The TRANSDUCERS Early Career Award was established by the Transducers International Steering Committee in order to celebrate the 20th edition of the Transducers Conference in 2019.
In 2021, the award is sponsored by CSEM SA, Switzerland, with prize money of 5000 USD.
The TRANSDUCERS Early Career Award will acknowledge and honor advances in the design, fabrication and/or commercialization of solid-state sensors, actuators and microsystems. The awardees' contributions must be innovative, of high impact, and widely recognized by the transducers community. The awardees, which are not older than 35, showed either high potential for a successful academic or industrial career or demonstrated entrepreneurship as founders of a start-up or early-stage company.
In order to emphasize the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in the domain, the award is not limited to individuals, but teams of a maximum of three members.
Members of the International Steering Committee
nominate candidates and the TRANSDUCERS Early Career Award Committee will select the winner or winning team.
Award Committee Members (2021):
Chair : Nico de Rooij
Transducers 2021 : Jürgen Brugger, Amy Duwel, Yoshio Mita
Transducers 2019 : Christofer Hierold, Jürgen Brugger
Transducers 2017 : Weileun Fang, Shuichi Shoji
During Transducers 2019, Berlin, Germany, the Award was bestowed to:
Dana Weinstein, Associate Professor at Purdue University for her research in hybrid MEMS-IC devices for wireless communications, clocking and sensing applications and her excellent support to the Transducers Community.