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The IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies was established in 2008.

Sponsor: Toyota Motor Corp.

Presented to: An individual or team, up to three in number

Scope: For outstanding accomplishments in the application of technology in the fields of interest of IEEE that improve the environment and/or public safety

Prize: The award consists of a gold medal, bronze replica, certificate, and honorarium.

Basis for Judging: In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: public benefits of the contribution; degree in improvement in important performance metrics; innovative design, development, or application engineering; favorable influence on the contribution on technical professions; and quality of nomination.

Nomination deadline: 1 July

Notification: Recipients are typically approved during the November IEEE Board of Directors meeting. Recipients and their nominators will be notified following the meeting. Subsequently, the nominators of unsuccessful candidates will be notified of the status of their nomination.

Presentation: At the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony


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Medal nominations forms


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Medal recipients


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Medal committee members

  • Anthony A. (Tony) Maciejewski, Chair
  • Tzyh Jong (T.J.) Tarn, Past Chair
  • Daniece Carpenter
  • Paolo Dario
  • Hideki Hashimoto
  • Hong Qiao
  • Hong Zhang
  • Qining Wang
  • Mihoko Niitsuma


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Awards Nomination Deadlines

2016 IEEE Honors Ceremony

2016 Medal of Honor recipient David Forney in video screenshot