Modeling and Control Technical Achievement Award

The IEEE Modeling and Control Technical Achievement Award is established to honor innovators and researchers who have made outstanding and sustained technical contributions to the advancement of power electronics in modeling and control.  This award is administrated by the PELS Technical Committee on Control and Modeling of Power Electronics (TC 1).

Award Items:

  • Engraved plaque
  • 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 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 following: name, title, contact data, endorser's main field of interest, the relationship between the endorser and the nominee, nominee's achievements for the selection criteria indicated in the award description, the reason why the endorser personally recommends the nominee, endorser's signature, and dateThe portal to submit applications is closed.                                                                                                                 

Please send any questions to the PELS Awards Committee  

2023 Honoree: Josep M. Guerrero

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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.


Year Recipient Name Reason
2022 Tobias Geyer

For contributions to predictive control and modulation of high-power converters

2021 No award given
2020 Lennart Harnefors For contributions to Control and Dynamic Analysis of Power Electronic Systems
2019 Alan Mantooth For contributions to the modeling of power semiconductor devices
2018 Charles Sullivan For contributions to the modeling and analysis of magnetic components for power electronics
2017 Yan-Fei Liu For contributions in modeling of current programming control and digital control strategies
2016 Paolo Mattavelli For his contributions to dynamic phasor modeling of FACTS devices, to control techniques in active filters, and to digital control in power conversion systems
2015 Brad Lehman For his contribution in modeling and control of dc-dc converters and solid-state lighting
2014 Seth Sanders For his contribution in averaged modeling and digital control of switched-mode power converters
2013 Jian Sun
2012 Dragan Maksimovic For his contribution in digital control of high switching frequency power supplies