Microwave Application Award

Award and Nomination Description


Recognizes an individual or a team of up to five (5) for an outstanding application of microwave theory and techniques.


US$1,500 and Plaque. Individual awards for a team are described in the MTT-S Handbook.


The candidates must have made significant contributions to the microwave profession.  IEEE policy 4.4 applies (see below)    

Basis for Judging

Examples of an outstanding application include: creation of a new device, component or technique; novel use of a device or component or a combination of any or all of the above. As a further guideline, this application shall be reduced to practice nominally 10 years before the award. Publication of a paper is not required.


Presented at the annual IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Awards Banquet.


Complete directions for nominations and endorsements are on the nomination form.

Deadline for all materials is July 31. Questions, please, to mttawardschair@ieee.org.

Previous Microwave Application Award Recipients

All previous Microwave Application Award recipients are listed at the Past Awardees: Microwave Applications Award.

IEEE/MTT-S Awards: Important Information for nominators

IEEE Policy 4.4 (Limitations of Awards) states the following:

"No person shall receive an award, or be the nominator or reference for a nomination for a candidate for an award, who, at any stage of the recipient-selection process for that award, is eligible to vote on who shall receive that award.  This conflict of interest limitation shall apply to all awards given by the IEEE or any of its organizational units."

With reference to the MTT-Society, this Policy affects Members of the MTT-S Awards Committee*, and voting members of the MTT Administrative Committee**.


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