IEEE PELS Ph.D. Thesis Talk Award
The IEEE PELS Education Digital Media Committee invites video submissions for the IEEE PELS Ph.D. Thesis Talk Award. The goal of this competition is to showcase Ph.D. projects to the entire power electronics community - both in academia and industry. The Ph.D. Thesis Talks can be up to 3 minutes long. Five IEEE PELS P3 Talks will be awarded each year.
Past P3 Talk Winners share their experience with submitting to this Award!
- All Ph.D. graduates across the world who defended their thesis and have received their Ph.D. or doctoral certificate or have proof of final thesis defense after March 31st of the year preceding the award.
- Must be IEEE PELS Members (Student Member or Regular Member).
- As a prerequisite for eligibility, the applicant with the submission of a video expresses the consent that the video may be published by IEEE PELS, and assures that it does not contain otherwise copyrighted or confidential material.
The topic of the Ph.D. thesis should be in one of the focus areas of the IEEE Power Electronics Society. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Power electronic devices (Si and wide band-gap) and applications
- Power conversion topologies, modulation, and control
- Modeling and control of components, converters and systems
- Rotating/linear electro-mechanical devices and drive systems
- Passive components and materials
- Power electronic packaging, integration, and advanced manufacturing
- Reliability, diagnostics, prognostics, and health management
- Electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
- Thermal management, advanced cooling technologies
- Renewable and alternative energy
- Smart grids, micro-grids, and utility applications
- Electrical energy storage
- Energy conversion for Information Technology and communication systems, cyber security
- Big data and machine learning applications in energy conversion
- Energy harvesting
- Energy efficiency for residential, commercial and industrial applications
- Wireless power transfer (WPT)
- Lighting applications and displays
- Transportation electrification
- High power/voltage power conversion
- High voltage isolation and lightning strike protection
Upload a video up to 3 minutes, summarizing the Ph.D. research OR a link to the video.
Submission requires the following information:
- Name (contact info)
- IEEE Membership Number
- Date of Graduation
- Proof of Ph.D. Defense/Degree
- Thesis Title
- Brief abstract (< 200 words)
- Keywords (3-5)
All submissions must be in English. Translation of the certificate/diploma may be required or a proof letter from University/Institute or Ph.D. advisor.
How to Submit
All videos must be submitted to the OpenWater platform. An IEEE Account is required for login. The online nomination forms are saved in your account automatically and can be resumed at any time.
Open Submission 1 February 2021
Deadline to Apply 30 April 2021 (FIRM DEADLINE)
Judging Phase 1 May - 30 June 2021
Winner Notified 15 July 2021
A certificate and a monetary award of US$1,000 will be awarded to each of the top five presenters. A ceremony will be organized, either online or at a PELS-sponsored Conference. A total of five awards will be presented.
- Design Considerations for Radio Frequency Power Converters by: Lei Gu, Stanford University, USA
- Synchronised Control of Grid-Interactive Inverters using Stationary Frame Resonant Regulators by: Afif Nazib, RMIT University, Australia
- Mission Profile based System-Level Lifetime Prediction of Modular Multilevel Converters by: Yi Zhang, Aalborg University, Denmark
- Three-Layer Control Strategy for LLC Converters: Large-Signal, Small Signal, and Steady-State Operation by: Mehdi Mohammadi, University of British Columbia, Canada
- Torque Estimation in Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines by: Maria Martinez Gomez, University of Oviedo, Spain
- Advanced Control Functionalities for Photovoltaic and Energy Storage Converters By: Emanuel Serban
- SWITCHING-MODE POWER CONVERTERS FOR VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION TRANSMITTERS By: Juan Rodriguez Mendez
- Sensorless Control and Commissioning of High Anisotropy Synchronous Motor Drives By: Paolo Pescetto
- Operational Principles and Applications of Global Synchronous Pulse Width Modulation By: Tao Xu
- High Gain DC-DC and Active Power Decoupling Techniques for Photovoltaic Inverters By: Jinia Roy