Power Electronics Prize Letter Award

Beginning in 2007, the Letters Editor and Associate Editors of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (TPEL) recognize one paper deemed best among those published in the Transactions during the preceding calendar year.

Criteria: The established Transactions review criteria are used as the basis for the Prize Letter selection.  Specific emphasis is placed on:

  • originality
  • contribution to the field
  • the extent to which the paper is supported by analysis and experimental evidence
  • the quality of the presentation, including the effective use of illustrations
  • contributions with high value for rapid publication

Award Items:

  • Award certificate(s)
  • A one-time monetary award of USD 1,000 (to be shared equally among authors)

Please send any questions or requests for additional information to the TPEL Letters Editor in Chief Yunwei (Ryan) Li.


Year Title Authors Publication
2021 Armin Jafari, Michaël Heijnemans, Reza Soleimanzadeh, Remco van Erp, Mohammad Samizadeh Nikoo, Enea Figini, Furkan Karakaya, Elison Matioli Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 23-28
2021 "6.78-MHz Wireless Power Transfer With Self-Resonant Coils at 95% DC–DC Efficiency" Lei Gu, Grayson Zulauf, Aaron Stein, Phyo Aung Kyaw, Tuofei Chen, Juan Manuel Rivas Davila Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 2456-2460
2020 "DC-DC Converter Synthesis: An Inverse Problem" Ramanuja Panigrahi; Santanu K. Mishra; Avinash Joshi; Khai D. T. Ngo   Vol. 35, No. 12, pp. 12633-12638
2019 "500 ◦C SiC PWM Integrated Circuit" Saleh Kargarrazi; Hossein Elahipanah; Stefano Saggini; Debbie Senesky; Carl-Mikael Zetterling Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 1997-2001
2018 "A Two-Plate Capacitive Wireless Power Transfer System for Electric Vehicle Charging Applications" Fei Lu; Hua Zhang; Chunting Chris Mi Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 964-969
2017 "A New Output Current Measurement Method With Tiny PCB Sensors Capable of Being Embedded in an IGBT Module" Kazunori Hasegawa; Satoru Takahara; Shoji Tabata; Masanori Tsukuda; Ichiro Omura Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 1707-1712
2016 "A Compact Coupled Inductor for Interleaved Multiphase DC–DC Converters" Wenkang Huang; Brad Lehman Vol. 31, No. 10, pp. 6770-6775
2015 "A Double-Sided LCLC-Compensated Capacitive Power Transfer System for Electric Vehicle Charging" Fei Lu; Hua Zhang; Heath Hofmann; Chunting Chris Mi Vol. 30, No. 11, pp. 6011-6014
2014 "AC Power Losses Model for Planar Windings With Rectangular Cross-Sectional Conductors" Ignacio Lope; Claudio Carretero; Jesus Acero; Rafael Alonso; Jose M. Burdio Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 23-28
2013 "The Multilevel Modular DC Converter" Braham Ferreira Vol. 28, No. 10, pp. 4460-4465
2012 "Multilevel-Clamped Multilevel Converters (MLC2)" Pedro Rodriguez; Maria Dias Bellar; Raul Santiago Munoz-Aguilar; Sergio Busquets-Monge; Frede Blaabjerg Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 1055-1060
2011 "Constant-Power Load System Stabilization by Passive Damping" Mauricio Cespedes; Lei Xing; Jian Sun Vol. 26, No. 7, pp. 1832-1836
2010 "A Lab-Scale Alternative Interconnection Solution of Semiconductor Dice Compatible with Power Modules 3-D Integration" Ludovic M´enager; Maher Soueidan; Bruno Allard; Vincent Bley; Benoˆıt Schlegel Vol. 25, No. 7, pp. 1667-1670
2009 "Design and Implementation of an Adaptive Tuning System Based on Desired Phase Margin for Digitally Controlled  DC-DC Converters" Jeffrey Morroni; Regan Zane; Dragan Maksimovic Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 559-564
2008 "Remaining Inductor Current Phenomena of Complex DC–DC Converters in Discontinuous Conduction Mode: General Concepts and Case Study"  Miao Zhu; Fang Lin Luo; Yi He Vol. 23, No. .2, pp. 1014-1019