The IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 2000. In 2012, the award was renamed the IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies.
The award is named in honor of Dr. Daniel E. Noble, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board emeritus of Motorola. Dr. Noble is significantly known for the design and installation of the nation's first statewide two-way radio communications system. The system was the first in the world to use FM technology.
Dr. Noble was an IEEE Life Fellow. He was awarded the IEEE Edison Medal in 1978 "for leadership and innovation in meeting important public needs, especially in developing mobile communications and solid-state electronics."
The IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies was previously named the Morris N. Liebmann Award, which was originally established by the Institute of Radio Engineers in 1919 and then assumed by IEEE in 1963 when the two organizations merged.
Recipient selection is administered by the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.
Note: This Technical Field Award is not to be confused with the Daniel E. Noble Fellowship, which is jointly sponsored by the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and Motorola, Inc.
Sponsor: Motorola Foundation
Presented to: An individual or team of up to three
Scope: For outstanding contributions to emerging technologies recognized within recent years
Prize: The award consists of bronze medal, certificate, and honorarium.
Basis for judging: In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: emerging technologies recently discovered; invented or recognized technology importance; impact; originality; breadth; significance; quality of the nomination.
Nomination deadline: 31 January
Notification: Recipients are typically approved during the June IEEE Board of Directors meeting, usually held towards the end of the month. 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: IEEE policy requires that its awards be presented at major IEEE events that are in keeping with the nature of the award and the cited achievement.