Standards Awards

Recognizing outstanding leadership and contributions to the IEEE SA and the development of standards.



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 
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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.



Chung-Kwang Chou
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

Howard Wolfman
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

Garry Roedler
“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.”

Mick Seaman 
"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"

Todd Cooper 
"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"

Gary Robinson 
"For his exceptional contributions towards the development of computer standards across many Standards Development Organizations, and his patient leadership in the standards development process"

Richard DeBlasio 
"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" 

Tony Jeffree 
"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"

Francois Martzloff 
"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"

Joseph L. Koepfinger 
"For his long-term commitment to technological innovation and his influential role in developing useful and accurate surge protective devices standards for industry"

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