IEEE Medal of Honor

Check all the winners of IEEE Medal of Honor.
Year Winner Winner Work
2013 Irwin M. Jacobs for the ability to translate innovation into industry applications, time after time after time.
2012 John L. Hennessy \u201Cfor pioneering the RISC processor architecture and for leadership in computer engineering and higher education.\u201D
2011 Morris Chang for outstanding leadership in the semiconductor industry
2010 Andrew Viterbi
2009 Robert Dennard for invention of the single transistor Dynamic Random Access Memory and for developing scaling principles for integrated circuits
2008 Gordon Moore for pioneering technical roles in integrated-circuit processing, and leadership in the development of MOS memory, the microprocessor computer and the semiconductor industry.
2007 Thomas Kailath for exceptional development of powerful algorithms in the fields of communications, computing, control and signal processing
2006 James D. Meindl \u201Cfor pioneering contributions to microelectronics, including low power, biomedical, physical limits and on-chip interconnect networks.\u201D
2005 James L. Flanagan for sustained leadership and outstanding contributions to speech technology
2004 Tadahiro Sekimoto
2003 Nick Holonyak for a career of pioneering contributions to semiconductors, including the growth of semiconductor alloys and heterojunctions, and to visible light-emitting diodes and injection lasers
2002 Herbert Kroemer for contributions to high-frequency transistors and hot-electron devices, especially heterostructure devices from heterostructure bipolar transistors to lasers, and their molecular beam epitaxy technology.
2001 Herwig Kogelnik for fundamental contributions to the science and technology of lasers and optoelectronics, and for leadership in research and development of photonics and lightwave communications systems.
2000 Andrew Grove for pioneering research in characterizing and modeling metal oxide semiconductor devices and technology, and leadership in the development of the modern semiconductor industry.
1999 Charles Concordia for outstanding contributions in the area of Power Systems Dynamics which resulted in substantial improvements in planning, operation, and security of extended power systems.
1998 Donald Pederson For creation of the SPICE Program, universally used for the computer aided design of circuits.
1997 George H. Heilmeier for discovery and initial development of electro-optic effects in liquid crystals
1996 Robert Metcalfe for exemplary and sustained leadership in the development, standardization, and commercialization of Ethernet"
1995 Lotfi A. Zadeh for pioneering development of fuzzy logic and its many diverse applications.
1994 Alfred Y. Cho for seminal contributions to the development of molecular beam epitaxy
1993 Karl Johan Åström for his fundamental contributions to theory and applications of adaptive control technology.
1992 Amos E. Joel, Jr. for fundamental contributions to and leadership in telecommunications switching systems
1991 Leo Esaki for contributions to and leadership in tunneling, semiconductor superlattices, and quantum wells
1990 Robert G. Gallager for fundamental contributions to communications coding techniques
1989 C. Kumar N. Patel for fundamental contributions to quantum electronics, including the carbon dioxide laser and the spin-flip Raman laser
1988 Calvin Quate for the invention and development of the scanning acoustic microscope
1987 Paul Lauterbur for the discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance imaging
1986 Jack Kilby
1985 John Roy Whinnery for seminal contributions to the understanding and application of electromagnetic fields and waves to microwave, laser, and optical devices
1984 Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr. for fundamental contributions to very high accuracy time and frequency standards exemplified by the cesium atomic clock and hydrogen maser oscillator
1983 Nicolaas Bloembergen for pioneering contributions to Quantum Electronics including the invention of the three-level maser
1982 John Tukey for his contributions to the spectral analysis of random processes and the fast Fourier transform algorithm
1981 Sidney Darlington for fundamental contributions to filtering and signal processing leading to chirp radar
1980 William Shockley for the invention of the junction transistor, the analog and the junction field-effect transistor, and the theory underlying their operation.
1979 Richard Bellman for contributions to decision processes and control system theory, particularly the creation and application of dynamic programming.
1978 Robert Noyce for his contributions to the silicon integrated circuit, a cornerstone of modern electronics.
1977 Henry Earle Vaughan for his vision, technical contributions and leadership in the development of the first high-capacity pulse-code-modulation time-division telephone switching system.
1975 John Robinson Pierce for his pioneering concrete proposals and the realization of satellite communication experiments, and for contributions in theory and design of traveling wave tubes and in electron beam optics essential to this success.
1974 Rudolf E. Kálmán for pioneering modern methods in system theory, including concepts of controllability, observability, filtering, and algebraic structures
1973 Rudolf Kompfner For a major contribution to world-wide communication through the conception of the traveling wave tube embodying a new principle of amplification
1972 Jay Wright Forrester for exceptional advances in the digital computer through his invention and application of the magnetic-core random-access memory, employing coincident current addressing.
1971 John Bardeen for his profound contributions to the understanding of the conductivity of solids, to the invention of the transistor, and to the microscopic theory of superconductivity
1970 Dennis Gabor for his ingenious and exciting discovery and verification of the principles of holography
1969 Edward Ginzton for his outstanding contributions in advancing the technology of high power klystons and their application, especially to linear particle accelerators.
1968 Gordon Kidd Teal for his contributions to single crystal germanium and silicon technology and the single crystal grown junction transistor.
1967 Charles Hard Townes for significant contributions in the field of quantum electronics which have led to the maser and the laser.
1966 Claude Shannon for his development of a mathematical theory of communication which unified and significantly advanced the state of the art
1964 Harold Alden Wheeler for his analyses of the fundamental limitations on the resolution in television systems and on wideband amplifiers, and for his basic contributions to the theory and development of antennas, microwave elements, circuits, and receivers.
1963 George Clark Southworth for pioneering contributions to circuit theory and practice, to the radio control of missiles and to basic communication methods.
John Hays Hammond, Jr. for pioneering contributions to circuit theory and practice, to the radio control of missiles and to basic communication methods.
1962 Edward Victor Appleton for his distinguished pioneer work in investigating the ionosphere by means of radio waves.
1961 Ernst Guillemin for outstanding scientific and engineering achievements.
1960 Harry Nyquist for fundamental contributions to a quantitative understanding of thermal noise, data transmission and negative feedback.
1959 Emory Leon Chaffee
1958 Albert Hull for outstanding scientific achievement and pioneering inventions and development in the field of electron tubes.
1957 Julius Adams Stratton for his inspiring leadership and outstanding contributions to the development of radio engineering as a teacher, physicist, engineer, author, and administrator.
1956 John Vincent Lawless Hogan for his contributions to the electronic field as a founder and builder of The Institute of Radio Engineers, for the long sequence of his inventions, and for his continuing activity in the development of devices and systems useful in the communications art.
1955 Harald T. Friis for his outstanding technical contributions in the expansion of the useful spectrum of radio frequencies, and for the inspiration and leadership he has given to young engineers
1954 William Littell Everitt for his distinguished career as author, educator and scientist; for his contributions in establishing electronics and communications as a major branch of electrical engineering; for his unselfish service to his country; for his leadership in the affairs of The Institute of Radio Engineers
1953 John Milton Miller for his pioneering contributions to our basic knowledge of electron tube theory, of radio instruments and measurements, and of crystal controlled oscillators
1952 Walter Ransom Gail Baker for his outstanding direction of scientific and engineering projects; for his statesmanship in reconciling conflicting viewpoints and obtaining cooperative effort; and for his service to the Institute
1951 Vladimir K. Zworykin for his outstanding contributions to the concept and development of electronic apparatus basic to modern television, and his scientific achievements that led to fundamental advances in the application of electronics to communications, to industry and to national security
1950 Frederick Terman for his many contributions to the radio and electronic industry as teacher, author, scientist and administrator
1949 Ralph Bown for his extensive contributions to the field of radio and for his leadership in Institute affairs
1948 Lawrence C. F. Horle for his contributions to the radio industry in standardization work, both in peace and war, particularly in the field of electron tubes, and for his guidance of a multiplicity of technical committees into effective action
1946 Ralph Hartley for his oscillator and information proportionality law
1945 Harold Beverage in recognition of his achievements in radio research and invention, of his practical applications of engineering developments that greatly extended and increased the efficiency of domestic and world-wide radio communications and of his devotion to the affairs of the Institute of Radio Engineers
1944 Haraden Pratt in recognition of his engineering contributions to the development of radio, of his work in the extension of communication facilities to distant lands, and of his constructive leadership in Institute affairs
1943 William Wilson for his achievements in the development of modern electronics, including its application to radiotelephony and for his contributions to the welfare and work of the Institute
1942 Albert H. Taylor for contributions to radio communication as an engineer and organizer, including pioneering work in the practical application of piezoelectric control to radio transmitters, early recognition and investigation of skip distances and other high-frequency wave-propagation problems, and many years of service to the government of the United States as an engineering executive of outstanding ability in directing the Radio Division of the Naval Research Laboratory
1941 Alfred Norton Goldsmith for his contributions to radio research, engineering, and commercial development, his leadership in standardization, and his unceasing devotion to the establishment and upbuilding of the Institute and its proceedings
1940 Lloyd Espenschied for his accomplishments as an engineer, as an inventor, as a pioneer in the development of radio telephony, and for his effective contributions to the progress of international radio coordination
1939 Albert G. Lee for his accomplishments in promoting international radio services and in fostering advances in the art and science of radio communication
1938 John Howard Dellinger for his contributions to the development of radio measurements and standards, his researches and discoveries of the relation between radio wave propagation and other natural phenomena, and his leadership in international conferences contributing to the world wide cooperation in telecommunications
1937 Melville Eastham for his pioneer work in the field of radio measurements, his constructive influence on laboratory practice in communication engineering, and his unfailing support of the aims and ideals of the Institute
1936 George Ashley Campbell for his contributions to the theory of electrical network
1935 Balthasar van der Pol for his fundamental studies and contributions in the field of circuit theory and electromagnetic wave propagation phenomena
1934 Stanford Caldwell Hooper for the orderly planning and systematic organization of radio communication in the Government Service with which he is associated, and the concomitant and resulting advances in the development of radio equipment and procedure
1933 John Ambrose Fleming for the conspicuous part he played in introducing physical and engineering principles into the radio art
1932 Arthur E. Kennelly for his studies of radio propagation phenomena and his contributions to the theory and measurement methods in the alternating current circuit field which now have extensive radio application
1931 Gustave-Auguste Ferrié for his pioneer work in the building of radio communication in France and in the world, his long continued leadership in the communication field, and his outstanding contributions to the organisation of international cooperation in radio
1930 Peder Oluf Pedersen
1929 George Washington Pierce in recognition of his contributions to the theory and applications of crystal detectors, piezoelectric crystals, and magnetostriction devices
1928 Jonathan Zenneck for his contribution to original researches in radio circuit performance and to the scientific and educational contributions to the literature of the pioneer radio art
1927 Louis Winslow Austin for his pioneer work in the quantitative measurement and correlation of factors involved in radio wave transmission
1926 Greenleaf Whittier Pickard for his contributions as to crystal detectors, coil antennas, wave propagation and atmospheric disturbances
1924 Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin in recognition of his fundamental contributions in the field of electrical tuning and the rectification of alternating currents used for signalling purposes
1923 John Stone Stone for distinguished service in radio communication
1922 Lee de Forest in recognition for his invention of the three-electrode amplifier and his other contributions to radio
1921 Reginald Fessenden
1920 Guglielmo Marconi
1919 Ernst Alexanderson for his contributions to global radio communication
1917 Edwin Howard Armstrong