IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award

The IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award has been presented annually since 1977 for outstanding achievement in power electronics.  Beginning in 2005, the Award was elevated to an IEEE Technical Field Award, sponsored by the Power Electronics Society.  It is dedicated to the memory of Dr. William E. Newell of the Westinghouse Research and Development Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  

The awardee has been judged to be outstanding in the multidisciplinary field of power electronics, which crosses the technical boundaries of a number of Societies of the IEEE.  The recipient receives a bronze medal, certificate and honorarium.

Achievements by which an individual is judged to have made outstanding contributions encompass a broad range of activities and include teaching, innovative research, consulting endeavors, professional seminars, major project or program management, and the general communication and advocacy of power electronics technology to the technical community as a whole.  The technical disciplines that encompass the field of power electronics include the analysis, design, development, simulation and application of electronic devices, magnetics, controls and power circuits for inverters, converters and motor drives ranging in power level from fractions of a watt to megawatts.

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Past Recipients
2018 -  Rainer Marquardt 2005 - Bimal K. Bose 1990 - Thomas A. Lipo
2017 - Seung-Ki Sul  2004 - M. Azizur Rahman

1989 - Fred C. Lee

2016 - Johann W. Kolar  2003 - Philip T. Krein 1988 - Koosuke Harada
2015 - Shu Yuen Ron Hui 2002 - Emanuel E. Landsman 1987 - John G. Kassakian
2014 - Frede Blaabjerg 2001 - Hirofumi Akagi 1986 - Philip L. Hower
2013 - Rik De Doncker 2000 - Luigi F. Malesani 1985 - Klemens Heumann
2012 - Leo Lorenz 1999 - Thomas Jahns 1984 - Loren F. Stringer
2011 - Praveen Jain 1998 - Joachim Holtz 1983 - Francise C. Schwarz
2010 - Akio Nakagawa 1997 - Pierre Thollot 1982 - R. David Middlebrook
2009 - Tadashi Fukao 1996 - Akira Nabae 1981 - Thomas G. Wilson
2008 - Istvan Nagy 1995 - J. Daan van Wyk 1980 - Alexander Kusko
2007 - Dushan Boroyevich 1994 - Laszlo Gyugyi 1979 - Shashi Dewan
2006 - Deepakraj M. Divan 1993 - Robert L. Steigerwald 1978 - William McMurray
1992 - Werner Leonhard 1977 - Richard Hoft
1991 - B. Jayant Baliga

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