PELS Best Chapter Award

The Power Electronics Society Best Chapter Award was established in 2000 to recognize excellent service by a PELS Chapter – also joint with other societies – to its members and to the power electronics community.  Prize items include $1,500 USD to support activities of the chapter and a certificate that contains the names of the Chapter.  The award is usually presented at ECCE America every year during the awards ceremony.

Criteria are substantial chapter accomplishments in fields such as local service to PELS members; chapter meetings with technical, educational or networking contents, including meetings with invited distinguished lecturers from PELS; offering networking opportunities between local industry and academia, between students, young and senior engineers; power electronics related contribution to IEEE activities, such as establishment and promotion of IEEE milestones; essential local support of international IEEE PELS power electronics conferences; visibility e. g. related to high numbers of members and participants in chapter meetings, gain of new PELS members, public relations including website and publications; networking with local societies with a similar scope. 

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 

Past Recipients

2021 IEEE PELS Bangalore Section Chapter, PEL35
2020 Wuhan Chapter
2019 Not Awarded
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 ChapterIES/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
2007 Not Awarded
2006 Not Awarded
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