IEEE Phoenix Section

Including Northern Arizona

IEEE
April 30th, 2017

Challenges and Approaches to Inductively Powering Integrated Passive Single-Chip RFID/Sensor Systems

Prof. L. Richard Carley, LRC@cmu.edu

Electrical & Computer Engineering Department

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburg, PA, USA

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ABSTRACT

The design of fully integrated RFID/Sensor Systems, ones in which the antenna, the RFID circuitry, and the sensor circuitry are all fabricated on the same integrated circuit substrate, is challenging because the small size of the antenna and its proximity to a resistive ground plane (the integrated circuit substrate) both decrease the RF energy that can be harvested to operate the passive sensor system.  This presentation will present simplifying approximations in order to develop basic equations framing the challenges faced by fully integrated RFID/sensor systems in terms of harvesting energy posed by the size and geometry of the antenna and its proximity to the conductive silicon substrate.  These near-field equations will be validated for a practical design example with electromagnetic field simulations and strategies for improving energy harvesting performance will be discussed. Finally, the presentation will examine the challenging issue of matching the antenna to the on-chip electronics and efficiently converting it to a voltage that can power on-chip circuitry.  The presentation will end with a brief discussion of some potential applications of this new technology.

BIOGRAPHY

Richard Carley (S’74-M’84-SM’90-F’97) received an S.B. in 1976, an M.S. in 1978, and a Ph.D. in 1984, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in 1984, and in March 2001, he became the STMicroelectronics Professor of Engineering at CMU.  Dr. Carley’s research interests include analog and RF integrated circuit design in deeply scaled CMOS technologies, and novel micro-electro-mechanical and nano-electro-mechanical device design and fabrication.  For the past several years, Dr. Carley has studied the design of efficient RF energy harvesting devices in sub-millimeter RFID scenarios. Dr. Carley has been granted 24 patents, authored or co-authored over 200 technical papers, and authored or co-authored over 20 books and/or book chapters.  He has won numerous awards including Best Technical Paper Awards at both the 1987 and the 2002 Design Automation Conference (DAC), a “Most Influential Paper” award from DAC, and the “Best Panel Session” award at ISSCC in 1993.  In 1997, Dr. Carley co-founded the analog electronic design automation startup, Neolinear, which was acquired by Cadence in 2004. Dr. Carley has served on various conference program committees (e.g., CICC, ISLPED, and TMRC), was Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems from 1993-1996, and was the General Chairman for RFID-TA 2016 in Shunde, China. Dr. Carley is currently a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Council on RFID.

 

Date:          Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 5:30 PM

Location:

Meeting Room B

Tempe Public Library

3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85282

(S-W corner of Rural & Southern Ave.)

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/”/tempe+library/

 

Agenda:   5:30–6:00 PM: Networking & Refreshments,

                      6:00–7:00 PM: Presentation,

7:00 – 7:30 PM Questions & Answers

(Snacks and Soda will be provided by the IEEE Phoenix Section, CPMT Society Chapter)

IEEE members and non-members are all welcome to attend. The presentation promptly starts at 6:00 PM.

For more information, please contact any of the following CPMT officers:

 

Vasu Atluri                 (480) 227-8411                Rao Bonda            (480) 786-7749               David Dougherty     (480) 413-6923

Vivek Gupta               (480) 734-0266                 Marc Licciardi    (650) 996-0478               Bharat Penmecha   (480) 552-2511

Mahesh Shah            (480) 544-9438

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April 30th, 2017

IEEE Council for RFID (CRFID) Hosts Young Professionals Educational & Networking Event Phoenix, May 10, 2017

IEEE RFID YP Special Event Invitation

The IEEE Council for RFID and IEEE Young Professionals invite you to join us in Phoenix during the IEEE RFID 2017 and RFID Journal LIVE! Conferences for an afternoon of education followed by a networking reception on May 10th.

Complimentary Registration includes:

Exclusive Access to RFID Journal LIVE! Exhibition Area (3:005:00 pm)

Poster Competition Discuss technical research with IEEE RFID poster authors

Smart Cities MegaChallenge Listen to Finalists presentations

Exhibit Hall Explore the Exhibit Hall and See the latest industry innovations

YP Networking Reception Continue the conversation with your peers at Canyon Cafe (5:006:30)

The 11th Annual IEEE RFID 2017 and the 15th Annual RFID Journal LIVE! conferences will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center from May 911, 2017. The annual IEEE RFID conference represents multiple disciplines and highlights technical research and academia, while the RFIDJournalLIVE! conference is the world’s largest event focused on RFID and showcases over 200 exhibitors including; Honeywell, Impinj, NXP, RAIN RFID and Zebra.

Limited availability — Register Today https://ieeerfidypspecialevent2017.eventbrite.com

 


April 30th, 2017

11th Annual IEEE International Coference on RFID, May 9 – 11, 2017

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ,

The IEEE Technical Council for RFID (CRFID) invites the IEEE Phoenix Section to converge at the 2017 IEEE International Conference (IEEE RFID 2017) -11, 2017 at the Phoenix Convention Center. The 11th annual

multi-disciplinary RFID conference is held in conjunction with RFID Journal LIVE! and provides academic and industry

perspectives from around the world and facilitates face-to-face interaction with the top researchers and scientists

working on RFID.

Program Topic/Specialty Areas

Antennas & Propagation – Antenna Theory & Designs, Channel Measurements and Modeling, including MIMO, UWB and Hybrid RFID

Applications & Software – RFID Software, middleware, network applications, various applications of RFID in Smart Cities,, Scientific Studies on operational experience of RFID applications, unconventional RF “identification”

Circuits, Devices & Readers – Circuit designs, radar architecture, non-silicon and chipless RFID, multi-reader co-ordination and interference reduction

Energey Harvesting & Wireless Power – Ambient RF Harvesting, Efficiency improvements, power-optimized waveforms, kinetic, thermal, optical and other power-harvesting methods

Internet of Thingss (IoT) & Next-Gen Physical Layer – RFID-enabled devices, IoT/RFID system architectures, MIMO, hybrid and UWB RFID systems novel networking and communication concepts

Localization – Performance bounds, novel system approaches, technoloogies and algoriths in RFID tag and radar localization, RF tomography and environmental sensing

Protocols & Security – Coding anti-collision, cryptography and privacy-enhancing techniques, medimum/multiple access schenes

Sensors – Integration of sensors with RFID tags, including active, passive or chipless mechanisms; RFID sensor molding and analysis, new sensors for RFID

Smart Cities – RFID system designs for smart citiesincluding data minimg, smart grids management, traffic flow control, mass transit monitoring nfrastructure support, revenue collections, parks management. The use of RFID is smart cities.

What to Expect from IEEE RFID 2017

Gain Experience from leading experts during interactive and hands-on Workshops and Tutorials

Receive Insight on the highest quality, original, high-impact research results in RFID-related topics

Acquire Knowledge on the latest and newest RFID-related work presented during the Poster Session

Engage in Discussion with the IEEE CRFID Smart Cities Mega-Challenge finalists’ as they present their RFID Smart

Cities Proposals

IEEE RFID YP Special Event Invitation Network with Your Peers at the IEEE RFID Young Professionsla Meet-Up and the Annual Networking Dinner. Kick

back and relax with other conference attendees, industry and academicians.

2017 IEEE RFID Keynote Speakers

Don’t miss these respected thought leaders expanding on key research and innovation about today’s most relevant RFID

and RFID related systems topics in this constantly evolving technology that is being widely implemented to solve local

and global problems in multiple disciplines and specialty areas.

Secure RFID for Trusting Devices and Data – Dr. Rene Martinez, Honeywell

Near Zero Power Radio Frequency Receivers – Dr. (Troy) Roy H Olssen III, DARPA

Special Access to RFID Journal LIVE!

The IEEE RFID 2017 conference is co-located with the RFID Journal LIVE! this year and your IEEE registration provides

special access to many LIVE! networking events and sessions including the opening reception, awards, and exhibition.

Register to attend IEEE RFID 2017 and RFID Journal LIVE! 2017.ieee-rfid.org


April 9th, 2017

IEEE Phoenix Section is looking for Volunteers to fill following positions

  • Publicity Chair – Responsible to publish the monthly news letter Valley Megaphone and post it on Section Website and send link to all active members in Phoenix Section
  • We are also looking for volunteers to the position of Secretary as well as help with maintaining the website

If you are interested, please contact the Section Chair Surinder Tuli at surinder.tuli@gmail.com



February 23rd, 2017

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017: 5:30 PM

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Design Challenges of Portable RF Cooking & Other Consumer Microwave Application

Mr. David Lester, Technical Marketing

NXP Semiconductor

Chandler, AZ, USA 

+1-480-814-4461, david.lester@nxp.com

ABSTRACT

Recent advances in solid state power generation technology have enabled the design of a portable “microwave” oven.  This presentation will show how design challenges  were addressed to  realize the design of a cost effective 1/4 kw battery powered consumer appliance. Presentation will cover basics of solid state power generation technology and its application to consumer microwave heating market. Areas to be covered include RF generation, amplification, thermal management, power supply and power management.

BIOGRAPHY

David Lester has been defining and designing Radio Frequency consumer products for over 30 years. He has had a variety of RF product design and support positions with Motorola-Freescale-NXP RF groups since joining Motorola Semiconductor in 1998. He is currently in a technical marketing position defining devices and subsystems for industrial and consumer cooking applications. NXP’s RF cooking group is developing new and innovative solutions using RF power devices for cooking and related areas. Currently the group is designing and implementing high power, cost effective solutions for RF cooking and defrosting. David has 10 patents and is a member of the IEEE.

Date:          Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 5:30 PM

Location:

Meeting Room B

Tempe Public Library

3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85282

(S-W corner of Rural & Southern Ave.)

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/”/tempe+library/

 

Agenda:   5:30–6:00 PM: Networking & Refreshments,

                      6:00–7:00 PM: Presentation,

7:00 – 7:30 PM Questions & Answers

(Snacks and Soda will be provided by the IEEE Phoenix Section, CPMT Society Chapter)

IEEE members and non-members are all welcome to attend. The presentation promptly starts at 6:00 PM.

For more information, please contact any of the following CPMT officers:

Vasu Atluri                 (480) 227-8411                Rao Bonda            (480) 786-7749

David Dougherty     (480) 413-6923                 Vivek Gupta               (480) 734-0266

Marc Licciardi    (650) 996-0478               Bharat Penmecha   (480) 552-2511

Mahesh Shah            (480) 544-9438

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February 5th, 2017

Annual Banquet – Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 North 44th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85008

Keynote Presentation

 Title: The Strategic Landscape for Healthcare: Balancing Technological Innovation and the Cost of Care

 Speaker: Dr. George Poste

Chief Scientist of Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative (CASI)

Regents Professor and Del E. Webb Chair in Health Innovation

Arizona State University

SkySong, 1475 N. Scottsdale Rd, Suite, 361, Scottsdale, Arizona 85257

Tel: 480.727.8661; Email: George.Poste@asu.edu

Abstract

Healthcare is entering an era of conflicting opportunities and constraints. The pace of discovery in biomedical research is accelerating with the promise of unprecedented opportunities to improve health. At the same time, the demographics of an aging society will dramatically increase the prevalence of high cost diseases such as cancer and neurodegeneration and reveal the growing imbalance between infinite demand for care versus finite resources and the economic unsustainability of the current $3 trillion healthcare ecosystem. The best opportunity to balance these conflicting forces lies in the evolution of precision medicine which seeks to understand how genetics, environment, lifestyle and behavior affect individual disease risk. These insights will shift care from the current wasteful, inefficient ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to disease treatment and prevention to more proactive approaches in which care is increasingly customized to the risk profile of an individual. Making precision medicine a reality will depend on convergence of technologies for profiling disease at the molecular level with the use of sensors, mobile devices and social media to monitor health status in real-time both in and outside of healthcare facilities. Integration of these diverse technologies will redraw the boundaries of traditional medicine and engage new participants from the telecommunications, electronics, logistics and consumer services sectors hitherto uninvolved in healthcare. Above all, these trends will generate data of unprecedented scale and complexity. Precision medicine and data-intensive medicine are inextricably linked. The healthcare ecosystem is ill-prepared for this data deluge. Implementation will impose disruptive changes in clinical practice, the design of new organizational models for health services and an increased emphasis on data analytics, machine learning and computerized decision support tools in clinical decisions. Despite the appeal of these technology-centric trajectories, demonstration of their economic value in reducing the cost of care will be the critical determinant in the speed at which precision medicine becomes routine practice.

Speaker Biography

Dr. George Poste is the Del E. Webb Professor of Health Innovation and Chief Scientist, The Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative (CASI) (http://www.casi.asu.edu) at Arizona State University (ASU). This program integrates research in genomics, synthetic biology and high performance computing to study the altered regulation of molecular networks in human diseases to develop new diagnostic tests for precision (personalized) medicine and the remote monitoring of health status using miniaturized body sensors and mobile devices. He assumed this post in 2009. From 2003 to 2009 he directed and built The Biodesign Institute at ASU.

He has published more than 350 research papers and edited 14 books on pharmaceutical technologies, cancer and infectious diseases. He has received honorary degrees in science, law and medicine for his research contributions.

He serves on the Board of Directors of Monsanto, Exelixis, Caris Life Sciences, and the Scientific Advisory Boards of the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan, Synthetic Genomics, Health Longevity Inc. and Haplogen GmbH. From 1992 to 1999, he was Chief Science and Technology Officer and President, R&D, of SmithKline Beecham (SB) – now GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). During his tenure at SB, he was associated with the successful registration of multiple drug, vaccine and diagnostic products. He received the ‘R&D Scientist of the Year’ Award from R&D Magazine in 2004, the Einstein Global Business Leadership Council Award in 2006, the Scrip Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 and the Arizona Bioscience Industry Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2016.

He is a Fellow of the U.K. Royal Society, the Royal College of Pathologists and the U.K. Academy of Medicine, a former Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a member of the Council for Foreign Relations, a Governor of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and a member of the U. S. Institute of Medicine Board on Global Health. He has served as a member of the Defense Science Board of the U.S. Department of Defense and currently serves on advisory committees for several U.S. government agencies in defense, intelligence, national security and healthcare.

Banquet Agenda

Registration / Social Hour:               5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sit-Down Dinner:                6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Section Program:                 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Keynote Presentation:                        8:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Awards Presentation:                         8:30 PM – 9:15 PM

Change of Section Officers:               9:15 PM – 9:30 PM

Business Attire is recommended

Banquet Registration Fees

IEEE Members – All Categories:                                                        $60.00

IEEE Undergraduate and Graduate Student Members:                $50.00

IEEE Member and Student Member Guests:                                  $60.00

IEEE Student Branch Table for Ten without Guests:                  $500.00

IEEE Society Chapter / Affinity Group Table for Ten:                $600.00

Corporate Sponsorship including Dinner Table for Ten:           $1500.00

Banquet Registration Direct Link: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/edit/42498

Note:
> IEEE Members of all categories including student members should list their membership numbers at the time of registration.

  • The membership should be current and will be checked against IEEE Member Data Base.

> All tables seat ten attendees. Student Member table for ten cost is for seating ten IEEE Student members.

  • Cost for guests seated at the Student Branch table is $60.00.

> Corporate Sponsorship includes recognition in program, table of ten for dinner, and 6’ x 3’ space for a display.

> Meals choice should be made during online registration. Refer to menu on the next page.

  • Dinner is not guaranteed without meal choice.

> Deadline for registration is Sunday, February 5th, 2017. No exceptions will be made.

Banquet Venue – Phoenix Airport Marriott

1101 North 44th Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85008

(602) 273-7373

Northeast of Red Mountain Freeway (Loop 202) and 44th Street

Banquet Menu

 Social Hour

>> Appetizers <<

Spanakopita

Chicken Sate

Assorted Vegetable & Assorted Cheese Displays

>> Cash Bar <<

Guests to Buy Tickets from the Hotel Cashier sitting next to Bar and present to Bartender for the Desired Drink

Drink Prices

Premium Brands @ $8.00 Each

Absolute, Beefeaters, Bacardi Silver, Jack Daniel’s, Dewar’s, Sauza Gold, & Canadian Club

Wine by the Glass @ $8.00 per Glass

Canyon Roads Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Merlot

Domestic Beer Selection @ $5.00 per Bottle

Bud, Bud Light, Miller Lite

Imported Beer Selection @ $6.00 per Bottle

Corona, Heineken, Amstel Light

Assortment of Juice, Soda & Bottled Water @ $3.50 Each

Specialty Beer Selection @ $6.00 per Bottle

Sam Adams, Non-Alcoholic Beer St. Pauli, & O’Douls

Dinner Menu

>> Salad <<

Strawberry Fields Dinner Salad

Chilled Spring Mix, Candied Pecans, Crumbled Maytag Bleu Cheese, with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing Sliced Strawberries, Mandarin Oranges

Served with Assorted Rolls & Butter

>> Entrees <<

Chicken Mediterranean

Boneless Breast of Grilled Chicken with sun dried tomato pesto, roasted red & yellow peppers, fresh mozzarella cheese

Served with Roasted Asparagus & Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

OR

Sliced Roast Beef Strip

Served with Red Wine Demi Sauce, Roasted Asparagus & Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

OR

Grilled Filet of Salmon

Served with Dejon Cream Sauce, Roasted Asparagus & Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

OR

Vegetarian / Vegan: Grilled Balsamic Portabello Mushroom Stack

Served Over Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus & Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

>> Dessert <<

Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce or Raspberry Sorbet (Vegan)

Served with Freshly Brewed Regular & Decaffeinated Coffee & Hot Tea

IEEE Phoenix Section Information

Support the IEEE Phoenix Section by Joining as Volunteer in Section Committees, Society Chapters, Affinity Groups, and Student Branches

IEEE Phoenix Section Executive Meeting on First Tuesday of the Month at Hilton Phoenix Airport Except for January, July, and August

IEEE Phoenix Section Executive Committee Meeting is Open to Section Members

Visit the Section website at http://sites.ieee.org/phoenix/  for additional information


January 16th, 2017

The January 2017 edition of the IEEE Phoenix Section newsletter “Valley  Megaphone” is now available.  The issue includes all the information regarding IEEE-Phoenix Section and its Society Chapters. Download the PDF version from the link right here. The current and older editions of the Megaphone can always be found here.


December 29th, 2016

Please Submit the Scholarship Application at the Link below:

IEEE Phoenix Section Student Scholarships For The Year 2016

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The IEEE Phoenix Section awards Student Scholarships to full-time graduate and undergraduate students who are IEEE student members. The applying student must attend a full academic year at a university in the Phoenix Section during 2016. The universities include Arizona State University, DeVry University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Northern Arizona University.

The student must submit a completely filled application along with a financial aid statement; a one-page personal statement of achievements, interests, and goals; official transcripts of all college work; and two recommendation letters from the School’s faculty. The scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, financial need, and service to the IEEE.

The IEEE Phoenix Section will present the following Student Scholarship awards at the annual banquet scheduled for Saturday, February 11th, 2017 at Phoenix Airport Marriott located at 1101 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (Tel: 602-273-7373):

“Atluri Award” sponsored by Dr. Vasudeva Prasad Atluri and Dr. Satyavathi Atluri. Total of two award recipients are presented with a plaque and a check for $1000.00 each. Only graduate students are eligible for these awards.

“Al Gross Award” sponsored by IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) Society Phoenix Chapter. The award recipient is presented with a plaque and a check for $1000.00. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for this award.

“Irv Kaufman Award” sponsored by IEEE Waves and Devices Phoenix Chapter. The award recipient is presented with a plaque and a check for $1000.00. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for this award.

“Dieter Schroder Award” sponsored by IEEE Phoenix Section. The award recipient is presented with a plaque and a check for $1000.00. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for this award.

The checks for these four awards are given out from the IEEE Phoenix Section Student Scholarship Endowment administered by the IEEE Foundation. To learn more about IEEE Foundation, access http://www.ieeefoundation.org/.

Only applications received by the deadline, Wednesday, January 11th, 2017, will be reviewed by the awards committee consisting of the following IEEE Phoenix Section Officers:

Awards Committee Chair: Dr. Vasudeva P. Atluri

Awards Committee Vice-Chair: Dr. Charles E. Weitzel

Past Chair: Ms. Barbara McMinn

Chair: Mr. Bruce J. Ladewig

Vice Chair: Mr. Surinder K. Tuli

Secretary: Mr. Vivek Gupta

Treasurer: Dr. Mahesh K. Shah

Students Activities Coordinator: Dr. S. Diane Smith

Student scholarship winners, upon receiving notification from IEEE Phoenix Section Awards Committee, should send by email completely filled either Form W-9 for US Citizen or Form W-8 for Non-US Resident to Mr. Richard Allen, Senior Annual Giving & Data Integrity Specialist, IEEE Foundation, at richard.allen@ieee.org with a copy to Dr. Vasudeva P. Atluri, Section Awards Committee Chair, at vpatluri@ieee.org, by Sunday, January 22nd, 2017.

Key dates:

Submission Website Opens: Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Application submission deadline: Sunday, January 11th, 2017

Scholarship recipients will be informed by: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Submit W-8 and W-9 Forms by: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2017

If you have any additional questions, please contact and Dr. Vasudeva P. Atluri, Section Awards Committee Chair, at (480) 227-8411 or by email at vpatluri@ieee.org and Dr. Charles E. Weitzel, Section Awards Committee Vice-Chair, at (480) 292-0531 or by email at c.weitzel@ieee.org.

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December 29th, 2016

Please Submit the Nomination Form at the link below:

IEEE Phoenix Section Awards For The Year 2016

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The IEEE Phoenix Section recognizes the contributions of members, non-members, society chapters, affinity groups, student branches, corporations, and educational institutions at the annual banquet. The next banquet is scheduled for Saturday, February 11th, 2017 at Phoenix Airport Marriott located at 1101 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (Tel: 602-273-7373).

The Section is pleased to issue a call for nominations for this year’s Section awards. The scope and purpose of the Section Awards Program is to plan, promote and implement IEEE award programs that recognize outstanding performance in furthering the objectives and professional aims of the IEEE Phoenix Section, the IEEE, and the IEEE-USA, and to stimulate others to pursue such achievements of excellence.

The Phoenix Section has established the following general award categories:

  • Member
·         Corporate
  • Society Chapter/Affinity Group
·         Educational
  • Non-member
·         Section Chair

The Awards Guide lists the awards along with the selection criteria that will be implemented for selecting the award recipient. The Awards Guide can be accessed at http://sites.ieee.org/phoenix/files/2013/10/IEEE-Phoenix-Section-Annual-Banquet-2014-Award-Nomination-Instructions-Ver.-1-Final.pdf.

Please read through the Awards Guide to help you in selecting the award category for nomination.

All sections of the form should be completely filled electronically. Submission of additional documents such as resume in support of the nomination is highly encouraged. 

Key Dates:

Submission Website Opens: Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Submission deadline: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Awardees and nominators will be informed by: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Only nomination forms submitted by the deadline will be reviewed by the awards committee consisting of the following IEEE Phoenix Section Officers:

  • Awards Committee Chair: Dr. Vasudeva P. Atluri
  • Awards Committee Vice-Chair: Dr. Charles E. Weitzel
  • Past Chair: Ms. Barbara McMinn
  • Chair: Mr. Bruce J. Ladewig
  • Vice Chair: Mr. Surinder K. Tuli
  • Secretary: Mr. Vivek Gupta
  • Treasurer: Dr. Mahesh K. Shah
  • Student Activities Coordinator: Dr. Diane S. Smith

For additional information, please contact Dr. Vasudeva P. Atluri, Section Awards Committee Chair, at (480) 227-8411 or by email at vpatluri@ieee.org, and Dr. Charles E. Weitzel, Section Awards Committee Vice-Chair, at (480) 292-0531 or by email at c.weitzel@ieee.org.

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