John R. Pierce Award for Excellence in Vacuum Electronics

You can learn about the John R. Pierce Award and how to nominate a colleague at the Vacuum Electronics website. The 2012 winner will be announced at IVEC-IVESC 2012.

George Miram Award for Achievement in Cathode Research

In honor of George Miram (1923-2011), a pioneer in the development and understanding of dispenser cathodes, IVEC-IVESC 2012 will recognize contributions to the larger electron sources community by an individual selected by the IVESC Steering Committee. George Miram is widely recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on electron guns and cathode technology, and was the originator of the "Miram Curve," relating the temperature of cathode operation to its emission current density as a fraction of the space charge limit. The first winner of this award will be announced at IVEC-IVESC 2012.

Best Student Paper Award

IVEC-IVESC 2012 will select the most outstanding, student-authored and presented paper for the honor of "Best Student Paper Award". Eligible papers are those with a student as the principal author and presenter. Students are considered as individuals pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree at the time of the conference or during the past year when the work was completed. After ranking by the Technical Program Committee, six student papers will be selected for finalist consideration. Finalist students will present a 10 minute synopsis talk on their work on Tuesday evening during the conference, and from these brief summary talks a winner will be selected. The award will include an engraved plaque and a $500 check.