EPS Distinguished Achievement Certificate for Technical Leadership and Expertise

Criteria: Must be a current EPS member

There are five high-level focus areas for this new certificate.  These areas include:

(1) Being a recognized authority of technical expertise in one’s field

Examples of being a recognized authority of technical expertise include being an advanced member of the technical staff at a company (e.g. Fellow, Senior Technical Staff, Distinguished Engineer, etc.), making technical contributions as a Member or Fellow of professional associations/societies related to electronics packaging (e.g., IEEE, IMAPs, SMTA, ASME, etc.), and being an invited speaker at companies, technical conferences, and EPS Chapter meetings.

(2) Being a subject matter expert (SME) at conferences, keynotes, webinars, blogs

Methods to demonstrate participation as a SME include abstracts accepted and papers presented at conferences, giving keynote lectures at conferences or professional society meetings, presenting webinars for EPS and other IEEE Societies, and serving on technical panels at conferences and other venues.

(3) Demonstrating sustained technical contributions to industry

Example approaches to demonstrate sustained technical contributions to industry include publishing well-cited technical papers at conferences and in journals, book chapters, and patents; serving as an editor of a journal or reference book; and being a leader or participant in industry blogs, focus groups, technical roadmaps, newsletters, and forums.

(4) Documenting advanced technical recognitions

Methods to document technical recognitions include receiving technical awards from a company, institute, professional society, or academic institution; being the acknowledged inventor of a seminal technology or process important to industry; serving as the point person for global high-level task force activity; and being elected to be a Member of an organization such as the US National Academy of Engineering, Royal Academy of Engineering, Chinese Academy of Engineering, IBM Academy of Technology, etc.

(5) Being endorsed strongly by others.   

More details and examples can be found on the online Nomination form.