Awards Ceremony (see previous ceremony)
- Honoree highlight via press release
- Recognition on IEEE SA website and social media post
There are no restrictions or preferences as to the nationality, race, sex, creed or age.
Annual Deadline 31 July
Suggested Location for Presentation of Award
The award is to be presented at the annual IEEE SA Awards Ceremony. There is no funding from the IEEE SA Board of Governors for the recipient for travel to or accommodations at the award venue.
This award is sponsored by the IEEE Standards Association, administered by the IEEE SA Awards and Recognition Committee.
Lifetime Achievement Award Past Recipients
Steven B. Carlson
For efforts to expand Ethernet into the vehicular networking, non-traditional power over Ethernet, and commercial lighting/energy management and building automation spaces
For a career devoted to relentlessly advancing a multitude of IEEE 802.1™ technologies, from foundational to key components of Ethernet bridging to the time-sensitive networking toolset
Annette D. Reilly
For contributions to the international standardization of information development and software engineering processes
Richard A. Tell
For more than 50 years of outstanding contributions to the science and technology of non-ionizing radiation safety, and for developing standards for measurement methods, safety programs, and exposure limits
For his dedicated leadership in the development and promotion of IEEE energy storage standards throughout his career
Ben C. Johnson
For his leadership roles in the IEEE Standards Association and for his leadership of collaborative activities on arc-flash safety
For continued energy, persistence, and dedication to inclusiveness of scientific thought through participation and leadership in the IEEE International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES) across almost five decades
For dedicated and enthusiastic service and active engagement on the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board and its committees for more than 25 years, for outstanding leadership in promoting technology and standards development in the solid-state lighting industry, and in recognition of 61 years of continuous IEEE membership
For exceptional contributions over more than 22 years toward the development of systems engineering standards and guidance across many standards development organizations and industry associations, leading toward the harmonization of all major standards and key references for systems engineering.
T. W. Olsen
For meritorious service to the IEEE Standards Association through his longtime leadership of the IEEE Switchgear Committee, for exemplary service as a member of the IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors and the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board and its committees, and in recognition of 53 years of continuous IEEE membership.
Philip J. Hopkinson
For his national and international leadership through 45 years of continuous development of transformer standards providing for new technologies and the implementation of energy efficiency.
Michael Johas Teener
In gratitude to a visionary plumbing architect that over the past 40 years has brought us IEEE 896™ Futurebus, IEEE 1394™ Firewire and IEEE 802.1Q™ TSN.
For outstanding technical and architectural vision, leadership, and mentoring through 30 years of dedication to the development of standards for Bridging and Security in IEEE 802.1
For a lifetime of leadership, mentorship and sacrifice in standards development for medical device data communication and system integration. Fostering technical innovation, excellence, and benefits to humanity
For his exceptional contributions towards the development of computer standards across many Standards Development Organizations, and his patient leadership in the standards development process
For his achievements including foundational R &D and program development supporting multiple Standards Development Organizations, and for the creation of standards entities and personal leadership
For his exceptional dedication, hard work, and technical excellence in furthering the IEEE Intworking Group 802.1 and its development of standards for Bridging, link layer security and network management
For a lifetime of integrity, leadership, and mentorship in standards development for surge-protective devices and power quality fostering technological innovation, excellence, and benefits to humanity