The IEEE Life Members Individual Service Awards is given annually to 10 Regional Life Members and one Life Members globally to honor superior individual contributions to the Life Members organization.

These awards will be selected for the first time in 2022. The award will be based on the programs that took place during the period of 1 January to 31 December of the preceding year. One award per region and one award globally can be granted annually; however, the award need not be awarded each year if there are no suitable recipients.

Life Member Individual Service Award Winners


  • Global Award: Dr. G. Thomas Bellarmine
  • Region 1: Lou Luceri
  • Region 7: Dr. John Harris
  • Region 8: Dr. Georgi Marko Dimirovski
  • Region 9: Gustavo Adrian del Pino
  • Region 10: Dr. Harbans Lal Bajaj


Nomination deadline:  15 April
Committee approval: May
Recipient notified: June


All LM in an LMAG that is in good standing are eligible for the Regional and Global awards.
No LM may receive two Regional IEEE Life Members Distinguished Service Awards within two years. No LM may receive two Global IEEE Life Members Distinguished Service Awards within three years.

Basis for Judging

The excellence and the extraordinary contributions of the Life Members to the LMAG, Region, Life member community, and broader community.

Selection committee

  • Nominations reviewed by Regional Award Committee (Regional Awards)
  • Regional Award winners reviewed by Life Member Award Committee (Global Awards)
  • Life Members Committee approves all awards


  • Regional Award winner gets Plaque of Recognition typically given at Regional or Section events.
  • Global Award winner gets Plaque of Recognition typically awarded at a Regional event.

Instructions and guidelines for award nominations

Check back for more information about the nomination process.