EFTF-IFCS 2017 AWARDS

During the 2017 Joint Meeting of the European Time and Frequency Forum (EFTF) and the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (IFCS) in Besançon several Awards will be presented in recognition of noteworthy achievement by scientists and engineers in the time and frequency community.

2017 MARCEL ECABERT AWARD

Prof. Fritz Riehle

For his long-standing and enduring achievements in advancing the development of high accuracy optical atomic clocks within the international time and frequency community, and their implications for a future optical redefinition of the SI second.

The Marcel Ecabert Award of the EFTF honours the excellent achievements of the recipient (life time award) or an institution in the field of time and frequency. It is named after the late Marcel Ecabert, founding member of the EFTF and member of its Executive Committee.

2017 EFTF YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD

Dr. Pascal Del’Haye

For outstanding contributions to the development of microresonator–based optical frequency combs.

The EFTF Young Scientist Award is conferred in recognition of a personal contribution that demonstrated a high degree of initiative and creativity and lead to already established or easily foreseeable outstanding advances in the field of time and frequency metrology. The award honours a person under the age of 40 at the date of the opening session of the conference. The goal is to encourage scientific endeavour and competition and to help young scientists along their career paths.

2017 RABI AWARD

Dr. Scott Diddams

For the development and application of optical frequency combs to precision atomic timing.

The Rabi Award is to recognize outstanding contributions related to the fields of atomic and molecular frequency standards, and time transfer and dissemination. This award is sponsored by the IEEE UFFC society. The recipients are selected by the IFCS/EFTF Joint Program Committee.

2017 W. G CADY AWARD

Prof. Ulrich Rohde

For pioneering research, development, and commercialization of signal generating and processing devices for commercial and scientific applications.

The W. G. Cady Award is to recognize outstanding contributions related to the fields of piezoelectric or other classical frequency control, synthesis and measurement; and resonant sensor devices. This award is sponsored by the IEEE UFFC society. The recipients are selected by the IFCS/EFTF Joint Program Committee.

2017 C. B. SAWYER MEMORIAL AWARD

Dr. Ron Stephens

For decades of entrepreneurial leadership in the frequency control industry.

The C. B. Sawyer Memorial Award is to recognize outstanding contributions in the development, production or characterization of piezoelectric materials, or to recognize entrepreneurship or leadership within profit or non-profit organizations in the frequency control community (including all parts of the community). This award is sponsored by the IEEE UFFC society. The recipients are selected by the IFCS/EFTF Joint Program Committee.