IEEE Outstanding Young Member Service Award

About the Award

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


Nominees must be less than age 35 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 March 15. 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 April.

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:

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

Payman Dehghanian

Latest Award Winner

The 2022 IEEE Industry Applications Society Outstanding Young Member Service Award was presented at the 2022 IAS Annual Meeting/ECCE to Payman Dehghanian. 

Past Recipients Include:

Click here to view past winners

Year Award Recipient
2021 Muhammad Hamza Ihtisham
2020 Zhaohao Ding
2019 Srikanth VAsudevan Pillai
2018 Richard Cselko
2017 Megha Tak
2016 Christina P. Malliou