2022 IEEE William Cherry Award to be presented at the 49th IEEE PVSC to Stephen R. Forrest
Stephen R. Forrest
Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor of Engineering
Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering
Professor of Electrical Engineering, Physics and Materials Science and Engineering
B. A. Physics, 1972, University of California, MSc and PhD Physics in 1974 and 1979, University of Michigan. In 1985, Prof. Forrest joined USC and, in 1992, moved to Princeton University. In 2006, he rejoined the University of Michigan as Vice President for Research, where he is the Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor. A Fellow of the APS, IEEE and OSA and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Inventors, he has received numerous awards and medals for his invention of phosphorescent OLEDs, innovations in organic LEDs, organic thin films and advances in photodetectors for optical communications. Prof. Forrest has authored ~647 papers in refereed journals and has 365 US patents. He is co-founder or founding participant in several companies, including Sensors Unlimited, Epitaxx, Inc., NanoFlex Power Corp. (OTC: OPVS), Universal Display Corp. (NASDAQ: OLED) and Apogee Photonics, Inc., and is on the Growth Technology Advisory Board of Applied Materials. He is past Chairman of the Board of the University Musical Society and served as Chairman of the Board of Ann Arbor SPARK. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology where he is a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering. He received an honorary doctorate from the Technion in 2018, and the Henry Russel Lectureship at the University of Michigan in 2019. His first book, Organic Electronics: Foundations to Applications, was published in September, 2020. Steve has long experienced all the advantages of solar power at his off-grid house which is mostly powered by the sun in the Green Mountains of Vermont.
About the Award
This award is named in honor of William R. Cherry, a founder of the photovoltaic community. In the 1950's, he was instrumental in establishing solar cells as the ideal power source for space satellites and for recognizing, advocating, and nurturing the use of photovoltaic systems for terrestrial applications. The William R. Cherry award was instituted in 1980, shortly after his death. The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual engineer or scientist who devoted a part of their professional life to the advancement of the science and technology of photovoltaic energy conversion. The nominee must have made significant contributions to the science and/or technology of PV energy conversion, with dissemination by substantial publications and presentations. Professional society activities, promotional and/or organizational efforts and achievements are not considerations in the election for the award.
The award consists of a plaque, monetary award, recognition at the IEEE PVSC Opening Ceremony and a dedicated Cherry Award Talk during the Opening Ceremony.
Rules & Eligibility
- Nominee must be a scientist or engineer who has made significant contributions to the science and/or technology of PV energy conversion, with dissemination by substantial publications and presentations.
- Nominee must have had an extended period of activity in PV, contributions to the PVSC, and the expectation of continued activity. Single outstanding contributions are not sufficient.
- Professional and/or organizational efforts and achievements are not considerations for this award.
- Nominees are not required to be members of IEEE or EDS.
- Nominees from any country and institution are eligible.
- Previous recipients of the Cherry Award are not eligible.
- Self-nominations will not be accepted.
- Nominations may be re-submitted in subsequent years.
Nomination Package Requirements (Deadline: January 17th)
- Complete Electronic Nomination Form with name of nominee, and his/her current affiliation and contact information.
- Nominator's name, address, phone number and e-mail address.
- A rationale (less than 150 words) of the nominee's contributions to the advancement of the PV field.
- A citation (less than 40 words) listing the nominee's specific contributions to make them deserving of the award.
- A list of the nominee's activities in the field.
- A current CV for the nominee.
- Give a personal view of the work and contributions of the candidate. Professional society activities, promotional and/or organizational efforts and achievements are not considerations in the election for the award. Quality is better than quantity: Multiple nominations for the same candidate are accepted as long as each nomination represents the personal view of the nominator and not just a copy of another nomination form.
Questions? Contact the Cherry Committee Awards Chair, Harry Atwater at email@example.com
WILLIAM R. CHERRY COMMITTEE
Sheila G. Bailey
Allen M. Barnett
Henry W. Brandhorst, Jr.
Dennis J. Flood
Americo F. Forestieri
Martin A. Green
Lawrence L. Kazmerski
Richard R. King
John D. Meakin
Ronald A. Sinton
Robert J. Walters
Dr. Martin A. Green 1990
Mr. Peter A. Iles 1991
Dr. Lawrence L. Kazmerski 1993
Dr. Christopher R. Wronski 2000
Dr. Richard M. Swanson 2002
Dr. Ajeet Rohatgi 2003
Dr. Timothy J. Coutts 2005
Dr. Antonio Luque 2006
Dr. Masafumi Yamaguchi 2008
Dr. Stuart Wenham 2009
Dr. Richard R. King 2010
Dr. Jerry M. Olson 2011
Dr. Sarah Kurtz 2012
Dr. Keith Emery 2013
Dr. Ronald A. Sinton 2014
Dr. Christiana Honsberg 2015
Dr. Pierre Verlinden 2016
Prof. Eli Yablonovitch 2017
Prof. Vasilis Fthenakis 2018
Dr. Harry Atwater 2019
Prof. James Sites 2020
Prof. Thorsten Trupke 2021