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2016 ieee technical field awards

IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award

IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies

Sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society

Sponsored by the Motorola Solutions Foundation

Johann w. Kolar

Mark g. allen

For contributions to the advancement
of three-phase pulse-width modulation
(PWM) converter systems and power
electronics education

For contributions to research and
development, clinical translation, and
commercialization of biomedical microsystems

A visionary leader in the field of power electronics, Johann W.
Kolar has a distinguished record of providing industry with key
innovations for ensuring high power quality and saving energy.
He has driven advances in three-phase pulse-width modulation
rectifier and matrix converter technology, including the Vienna
Rectifier and the Sparse Matrix Converter, over the past two
decades. Offering outstanding performance concerning efficiency, power density, harmonic distortions, and costs, the Vienna
Rectifier is widely employed for power supply of data centers
and industry processes, as well as actuators of electric aircraft.
Furthermore, Kolar has spearheaded the introduction of multiobjective optimization as a fundamentally new research approach
into power electronics and has proposed a revolutionary new approach for education in power electronics that is used today in
academia and industry all over the world.
An IEEE Fellow, Kolar is a full professor and chair of the Power
Electronic Systems Laboratory at ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

An international leader in the field of micro-electro-mechanical
systems (MEMS), the innovations of Mark G. Allen are playing
a major role in improving patient care and reducing healthcare
costs. His development and commercialization, together with
coworkers, of a fully implantable wireless sensor technology for
monitoring heart pressure, known as the CardioMEMS Heart
Failure System, allows physicians to better regulate patient activity
and adjust medication regimes. Allen's innovation represents the
first MEMS sensor approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for permanent implantation in humans. Clinical studies
of Allen's sensor have demonstrated a 37% reduction in hospital
admissions and a 78% reduction in re-admissions, providing better
quality of life for patients.
An IEEE Fellow, Allen is the Alfred Fitler Moore Professor
with the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at
the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits

IEEE Frederik Philips Award

Sponsored by the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society

Sponsored by Philips Electronics N.V.

Miles a. Copeland

Kelin J. Kuhn

For contributions to the design and application of switched-capacitor and RF
signal processing circuits

For technical leadership in the development and implementation of breakthrough CMOS technology

Miles A. Copeland's 31-year career is marked by the strength of his
achievements as a university teacher, inventor, researcher, and mentor.
His innovative approach to industry-university collaboration supported the rapid development of the telecommunication and microelectronics industries in Canada. He coauthored, with Northern Telecom
(Nortel), a groundbreaking paper on the use of switched capacitors as
resistor equivalents, which demonstrated that filter RC time constants
on-chip could depend on the ratio of capacitor sizes. This results in
much better integration, repeatability, and accuracy when implementing analog filters on chip than is possible with ordinary resistors.The
"filter codec" developed subsequently at Nortel used switched-capacitor filtering. With this innovation the company became an early
leader in the shift to fully electronic switching networks. Other research work done by Miles' graduate students included much cited
studies of the matching of on-chip capacitors and transistors.
An IEEE Fellow, Copeland is a Professor Emeritus with Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Kelin J. Kuhn's leadership in turning next-generation complimentary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology into
reality has been critical to enabling the continued miniaturization
of transistors required for smaller but more powerful and efficient
electronic devices.While working for Intel, Kuhn was responsible
for navigating CMOS technology from minimum dimensions of
130 nm to 22 nm. Her involvement with introducing the highk/metal-gate process was a breakthrough that enabled increased
performance with lower power dissipation in electronic devices.
She also made significant contributions to enabling the mass production of the TriGate transistor, which facilitates lower operating
voltage for a substantial reduction in chip power consumption.
These innovations are considered two of the most transformative
changes in the history of silicon-based technology.
An IEEE Fellow, Kuhn is a professor with the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Cornell University, Ithaca,
NY, USA.

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