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

Richard Temkin

2024 John R. Pierce Award for Excellence in Vacuum Electronics

MIT Physics Dept, Cambridge, MA, USA

For pioneering research and for student education in high frequency and high power vacuum electron devices and their applications.
Yuan Zheng

2024 Vacuum Electronics Young Scientist Award

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China.
For research on innovative theories and exploring advanced processing technology in mm-wave and THz vacuum electron devices that led to miniaturized sources for communications, EPR instruments, and fusion plasma diagnostics.
Anika Tabassum Priyoti

Anika Tabassum Priyoti

Best student paper award 2024

University of Southern California, US

With the Paper “Semiconductor Physics and Characteristics of Tunable Negative Electron Affinity Photocathode with High Quantum Efficiency

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 2024