Energy Systems (es) division academic lifetime achievement award

The award will recognize ES division members who have made sustained and exceptional contributions to research and applications in energy systems. The recipient of the award must have demonstrated sustained and distinguished scholarly performance over a reasonably long time, typically ten years or more.

Nominations for the award can be initiated only by active members of ES.


  • Must be a member of IISE.
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted.
  • Both the nominator and the nominee must not be serving on the award committee that year.
  • Contenders who do not receive the award in an award cycle may be nominated again in subsequent years.
  • Finalists will present their papers in the ES division town hall meeting.
  • Finalists will be recognized at the ES Business Meeting at the 2023 IISE Annual Conference & Expo.

Application package

Each nomination package must include:

  • A cover page including the names of the nominator and the nominee, and their contact information.
  • A brief nomination letter, of no more than two pages, written by the nominator explaining why the nominee is deserving of the award.
  • Up to three reference letters supporting the nomination.
  • A maximum 10-page biography that documents the research record, scholarly output (refereed publications etc.), and other outstanding achievements by the nominee.

The package should be submitted to the committee chair, Yongpei Guan (, in electronic format by Jan. 15, 2023. The committee will review the nominations and report to the Division officers as soon as a recommendation decision is reached, that must be no later than Feb. 15, 2023.


  • Nominations will be made electronically. The award committee chair will send a confirmation email to the nominators and the nominees for acceptance of their nominations.
  • Only one honoree will be selected per nomination cycle.
  • No individual may receive the award more than once.
  • The award will be given annually. If the committee believes that none of the nominated individuals deserves the award in a particular year, the committee can choose not to award anyone in that year.


  • Recognition at the Annual Conference:
    • at the ES Town Hall Meeting
    • in Honors and Awards program
    • before the final day keynote address
  • Certificate provided by IISE (either mailed or given at the town hall meeting) for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners.
  • Recognition in ISE magazine
  • Recognition on ES webpage and in the newsletter

Award Committee

Lihu Bai
Sandra D. Eksioglu (non-voting member)
Yongpei Guan (Chair)
Sarah M. Ryan

2022 Winner

Yongpei Guan
University of Florida