Welcome to Vacuum Electronics

The IEEE Electron Device Society Vacuum Electronics Technical Committee welcome you to the vacuumelectronics.org website.

Chair’s Corner

From the emergence of the first vacuum electron devices more than a century ago, the technology has stood alone for its unparalleled ability to provide high power in the microwave, millimetre wave, and even THz frequency regimes. Vacuum electronics remains a dynamic and exciting multidisciplinary field and continues to attract many talented and ambitious young people, which promises a bright future for the technology as it evolves.

Chair's Corner

Award Recipients


Keishi Sakamoto

2022 John R. Pierce Award for Excellence in Vacuum Electronics

Kyoto Fusioneering, Japan
For outstanding contributions to high power CW gyrotrons and making high power mm-waves the major heating tool for nuclear fusion plasmas.

Diana Gamzina

2022 Vacuum Electronics Young Scientist Award

SLAC & Elve, US

For pioneering new manufacturing techniques, nano-CNC milling and electron-beam melting, for vacuum electronics;  for developing a reproducible nanocomposite scandate tungsten cathode manufacturing process;  and for describing the mechanics of materials interaction with electromagnetic waves.
Julian Pickard

Mr. Julian Picard

Best student paper award 2022

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US

With the Paper “Generation of 565 MW of X-Band Power for Structure-Based Wakefield Acceleration Using a Metamaterial-Based Power Extractor

Learn More About IVEC

Since its inception in 2000, the International Vacuum Electronics Conference has become the premier international venue for presentations in the field of vacuum electronics. It was born by merging the US Power Tubes Conferences and the European Space Agency TWTA Workshops.

IVEC meets in the U.S. every two years in Monterey, which has become the US home of IVEC and in Europe and Asia alternately every fourth year.


Vacuum Electronics Young Scientist Award

To recognize outstanding contributions from early career researchers and young professionals in the field of Vacuum Electronics.

Deadline 31st January 2023