Outstanding Young Engineer

Award and Nomination Description


Recognizes an outstanding young MTT-S Member, who has distinguished him/herself through achievement(s), which may be technical (within the MTT-S Field of Interest), may be exemplary service to the MTT-S, or may be a combination of both. What distinguishes this award from other MTT-S achievement-based awards (such as Prize, Application, and Pioneer) is that by its title, this award's focus is a person, not an achievement, and that we are implicitly recognizing the person who was responsible for the success of the cited achievement(s) during his/her early career.


Cash award of US$ 1500 and Plaque.


Nominee must be no more than 38 years of age (i.e., must not have reached her/his 39th birthday) and must be an MTT member at time of nomination. IEEE Policy 4.4 applies; see below.

Basis for Judging

Technical contributions from patents, publications, such as journal articles, digests of papers, books, reports, and product releases.

Service/organizational contributions to the Society, such as results demonstrated in the Local Chapter, Section, or Regional activities, as well as to Publications, Membership Services, or other Technical or Administrative Committees of the Society.


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

Nomination Forms

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 Outstanding Young Engineers

All previous Outstanding Young Engineer Award recipients are listed at the Past Awardees: Outstanding Young Engineer

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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