ECE Professor Joe Campbell won the IEEE Jun-Ichi Nishizawa Medal, "For contributions to the development of high-speed, low-noise, long-wavelength avalanche photodiodes". IEEE Medals are the highest awards that the IEEE presents on behalf of the IEEE Board of Directors. IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization. Congratulation Joe on this crowning recognition of his pioneering work. For a list of IEEE medals, including links to descriptions and past award recipients, see https://www.ieee.org/about/awards/medals/index.html

The 2018 IEEE Awards booklet is available here http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/awards_2018/