Award Programs


University Researcher Recognition Awards

Recognizing excellence in education, research, and technical innovation among sponsored researchers  

  1. The Technical Excellence Award was established in 1991 by the Board of Directors as an incentive and recognition program for research of exceptional value to SRC members. This award recognizes key contributors for innovative technology that significantly enhances the productivity/competitiveness of the semiconductor industry.
  2. The Aristotle Award was created in 1995 to recognize supported faculty whose deep commitment to the educational experience of students has had a profound and continuing impact on their professional performance and consequently a significant impact for members over a long period of time. The Award is intended to acknowledge outstanding teaching in its broadest sense, emphasizing student advising and teaching during the research project thereby contributing to the maturation of the student.
  3. The University Researcher Award was established in 1995 by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) to recognize lifetime research contributions to the U.S. semiconductor industry by university faculty.

Liaison Recognition Award

The Mahboob Khan Outstanding Liaison Award recognizes individuals who, in serving as Liaisons, have had significant impact on the technical contributions of the research, have been instrumental in transferring the research results to industry, and are deeply committed to the education of graduate students. Nominations for individuals serving as Liaisons are accepted from members of the SRC community including SRC-sponsored university researchers and graduate students.

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