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Mazumder receives IEEE Renewable Energy Excellence Award

Professor Sudip K. Mazumder has been named the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power & Energy Society’s 2023 Ramakumar Family Renewable Energy Excellence Award winner, for his contributions to renewable energy integration and controls.

The award was established to “recognize outstanding contributions in the field of developing, utilizing, and integrating renewable energy resources in the national and global energy scenarios.” The IEEE Power & Energy Society sponsors 24 annual awards, and recipients are selected via a nomination process.

Mazumder’s award citation reads: For contributions to high frequency link power conversion and control technologies for renewable energy.”

“I am humbled by this prestigious IEEE award. It is a validation of the foundational and socially transformative work in photovoltaic inverter, fuel cell inverter, electric-vehicle charger, and solid- state transformer we have been doing for around two decades with support from and in collaboration with leading federal agencies, national laboratories, and industries,” Mazumder said. “Our work has led to multiple utility patents, about 300 publications in leading journals and conferences, and outstanding placements of students and researchers in world-class industries and institutions.”

Mazumder has over 30 years of professional experience and has held research and development and design positions in leading industrial organizations. He has made original contributions to the areas of multi-scale control of wide-bandgap power-electronic systems at the semiconductor device level for wide-ranging applications in the commercial and defense spaces; SiC and GaN based high-frequency-link power electronics, including hybrid-modulation-based pulsating-dc-link inverter, zero-ripple-filter-based inverter, and differential-mode-converter topologies for applications encompassing but not limited to renewable and alternative energy, electric vehicles, solid-state transformer, energy storage, and offshore wind; discretized high-frequency and Boolean energy and data transfer; and optically-controlled power semiconductor devices and power electronics.

Mazumder is the director of the Laboratory for Energy and Switching Electronic Systems at UIC, has been awarded 12 patents, and has been supported by about 60 grants.

Mazumder’s award will be presented at the society’s general meeting July 18 in Orlando, Florida.