EPE Awardees

The EPE Awards are presented annually to honour outstanding achievements in power electronics and more generally in the field of EPE activities.

Four types of awards may be bestowed during the EPE-ECCE Europe Conference:

  • EPE Gaston Maggetto Medal
  • EPE Outstanding Achievement Award
  • EPE Outstanding Service Award
  • Outstanding Young EPE Member Award

The committee members are:

  1. Vladimir Katic, president
  2. Pavol Bauer, member
  3. Krzysztof Zawirski, member
  4. Philip Kjaer, member
  5. Jacek Rabkowski, attached member as the EPE 2017 conference co-chairperson

EPE 2019 ECCE Europe, Genova (Italy)

Gaston Maggetto Medal

Prof. Robert D. Lorenz, University of Madison Wisconsin (WEMPEC), USA
Post Mortem

Outstanding Achievement Award

Prof. Ralph Kennel, Technische Universität München, Germany

Outstanding Service Award

Prof. Frédérick Bordry, CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), Switzerland

EPE Young Author Best Paper Award

Dan-Cornel Hulea, for his paper entitled:
“High Ratio Bidirectional Hybrid Switched Inductor Converter Using Wide Bandgap Transistors”
by Dan-Cornel Hulea, Octavian Cornea, Babak Fahimi and Nicolae Muntean
presented during the EPE 2018 ECCE Europe conference

Mateja Novak, for her paper entitled:
“Statistical Performance Verification of FCS-MPC Applied to Three Level Neutral Point Clamped Converter”
by Mateja Novak, Frede Blaabjerg, Tomislav Dragicevic and Ulrik Mathias Nyman
presented during the EPE 2018 ECCE Europe conference

Peter Unruh, for his paper entitled:
“Enhanced Grid-Forming Inverters in Future Power Grids”
by Peter Unruh, Ron Brandl, Marco Jung and Axel Seibel
presented during the EPE 2018 ECCE Europe conference

EPE 2018 ECCE Europe, Riga (Latvia)

Gaston Maggetto Medal

Prof. Eisuke Masada, University of Tokyo, Japan

Outstanding Achievement Award

Prof. Marian Kazmierkowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Outstanding Service Award

Prof. Drazen Dujic, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Laussane, Switzerland

EPE Young Author Best Paper Award

Christina DiMarino, for her paper entitled:
“Topic Design and Development of a High-Density, High-Speed 10 kV SiC MOSFET Module”
by Christina DiMarino, Dushan Boroyevich, Rolando Burgos, Mark Johnson and G-Q. Lu
presented during the EPE 2017 ECCE Europe conference

Angel Navarro-Rodriguez, for his paper entitled:
“Stability and Disturbance Rejection Analysis of Voltage Control Loop Strategies for Grid Forming Converters in DC and AC Microgrids with High Penetration of Constant Power Loads”
by Angel Navarro-Rodrıguez, P. Garcıa, J. M. Cano Limits and M. Sumner
presented during the EPE 2017 ECCE Europe conference

Stefanie Heinig, for her paper entitled:
“Implications of Capacitor Voltage Imbalance on the Operation of the Semi-Full-Bridge Submodule”
by Stefanie Heinig, Keijo Jacobs, Kalle Ilves, Staffan Norrga and Hans-Peter Nee
presented during the EPE 2017 ECCE Europe conference

EPE 2017 ECCE Europe, Warsaw (Poland)

Outstanding Achievement Award

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Josef Lutz, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

Outstanding Young EPE Member Award

Frederico De Bosio, for his paper entitled:
“Control Design of VSIs to Enhance Transient Performance in Microgrids”
by Federico de Bosio, Luiz Antonio de Souza Ribeiro, Mehdi Savaghebi, Juan C. Vasquez and Josep M. Guerrero
presented during the EPE 2016 ECCE Europe conference

Erika Stenglein, for her paper entitled:
“The Reluctance of Large Air Gaps in Ferrite Cores”
by Erika Stenglein and Manfred Albach
presented during the EPE 2016 ECCE Europe conference

Cord Prignitz, for his paper entitled:
“Voltage and current behavior in a FixReF controlled offshore wind farm using a HVDC transmission system based on uncontrolled diode rectifier units”
by Cord Prignitz, Hans-Günter Eckel and Hans-Joachim Knaak
presented during the EPE 2016 ECCE Europe conference

EPE 2016 ECCE Europe, Karlsruhe (Germany)

Gaston Maggetto Medal

Dr. Colin Oates, (1950 – 2016)

Outstanding Achievement Award

Prof. Dushan Boroyevich, Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, U.S.A.

Prof. Emeritus Alfred Rufer, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Outstanding Service Award

Prof. Betty Lemaire-Semail, Polytech ‘Lille, University of Lille 1, Lille, France

Prof. Alain Bouscayrol, Polytech ‘Lille, University of Lille 1, Lille, France

Outstanding Young EPE Member Award

Xiaoqing Song, for his paper entitled:
“6.5kV FREEDM-Pair: Ideal High Power Switch Capitalizing on Si and SiC”
by Xiaoqing Song and Alex Q. Huang
presented during the EPE 2015 ECCE Europe conference

Sandra Zeljkovic, for her paper entitled:
“A Three Phase Bidirectional V2G Interface Converter Based on SiC JFETs”
by Sandra Zeljkovic, Radovan Vuletic, Andreas Miller and Alann Denais
presented during the EPE 2015 ECCE Europe conference

Thiago Soeiro, for his paper entitled:
“Three-phase Unidirectional DELTA-Switch Multistate Switching Cells-Based Multilevel Rectifier”
by Thiago B. Soeiro, Márcio S. Ortmann and Marcelo L. Heldwein
presented during the EPE 2015 ECCE Europe conference

EPE 2015 ECCE Europe, Geneva (Switzerland)

Gaston Maggetto Medal

Prof. Marcel Jufer, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Outstanding Achievement Award

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Marquardt, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany

Prof. Emeritus Greg Asher, The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Outstanding Service Award

Prof. Wlodzimierz Koczara, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Prof. Ralph Kennel, TU Munich, Germany

Outstanding Young EPE Member Award

Nick Baker, for his paper entitled:
“Online Junction Temperature Measurement via Internal Gate Resistance during Turn-On and Turn-Off”
by Nick Baker, Stig Munk-Nielsen, Marco Liserre and Francesco Iannuzzo
presented during the EPE 2014 ECCE Europe conference

Felix Kammerer, for his paper entitled:
“Energy Balancing of the Modular Multilevel Matrix Converter based on a New Transformed Arm Power Analysis”
by Felix Kammerer, Mario Gommeringer, Johannes Kolb and Michael Braun
presented during the EPE 2014 ECCE Europe conference

José Maneiro, for his paper entitled:
“Scalable Shunt Connected HVDC Tap Using the DC Transformer Concept”
by José Maneiro, Sarath B. Tennakoon and Carl Barker
presented during the EPE 2014 ECCE Europe conference

EPE 2014 ECCE Europe, Lappeenranta (Finland)

Outstanding Achievement Award

Prof. Dr. Ir. Robert Lorenz, University of Wisconsin-Madison (WEMPEC), United States of America

Prof. Dr. Emil Levi Emil, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

Outstanding Service Award

Prof. Dr. Hirofumi Akagi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Outstanding Young EPE Member Award

Heiko Preckwinkel for his paper entitled:
“A Novel Low Cost Solar Central Inverters Topology With 99.2 % Efficiency”
by Heiko Preckwinkel, Andreas Bünte, Joachim Böcker, Norbert Fröhleke and Krishna Dora
presented during the EPE 2013 ECCE Europe conference

Jerome Baert for his paper entitled:
“Energetic Macroscopic Representation of a Hybrid Electric Locomotive and experimental characterization of Nickel-Cadmium battery cells”
by J. Baert, S. Jemei, D. Chamagne, D. Hissel, S. Hibon and D. Hegy
presented during the EPE 2013 ECCE Europe conference

EPE 2013 ECCE Europe, Lille (France)

Gaston Maggetto Medal

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Kahlen, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany

Outstanding Achievement Award

Prof. Dr. Ir. Tore Undeland, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

Prof. Dr. Jean-Claude Sabonnadière, Institut polytechnique de Grenoble, France

Outstanding Service Award

Prof. Dr. Ir. Alfio Consoli, University of Catania, Italy

Jean-Marie Peter, Belgium

EPE-PEMC 2012 ECCE Europe, Novi Sad (Serbia)

Outstanding Young EPE Member Award

Jens Due, for his paper entitled:
“Lifetime Investigation of High Power IGBT Modules”
presented during EPE-ECCE Europe 2011

Maialen Boyra, for her paper entitled:
“A review on synchronization methods for grid-connected three-phase voltage-source converters under unbalanced and distorted grid condition”
presented during EPE-ECCE Europe 2011

EPE 2011 ECCE Europe, Birmingham (United Kingdom)

Gaston Maggetto Medal

Prof. Dr. Ir. Michel Crappe, Faculté Polytechnique de l’UMONS (F.P.Ms), Belgium

Outstanding Achievement Medal

Prof. Dr. Joan Peracaula, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain

Rex Mountford Davis, United Kingdom

Outstanding Service Award

Pierre Aloïsi, France

EPE 2009, Barcelona (Spain)

Gaston Maggetto Medal

Prof. Dr. Ir. Philippe Lataire, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium

Outstanding Achievement Award

Prof. Dr. Jean-Paul Louis, École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France

Outstanding Service Award

Prof. Dr. Ir. Paolo Ferraris, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Dr. Roger Bassett, United Kingdom

EPE 2007, Aalborg (Denmark)

Outstanding Service Award

Ir. Brigitte Sneyers, EPE Association, Belgium

EPE 2005, Dresden (Germany)

Outstanding Service Award

Prof. Dr. Ir. Gaston Maggetto, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium

Prof. Dr. Werner Leonhard, TU Braunschweig, Germany

Prof. Dr. Ir. Bernard de Fornel, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France