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To recognize an scientists and engineers at the mid-stages of their career for outstanding research and technological contributions in a field represented by the IEEE Magnetics Society. This award fills a void between the Society’s Early Career, limited to a nominee within 5 years of completion of PhD, and the Achievement Award, which recognizes a nominee for research that has demonstrated unusually high impact, regardless of stage in career.


A single annual award of $2,000 to a single recipient, plus up to $500 for travel to the award ceremony, Certificate, and life membership in the IEEE Magnetics Society.


Funded by the IEEE Magnetics Society through an existing endowment administered by the IEEE Foundation which should be sufficient to fund in perpetuity. If these funds are not sufficient, the IEEE Magnetics Society will directly fund the difference.


At the INTERMAG conference during the Plenary Session in the year following the selection of the awardee.

Historical Background

Established in 2020 and first awarded in 2021

Basis for Judging

The selection committee, which is a subcommittee of the Honors and Awards Committee of the IEEE Magnetics Society, evaluates the candidates regarding their scientific achievements with respect to a field represented by the IEEE Magnetics Society. It discusses for each candidate whether the contribution is significant and merits consideration for the award. Discussion and decision can be made either by a conference call or by email.


Members of the IEEE Magnetics Society in the mid-stages of their career (between 10 to 20 years after completion of the PhD, except in the case of significant career interruptions due to family or military service) are eligible.

Nomination Deadline
July 31
Nomination Form



For seminal contributions to the understanding of the interplay between spin transport and magnetization dynamics due to spin torques.



For pioneering contributions to the understanding of chiral exchange interactions, spin-orbit torques, domain wall and skyrmion dynamics in magnetic films, heterostructures and nanostructures.