IEEE PELS Vehicle and Transportation Systems Achievement Award

The IEEE Vehicle and Transportation Systems Achievement Award of the IEEE Power Electronics Society is established to recognize innovators and researchers who have made outstanding technical contributions to the advancement of power electronics in the area of vehicle and transportation systems.  The award recipient should be an active member of IEEE.  There are no other restrictions as to nationality, age, gender, or IEEE member grade.  The award is not to be made to a company.  The award may not be given more frequently than annually nor does it need to be given each and every year, i.e. the award will only be given in years when a suitable candidate is selected based upon meeting all of the eligibility and selection requirements. 

The criteria considered by the Award Committee include:

- Quality of technical achievement and contribution to the field
- Advancement of the technology
- Sustained impact on the relevant technical community and the profession
- Benefit to society
- The quality of the nomination


The Award consists of an award plaque and a one-time honorarium of $1,500 USD.  

If an award is given, it will be presented once a year at the IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC).

The awards submission site is now closed. Submissions for the 2022 Awards cycle will start on 1 January 2022. If you have any questions, please send them to PELS Awards Committee via pels-awards-nomination@ieee.org.


Past Recipients

2021 G. Abas Goodarzi  For contributions to the advancement of Electric Powertrains for Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles
2020 Burak Ozpineci For contributions to the advancement of power electronics in transportation electrification and wireless charging of electric vehicles
2019 Kaushik Rajashekara For contributions to the advancement of power conversion and propulsion systems for electrification of land and air transportation

 


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