Meet the 2023 Recipients

IEEE-USA’s Awards & Recognitions acknowledge leaders in a variety of fields who make outstanding contributions to the engineering and technologist community. We are proud to announce the 2023 IEEE-USA Award recipients. Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination, and congratulations to all the honorees!

PROFESSIONALISM Awards

The IEEE-USA Robert S. Walleigh Distinguished Contributions to Engineering Professionalism Award

To honor IEEE members in the United States for long-term dedicated effort and outstanding accomplishments in advancing the aims of IEEE professional activities.

The 2023 Award is presented to Fay Kann:

“For outstanding volunteer efforts and dedicated service in support of IEEE professional activities”

Jennifer Fowler

Faye Kann

Region 5 West Area Chair, IEEE

The IEEE-USA Award for Distinguished Public Service

Given to honor an individual not currently in the practice of engineering for contributions in furthering the professional goals of IEEE in the United States by such means as (but not limited to) influencing laws or regulations benefiting the profession, industrial environments to foster professionalism curricula, or publications designed to enhance professionalism and other similar activities. The 2023 Award is presented to Jennifer Fowler:

“For promoting innovation, technology, and workforce development in Arkansas and the U.S. heartland”

Jennifer Fowler

Jennifer Fowler

Director, Arkansas National Science Foundation EPSCoR, Arkansas Economic Development Commission

The IEEE-USA George F. McClure Citation of Honor

To honor IEEE members who have made exemplary contributions toward securing recognition of professional activities in the United States. The 2023 Award is presented to Dr. Asad M. Madni:

“For significant contributions to the engineering profession through mentorship, leadership, and philanthropy”

Dr. Asad M. Madni

Dr. Asad M. Madni

Distinguished Adjunct Professor and Distinguished Scientist, University of California Los Angeles

The IEEE-USA George F. McClure Citation of Honor

To honor IEEE members who have made exemplary contributions toward securing recognition of professional activities in the United States. The 2023 Award is presented to Dr. Alton Romig, Jr.:

“For significant contributions to the aerospace industry, national security, and engineering policy”

Dr. Alton Romig, Jr.

Dr. Alton Romig, Jr.

Executive Officer, National Academy of Engineering

The IEEE-USA Entrepreneur Achievement Award for Leadership in Entrepreneurial Spirit

To recognize an IEEE member who has been instrumental in furthering both entrepreneurial growth and spirit in the United States. The 2023 Award is presented to Dr. Ulrich Rohde:

“For entrepreneurship in the fields of signal generation, signal processing electronics, and CAD tools”

Dr. Ulrich Rohde

Dr. Ulrich Rohde

Adjunct Professor, George Washington University

The K-12 STEM Literacy Committee Educator-Engineer Partnership Award

To honor pairs of K-12 educators and engineers that, through their joint collaboration, provide learning experiences to precollege students, support the education and curriculum requirements of their institution, promote and increase the math, science and engineering awareness of student participants, and/or support the educational goals of the IEEE and IEEE-USA. The 2023 Awards is presented to Leon Grant adn Dr. Erick Maxwell:

“In recognition of exemplary collaboration leading to the development of Smart Medical Gloves”

Dr. Ulrich Rohde

Leon Grant

Pre-Engineering Teacher, Marietta High School

Dr. Ulrich Rohde

Dr. Erick Maxwell

Principal Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute

TECHNICAL Award

The IEEE-USA Harry Diamond Memorial Award

To honor individuals for distinguished technical contributions in the field of electrotechnology while in U.S. Government Service. The 2023 Award is presented to Dr. Muralidhar Rangaswamy:

“For outstanding contributions to theory and application of radar technology and adaptive signal processing for the U.S. Air Force”

Dr. Ulrich Rohde

Dr. Muralidhar Rangaswamy

Fellow IEEE, Technical Lead for Radar Sensing, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

PROFESSIONALISM Awards

TECHNICAL Award

The IEEE-USA Robert S. Walleigh Distinguished
Contributions to Engineering Professionalism Award

Faye Kann

Faye Kann

Region 5 West Area Chair, IEEE

“For outstanding volunteer efforts and dedicated service in support of IEEE professional activities”

The IEEE-USA Award for
Distinguished Public Service

Faye Kann

Jennifer Fowler

Director, Arkansas National Science Foundation EPSCoR, Arkansas Economic Development Commission

“For promoting innovation, technology, and workforce development in Arkansas and the U.S. heartland”

The IEEE-USA George F. McClure Citation of Honor

Faye Kann

Dr. Asad M. Madni

Distinguished Adjunct Professor and Distinguished Scientist, University of California Los Angeles

“For significant contributions to the engineering profession through mentorship, leadership, and philanthropy”

The IEEE-USA George F. McClure Citation of Honor

Faye Kann

Dr. Alton Romig, Jr.

Executive Officer, National Academy of Engineering

“For significant contributions to the aerospace industry, national security, and engineering policy”

The IEEE-USA Entrepreneur Achievement Award
for Leadership in Entrepreneurial Spirit

Faye Kann

Dr. Ulrich Rohde

Adjunct Professor, George Washington University

“For entrepreneurship in the fields of signal generation,
signal processing electronics, and CAD tools”

The IEEE-USA Harry Diamond Memorial Award

Faye Kann

Dr. Muralidhar Rangaswamy

Fellow IEEE, Technical Lead for Radar Sensing, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

“For outstanding contributions to theory and application of radar technology and adaptive signal processing for the U.S. Air Force”

The K-12 STEM Literacy Committee
Educator-Engineer Partnership Award

Leon Grant

Leon Grant

Pre-Engineering Teacher, Marietta High School

Erick Maxwell

Dr. Erik Maxwell

Principal Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute

“In recognition of exemplary collaboration leading to the development of Smart Medical Gloves”

“In recognition of exemplary collaboration leading to the development of Smart Medical Gloves”

IEEE-USA Awards Ceremonies

2022

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The Nominations Portal for IEEE-USA Awards will be open 

April 1 – September 15, 2024

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