Important Dates

July 16, 2020: Deadline for submission of application form
August 1, 2020: Notification of acceptance or rejection

October 5, 2020: Deadline for submission of video
October 9 – November 16, 2020: Video available for viewing to ECCE attendees

The IEEE ECCE Committee on Student Activities and the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) Technical Committee on High-Performance and Emerging Technologies (TC6) are pleased to announce the ECCE 2020 Student Project Demonstrations on Emerging Technology Event and the associated Award Program. This year’s event will be fully virtual.

Since 2011, ECCE has organized the hardware demo event for students to showcase their research outcomes and interact with academia and industry. Starting 2013, IEEE PELS TC6 has sponsored this hardware demo event at ECCE as the student project demonstrations on emerging technology award program. Three prizes are awarded at ECCE to the best student project demonstrations. This event has also established a social network among students from different universities and countries.

Submission guidelines and event/award details are given below.

Submission Guidelines and Award Details

To participate in the student project demonstrations on emerging technology award program, fill out this online application form by July 16, 2020.

Single student project teams will be given preference, but teams with up to three students are allowed. For teams with multiple students, only one student needs to fill the application form; the names of the other team members should be listed at the end of the abstract. Topics of interest include all emerging areas of power electronics and related technologies. A non-exhaustive list of topic areas of interest is given below. Project teams selected for participation will be notified by August 1, 2020. All members of the selected project teams must register for ECCE in order to participate in the demonstration event.

This year’s event will be fully virtual. Instead of presenting demos in-person, project teams will submit 5-minute videos showcasing their demos using slides with voiceover and live footage. The deadline for submitting videos is Monday October 5, 2020. Only videos of up to 5 minutes in duration and in MP4 format will be accepted. To accommodate participants across multiple time zones there will be no live sessions associated with this event. Since the demo event will be fully virtual, there will be no travel grants.

Each project demonstration will be evaluated by a judging panel comprising members from the industry and the academia. The panel members will select the top three project demonstrations based on originality/creativity, engineering design, value to practical applications, presentation, and audience appeal. The top three student project teams will be recognized with the Student Project Demonstration on Emerging Technology Award as follows:

  • 1st Prize (a certificate and a cash award of $700)
  • 2nd Prize (a certificate and a cash award of $500)
  • 3rd Prize (a certificate and a cash award of $300)

Videos of the three winning project demonstrations may be posted on the IEEE PELS TC6 website.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Energy harvesting
  • 3D power electronics integration
  • Wireless power transfer
  • High temperature power electronics
  • Ultra-efficient and high-power-density converters and inverters
  • Emerging power devices (e.g., SiC, GaN) and their applications
  • Emerging solutions for passive component used in power electronics
  • High reliability power electronic components and converters
  • Other emerging power electronic applications and related technologies