2022 THOMAS W DAKIN DISTINGUISHED TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS AWARD
DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2022
Every two years, the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society selects an individual for their outstanding, original contributions in advancing the technology of dielectrics and electrical insulation. The DEIS is now seeking nominations for the 2022 Dakin Award. Nominations can be made by submitting an e-mail or letter to Greg Stone by the end of January 2022. Nominations must provide the name of the nominee, his or her CV, why the nominee is worthy of the award, and the proposed citation. The nominator must also indicate at least three people who will endorse the nomination and who will provide their letter of support for the nomination directly to Greg Stone.
This award, which was first given in 1978, is named in honor of the late Thomas W. Dakin, one of the most distinguished scientists in our field. Tom Dakin was a life-long employee of Westinghouse Electric and was a key figure in the development of new insulation systems for capacitors and rotating machines. He was also one of the first to recognize that thermal aging of electrical insulation followed the Arrhenius model for chemical reactions, and that voltage aging followed a power law model. Dr. Dakin was involved with the creation of many IEEE standards concerned with insulation aging, and was very active in Cigre working groups.
The Dakin Award winner will receive a plaque and an honorarium of $5000 US. The Award is funded from a donation by the family of Thomas Dakin, as well as contributions from the IEEE DEIS.
Greg Stone; IEEE DEIS Awards and Recognition Committee Chair
Past Recipients of TW Dakin Award
|1978 Tom Dakin||2000 T. John Lewis|
|1980 Ray Bartnikas||2002 Toshikatsu Tanaka|
|1982 Harry Sharbaugh||2004 Uno Gafvert|
|1984 Wendell Starr||2006 James Timperley|
|1986 Gerhard Sessler||2008 Gian Carlo Montanari|
|1988 John Densley||2010 Steven Boggs|
|1990 Robert Eichhorn||2012 Greg Stone|
|1992 Emanuel Brancato||2014 John Fothergill|
|1994 Dilip Das Gupta||2016 Abderrahmane Beroual|
|1996 Dieter Kind||2018 Len Dissado|
|1998 Howard Wintle||2020 Gary Stevens|