2023 IEEE Eric O. Forster Distinguished Service Award
Every two years the IEEE DEIS selects an individual in recognition of sustained leadership, support, and contributions to the advancement of the field of electrical insulation and dielectrics. This award, which was first given in 1992, is named in honor of the late Eric O. Forster for his distinguished service on behalf of DEIS. The award is restricted to DEIS members. It is made biennially, generally at the Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, although the recipient has the prerogative of requesting that the award be made at an alternative DEIS-sponsored event. The award comes with an honorarium of $5000 US.
Dr. Eric Forster was a tireless volunteer of the IEEE DEIS during its formative years, and held many posts including: conference chair, DEIS treasurer and DEIS vice-president at various times from 1974 to 1990. He was also instrumental in the creation of three DEIS conferences: ICDL, ICPADM and ISD. Dr. Forster spent most of his career working for Exxon studying dielectric liquids.
The DEIS seeks nominations for the 2023 Eric O. Forster Award. The nominator should clearly outline the contributions made by the nominee to the DEIS. The nominator should also provide the nominee’s CV and the written support for the nomination from at least two DEIS members.
The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2023.
Past Recipients of DEIS Distinguished Service Award
|1979||Joseph Perkins||1987||Arend van Roggen|
|1981||Ken Mathes||1988||John Tanaka|
|1983||Eric Forster||1989||Phil Alexander|
|1985||Emanuel Brancato||1990||Scott Hurley, Jr.|
In 1992 the award was renamed the Award Eric O. Forster Distinguished Service Award
In 2003 it was decided to give the award every two years. No award was given in 2003.
|1992||Frank Campbell||2002||Yoshimichi Ohki|
|1993||Gregory Stone||2005||John J. Shea|
|1994||Ronald Sampson||2007||Alexander Bulinski|
|1995||Tor Orbeck||2009||John Berberian|
|1996||Alan Cookson||2011||Robert Hebner|
|1997||Sachio Yasafuku||2013||William McDermid|
|1998||Keith Nelson||2015||Hulya Kirkici|
|1999||Clive Reed||2017||Resi Zarb|
|2000||Rueben Hackam||2019||Frank Hegeler|
|2001||Aime S. DeReggi||2021||Paul Lewin|