2020 John H. Booske
"For innovative, wide-ranging contributions to vacuum electronics science and technology and for tirelessly fostering collaboration, education and new applications. "
2019 Jinjun Feng
"For education and technical innovations in micro-fabrication and design of high frequency vacuum electronic devices. "
2018 Alexander Scott Gilmour
"For contributions to the development of high efficiency traveling wave tubes, and for educating generations of scientists and engineers world-wide through his books and courses on vacuum electronics. "
2017 Yue-Ying Lau
"For seminal contributions to our understanding of the technical foundations of vacuum electronics, and for training generations of talented engineers and scientists in the field. "
2016 Thomas M. Antonsen Jr.
"For contributions to the theory of charged particle beam generation and the development of computational design tools for fast and slow wave devices. "
2015 Kevin Felch
"For pioneering research and leadership in the development of gyrotrons for fusion energy sciences and national defense. "
2014 Dan M. Goebel
"For significant advances in the technology of traveling wave tubes and for the development of linear tube-amplifiers for digital communications. "
2013 Carter Armstrong
"For leadership and technical innovations in the field of vacuum electronics and for tirelessly fostering relationships between industry, academia and government. "
2012 Neville C. Luhmann Jr.
"For outstanding contributions and leadership in the field of vacuum electronics as a scientist, engineer and educator. "
"For the invention of the gyrotron and for seminal contributions to the development of relativistic coherent radiation sources and quasi-optical components for high power RF systems. "
"For the development of nonlaminar beam theory, gun and beam simulation software, and its application to the design of a wide range of electron beam devices including advanced microwave tubes."
“For a life-long commitment to education in vacuum electronics and visionary leadership in academia and technical research in the field.”
"For outstanding achievements in the development of gyrotron oscillators, microwave mode converters and transmission line components, and their applications in thermonuclear fusion plasma heating and materials processing."
"For pioneering contributions to the development of advance models and design tools for vacuum electronic devices and for visionary leadership in the vacuum electronics industry."
"For pioneering contributions to the development of vacuum electronic devices and for visionary leadership in the vacuum electronics industry."
"For pioneering contributions to the development of high power microwave tubes and for leadership within the vacuum electronics industry."