Best Chapter

The PELS Best Chapter Award was established in 2000 to recognize excellent service by a PELS Chapter and Joint PELS Chapters to its members and the power electronics community.


  • 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 the establishment and promotion of IEEE milestones
  • Essential local support of international IEEE PELS power electronics conferences
  • Visibility related to high numbers of members and participants in chapter meetings, an increase of new PELS members, public relations including website and publications
  • Networking with local societies with a similar scope

Presentation: The award is usually presented at ECCE America every year during the Awards Ceremony.

Award Items:

  • Certificate in the name of the Chapter
  • A one-time honorarium of USD 1,500 to support activities of the Chapter
  • Reimbursement of up to USD 1,000 toward the Chapter's necessary conference registration, travel, and accommodation costs incurred to attend the Awards Ceremony

Submitting a Nominee: Applications for this award should be effectuated through the current Chapter Chair.  They will be asked to log into their existing IEEE account (or register for a new one) to identify as a nominator.

The portal to submit applications is now open.  Please submit your nomination by 31 March 2023.                                                                                                                 

Please send any questions to the PELS Awards Committee  

Submit a Nomination


Year Chapter Name
2022 No Award given this year
2021 IEEE PELS Bangalore Section Chapter, PEL35
2020 Wuhan Chapter
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 Chapter IES/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
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