William E. Newell Power Electronics Award
The IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award has been presented annually since 1977 for outstanding achievement in power electronics. In 2005, the award was elevated to an IEEE Technical Field Award and is sponsored by the PELS. It is dedicated to the memory of Dr. William E. Newell of the Westinghouse Research and Development Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Awardees have been judged to be outstanding in the multidisciplinary field of power electronics, which crosses the technical boundaries of several Societies of the IEEE.
Criteria: Achievements by which an individual is judged to have made outstanding contributions encompass a broad range of activities and include teaching, innovative research, consulting endeavors, professional seminars, major project or project management, and the general communication and advocacy of power electronics technology to the technical community. The technical discipline that encompasses the field of power electronics includes the analysis, design, development, simulation, and application of electronic devices, magnetics, controls, and power circuits for inverters, converters, and motor drives ranging in power level from a fraction of a watt to megawatts.
- Bronze medal
- One-time honorarium
Please send any questions to the PELS Awards Committee.
Deadline: The portal to submit a nomination is now closed.
Submit a Nomination
|2022||Fang Zheng Peng||"For the development of cascaded multilevel inverters and high-power converter topologies, and for their advancement in grid-scale applications."|
|2021||Robert W. Erikson||"For contributions to power electronics education and analysis, modeling, and design of power converters."|
|2020||Ivo Barbi||"For contribution to soft-switching converter technologies and power electronics education."|
|2019||Patrizio Vinciarelli||"For visionary leadership in the development of high-efficiency, high-power-density power conversion components for distributed power system applications."|
|2018||Rainer Marquardt||"For development of the modular multilevel converter application in medium drives and high-voltage DC transmission systems."|
|2017||Seung-Ki Sul||"For contribution to the sensorless control of rotating field electrical machines."|
|2016||Johann W. Kolar||"For contribution to the advancement of three-phase pulse-width modulation (PWM) converter systems and power electronics education."|
|2015||Shu Yuen Ron Hui||"For contributions to power electronics applications in planar wireless charging and sustainable lighting technology."|
|2014||Frede Blaabjerg||"For contribution to power electronics in renewable energy and adjustable speed drives."|
|2013||Rik W. De Doncker||"For contributions to the development of new components, topologies, and controls in power electronic systems."|
|2012||Leo Lorenz||"For contributions to the development of power semiconductor devices and integrated power modules."|
|2011||Praveen Jain||"For advancements in the theory and practice of high-frequency power conversion systems."|
|2010||Akio Nakagawa||"For development of non-latch-up IGBTs."|
"For contributions to the development of cycloconverters and bearingless drives."
|2008||Istvan Nagy||"For leadership in the research, development, worldwide promotion, and university education in power electronics technology."|
|2007||Dushan Boroyevich||"For advancement of control, modeling, and design of switching power converters."|
|2006||Deepakraj M. Divan||For leadership in the development of soft-switching power converters."|
|2005||Bimal K. Bose|
|2004||M. Azizur Rahman|
|2003||Philip T. Krein|
|2002||Emanuel E. Landsman|
|2000||Luigi F. Malesani|
|1995||J. Daan van Wyk|
|1993||Robert L. Steigerwald|
|1991||B. Jayant Baliga|
|1990||Thomas A. Lipo|
|1989||Fred C. Lee|
|1987||John G. Kassakian|
|1986||Philip L. Hower|
|1984||Loren F. Stringer|
|1983||Francise C. Schwarz|
|1982||R. David Middlebrook|
|1981||Thomas G. Wilson|