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Congratulations to the 2018 CPES Conference Student Presentation Award Winners!

Apr 18, 2018


CPES is pleased to congratulate the winners of our Annual Conference Student Presentation Awards. These awards recognize the best student presentations from the conference's technical and lab dialogue sessions. Technical sessions are an opportunity for students to present their research in a formal setting, while dialogue sessions allow students to discuss their research and demonstrate their work and prototypes in person to their colleagues and peers. Conference attendees were encouraged to vote for the best presentation from each of the five technical sessions, as well as for the students they believed prepared the best presentation during the lab dialogue sessions.

The three dialogue session winners were selected from 66 poster presentations based on the overall number of votes received. The two technical session winners were selected by the Student Presentation Awards Committee from the students who received the most votes in each technical session. This year's conference had 17 technical presentations overall, divided into five sessions. Winning students were presented with a certificate at the Awards and Reception Dinner which concluded the conference on Tuesday evening, and each will receive $500. A special thanks to Texas Instruments, Delta, GE, Lockheed Martin, and Huawei, who sponsored the awards.


Best Oral Technical Presentation Award Winners:

Eric Hsieh
Award sponsored by Texas Instruments, presented by Brian Carpenter
"Modeling and Control of the Modular Multilevel Converters Based on the State-Plane Analysis and " Coordinate Transformation"
See Eric's conference materials »

Keyao Sun
Award sponsored by Delta, presented by Peter Barbosa
"Analysis and Design of an Overcurrent Protection Scheme Based on Parasitic Inductance of SiC MOSFET Power Module"
See Keyao's conference materials »


Best Dialogue Poster Presentation Awards Winners:

Joseph Kozak
Award sponsored by GE, presented by Juan Sabate
"Trends in SiC MOSFET Threshold Voltage and ON-Resistance Measurements from Thermal Cycling and Electrical Switching Stresses"
See Joseph's conference materials »

Bin Li
Award sponsored by Lockheed Martin, presented by Qiang Li
"A Symmetrical Resonant Converter and PCB Transformer Structure for Common Mode Noise Reduction"
"A WBG-Based Three Phase 12.5 kW 500 kHz CLLC Resonant Converter with Integrated PCB Winding Transformer"
See Bin's conference materials »

Bingyao Sun
Award sponsored by Huawei, presented by Yunfeng Liu
"Design, Characteristics and Application of Pluggable Low-Inductance Switching Power Cell of Paralleled GaN HEMTs"
See Bingyao's conference materials »


We also wish to extend our gratitude to the 2018 Student Presentation Awards Committee:
  • Peter Barbosa, Delta (IAB)
  • Brian Carpenter, Texas Instruments (IAB)
  • John Kassakian (SAB)
Congratulations to all!

Clockwise from top left: Brian Carpenter presents "Best Oral Technical Presentation" to Eric Hsieh on Behalf of Texas Instruments (also pictured: CPES Director Dushan Boroyevich, left, and Conference Committee Chair Bin Li, right); Peter Barbosa presents
Clockwise from top left: Brian Carpenter presents "Best Oral Technical Presentation" to Eric Hsieh on Behalf of Texas Instruments (also pictured: CPES Director Dushan Boroyevich, left, and Conference Committee Chair Bin Li, right); Peter Barbosa presents "Best Oral Technical Presentation" award to Keyao Sun on behalf of Delta; Qiang Li presents "Best Dialogue Poster Presentation" award to Bin Li on behalf of Lockheed Martin; Yunfeng Liu presents "Best Dialogue Poster Presentation" award to Bingyao Sun on behalf of Huawei; Juan Sabate presents "Best Dialogue Poster Presentation" award to Joseph Kozak on behalf of GE.
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