The IPCSD participates in the IAS and IEEE award programs, and many IPCSD members have been so recognized.  In addition, the IPCSD administers a specific, department-level award, the IEEE IAS Industrial Power Conversion Systems Department Gerald Kliman Innovator Award.  At the committee level, Best Paper Awards are presented to articles published under that committee’s responsibility. For any questions concerning IPCSD awards and the Kliman award in particular, please contact the IPCSD Award & Recognition chair.

Senior membership:  Did you know that with just 10 years of experience in the field, you are eligible to become an IEEE Senior Member?  More information here on the IEEE website.

Fellow nominations:  Members are encouraged to nominate their peers and mentors to become IEEE Fellows.  Details here on the IEEE website.  This presentation: Preparing a Successful Fellow Nomination, put together by the 2014 IAS and PELS Fellow committee chairs, also provides more information concerning the process.

Call for Nominations: Gerald Kliman Innovator Award

Nominations are invited for the IEEE IAS Industrial Power Conversion Systems Department Gerald Kliman Innovator Award.  This Award was established to honor innovators who contributed to the technical areas of this department.  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 award includes, but is not limited to, Electrical Machines, Electrical Drives, Power Electronic Systems, and Power Electronic Devices.  More information on the award and on the nomination process may be found on the IAS Website under the Awards tab (, or on the IPCSD website also on the Awards tab (

The deadline for nominations is June 1st, 2024 and may be submitted to the IPCSD Awards Chair at:

Dr. Robert N Guenther Jr
2181 Silverspur Dr
Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: +1 609-273-7581

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Current and Past Kliman awardees:

2023    Noriko Kawakami
2022    Ayman El-Refaie
2021    Robert Guenther
2020    Vlado Blasko
2019    Alex Qin Huang
2018    Fei “Fred” Wang
2017    Richard Lukaszewski
2016    Jason Lai
2015    Manoj Shah
2014    Jan Abraham Ferreira
2013    Fang Zheng Peng
2012    Thomas Habetler
2011    Leo Lorenz
2010    William Peterson
2009    John Miller
2008    Ira J. Pitel
2007    Bruno Lequesne
2006    Kaushik Rajashekara
2005    Russel J. Kerkman