Technical Achievement Award for Integration and Miniaturization of Switching Power Converters

The IEEE PELS Technical Achievement Award for Integration and Miniaturization of Switching Power Converters is established to recognize innovators and researchers who have made outstanding technical contributions to the advancement of power electronic circuits, components, devices, and/or systems toward a higher level of integration and/or miniaturization of switching power converters.  This award is administrated by the PELS Technical Committee of Power Components, Integration, and Power ICs (TC 2).

Eligibility: Any active IEEE member is eligible to receive this award.  There is no restriction on nationality, age, gender, or IEEE member grade.

Award Items:

  • Award 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 PELS Technical Achievement Award for Integration and Miniaturization of Switching Power Converters Award and enter the required data and documents.  Please note: nominators must submit a description of the merits of the nominees and evidence of their achievements.

The portal to submit applications will open on 1 January 2023.

Please send any questions to the PELS Awards Committee.


Noah Sturcken pic2022 Honoree: Noah Sturcken

For development of the first commercially available fully integrated DC-DC converter in silicon, including inductor, reducing volume by an order of magnitude

 

Noah is a founder and CEO of Ferric with over 30 patents issued and 15 publications on Integrated Voltage Regulators. Noah leads Ferric with focus on business development, marketing and new technology development. Noah previously worked at AMD R&D Lab where he evaluated IVR technology. Noah holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and B.S. from Cornell University summa cum laude. 

Year Recipient Name Reason
2022 Noah Sturcken For development of the first commercially available fully integrated DC-DC converter in silicon, including inductor, reducing volume by an order of magnitude
2021 Cian O'Mathuna For his leadership in bringing together the electronic industry and academia to collaborate toward the development of the Power Supply on Chip (PwrSoC)

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