IEEE Modeling and Control Technical Achievement Award

The IEEE Modeling and Control Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Power Electronics Society is 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 an dcontribution to the field
  • Enhancement of technology
  • Impact on the relevant technical community and the profession
  • Benefit to society
  • The quality of the nomination

If you would like to nominate an IEEE member for the Modeling and Control Technical Achievement Award, please go to our IEEE Society Awards Application System.  To identify as nominator, you will be asked in the beginning of this process to log in your existing IEEE account or to register for a new one. Subsequently you should choose Modeling and Control Technical Achievement Award and enter the required data and documents. Please note that you may submit up to two endorsement letters, containing the following: Name, title, contact data, main field of interest of the endorser, relationship between the endorser and the nominee, achievements of the nominee with respect to the selection criteria indicated in the award description, the reason why the endorser personally recommends the nominee for the award, signature of the endorser and date. Nominations received up to March 31st will be considered in the current year. If you have any questions please send them to PELS Awards Committee via


Past Award Winners

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 modeling of current programming control and digital control strategies

2016 Paolo Mattavelli, for contributions to dynamic phasor modelling 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