PCIM Europe 2023 Announces Young Talent Awards

May 12, 2023 by Kevin Clemens

Three Best Paper Awards, a Young Researcher Award, and a Young Engineer Award are presented at Europe’s premier power electronic conference.

This week, EE Power has been at the PCIM Europe 2023 (Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion) conference in Nuremberg, Germany has more than 500 exhibitors from over 30 countries and provides more than 350 lectures on a variety of topics of vital interest to the power electronics and electrification industries.

Beginning in 2008, the PCIM Europe Conference presented a series of awards that honor young talents in the power industry. Included in these awards are the Three Best Paper Awards, one Young Engineer Award, and one Young Researcher Award. The awards were chosen by the PCIM Europe Advisory Board, chaired by Prof. Dr. Leo Lorenz, ECPE, from over 400 submissions based on timeliness, relevance, and quality of the submission. In addition to the prestige, the winners of the awards will also receive prize money of €1,000.

The winners of the three Best Paper Awards are:

  • Ralf Schmidt, Siemens, Germany, Impact of Current Density on Wire Bond Lifetime – Power Cycle Testing with Clamped VCE for Realistic Current Stress
  • Martin Guillet, SuperGrid Institute, France, Design and Testing of a Compact Dry Insulated Medium Frequency Transformer Prototype for Medium Voltage Applications
  • Hamzeh Beiranvand, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany, Advanced Solid-State-based Protection Scheme for High-Voltage Li-ion Battery Energy Storage System

Engineers younger than 30 were eligible to apply for the Young Engineer Award. This award is given to an author aged 30 or under from the field of science and research institution. This year’s winner is Leonhard Hertenstein, Mercedes Benz, Germany, with his paper Machine-Learning Approach to Model Junction Temperatures in Automotive Inverters.

The winner of the Young Researcher Award is Minh Nhut Ngo, CEA, France, for the paper Implementation and Characterization of a 200 kW Full-SiC Isolated DC-DC Converter for Future Medium Voltage PV Plants.


Attendees Enter the 2023 PCIM Conference

Attendees enter the PCIM conference. Image used courtesy of Mesago Messe Frankfurt, GmbH/Klaus Mellenthin


The PCIM Europe Conference has been held annually in Nuremberg since 1979. The conference provides an international meeting place for leading industry experts in the fields of power electronics and specialized applications such as energy storage and E-Mobility. In addition to highlighting the latest trends in technology, the exhibition covers the entirety of the industry value chain from manufacturing and components to the latest innovative applications. Of particular interest are the technical presentations from the R&D departments of leading universities and corporations from around the globe.  PCIM 2023 runs from May 9-11, 2023.


Featured imaged used courtesy of PCIM Europe