IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Graduate Fellowship Award

To support and encourage graduate-level research in the area of Instrumentation and Measurement.

Award Selection Committee

(updated for 2024) Total yearly award budget of $80,000 USD; Maximum of $20,000 USD per fellowship award winner. Award certificate to each selected applicant. Complimentary Instrumentation and Measurement (I&M) Student Membership starting in September of the Grant year and including 2 subsequent years.
Funded by the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society.
Grant recipients will be announced at the annual I²MTC Conference Awards Banquet. Formal notification of the grant will be sent to the recipients, department, and university administrators in May (of the award year).
Basis for Judging:
The awards committee will review and evaluate in detail with special attention to the clarity, impact and relevance of the nomination, the profile of the candidate, the impact and relevance of the project to the areas of interest of the I&M Society and the budget for the project.

The awardees must state to undertake the following obligations:
1) Submit a budget summary and a short (no more than 2 single-spaced pages) progress report by February 1 of the award year. This budget must be audited and approved by the Selection Committee Chair.
2) Submit a written report, suitable for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement as a regular or short paper (commensurate with the level of effort and fellowship funding), no later than 24 months following the initiation of the fellowship
Candidate must be a graduate student and at minimum an IEEE member. Candidate’s advisor must be a member of the IEEE and the I&M Society. Candidate must have at least one full academic year remaining to be completed at the time the award is made. Both Candidate and Advisor must exhibit actions that reflect positively on and enhance the reputation of the I&M Society.

Previous award recipients are not eligible for a period of two years after receiving the Fellowship. Previous grant recipients must be working towards a different degree to be eligible for another Fellowship. Previous award winners are not eligible for substantially the same achievements (per IEEE Policies 4.4: An individual shall receive only one award for a given achievement unless the significance merits a higher award, which may be given in the following year or thereafter.) The Eligibility and Selection process shall comply with procedures and regulations established in IEEE and Society/Council governing documents, particularly with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Awards Limitations.
Nomination Details:

Nomination Deadline: 1 February 2024

Any variation during the timeframe of the grant support should be discussed/approved by the committee chair.

Nominee Solicitation

Nominations are solicited from all IMS Members. The call for nominations will be sent out via email to the IMS Membership, posted on the IMS social media accounts, and displayed on the IMS website. Nominations must be submitted through the IMS website. The nominator must be the candidate’s advisor, as well as a member of the IEEE and the I&M Society. No more than one nomination per award year per graduate advisor will be considered. Self-nominations are not permitted. Nominations should comply with IEEE Policies and restrictions on awards.  Incidents of misconduct including, but not limited to, violations of IEEE's publication policies, will be strongly considered by the awards committee and may be grounds for denial of an award or leadership position. 

Nominations must include the following supporting documentation:

Candidate Profile and Letters of Support

  • One-page biographical summary of the candidate. Include the student’s IEEE membership number.
  • Unofficial copy of the candidate’s transcript signed by the Advisor to certify authenticity. Include an explanation if the grading system differs from the A to F format.
  • One page (single-spaced) statement, written by the candidate, outlining the education and research goals and accomplishments. This can include summer internship experience, undergraduate, and graduate work.
  • Nominating letter from candidate’s graduate advisor.
  • 2-page maximum professional/academic summary CV of the graduate advisor. Include the advisor’s IEEE membership number.
  • Two letters of recommendation from someone (other than the nominator) familiar with the candidate’s research and education qualifications.
  • A Letter of Support from the faculty member’s department/institution administrator with an explicit statement stating that no institutional indirect cost (of any type) will be assessed by the recipient’s institution;
  • Additional Reference Letters or Support Letters may be included but are not required.

Research Proposal and Budget for the Fellowship 

  • Research proposal, no more than 5 single-spaced pages, that specifically provides the following information:
  • Title page containing the title, University name, and contact information of the faculty member submitting the nominating package and the candidate. Include email addresses and phone numbers.
  • Research proposal describing the work to be completed by the application.  Objectives, approach, and estimated start and completion dates should be included.
  • The anticipated type of paper (short or full) for the final report must be identified. Any variation during the timeframe of the fellowship support should be discussed/approved by the committee chair.
  • Budget for the project. Explicitly outline how the funds from this Fellowship will be allocated with a line-item budget justification. Budgets must follow the guidelines below:
    • No portion of the budget can provide faculty salary or any expenditure unrelated to the fellowship.
    • Up to $2,000 can be included in the project budget for the recipient to attend I2MTC. Travel to other conferences, symposia, workshops, etc. is not supported by funding from this award. Any other travel requests must be explicitly justified in your budget.
    • The use of project funds for travel expenses or conference fees must follow IEEE Policies and Procedures.
Nomination Form:
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Siladitya Khan

Project Title: "Biomechanical Imaging with Acoustic Radiation Force to map Local Rheological Changes in Skin & Soft Tissue Infection (SSTI) Microenvironments"

Zengkun Wang

Project Title: "Key-Phase-Free Measuring Instrument and Intelligent Fault Diagnosis System for Rotating Blades"

Saibo She

Project Title: "Embedded AI and edge computing for electromagnetic measurements and instrumentation"

Zihan Xia

Project Title: "Multi modality sensing technique for monitoring complex structures enhanced by deep learning and advanced electromagnetic modelling"

Francesca Mancino

Project Title: "Transdermal Delivery Universal Meter (TDeUM)"

Hui Wang

Project Title: "An Online Intelligent Fault Diagnosis Method and Device for Industrial Equipment"

Anne Tryphosa Kamatham

Project Title: "Sonomyography-based muscle activity sensing and control of bionic devices"

Logan Wilcox

Project Title: "Progress in Instrumentation: Antenna Pattern Independence in Active Microwave Thermography"

Ge Zheng

Project Title: "Online Measurement of Mass Flow Rate and Size Distribution of Biomass and Coal Particles Through Acoustic Emission Detection and Triboelectric Sensing"

Omiya Hassan

Project Title: “A Low-Power AI/Machine-Learning Embedded Wearable Biomedical Digital Circuit Design for Monitoring of Respiratory Disorders”

Alexander Sheldon

Project Title: "Techniques for the Characterization of Very-Low-Noise Cryogenic Devices and Instrumentation"

Borui Hou

Project Title: "An Artificial Intelligence Enabled Finger Vein Authentication Instrument"

Ruyi Huang

Project Title: "Industrial Equipment Compound Fault Diagnosis Towards Multisensory Big-Data"

Fei Shen

Project Title: An Intelligent Oxygen Perfusion Instrument for In-vitro Preservation of Organs
Faculty Advisor: Ruqiang Yan

Samira Shamsir

Project Title: A Low-Power Integrated Respiratory Signal Monitoring and Automatic Apnea Detection System Using Pyroelectric Transducer and CMOS Integrated Circuit
Faculty Advisor: Syed Kamrul Islam

Shuming Wu

Project Title: A Compressed Sensing based Multisource Fusion Blad Crack Detection System
Faculty Advisor: Xuefeng Chen

Liming Chen

Project Title: Highly Sensitive Sensors Based on 2D Materials for Flexible and Wearable Electronic Devices
Faculty Advisor: Wuilang Yin

Chen Zhu

Project Title: Probing Changes in Pressure with Sub-pascal Resolution Using an Optical Fabry-Perot Interferometer
Faculty Advisor: Jie Huang

Jiali Wu

Project Title: On-line Measurement and Characterization of Burner Flames Using Electrostatic Sensor Arrays
Faculty Advisor: Yong Yan

Linli Xie

Project Title: Micromachined Instrumentation for On-wafer Measurement of Terahertz Frequencies
Faculty Advisor: Robert M. Weikle II

Gilles Inghelbrecht

Project Name: Parallelizing Least Squares Methods Under the Multisplitting Theory
Faculty Advisor: Kurt Barbé

Arvind Rajan

Project Title: Analytic Moment-based Measurement Uncertainty Evaluation for Reliability Analysis of Complex Engineering Systems
Faculty Advisors: Ye Chow Kuang, Serge N. Demidenko, Melanie Ooi Po-Leen

Yuan Gao

Project Title: Millimeter Wave Diagnosis of Burned Skin
Faculty Advisor: Reza Zoughi

Paritosh Giri

Project Title: Microwave Imaging System with Integrated Laser Technique for Nondestructive Testing of Non-plain Concrete and Metal Structures.
Faculty Advisor: Sergey Kharkovsky

Shuai Zhang

Project Title: Characterization of Pneumatically Conveyed Pulverized Fuel in Square-shaped Pipes Using Electrostatic Sensor Arrays
Faculty Advisor: Yong Yan

Murat Sean McKeown

Project Title: Novel Substrate Integrated Waveguide Sensor for Determining Complex Permittivity of Biomass
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Samir Trabelsi

Ali Foudazi

Project Title: Active Microwave Thermography for Nondestructive Evaluation of Surface Cracks in Metal Structures.
Faculty Advisor: Kristen Donnell

Yunjie Yang

Project Title: An Advanced Digital Electrical Impedance Tomography System for Medical Imaging
Faculty Advisor: Jiabin Jia

Francesco Picariello

Project Title: Assurance Of Traceability For Smartphone - Based Kinetic Measurements
Faculty Advisor: Pasquale Daponte

Lijuan Wang

Project Title: Condition Monitoring of Rotating Machinery using Strip Electrostatic Sensor Arrays
Faculty Advisor: Yong Yan

Nicholas Erickson

Project Title: De-embedding Techniques for Device Characterization
Faculty Advisor: Jun Fan, Missouri University of Science & Technology

Cejo Konuparamban Lonappan

Project Title: Photonic Time Stretch Based Real-time Instruments for High Bandwidth Signal Characterization
Faculty Advisor: Asad M. Madni, UCLA

Markos Asprou

Project Title: Power System Network Parameters Estimation Through the Use of Measurement Information.
Faculty Advisor: Elias Kyriakides, University of Cyprus.

Hui He

Project Title: Coordinate Measurement Based EM-field Probing System for EMC Source Location and Far-field Prediction
Faculty Advisor: David Pommerenke, Missouri University of Science & Technology

Satish Chava

Project Title: Analytical Use of Image Sensors for Self-calibrating Biochemical Quantification
Faculty Advisor: Chang-Soo Kim, Missouri University of Science & Technology

Jie Huang

Project Title: Novel Coaxial Cable Interferometric Sensors for Distributed Measurement of Large Strain in Structural Health Monitoring
Faculty Advisor: Hai Xiao, Missouri University of Science & Technology

Lee Gonzales Fuentes

Project Title: Density Estimation for the Disturbing Noise in Sampling Oscilloscopes
Faculty Advisor: Kurt Barbé, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Arpit Kothari

Project Title: Implementation of a Self-Calibrating Technique for a Novel Millimeter Wave Vector Network Analyzer
Faculty Advisor: Reza Zoughi, Missouri University of Science & Technology

Jonathan Armstrong

Project Title: Steadiness/Tremor Measurement Using a General Systems Performance Theory (GSPT)
Faculty Advisor: George Kondraske, The University of Texas at Arlington