IAS Andrew W. Smith Outstanding Young Member Achievement Award

About the Award

This award (established in 1996; renamed 2009; renamed 2015) recognizes outstanding achievement and contribution to the profession through involvement in IEEE IAS activities by an IAS member less than 35 years of age.


Nominees must be under 35 years of age at the specified award nomination due date. To be considered as a nominee, a one page form must be completed describing IAS activities and associated contributions made by the nominee. The form must be submitted and received by the IAS President before the specified due date of April 1. Self nomination is not permitted for this award.

Basis for Judging:

Outstanding contribution to the profession in the form of IEEE/IAS activities such as (but not limited to) authorship of technical papers, IAS chapter leadership, IAS committee work, conference leadership, and standards working groups.

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.


$3,000, Plaque and travel expenses to attend an IAS sponsored conference for presentation and recognition.

Funded by:

Funded by the IEEE Industry Applications Society.


The selected recipient is notified by June 1 and arrangements for receiving the award are made. Presentation of the award is at IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, or any other IAS sponsored conference that the recipient choses.

Award Honorees

Satarupa Formal Pic

Latest Award Winner

The 2023 IEEE Industry Applications Andrew W. Smith Outstanding Young Member Achievement Award was presented at the 2023 IAS Annual Meeting/ECCE to Saturupa Bal.

Past Recipients Include:

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YearAward Recipient
2022Zhaohao Ding
2021Zheyu Zhang
2020Yue Zhao
2019Jiangbiao He
2018Pinjia Zhang
2017Xu She
2016David C. Mazur
2015Tiefu Zhao
2014Bin Lu
2013Akshay Kumar Rathore
2012Zhi Gao
2011no recipient
2010Dr. Wei Qiao
2009Dr. Ayman M. EL-Rafaie
2008Nadezhda A. Dvurechenskaya
2007Leila Parsa
2006Burak Ozpineci
2005Ganesh Kumar Venayagamoorthy
2004Dan Neeser
2003Michael J. Hittel
2002Giovanna Oriti
2001Leon M. Tolbert
2000Annette von Jouanne
1999Kimberly K. Eastwood
1998Iqbal Husain
1997S. Mark Halpin
1996Christine M. Kent