IEEE TEC Prize Ph.D. Thesis Talk Award

The Deadline has now been closed.  Stay tuned for the dates for the 2022 Program.

The IEEE Transportation Electrification Community would like to announce the winners of the 2021 IEEE TEC Prize Ph.D. Thesis Talk Award: 

  • Integrating Various Operating Conditions into Real-Time Identification and Energy Management of a Fuel Cell Vehicle by Mohsen Kandidayeni, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (University of Quebec in Trois-Rivieres), Canada

  • Fault Diagnosis and Fault-Tolerant Control of Multiphase Motor Drives by Xueqing Wang, Southeast University, China

  • Modulation and Control of Modular Multilevel Converters for Transportation Electrification by Deepak Ronanki, OntarioTech University


The IEEE Transportation Electrification Community invites Ph.D. graduates to submit for the IEEE TEC Prize Ph.D. Thesis Talk Award. 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.

For Guidelines Click Here


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 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

Important dates

  • Submission platform opens:  September 2022
  • Submission Deadline Extended: 31 October 2022 - Now closed
  • Announcement of results: November 2022
  • Award ceremony:  To be Announced (virtual)

Submission Details

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 up to five awards can 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. 


If you have questions please contact the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community at


Eric Cheng
Education Committee Chair


TEC is currently looking for webinar presenters for 2022.  A webinar is typically 45 minutes long with approximately 15 additional minutes for Q&A.  

For more information click here.