IEEE PELS R. David Middlebrook Achievement Award

The IEEE PELS R. David Middlebrook Achievement Award was established in 2011 to honor an individual who is judged to have accomplished outstanding contribution in the technical field of power electronics, within one or more subfields such as modeling & control, design-oriented analysis, development, simulation and application of electronic devices, passive components, analog sensing, and power circuits for inverters, converters and motor drives in all power levels.  This award is usually presented at ECCE America every year during the Awards Ceremony.

The award may recognize a single significant contribution such as a seminal paper or analysis method, or a series of accomplishments that together represent outstanding technical contributions. 

The recipient of the award will receive a bronze medal, a certificate and an honorarium of $5,000USD. Complimentary registration for the conference to accept the award, paid for by PELS upon request. 

If you would like to nominate an IEEE member for the R. David Middlebrook Award, please go to our IEEE Society Awards Application System when the Nomination process opens on 1 January 2020.  To identify as a nominator, you will be asked in the beginning of this process to log in your existing IEEE account or to register for a new one. Subsequently, you should choose Middlebrook Award and enter the required data and documents. Please note that three to five endorsement letters will be required, containing the following: Name, title, contact data, main field of interest of the endorser, relationship between the endorser and the nominee, achievements of the nominee with respect to the selection criteria indicated in the award description, the reason why the endorser personally recommends the nominee for the award, signature of the endorser and date.

Nominations received up to March 31st will be considered in the current year. If you have any questions please send them to PELS Awards Committee via


Past Recipients

2019 - Issa Batarseh
2018 - Grahame Holmes
2017- Jian Sun
2016 - Mark Dehong Xu
2015 - David J. Perreault
2014 - Johann Kolar
2013 - William Gerard Hurley
2012 - Prasad Enjeti