IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal

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IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal
Awarded for Groundbreaking contributions that have had an exceptional impact on the development of electronics and electrical engineering, or related fields
Country United States United States,
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Presented by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Royal Society of Edinburgh
First awarded 2007
Website IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal

The IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal[1] is an award given by the IEEE and Royal Society of Edinburgh, UK. It is named after James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879), who made fundamental contributions to the classical theory of electromagnetic radiation. The award is presented annually, and was established in 2006.

The award is given annually to outstanding individuals in recognition of: "groundbreaking contributions that have had an exceptional impact on the development of electronics and electrical engineering, or related fields".

James Clerk Maxwell
(1831–1879)

Background[edit]

The medal was jointly established in 2006 by the IEEE and Royal Society of Edinburgh UK, with initial funding[citation needed] by Wolfson Microelectronics Ltd. Following the acquisition [2] of Wolfson Electronics by Cirrus Logic Inc., in 2014, the medal is now supported by Cirrus Logic. [3] Recipients receive an honorarium, a gold medal, a bronze replica and a certificate. The award is given to one or two individuals. Award recommendations are established by a committee for the award, and typically are approved by the IEEE Board of Directors in November of each year.[4][5]

Recipients[edit]

The following people have received the IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal, Royal Society of Edinburgh, UK".
  2. ^ "Cirrus Logic Agrees to Acquire Wolfson Microelectronics, 2014".
  3. ^ "Funding & Awards - IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Award".
  4. ^ Jason Laday (January 11, 2007). "IEEE/Royal Society of Edinburgh And Wolfson Microelectronics Create New Award". The Institute. IEEE. Retrieved 2011-09-23.
  5. ^ "IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal". IEEE.
  6. ^ "IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal Recipients" (PDF). IEEE. Retrieved 2011-09-23.