IAS Outstanding Achievement Award

About the Award

This award honors an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in the application of electricity to industry in accordance with the scope of the IEEE Industry Applications Society. This award was first presented in 1969.


Only one nomination per nominee will be evaluated. The first recorded nomination (earliest date) will be forwarded for the evaluation in case of multiple nominations received of a single nominee.

An IAS Board member can neither serve as a nominator nor be a nominee.

Basis for Judging:

Any of the following criteria apply: invention in the field as exemplified by issued patents; contribution to the general engineering or scientific basis of the technologies found within the scope of the IAS; executive or managerial contribution in the organization or operation of enterprises as associated with the scope of the IAS. Self nomination is not permitted for this award.

Nomination Deadline:

Nominations are accepted from 1 January through 1 May.

Online Submission Form:

Submit a nomination through our online submission form. Only online submissions will be accepted for award nominations.


$5,000 and engraved statuette

Funded by:

The IEEE Industry Applications Society


At IAS Annual Meeting or other IAS sponsored conference chosen by the recipient.

Award Honorees

Shesha Jayaram

Latest Award Winner

The 2023 IEEE Industry Applications Society Outstanding Achievement Award was presented to Sheesa H. Jayaram at the 2023 ECCE/IAS Annual Meeting Conferences.

Past Recipients Include:

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YearAward Recipient
2022Iqbal Husain
2021Prasad Enjeti
2020Fang Z. Peng
2019Zi-Qiang Zhu
2018Dianguo Xu
2017Braham Ferreira
2016Seung-Ki Sul
2015Pragasen Pillay
2014Thomas A. Nondahl
Longya Xu
2013Muhammad H. Rashid
2012no recipient
2011Dr. Thomas Jahns
2010Dr. Tomy Sebastian
2009Dr. Kaushik Rajashekara
2008Paresh C. Sen
2007Caio Ferreira
2006Jacobus Daniel van Wyk
2005Nobuyki Matsui
2004Hirofumi Akagi
2003Robert D. Lorenz
2002Rik W. De Doncke
2001L. Bruce McClun
2000Kouki Matsuse
1999Akira Nabae
1998Donald W. Novotny
1997Joachim Holtz
1996Austin H. Bonnett
1995C. James Erickson
1994Ray P. Stratford
1993Bimal K. Bose
1992M. Azizur Rahman
1991Thomas E. Sparling
1990George W. Walsh
1989Donald K. Ross
1988C. Curtis Herskind
1986Thomas A. Lipo
1984Russell W. Mills
1983Ion I. Inculet
1982Anthony C. Lordi
1981Edward A. E. Rich
1980Richard M. Emberson
1979F. A. Furfari
1978Richard Harold Kaufmann
1977Irvin N. Howell
1976Ralph H. Lee
1975Walter R. Harris
1974Harold Winograd
1973Robert V. Wachter
1972Boris Mokrytski
1971Donald S. Brereton
1970Charles F. Dalziel
1969Robert B. Moore