The IPCSD participates in the IAS and IEEE award programs, and many IPCSD members have been so recognized. In addition, the IPCSD administers a specific, department-level award, the IEEE IAS Industrial Power Conversion Systems Department Gerald Kliman Innovator Award. At the committee level, Best Paper Awards are presented to articles published under that committee’s responsibility. For any questions concerning IPCSD awards and the Kliman award in particular, please contact the IPCSD Award & Recognition chair.
Senior membership: Did you know that with just 10 years of experience in the field, you are eligible to become an IEEE Senior Member? More information here on the IEEE website.
Fellow nominations: Members are encouraged to nominate their peers and mentors to become IEEE Fellows. Details here on the IEEE website. This presentation: Preparing a Successful Fellow Nomination, put together by the 2014 IAS and PELS Fellow committee chairs, also provides more information concerning the process.
IEEE IAS Industrial Power Conversion Systems Department Gerald Kliman Innovator Award:
The IEEE IAS Industrial Power Conversion Systems Department Gerald Kliman Innovator Award was established to honor innovators who contributed to the technical areas of this department. The award may be presented annually to an individual, for meritorious contributions to the advancement of power conversion technologies through innovations and their application to Industry. The technical field for this award includes, but is not limited to, Electrical Machines, Electrical Drives, Power Electronic systems and Power Electronic Devices. This Award was established in 2005 and is named in honor of Dr. Jerry Kliman, in memory of his many contributions and innovations to these technical areas.
The Kliman award is funded by General Electric whose contribution is gratefully acknowledged.
Details about the award are here. The deadline for nominations is generally in June, and the award presented at the following ECCE conference.
The call for the 2017 Award had a submission deadline of June 1, 2017. Link to the nomination forms are below. Completed forms are to be sent to the IPCSD Award & Recognition chair.
The recipient of the 2016 Kliman award is Prof. Jason Lai, James S. Tucker Professor at Virginia Tech, USA, “for contribution in efficiency power conversion using soft-switching energy and multilevel inverters.” Prof. Lai received his well deserved award at the ECCE conference, during the Awards Luncheon on Thursday September 22, in Milwaukee, WI.
Current and Past Kliman awardees:
2016 Jason Lai
2015 Manoj Shah
2014 Jan Abraham Ferreira
2013 Fang Zheng Peng
2012 Thomas Habetler
2011 Leo Lorenz
2010 William Peterson
2009 John Miller
2008 Ira J. Pitel
2007 Bruno Lequesne
2006 Kaushik Rajashekara
2005 Russel J. Kerkman