The IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) has just announced the 2020 recipients of the society’s awards! Congratulations to them!

IES would like also to express great appreciations to the IES Awards & Honors Committee chaired by John Hung for their work!

Dr.-Ing. Eugene Mittelmann Achievement Award

Recipient: Mo-Yuen Chow

North Carolina State University, USA

Citation: For substantial technical contributions and leadership in Industrial Electronics technologies

Mo-Yuen Chow earned his degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.S., 1982); and Cornell University (M. Eng., 1983; Ph.D., 1987). Dr. Chow is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. Dr. Chow was a Changjiang Scholar at Zhejiang University.

Dr. Chow’s recent research focuses on distributed control and management, smart micro-grids, batteries, and mechatronics systems. Dr. Chow has established the Advanced Diagnosis, Automation, and Control Laboratory. He is an IEEE Fellow, the Co-Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics 2014-2018, Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics 2010-2012. He has received the IEEE Region-3 Joseph M. Biedenbach Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, the IEEE ENCS Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, the IEEE ENCS Service Award, the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Anthony J Hornfeck Service Award. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.

Anthony J. Hornfeck Service Awards

Recipient: Mariusz Malinowski

Warsaw University of Technology, POLAND

Citation: For outstanding and meritorious services to the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society

Mariusz Malinowski received the Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics, Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Warsaw, Poland, in 2001 and 2012, respectively.

He was a Visiting Scholar with Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark; the University of Nevada, Reno, NV, USA, the Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany; and ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. He is currently with the Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics, WUT. He has co-authored more than 150 technical papers and six books. Prof. Malinowski was the recipient of the Siemens Prize in 2002 and 2007, the Polish Minister of Science and the Higher Education Awards in 2003 and 2008, the Prime Minister of Poland Award for Habilitation in 2013, the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) David Irwin Early Career Award in 2011, and the Bimal Bose Energy Systems Award in 2015. His industrial applications received several awards and medals.

Mariusz  Malinowski public service include activity in IEEE, where he was Technical Program Chair and Track Chair of many IES conferences (2003-2017), the person responsible for student activity in IEEE IES (2007-2009), Editor in Chief of IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine (2010-2012),  IES Vice President for Workshop Activities (2014-2015), Chair of IEEE Poland Section (2016- 2019), and IES VP for Publications (2016-2019). He is currently IES President-Elect.

Recipient: Juan Jose Rodriguez-Andina

Universidad de Vigo, SPAIN

Citation: For diligent work and significant contributions to IES conferences as VP Conference Activities and to IES Publications as IEM EiC

Juan J. Rodriguez-Andina received his master’s degree from the Technical University of Madrid, Spain, in 1990, and his PhD degree from the University of Vigo, Spain, in 1996, both in Electrical Engineering. He is a professor with the Department of Electronic Technology, University of Vigo. In 2010-11 he was a visiting professor at the ADAC Lab, ECE Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC, USA. He has lectured summer courses at the Harbin Institute of Technology, China between 2015 and 2017 and has given a number of invited talks around the world.

His research interests include the implementation of complex control and processing algorithms and intelligent sensors for industrial applications in embedded platforms. He has authored more than 170 journal and conference articles, and holds several US, European, and Spanish patents. He is co-author of the article awarded the 2017 IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine Best Paper Award.

Since 2016 he has been serving as IES Vice President for Conference Activities. He led the development of the IES Conferences Policies and Guidelines and is currently leading the implementation of the IES Conferences Digital Community.

He was the 2013-2015 Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, which received an Award of Excellence from the Society for Technical Communications in 2014. He is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics and the IEEE Open Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society, and was an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics from 2008 to 2018.

J. David Irwin Early Career Award

Recipient: Fei Gao         

University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard, FRANCE

Citation: For outstanding contributions to the improvement of fuel cell hybrid powertrain reliability for transportation applications

Fei Gao is currently the Deputy Director of the French national CNRS research institute FEMTO-ST and a Full Professor at the School of Energy and Computer science of the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard (UTBM), where he was an Associate Professor between 2011 and 2017. His main research fields include fuel cells and their applications in transportation, multi-physical modeling and real time simulation systems.

Prof. Gao is the Fellow of IET and the holder of the French research expertise bonus (PEDR) by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. He is also the Editor-in-Chief (2019-2021) of IEEE Industrial Electronics Technology News, and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification and IEEE Open Journal of Industrial Electronics Society. He is nominated in 2017 as Conferences Committee Chair of IEEE Transportation Electrification Community. He serves since 2019 as Secretary of the Technical Committee on Vehicle and Transportation Systems of IEEE Power Electronics Society and was Chair of the Technical Committee on Transportation Electrification of the IEEE Industry Electronic Society between 2018-2019.

Dr. Bimal Bose Energy Systems Award

Recipient: Akshay Kumar Rathore

Concordia University, CANADA

Citation: For innovative contributions to the advancement of power electronics for renewable energy and drive systems

Akshay Kumar Rathore received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Victoria, Canada, in 2008. He had two postdoctoral appointments with the University of Wuppertal, Germany, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. He was an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore, Singapore from 2011-2015. He is currently an Associate Professor at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. He has published more than 240 papers in international journals and conferences including 85 IEEE Transactions. He contributed to the advancement of the theory of the current-fed converters by introducing two new classes of snubberless current-fed converters with the merits of snubberless operation, natural device voltage clamping, soft-switching, and reduced footprints. He contributed to a patented optimal fundamental device switching frequency modulation of the multilevel inverters for medium voltage industrial drives applications to achieve above 99% efficiency of the MW drive systems.

Dr. Rathore is a recipient of the 2013 IEEE IAS Andrew W. Smith Outstanding Young Member Achievement Award, the 2014 Isao Takahashi Power Electronics Award, 2017 IEEE IES David Irwin Early Career Award and 2019 Recognition Award for his contributions as the Editor-in-Chief of IES ITeN. He served as the Chair of the IES technical committee on transportation electrification from 2016-17 and is a member of IES publication committee since 2016.

IES Chapter Activity Award

POLAND joint IES/PELS chapter

  • Chair: Adam Milczarek, Ph.D., 10.08.2019r – now
  • Vice Chair for IES activities: prof. Robert Smoleński, 12.06.2017r – now
  • Vice Chair for PELS activities: Radosław Kot, M.Sc., 10.08.2019r – now
  • Secretary: Piotr Leżyński, Ph.D., 10.08.2019r – now
  • Treasurer: Cezary Soból, M.Sc., 10.08.2019r – now

Past Chairs:

  • Sebastian Styński, Ph.D., 03.04.2015 – 09.08.2019
  • prof. Jacek Rąbkowski, 05.04.2012 – 02.04.2015
  • Marek Jasiński, Ph.D., 01.01.2008 – 04.04.2012
  • prof. Marian P. Kaźmierkowski, 07.01.199 – 31.12.2007