About the Award
This award was established in 2005 to honor innovators who contributed to the technical areas of this department. This award is named in honor of Dr. Gerland Kliman, in memory of his many contributions and innovations to these technical areas.
Basis for Judging:
The award may be presented annually to an individual for meritorious contributions to the advancement of power conversion technologies through innovations and their application to industry. The technical field for this awards includes, but is not limited to Electrical Machines, Electrical Drives, Power Electronic Systems and Power Electronic Devices.
Nominations are accepted from 1 January through 1 April.
Online Submission Form:
The IEEE IAS Industrial Power Conversion Systems Department (IPCSD) Gerald Kliman Innovator Award was established to honor innovators who contributed to the technical areas of IPCSD Department. The department administers this award program.
This award is sponsored by General Electric through the IEEE Foundation.
Latest Award Winner
The 2022 IEEE IAS Industrial Power Conversion Systems Department Gerald Kliman Innovator Award was presented to Ayman EL-Refaie at the 2022 IAS Annual Meeting/ECCE conference Award ceremony.
Past Recipients Include:
|2021||Robert N. Guenther, Jr.|
|2019||Alex Qin Huang|
|2018||Fei “Fred” Wang|
|2016||Jih-Sjeng (Jason) Lai|
|2014||Jan Abraham Ferreira|
|2013||Fang Zheng Peng|
|2008||Ira J. Pitel|
|2005||Russel J. Kerkman|