For over fifty years, IEEE and the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society have been involved in the science, engineering and technology associated with nuclear and plasma sciences.
The IEEE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award, sponsored by the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society, was established in August 2008 and is presented annually to an individual or to individuals on a team for outstanding contributions in the fields of nuclear and plasma sciences and engineering.
The areas of technology that are eligible for recognition of this award are those associated with nuclear and plasma sciences and engineering. This covers a fairly broad scope of activities, but the unifying themes are ionizing radiation and ionized gases, especially their behavior, measurement and effects. Specific areas include, but are not limited to, radiation instrumentation, radiation effects, nuclear medical imaging, plasma science, pulsed power, particle accelerators, controlled nuclear fusion and computer applications. Criteria considered by the IEEE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award Selection Committee include importance of individual scientific contributions, importance of scientific contributions made by teams led by the candidate, seminal nature of the contributions, innovation/originality, societal benefit, impact on the profession and the quality of the nomination.