IEEE Modeling and Control Technical Achievement Award

The IEEE Modeling and Control Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Power Electronics Society was established in 2012 to honor innovators and researchers who have made outstanding and sustained technical contributions to the advancement of power electronics in the area of modeling and control.  The award is administrated by the PELS Technical Committee on Power and Control Core Technologies and would be made annually.  The Award Committee hereby solicits nominations for any award.  The award recipient has to be an active IEEE member; there are no other restrictions as to nationality, age, gender, or IEEE member grade.  The award is to be presented annually at COMPEL.  The award recipient will receive an honorarium of US $1500, a suitably engraved plaque, and an award certificate.  

The criteria established for this award include:

  • Quality of technical achievement and contribution to the field
  • Enhancement of technology
  • Impact on the relevant technical community and the profession
  • Benefit to society
  • The quality of the nomination

The IEEE PELS Society Awards Application System submission site will open on 1 January 2021.  If you have any questions, please send them to PELS Awards Committee via

Past Recipients

2020 Lennart Harnefors For contributions to Control and Dynamic Analysis of Power Electronic Systems
2019 H. Alan Mantooth For contributions to the modeling of power semiconductor devices
2018 Charles R. Sullivan For contributions to the modeling and analysis of magnetic components for power electronics

Yan-Fei Liu

For contributions in the modeling of current programming control and digital control strategies
2016 Paolo Mattavelli

For contributions to dynamic phasor modeling of FACTS devices, to control techniques in active filters, and to digital control in power conversion systems

2015 Brad Lehman For contributions in modeling and control of dc-dc converters and solid-state lighting
2014 Seth Sanders For contributions in averaged modeling and digital control of switched-mode power converters
2013 Jian Sun For contributions in averaged modeling and AC power electronic system stability
2012 Dragan Maksimovic For contributions in digital control of high switching frequency power supplies