Student Awards


The IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference is accepting application from students who authors or co-authors a paper that is accepted for inclusion in the conference technical program.  The awards are the High Voltage Association Student Excellence Award and the Tom R. Burkes Student Awards.


The nomination package for all student awards includes:

  • A letter of nomination from the student's research director or department head.
  • A CV (including the student's research contributions, papers, presentations, and educational accomplishments, including awards, recognition, GPA, etc. Maximum 3 pages)
  • Copy of the submitted 2010 IEEE IPMHVC abstract(s) where the student is the primary author or a co-author.

The student awards committee will consider all graduate student nominees for either the High Voltage Association Student Excellence Award or the Tom R. Burkes Outstanding Graduate Student Award(s), and all undergraduate student nominees for the Tom R. Burkes Exceptional Undergraduate Student Award.

Please submit nomination packages no later than March 19, 2010, to the Student Awards Chair, Dr. Raymond Allen at Raymond.Allen@nrl.navy.mil

High Voltage Association Student Excellence Award

The High Voltage Association Student Excellence Award was established in 2008 to recognize the contributions made by a graduate student in the area of high voltage systems and composnent research & technology.

The High Voltage Association, formed by several companies who have products and research in high voltage systems and components, financially sponsors the award.

Nominees for this awards must be current graduate students or recent graduates (up to 18 months prior to the conference date) and should be members of IEEE at the time of the award presentation. He/She will be expected to participate in the conference and included in the authorship of a paper or papers accepted for presentation at the conference. The recipient will receive a partial reimbursement of conference, a plaque stating the award, and a monetary award of $1,000.

Previous High Voltage Association Student Excellence Award Recipient

2008      James Thomas Camp,      Old Dominion University, USA


Tom R. Burkes Student Awards

In 2002, the IEEE International Power Modulator Conference created two Student Awards in honor of Dr. Tom R. Burkes, Professor, Texas Tech University (1937-1998). The awards are:

Outstanding Graduate Student Award: Established to recognize contributions by a graduate student in engineering, science or technology associated with power modulation, power electronics, or repetitive pulsed power.

Exceptional Undergraduate Student Award: Established to recognize and encourage an outstanding undergraduate student in his/her early career in engineering, science or technology associated with power modulation, power electronics or repetitive pulsed power.

Nominees for both awards must be current students or recent graduates (up to 18 months prior to the conference date) and should be members of IEEE at the time of the award presentation. They will be expected to be participants in the conference and included in the authorship of a paper or papers accepted for presentation at the conference. Recipients will receive a waived conference registration fee, a plaque stating the award, and a monetary award of $500.

Previous Tom R. Burkes Student Award Recipients

Year

Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Exceptional Undergraduate Student Award

2008

Kalyan Koppisettyuburn University, USA

Daniel Weida Helmut Schmidt University, Germany


2006

John Krile Texas Tech University, USA

Michael Wolf Tel-Aviv University, Israel


2004

Shu Xiao Old Dominion University, USA

Matthew Behrend University of Southern California, USA

2002

Kelly D. Hahn University of New Mexico, USA

Matthew Behrend University of Southern California, USA