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2021 IEEE TECHNICAL FIELD AWARDS

IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award

IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award

Sponsored by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology,
Circuits and Systems, and Signal Processing Societies

Sponsored by the Brunetti Bequest

Katherine W. Ferrara

Jesús del Alamo

For the integration of ultrasound and
engineered vesicles in the diagnosis and
treatment of cancer

For leadership in and contributions to
InGaAs- and GaN-based field-effect
transistor technology

Katherine W. Ferrara was ahead of the curve in the biomedical ultrasonics community in realizing that bubble-based contrast agents
can be used for molecular imaging with proper targeting. Her
pioneering work in integrating imaging methods and engineered
vesicles for diagnosing and treating cancer led to phase inversion
schemes in ultrasound imaging becoming one of the most common imaging modes for clinical contrast agent studies. Ferrara's
recent research on integrating ultrasound with magnetic resonance
imaging to guide therapy and the integration of ultrasound ablation with nanotherapeutics to cure local cancers has advanced
magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) thermal ablation.As a noninvasive, image-guided thermal treatment for
cancer, MRgFUS can help spare normal tissue and critical structures around the tumor and eliminate micrometastases.
An IEEE Fellow, Ferrara is a professor of radiology with Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.

Jesús del Alamo has played a foundational role in establishing the
viability of indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) and gallium nitride
(GaN) transistors for high-frequency communication, electrical
power management, and digital logic applications. With InGaAsbased materials, his research group has pursued nanoscale highelectron mobility transistors (HEMTs) and metal-oxide-field-effect
transistors (MOSFETs) for THz applications and achieved record
performance in many dimensions. In the GaN heterostructure system, his research has focused on achieving fundamental understanding of electrical, environmental, and thermal reliability of HEMTs for
radio-frequency and power electronics applications.Transistors based
on del Alamo's innovations have found use in applications ranging
from smartphones to fiber-optic systems to wireless networks.
An IEEE Fellow, del Alamo is the Donner Professor and professor
of electrical engineering with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.

IEEE Electronics Packaging Award

IEEE Control Systems Award

Sponsored by the IEEE Electronics Packaging Society

Sponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society

Chin C. Lee

Hidenori Kimura

For contributions to new silver alloys,
new bonding methods, flip-chip interconnect, and education for electronics
packaging

For contributions to synthesis theory of
control systems and its applications to
manufacturing devices and systems

Chin C. Lee's innovative bonding methods and materials and
new packaging technologies have been integral to developing
high-temperature and high-power electronics. His work on silver wire bond reliability resulted in a wider process window,
lower cost, and higher yield in packaging components. He also
discovered that silver alloy is anti-tarnishing, which has had enormous economic and technical impact for applications including
optics, astronomy telescopes, and LED packaging. His fluxless
soldering technology has enabled numerous bonding designs
and is critical to packaging electronics for applications where
oxidation effects from solder materials can be problematic. Lee
also developed solid-state flip-chip interconnects and formulated
quantum bonding theory.
An IEEE Life Fellow, Lee is a professor (retired) with the
University of California, Irvine, CA, USA.

An important contributor to both the theory and applications of
control, Hidenori Kimura's work on synthesis theory of control
systems has benefitted manufacturing devices and systems ranging
from the automotive industry to biology. His research on robust stabilizability was the first attempt in dealing with the synthesis aspects
of robust control. It connected sensitivity optimization and robust
control and introduced classical operator theory as a mathematical
basis of H-infinity control. He has applied control theory to industrial system design including an aluminum cold-tandem mill and
applied H-infinity control to automobile active suspension resulting
in improvements in drivability, ride comfort, and safety. His work on
the universal principles of biological control have been applied to
treating diabetes and studying brain motor function.
An IEEE Fellow, Kimura is vice director of the Systems
Innovation Center, Tokyo, and Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo and Osaka University, Japan.

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