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Modeling and Control Technical Achievement Award

IEEE Modeling and Control Technical Achievement Award

About the Award

The IEEE Modeling and Control Technical Achievement Award honors innovators and researchers who have made outstanding and sustained technical contributions to the advancement of power electronics in modeling and control.

Award Prize:

  • An engraved plaque
  • An honorarium of 1,500 USD
  • Reimbursement of up to 1,000 USD towards the recipient’s necessary conference registration, travel, and accommodation costs incurred to attend the award ceremony

Submitting a Nominee

When submitting a nominee, you will be asked to log into your existing IEEE account (or register for a new one) to identify as a nominator. Subsequently, select the IEEE Modeling and Control Technical Achievement Award and enter the required data and documents. 

***Please note: Up to two endorsement letters can be submitted and must contain the endorser’s name, title, contact data, main field of interest, and signature, the nominee’s achievements, the relationship between the endorser and nominee, and the reason why the endorser personally recommends the nominee.***

The portal to submit a nomination is now closed.

Award Details

Recognizing Outstanding Achievements

Josep M. Guerrero
2023 Honoree:

Josep M. Guerrero

For contributions to Modelling and Control of Power Electronics based Microgrids

Josep M. Guerrero received the B.S. degree in telecommunications engineering, the M.S. degree in electronics engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in power electronics from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, in 1997, 2000 and 2003, respectively. Since 2011, he has been a Full Professor with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark, where he is responsible for the Microgrid Research Program. From 2012 he is a guest Professor at the Chinese Academy of Science and the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics; and from 2014 he is chair Professor in Shandong University.

His research interests is oriented to different microgrid aspects, including power electronics, distributed energy-storage systems, hierarchical and cooperative control, energy management systems, and optimization of microgrids and islanded minigrids. Prof. Guerrero is an Associate Editor for several IEEE TRANSACTIONS journals.

Eligibility Requirements & Criteria

Eligibility: Any active IEEE members are eligible for this award. There are no other restrictions as to affiliation, age, gender, IEEE member grade, or nationality.

Criteria: Judgment of the nominees is based on the following:

  • Benefit to society
  • Enhancement of technology
  • Impact on PELS TC 1 and the profession
  • The quality of the nomination
  • The quality of technical achievement and contribution to the field

Past Recipients

Year Recipient Name
2022 Tobias Geyer
2021 No award given
2020 Lennart Harnefors
2019 Alan Mantooth
2018 Charles Sullivan
2017 Yan-Fei Liu
2016 Paolo Mattavelli
2015 Brad Lehman
2014 Seth Sanders
2013 Jian Sun
2012 Dragan Maksimovic


Please send any questions to the PELS Awards Committee.