|Prof. Ching Wan Tang
, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE), will be receiving the 2017 IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal along with Stephen Forrest of the University of Michigan and Mark Thompson of the University of Southern California , Los Angeles, "For their pioneering work on organic devices, leading to organic light-emitting diode displays."
The IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal
was established in 2002 in honor of Jun-ichi Nishizawa's lifetime of outstanding achievements ranging from fundamental semiconductor materials and devices through optical communication and power systems. He has received 28 national or international awards. He is considered the "Father of Japanese Microelectronics," and IEEE Spectrum recognized him as one of the geniuses of the 20th Century. The award is presented to an individual, multiple recipients, or a team of up to three in number for outstanding contributions to material and device science and technology, including practical application.