Chair of Power Electronics

PELS Award for Prof. Marco Liserre's outstanding findings in power electronics

Nov 15, 2023

In a prestigious ceremony hosted by the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), Professor Marco Liserre was honored with the R. David Middlebrook Achievement Award for his exceptional contributions to the field of power electronics. As a distinguished figure in the realm of power electronics, Professor Liserre, hailing from the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel and serving as the deputy head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology in Itzehoe, stood out for his groundbreaking research.

The award, presented annually since 2011, acknowledges outstanding achievements in the technical landscape of power electronics. Professor Liserre's remarkable findings centered around the stability of power grids dominated by power electronics. His extensive research, spanning from 2000 onwards, has significantly contributed to optimizing the integration of power converters into electrical grids, with a special focus on enhancing stability.

Notably, Professor Liserre's innovative modeling approaches have become industry benchmarks, widely adopted by grid operators and manufacturers of grid-interactive power converters. His work has played a pivotal role in advancing the efficiency and reliability of power systems, marking him as a trailblazer in the field.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), as the world's leading professional association in the technical domain, underscores the global impact of Professor Liserre's research. His dedication to advancing power electronics technology has not only earned him the PELS award but has also positioned him as a key influencer in shaping the future of power systems worldwide.

For more details on Professor Marco Liserre's award-winning research, visit CAU, ISIT




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