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2017
ieee medals
2017 ieee
technical
field awards

IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission
and Distribution Award

IEEE Andrew S. Grove Award
Sponsored by the IEEE Electron Devices Society

Sponsored by the Robert and Ruth Halperin Foundation, in memory
of Herman and Edna Halperin, and the IEEE Power & Energy Society

Sorin Cristoloveanu

George Dorwart Rockefeller

For contributions to silicon-on-insulator
technology and thin body devices

For pioneering development and practical demonstration of protective relaying
of electric power systems with real-time
digital computer techniques

A visionary device physics researcher, Sorin Cristoloveanu saw
the potential that silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology held for
the semiconductor industry in producing competitive microelectronics components with improved performance when others considered it a niche field. As early as 1976, he discovered
key mechanisms of thin-body devices that have led to the development of transistors from the simplest (zero gate) to the most
complicated (four gates). Among several concepts unveiled by his
group, the demonstration during the 1980s that volume inversion
occurs in all nano-body devices was revolutionary at the time
and helped drive research that led to double-gate transistors and
today's tri-gate FinFET devices. His Pseudo-MOSFET method
developed in 1992 has become an industry standard for wafer
monitoring without having to actually fabricate devices. More recently, Cristoloveanu's SOI expertise has led to innovative devices
for low-power memory and sharp-switching circuits.
An IEEE Fellow, Cristoloveanu is the director of research at
CNRS at IMEP-LAHC, Grenoble, France.

George Dorwart Rockefeller's prescient work on how to use
computers to provide real-time analysis of voltages and currents
for fault detection laid the foundation for today's digital protection, control, and monitoring of the electric power grid. Known
as "the father of digital protection," Rockefeller invented the concept of on-line, real-time protective relaying of electric power systems in 1967 while with Westinghouse Electric Corporation-
well before the advent of microprocessors made it a cost-effective
reality. His development of the Prodar 70 digital relay, installed in
a California transmission substation in 1971 by Westinghouse and
Pacific Gas and Electric, transformed protective relaying of power
systems and set the standards for modern microprocessor relay
products. Rockefeller's contributions inspired the industry to look
at protection and control in a completely new, and smarter, way.
An IEEE Life Fellow, Rockefeller is retired and works as an
engineering consultant in Laguna Hills, CA, USA.

IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award
Sponsored by Sony Corporation

John O' Sullivan, David Skellern, and
Terence Percival

For pioneering contributions to high-speed wireless LAN
technology

The efforts of John O'Sullivan, David Skellern, and Terence Percival in developing and commercializing high-speed WiFi provided the milestone technology for practically all in-home and
local area mobile Internet communications. O'Sullivan initiated
and led the early efforts in techniques for very high-speed wireless networks at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO). Percival took over and led
the CSIRO project that modeled and prototyped the high-speed
modulation schemes and hardware needed for successful WiFi
communications. Working in conjunction with CSIRO, Skellern

led a pioneering project on wireless local area networks at Macquarie University and in 1997 cofounded, with Percival and Neil
Weste, Radiata Communications to commercialize the CSIROMacquarie research. O'Sullivan joined Radiata in 1999. In 2000
Radiata demonstrated the first working WiFi system based on the
IEEE 802.11a 5-GHz standard.
An IEEE Senior Member, O'Sullivan is a physicist and electrical
engineer (retired) in NSW, Australia. An IEEE Life Fellow, Skellern
is chairman of CMCRC Ltd, Sydney,Australia. Percival is an electrical engineer and director of TMPP Pty Ltd, Northbridge, Australia.

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