October 27, 2020 Booske earns highest vacuum electronics award Written By: Jason Daley Departments: Electrical & Computer Engineering Categories Awards John Booske John Booske, the Duane H. and Dorothy M. Bluemke Professor and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in electrical and computer engineering at UW-Madison is the 2020 recipient of the John R. Pierce Award for Excellence in Vacuum Electronics awarded by the IEEE Electron Devices Society’s Vacuum Electronics Technical Committee. The Pierce Award is considered the highest international recognition for research excellence in the field of vacuum electronics. The committee’s announcement recognizes Booske “for innovative, wide-ranging contributions to vacuum electronics science and technology and for tirelessly fostering collaboration, education and new applications.” Booske’s research interests are wide ranging, covering many topics in electrical and materials engineering. His recent work in vacuum electronics includes identifying new perovskite and metamaterials for the development of more efficient and tunable vacuum electronic devices. The award was presented at the virtual IVEC 2020 conference, which was held October 19-22, 2020.