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Best Chapter

IEEE PELS Best Chapter

About the Award

The IEEE PELS Best Chapter Award recognizes excellent service by PELS Chapters and Joint Chapters to its members and the power electronics community.

As of 2024, the Best Chapter Award is categorized to recognize one Chapter from each category:

  • Small Chapter (12-40 members)
  • Medium Chapter (41-70 members)
  • Large Chapter (70+ members)

Award Prize:

  • Certificate in the name of the Chapter
  • An honorarium to support Chapter activities (USD 1,500 for large, USD 1,250 for medium, and USD 1,000 for small)
  • Reimbursement of up to USD 1,000 toward the Chapter’s necessary conference registration, travel, and accommodation costs incurred to attend the Awards Ceremony

Submitting a Nominee

Current Chapter Chairs should apply for their Chapter to be considered using the link below. They will be asked to log into their existing IEEE account (or register for a new one) to identify as a nominator.

The portal to submit a nomination is now closed.

Award Details

Recognizing Outstanding Achievements

IEEE PELS IES Delhi Best Chapter
2023 Honoree:

IEEE PELS IES Delhi Chapter

The IEEE PELS-IES Delhi Chapter is keeping its members informed about cutting-edge technical innovations and advancements in the field of power electronics research. The chapter seeks to increase its members’ understanding of cutting-edge technology and other developments in the field of power electronics in order to keep them competitive in the workplace and to give them the resources they need to succeed both personally and professionally. The IEEE PELS-IES Delhi Chapter, always focus on activities related to power electronics and industrial electronics, such as technical presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities for professionals in the region interested in these fields. This chapter focuses on advancing the technology of power electronics and its applications and it aims to advance and promote knowledge in industrial and manufacturing applications of electronics and electrical engineering. The Chapter will have scientific, literary, and educational goals. Its mission is to advance the theory and practice of electrical and electronics engineering, as well as the allied arts and sciences, and to foster technical excellence among its members. PELS shall promote close cooperation and the exchange of technical information among its members and affiliates by holding meetings for the presentation and discussion of papers, sponsoring periodicals and special publications, and studying and providing the needs of its members and affiliates through its committees.

Eligibility Requirements & Criteria

Eligibility: All active IEEE PELS Chapters and Joint Chapters are eligible.

Criteria: The criteria are based on the substantial accomplishments of the Chapter in fields such as:

  • Chapter meetings with educational, networking, or technical content, such as Distinguished Lectures
  • Local service to PELS members
  • Local support of international PELS conferences
  • Networking with local societies with a similar scope
  • Offering networking opportunities between local industry and academia and/or students and engineers
  • Power electronics-related contributions to IEEE activities, such as establishing IEEE milestones
  • Visibility (e.g., number of members and participants in chapter meetings, gaining new members or supporting elevation of member’s IEEE membership grade, public relations)

Past Recipients

Year Chapter Name
2022 No award given
2021 IEEE PELS Bangalore Section Chapter, PEL35
2020 Wuhan Chapter
2018 Taipei Chapter
2017 PELS San Francisco Bay Area Council (SFBAC) – Santa Clara Valley (SCV) Section Chapter
2016 Serbia and Montenegro Joint Chapter PELS/IES/IAS
2015 Pittsburgh Section (USA)
2014 Fukuoka Section (Japan)
2013 PELS-IES Delhi Chapter
2012 Argentina Section Joint Chapter IES/CS/RAS/IAS/PELS/VTS
2011 The Joint Delhi Section Chapter, PEL35/IE13
2010 PELS/PES Joint Student Chapter – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2009 The Denmark Chapter
2008 Germany Joint IAS/PELS/IES Chapter
2005 United Kingdom – Republic of Ireland PELS Chapter
2004 Brazil North-East, Bahia Section, Joint PELS/IAS/PES Chapter
2003 Hong Kong Joint PELS/PES/IES/IAS Chapter
2002 German Joint IAS/IES/PELS Chapter
2001 Russian Joint PELS/IES/PES Chapter
2000 Morelos Section PELS Chapter


Please send any questions to the PELS Awards Committee.