Young Engineer and Innovation Awards

Every year at CIPS and PCIM Europe Conference, ECPE awards young engineers for outstanding work in the field of power electronics and sponsors the associated prize money. In addition, ECPE and the Semikron Foundation have been awarding the Semikron Young Engineer and Innovation Award since 2012. All activities are part of the "Young Engineers Needed" programme. 
Moreover ECPE is sponsor of the Best Poster Award in the frame of the European PhD School.

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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 PCIM Europe Conference, receive prize money and see their paper published in the conference proceedings.







The winner of the Young Engineer Award 2019 sponsored by ECPE is Christoph Marczok, Fraunhofer Institute IZM, Germany.


Christoph Marczok studied mechatronics at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin and earned the title "Master of Engineering". Since May 2010 he is employed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration. His fields of business activity is the development of future packaging in Power Electronics. The Title of his Paper is 'Low Inductive SiC Mold Module with Direct Cooling'.



  • 2018

    The winner of the Young Engineer Award 2018 sponsored by ECPE is Fabian Denk, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
    Fabian Denk received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, in 2014. He is currently working at the Light Technology Institute of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. His research handle the characterization of silicon carbide power transistors and the development of high power resonant inverters operating in the MHz-range. 

  • 2017

    The winner of the Young Engineers Award 2017 sponsored by ECPE is Tomoyuki Miyoshi, Hitachi, Japan.
    Tomoyuki Miyoshi received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan, in 2005, 2007, and 2015. In 2007, he joined Hitachi, Ltd., Japan. He is currently engaged in research and development of power device technologies. The title of his Paper is 'Dual Side-Gate HiGT Breaking Through the Limitation of IGBT Loss Reduction'.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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'.

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