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Description

The IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award was established in 2003. This award is named for Gustav Robert Kirchhoff, a physicist who made important contributions to the theory of circuits using topology and to elasticity. Kirchhoff's laws allow calculation of currents, voltages and resistances of electrical circuits extending the work of Ohm. His work on black body radiation was fundamental in the development of quantum theory. This award is given for outstanding contributions to the fundamentals of any aspect of electronic circuits and systems that has a long-term significance or impact. It may be awarded to an individual or multiple recipients where all members of the group could be judged to have made a crucial contribution(s) to the overall outcome. In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: impact, perceived long term and fundamental nature of the contribution, originality, publication of significant and profound new and non-obvious result, an approach in a subject area which relates to the circuits and systems, but which has broader impact across other aspects of Electrical or Electronics Engineering, patents, starting a company based on a fundamental contribution, and the quality of the nomination. Recipient selection is administered by the IEEE Technical Field Awards Council through the IEEE Awards Board. Prize items include a bronze medal, certificate, and honorarium.

Prize

Prize items include a bronze medal, certificate, and honorarium.

Historical Background

The IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award was established in 2003.

Basis for Judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: impact; perceived long-term and fundamental nature of the contribution(s); originality; publication of a significant and profound new and non-obvious result or an approach in a subject area that relates to the circuits and systems, but which has broader impact across other aspects of electronic or electrical engineering; patents; starting a company based on a fundamental contribution; and the quality of the nomination.

Eligibility

Candidate eligibility: Any person may be nominated for an IEEE-level award, regardless of IEEE membership, with the following exceptions: Members of the IEEE Board of Directors, Members of the IEEE Awards Board, Members of the IEEE Awards Council – Chairs of the selection committees who sit on a Council are not eligible for an award that their Council oversees, Medal of Honor recipients cannot receive another IEEE Medal, Medal recipients cannot receive another medal or Technical Field Award for the same work, Technical Field Award recipients cannot receive another Technical Field Award for the same work, but may be elevated to a medal in a future year, An IEEE-level award recipient is ineligible to receive two IEEE-level awards in the same year, Award Selection Committee members cannot be considered while serving on a relevant board or committee, Deceased persons (exception: an award may be presented posthumously if recipient’s death occurs after the IEEE Board of Directors approves the nomination), Self-nominations, IEEE staff

2021

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for pioneering CMOS technology for highperformance wireless circuits and systems

2020

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for fundamental contributions to nonlinear circuit theory and nonlinear dynamics

2019

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for contributions to analog, mixed-signal, and digital integrated circuits, and outstanding leadership in microelectronics education and research and development

2018

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for fundamental contributions to the theory and design of nonlinear circuits and signal processing systems

2017

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for seminal contributions to systematic analysis of random offsets in semiconductor devices and their impact on circuits

2016

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for fundamental contributions to digital signal processing

2015

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for fundamental contributions to the foundation of classical circuit theory

2014

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for seminal, long-lasting contributions to design automation for circuits and systems

2013

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for fundamental contributions to filter design and signal processing

2012

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for fundamental contributions to circuit simulation, circuit design optimization and electronic design automation

2011

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for crucial conceptual research contributions to the behavior and the use of electrical circuits and systems

2010

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for pioneering contributions to filter design theory and computer-aided circuit design

2021

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for pioneering CMOS technology for highperformance wireless circuits and systems

2020

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for fundamental contributions to nonlinear circuit theory and nonlinear dynamics

2019

Recipient(s)
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for contributions to analog, mixed-signal, and digital integrated circuits, and outstanding leadership in microelectronics education and research and development

2018

Recipient(s)
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for fundamental contributions to the theory and design of nonlinear circuits and signal processing systems

2017

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for seminal contributions to systematic analysis of random offsets in semiconductor devices and their impact on circuits

2016

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for fundamental contributions to digital signal processing

2015

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for fundamental contributions to the foundation of classical circuit theory

2014

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for seminal, long-lasting contributions to design automation for circuits and systems

2013

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for fundamental contributions to filter design and signal processing

2012

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for fundamental contributions to circuit simulation, circuit design optimization and electronic design automation

2011

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for crucial conceptual research contributions to the behavior and the use of electrical circuits and systems

2010

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for pioneering contributions to filter design theory and computer-aided circuit design