The IPMHVC Executive Committee will present two student awards during the 2018 IPMHVC event. Ideally we expect the recipient to be present at the conference to be recognized and receive the award. Students applying for an award must be an author or co-author of an abstract submitted to the conference. To be considered for the graduate level awards, nominees must be current graduate students or recent graduate degree recipients (within 18 months prior to the conference date) and should be members of IEEE at the time of the award presentation. Award recipients will receive a plaque stating the award, a monetary award ranging from $500 to $1000, and recognition at the conference banquet.
We are very pleased to announce the distinguished recipients of the 2018 IPMHVC student awards:
- 2018 High Voltage Association Student Excellence Award recipient is Landon Collier, Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics, Texas Tech University, USA for “outstanding contributions in high voltage component evaluation for the development of modular, high-voltage, sub-microsecond pulse generators“
- 2018 Tom R. Burkes Outstanding Graduate Student Award recipient is Hongyu Dai, State Key Laboratory of Advanced Electromagnetic Engineering and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China for “outstanding contributions in the research and pulsed power application of high-current arcs“
- 2018 Tom R. Burkes Outstanding Graduate Student Award recipient is Anton Gusev, Institute of Electrophysics / RAS, Ural Federal University, Russia for “outstanding contributions in the research of fast thyristor switches triggered in the impact ionization wave mode“
Award nomination packages are due March 15, 2018. Please send complete nomination packages via email to the Student Awards Chair:
- A letter of nomination (maximum one page) from the student’s research advisor or department head, specifying the student’s level of academic degree and status. The nomination letter must also specify which specific award the nomination package should be applied for (i.e. HVA or Tom Burkes).
- A CV (maximum two pages) including the student’s research contributions, papers, presentations, educational accomplishments, previous awards, and GPA.
- A copy of the submitted 2018 IPMHVC abstract(s) where the student is an author.
- An extended version (maximum two pages) of one abstract where the student is the principal contributor. This extended abstract should provide additional details of the accomplished work, and can include up to two figures. Please note that nominations for the HVA Student Excellence Award should emphasize the high voltage technology and design aspects that have been incorporated into a project in the extended version of the submitted abstract.
- IEEE membership number of the student (note that IEEE membership is required to be an award recipient)
High Voltage Association Student Excellence Award
The High Voltage Association Student Excellence Award was established in 2008 to recognize the contributions made by a graduate student in the area of high voltage systems, components, research, and technology. Nominations for this award should emphasize the high voltage technology and design aspects that have been incorporated into a project in the extended version of the submitted abstract. The High Voltage Association, formed by several companies who have products and research in high voltage systems and components, financially sponsors the award.
- 2016 Roya Nikjoo, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
- 2014 Kaashif A.M. Omar, Loughborough University, UK
- 2012 Fahd Banakhr, Loughborough University, UK
- 2010 James A. VanGordon, University of Missouri, USA
- 2008 James Thomas Camp, Old Dominion University, USA
Tom R. Burkes Student Awards
In 2002, the IEEE International Power Modulator Conference created two Student Awards in honor of Dr. Tom R. Burkes, Professor, Texas Tech University (1937-1998). The awards are:
- Outstanding Graduate Student Award: established to recognize contributions by a graduate student in engineering, science, or technology associated with power modulation, power electronics, or repetitive pulsed power.
- Exceptional Undergraduate Student Award: Established to recognize and encourage an outstanding undergraduate student in his/her early career in engineering, science, or technology associated with power modulation, power electronics or repetitive pulsed power.
Previous Recipients (Graduate unless noted):
- 2016 Martin Hochberg, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
- 2016 Isaac Cohen, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
- 2014 Hanyu Ye, Bergische Universitat Wuppertal, Germany
- 2014 Andrew Fierro, Texas Tech University, USA
- 2012 Kevin O’Connor, University of Missouri, USA
- 2012 George Laity, Texas Tech University, USA
- 2010 Dongdong Wang, Fudan University, China
- 2010 Titus Chen, (Undergraduate) Ohio State University, USA
- 2008 Kalyan Koppisetty, Auburn University, USA
- 2008 Daniel Weida, Helmut Schmidt University, Germany
- 2006 John Krile, Texas Tech University, USA
- 2006 Michael Wolf, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
- 2004 Shu Xiao, Old Dominion University, USA
- 2004 Matthew Behrend, (Undergraduate) University of Southern California, USA
- 2002 Kelly D. Hahn, University of New Mexico, USA
- 2002 Matthew Behrend, (Undergraduate) University of Southern California, USA