IEEE Nikola Tesla Award

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IEEE Nikola Tesla Award
Awarded for Outstanding contributions to the generation and utilization of electric power
Presented by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
First awarded 1975
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The IEEE Nikola Tesla Award is a Technical Field Award given annually to an individual or team that has made an outstanding contribution to the generation or utilization of electric power. It is awarded by the Board of Directors of the IEEE. The award is named in honor of Nikola Tesla. This award may be presented to an individual or a team.

The award was established in 1975, and its first recipient was Leon T. Rosenberg, who was given the award in 1976 "for his half-century of development and design of large steam turbine driven generators and his important contributions to literature." The actual award is a plaque and honorarium.


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  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, "Past to present : a century of honors : the first hundred years of award winners, honorary members, past presidents, and fellows of the Institute / the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.". New York, IEEE Press, c1984. ISBN 0-87942-177-0