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. In addition, up to $1,000 USD will be reimbursed towards necessary conference registration, travel and accommodation costs incurred to attend the award ceremony.

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

If you would like to nominate an IEEE member for the IEEE PELS Vehicle and Transportation Systems Achievement Award, please go to our IEEE Society Awards Application System when the nomination period 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 Vehicle and Transportation Systems 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 Vehicle and Transportation Systems. If you have any questions, please send them to PELS Awards Committee via pels-awards-nomination@ieee.org.

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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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