ECPE Young Engineer Award at PCIM Europe


Since 2008, ECPE sponsors one of the three Young Engineer Awards at PCIM Europe. The Young Engineer Awards are presented to exceptional contributions from young professionals. The winners are invited to present their paper at the PCIM Europe Conference, receive prize money and see their paper published in the conference proceedings.

The winners of the Young Engineer Awards at this years PCIM Europe Conference have been announced. The award ceremony and speech will be part of the PCIM Europe Conference opening ceremony on tuesday, 16 May 2017


2016

ECPE Young Engineers Award at PCIM Europe 2016

The winner of the Young Engineers Award 2016 sponsored by ECPE is Christian Felgemacher, University of Kassel, Germany.
Christian Felgemacher received the M.Eng. (Hons.) degree in electronics and electrical engineering with management from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK in 2011. He joined the Centre of Competence for Distributed Electric Power Technology at the University of Kassel in 2012. The title of his Paper is 'Benefits of Increased Cosmic Radiation Robustness of SiC Semiconductors in large Power-Converters'.

2015

ECPE Young Engineers Award at PCIM Europe 2015

The winner of the Young Engineers Award 2015 sponsored by ECPE is André Schön.
André Schön received his diploma degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2011. In 2012 he joined the Department of Mechatronics at the University of Bayreuth and is currently working towards his PhD. The title of his Paper is 'Comparison of the most efficient DC-DC Converters for Power Conversion in HVDC Grids'.

2014

ECPE Young Engineers Award at PCIM Europe 2014

The winner of the Young Engineers Award 2014 sponsored by ECPE is Vinoth Kumar Sundaramoorthy.
Dr. Sundaramoorthy is working as a Scientist at Corporate Research Center of ABB Switzerland Ltd, Switzerland since August 2008. The title of his Paper is 'Simultaneous Online Estimation of Junction Temperature and Current of IGBTs Using Emitter-Auxiliary Emitter Parasitic Inductance'.

2013

ECPE Young Engineers Award at PCIM Europe 2013

The winner of the Young Engineers Award 2013 sponsored by ECPE is Samuel Araújo, University of Kassel, Germany. The title of his Paper is 'High Switching Speeds and Loss Reduction: Prospects with Si, SiC and GaN and Limitations at Device, Packing and Application Level'.

2012

ECPE Young Engineers Award at PCIM Europe 2012

The winner of the Young Engineers Award 2012 sponsored by ECPE is Marek Siatkowski, University Bremen, Germany. His Paper is about the 'Construction of a High Force Density Linear Motor with a Passive Stator using Transverse Flux Technology'.

2011

ECPE Young Engineers Award at PCIM 2011

The winner of the Young Engineers Award 2011 sponsored by ECPE is Hitoshi Uemura. He received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in applied Electrical Engineering from University of Nagasaki in 2003 and 2005. In 2005, he joined the Power Device Works of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, where he works on the High Voltage design & development Department. His Paper is about the 'Optimized Design Against Cosmic Ray Failure for HVIGBT Modules'.

2010

ECPE Young Engineers Award at PCIM Europe 2010

The winner of the Young Engineers Award 2010 sponsored by ECPE is Dayana El Hage, EPFL, Switzerland. Finished studies in electrical engineering in Lebanon (Ecole supérieure d'ingénieurs de Beyrouth) in 2007 and did Master degree in Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Electricity and Electronics (power conversion and systems). Finished in february 2009 and continued working in EPFL in the Industrial Electronics Laboratory (LEI). The title of her Paper is 'A high current pulse-power supply for flash lamps in PV-panel measurement-facilities'.

2009

ECPE Young Engineers Award at PCIM Europe 2009

The winner of the Young Engineers Award 2009 sponsored by ECPE is Michael Heeb, University of Kassel, Germany. His Paper is about the 'Carrier Transit Time Approximation for Prediction of PETT Oscillation in Power Diodes'.

2008

ECPE Young Engineers Award at PCIM Europe 2008

The winner of the Young Engineers Award 2008 sponsored by ECPE is Luc Lowinsky. He joined the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fers (SNCF) and the Laboratoire des PLasmas et de Conversion d'Energie (LAPLACE), in Toulouse, France. His Paper is about '3 MVAR Single Phase Statcom based on AC Chopper Topology'.