This is the inaugural year of the Richard Chu Award for Excellence in Thermal and Thermo-Mechanical Management of Electronics, formerly known as the ITherm Achievement Award. The ITherm Achievement Award, instituted in 1996, has been presented biennially in recognition of significant contributions made in thermal and thermo-mechanical aspects of electronics devices and systems. Following recent IEEE Electronic Packaging Society (EPS) Board of Governors approval of an annual ITherm Conference, it will now be awarded annually. The Award has been re-named to honor Richard Chu, the first recipient of the ITHERM Achievement Award and a seminal contributor to thermal management of electronics.
The Award, to be presented at the 2018 ITherm Conference Banquet in San Diego, includes a memento, a plaque, and a $1500 honorarium. Conference registration, and two nights of lodging will be complimentary. The recipient is expected to attend ITherm and present an Invited Lecture on a topic of relevance to the conference themes.
The sole selection criterion for the award is seminal contributions to the science and art of thermal and/or thermo-mechanical aspects of electronic devices and systems as demonstrated by archival publications in prestigious journals, patents, or other groundbreaking achievements. Service and societal activities, although relevant will not be major considerations for selection. IEEE-EPS membership is encouraged but not required.
The nomination should include: a two-page letter from the nominator summarizing the nominee's qualifications, up to three letters of support (a minimum of two are required) and a detailed curriculum vitae.
Nomination packets should be submitted by February 16, 2018 to:
Prof. Sushil H. Bhavnani, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
1418C Wiggins Hall
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849-5341
Dr. Koneru Ramakrishna, Co-chair, email@example.com
IC Package Development
Cirrus Logic, Inc.
800 W. Sixth St, Austin, TX 78701
2017 - Alfonso Ortega
2016 - Suresh Garimella
2014 - Dereje Agonafer
2012 - Yogendra Joshi
2010 - Bahgat Sammakia
2008 - Roger R. Schmidt
2006 - Robert J. Moffat
2004 - M. Michael Yovanovich
2002 - Aurthur E. Bergles
2000 - Wataru Nakayama
1998 - Avram Bar-Cohen
1996 - Richard C. Chu