The Shoulders-Gray-Spindt-Award 2021

The Shoulders-Gray-Spindt (SGS) award, named after the founders of vacuum microelectronics/nanoelectronics (see more below), Ken Shoulders (late), Henry Gray (late), and Capp Spindt(see here for FEA Arrays), has been created in IVNC to promote the work of young researchers in the field.

The SGS award is given for the best paper by a student or a postdoc at IVNC conferences. The selection will be based on review of the extended abstracts of candidates by selected experts. Please see the application process below.

List of former winners of the SGS award.

The Ken Shoulders’ memorial lecture given at IVNC 2014 by Dr. Hans Koops is here.

Prepare Submission

Submit your short abstract to the conference by the deadline. If your short abstract is accepted (oral or poster), prepare your extended abstract.

Recommendation letter

Besides your extended abstract, a recommendation letter from your supervisor is necessary for the application.

Send application

Submit your extended abstract by the deadline of June 11th.

In addition, please send the extended abstract and recommendation letter to the conference co-chairman Stephen Purcell (address:
Subject line: SGS award application – [your full name]) and indicate that you would like to be considered.

Deadline June 18th.

Kenneth Radford Shoulders (1927 – June 7, 2013) was an experimental physicist and inventor. He has been attributed the title, ‘Father of Vacuum of Microelctronics’ and been known as a founder of microelectronic field emission devices.

Henry F. Gray, a Naval Research Laboratory physicist and senior research scientist was a pioneer in the field of vacuum microelectronics technology.

Capp Spindt gave his name to Spindt array, in which the individual field emitters are small sharp molybdenum cones (Spindt tips). He developed this technology at SRI International.