Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award
The Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of power electronics by an engineer less than 35 years of age. Since 1999, it is dedicated to the memory of Richard M. Bass of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Eligibility: All IEEE members of any grade, in the field of power electronics, and less than 35 years of age as of 1 January of the year of the award, are eligible (applicants born after 1 January 1988).
Criteria: Candidates are judged for outstanding contributions encompassing a broad range of technical activities including research, innovative product design and application, teaching, and project leadership. The technical disciplines in the field of power electronics include the analysis, design, development, simulation, and practical application of electronic drives, magnetics, controls, and power circuits for inverters, converters, and motor drives ranging in power level from fractions of a watt to megawatts.
- A one-time honorarium of USD 1,500
- Reimbursement of up to USD 1,000 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 Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award and enter the required data.
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.
2022 Honoree: Daniel Costinett
For innovations in high-density power converters employing WBG devices
Daniel Costinett (Senior Member, IEEE) received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2013. He was an instructor at Utah State University in 2013. Since 2013, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), where he is currently an Associate Professor. Dr. Costinett is Co-Director of Education and Diversity for the National Science Foundation/Department of Energy Engineering Research Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks (CURENT). He has co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications. His research interests include resonant and soft-switching power converter design, high-efficiency wired and wireless power supplies, on-chip power conversion, medical devices, and electric vehicles.
Dr. Costinett was a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2017, the 2016 and 2020 IEEE PELS Transactions Second Place Prize Paper Award, and the 2015 IEEE IAS William M. Portnoy Award. He received the 2022 Moses E. and Mayme Brooks Distinguished Professor Award, 2015 ECE Faculty of the Year Award, and 2020 Chancellor's Award for Professional Promise in Research from UTK. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (TPEL) and IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (JESTPE).
|2021||Yongheng Yang||For contributions to the design and control of grid-friendly solar photovoltaic systems|
|2020||Pradeep Shenoy||For contributions to high density and high-efficiency DC-DC conversion systems|
|2019||Katherine Kim||For contributions to differential power processing converter techniques for voltaic applications|
|2018||Xiongfei Wang||For research contribution aiming at the stability of power systems with power electronic supply|
|2017||Ali Davoudi||For contributions to the modeling and simulation of power electronics and microgrids|
|2016||Huai Wang||For his contribution to the reliability of power electronic conversion systems|
|2015||Zixin Li||For contributions to multilevel and voltage-source HVDC converters|
|2014||Robert Pilawa-Podgurski||For innovations in the design and application of miniaturized high-performance dc-dc converters|
|2013||Yunwei (Ryan) Li||For contributions to the control of power electronics in renewable energy systems, micro-grids, and electric drives|
|2004||Philip Carne Kajaer|
|2001||David J. Perreault|
|2000||Jose A. Cobos|
|1999||Steven B. Leeb|