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The IEEE/Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award, established in 2006, is named in honor of the 19th century Scottish mathematician and physicist James Clerk Maxwell. Maxwell laid the foundations of electromagnetic wave theory, radio propagation, microwave techniques, and radio communications.

Wolfson Microelectronics plc is a leading global provider of high-performance, mixed-signal semiconductors for digital consumer electronics applications.

Funder: Wolfson Microelectronics plc.

Presented to: An individual, team, or multiple recipients up to two in number

Scope: For groundbreaking contributions that have had an exceptional impact on the development of electronics and electrical engineering or related fields

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: ground-breaking contributions with exceptional impact on the profession and the betterment of society, and significant technical and other achievements as evidenced by publications, patents, significant products, and other evidence.

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. Then the nominators of unsuccessful candidates will be notified of the status of their nomination.

Presentations: IEEE Honors Ceremony and The Royal Society of Edinburgh's Royal Medals ceremony

 
 

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Award nomination forms

 
 

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Award recipients

 
 

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Award committee members

• David Messerchmitt, Chair
• Peter Grant
• Mary Jane Irwin
• Sadahiko Kano
• Fumitaka Ono
• Sharon Peng
• Joseph Sventek
• Sergios Theodoridis
• Andrew Walker

 
 

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Awards Nomination Deadlines

2013 IEEE Honors Ceremony

2013 IEEE Medal of Honor Recipient Irwin M. Jacobs