IEC 1906 Award

Ole-Herman Bjor receives the “1906 Award” from IEC

Ole-Herman Bjor

At the recent IEC Technical Committee 29 meeting, Ole-Herman Bjor received the “1906 Award” for his long and exceptional work for the various committees in which he is a member.

The IEC gave the following statement for their tribute:

Ole-Herman Bjor, member of MT4, WG5, MT17, MT18, WG24, convenor of MT19

Ole-Herman Bjor has served as a key expert on IEC/TC 29 for 30 years and the first Plenary meeting he attended was in Rotterdam in 1990. During this time he has contributed his expertise and knowledge to a wide range of specification standards, being active in groups on sound level meters, sound calibrators and microphones. In addition, in 2005 he took over the role of Convenor of MT19 ‘Revision of IEC 61260: Octave-band and fractional-octave-band filters’.

As Convenor of MT19 Ole-Herman led the revision of IEC 61260 bringing it up-to-date and splitting the document into 3 parts covering Specifications, Pattern Evaluation Tests and Periodic Tests. He ensured the specifications and testing regimes were suitable and practical for the new generation of filters on the market.

Ole-Herman’s acoustical understanding together with his involvement in design, manufacture and testing of new instrumentation has provided him with a unique insight into the requirements of a specification standard from the viewpoint of the various different users. Over the years he has made many valuable contributions and can be relied upon for well-informed and useful comments.

He is well respected by his peers and has contributed in a significant way to advancing the work of the Committee over many years.

Criteria 1906 Award

Recognizes exceptional current achievements of experts

The 1906 Award commemorates the IEC’s year of foundation and honours IEC experts around the world whose work is fundamental to the IEC.

The aim of this Award is to recognize current achievement(s) that can be considered as a major contribution to furthering the interests of electrotechnology standardization, conformity assessment and related activities. Specifically, the Award must be granted for exceptional, recent contribution to work related to the development – either technical or from an organizational point of view – of a specific work project.

The Award also recognizes exceptional and recent achievement – a project or other specific contribution – related to the activities of the IEC and which contributes in a significant way to advancing the work of the Commission.