IEEE PELS Sustainable Energy Systems Technical Achievement Award

The Sustainable Energy Systems Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) has been established to recognize and honor individuals who have contributed with sustained and significant scholarly and original technical and scientific contributions towards the advancement of power electronics in the area of sustainable energy systems.

The award will be presented at a PELS sponsored conference, usually annually at the IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG); the recipient will receive a one-time honorarium of 1,500USD, an engraving of suitable plaque, and an award certificate. In addition, up to $1,000 USD will be reimbursed towards necessary conference registration, travel and accommodation costs incurred to attend the award ceremony.

The criteria established for this award include:
• contributions of the candidate to power electronics in the field of sustainable energy systems
• specific intellectual merit of the original contributions and innovations;
• broader societal impact of the contribution(s) on sustainable energy systems and applications
• list of related significant publications

If you would like to nominate an IEEE member for the IEEE PELS Sustainable Energy Systems Technical Achievement Award, please go to our IEEE Society Awards Application System when the Nomination process opens on 30 December 2021. To identify as a nominator, you will be asked at the beginning of this process to log in to your existing IEEE account or to register for a new one. Subsequently, you should choose IEEE PELS Sustainable Energy Systems Technical Achievement Award and enter the required data and documents. Please note that an up to five-page curriculum vitae of the nominee will be required along with up to two reference letters, containing the following: Name, title, contact data, main field of interest of the referee, the relationship between the referee and the nominee, achievements of the nominee with respect to the selection criteria indicated in the award description, the reason why the referee personally recommends the nominee for the award, signature of the referee and date.

Nominations received up to March 31st will be considered in the current year. The award is administrated by the IEEE PELS Technical Committee (TC) of Sustainable Energy Systems. If you have any questions, please send them to PELS Awards Committee via 

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Past Recipients

2021 Wei Qiao  For contributions to condition monitoring and control of power electronics interfaced sustainable energy systems
2020 Pedro Rodriquez For contributions to the Control of Grid Interactive Renewable Energy Systems
2019 Xiongfei Wang For contributions to the stability and control of power converters for renewable energy systems
2018 Liuchen Chang For contributions to innovations in distributed power generation
2017 Marco Liserre for contributions to control of energy systems in the power grid