IEEE TEC Prize Ph.D. Thesis Talk - 3 Min Ph.D. Challenge
The IEEE Transportation Electrification Community invites Ph.D. graduates to submit for the IEEE TEC Prize Ph.D. Thesis Talk. The competition is to provide an international platform for all Ph.D. researchers in the field of Transportation Electrification to present their project. The talk is limited to 3 minutes and five winners will be awarded.
This award recognizes not just quality research, but an engaging presentation understandable for people not versed in the researcher’s narrow specialty.
Who is Eligible
- Ph.D. graduates who were awarded their Ph.D. or have defended their Ph.D. recently
- Graduates from any location area welcome
- Participants should show their Ph.D. certificate or a proof of thesis defense after 1 January 2019
- IEEE TEC Members (Student Members or Regular Members)
The Ph.D. thesis should be in the field of interest of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- Electric vehicles
- Charger, conductive and wireless
- Power electronic devices (Si and wide band-gap) and applications for electric transportation
- Electric rail, Electric rolling stock
- Power train for electric mobility
- Electric machines for electric mobility
- Packaging, integration, and advanced manufacturing for electric mobility
- Transportation systems
- EMI and EMC for electric transportation
- Renewable and alternative energy for vehicle
- Smart grids and micro-grids for transportation, and vehicle to grid
- Electrical energy storage for vehicle
- Security and Information Technology for vehicle and smart mobility
- Electric aircraft, electric vessel
- Light rail, trams, catenary
- Wireless power transfer (WPT) for mobility
- Submission platform opens: November 2020
- Submission Deadline: 30 April 2021
- Announcement of results: June 2021
- Award ceremony: July 2021 (virtual)
The submission must include the following information to identify the participant.
- Full Name
- University/Institute of your Ph.D. study
- IEEE Membership Number
- Date of Graduation or date of defense
- Proof of Ph.D. degree or Defense (eg certificate, letter)
- Thesis Title
- Brief abstract (< 300 words)
- Keywords (3-5)
The submission is in English, with the exception of the Ph.D. certificate (which should be translated as needed). The video is limited to 3 minutes. It can be uploaded to the nomination system.
The winner will receive a certificate and a premium of US$500. A ceremony will be organized, either online or at a TEC-sponsored Conference. A total of five awards will be presented.
Guidelines for the video
- The video must first start with an introduction with the title of the thesis, name of participant, supervisor’s name, and name of the institution.
- The presentation must be in English.
- A pure voice-over PowerPoint presentation is not suggested.
- Subtitles may be useful for some complicated technical jargon.
- The video resolution should be high, of 1080p, or above.
- A MP4 format is preferred.
Intellectual Property and copyright
- No copyright issues involved with your presentation
- Participants must ensure that the intellectual property (IP) has been protected before their submission
- Consult your supervisor or project sponsor to clear any copyright/intellectual property issues
- The copyright of the video submitted to the IEEE will be rested with IEEE.
How to Submit
The video should be submitted to the IEEE Openwater platform and the participant will need to have an IEEE account.
The IEEE TEC 3-min Ph.D. Talk Submission Portal is located in
If you have questions please contact the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community at firstname.lastname@example.org