Exceptional Technical Achievement Award

2024 Award Nomination Period Closed

Nomination Form


To recognize an individual, or group of individuals (no more than three), for exceptional technical achievement in the fields encompassed by the EPS.
US$2,500 and Certificate
Basis for Judging:
Technical contributions of the nominee(s) must be such that they are considered to be exceptional, not achieved by most members. A single major contribution will qualify for this award. The contribution could be a significant invention, introduction of a significantly new and important technology or product (in which case, the nominee may be a team leader), or significant work that advances the state-of-the-art in EPS's field of interest. The technical contributions must be documented by open literature publications such as papers, patents, books, and reports (available to the public). Technical recognition and awards from the organization employing the individual as well as awards from other IEEE and non-IEEE technical societies may also be contributory. 
Recipient(s) must have been a member of IEEE and EPS for at least the past three years and renewed for the year of the Award.
A minimum of 3 endorsements is requested. (Endorsers do not need to be current EPS members)


Rene Poelma Photocropped

René. H. Poelma

Nexperia B.V., the Netherlands

for exceptional contributions in the field of novel packaging materials, interconnect technology, and processes.