TUM Ambassador Award

Professor Dr. Fuxin Liu was awarded the title TUM Ambassador by the Technical University of Munich.

Carl Friedrich von Siemens Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Professor Dr. Zhen Zhang,Tianjin University, was awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers.
This includes the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Fellowship.

Doctor Honoris Causa for Professor Dr.-Ing. Ralph Kennel

Professor Dr.-Ing. Ralph Kennel was awarded a doctor honoris causa from Universitatea Stefan cel Mare in Suceava at 28th June 2018.

August-Wilhelm-Scheer Visiting Professorship 2018 - Award

Professor Zhenbin Zhang was successully nominated for the award of an August-Wilhelm-Scheer Visiting Professorship 2018.

August-Wilhelm-Scheer Visiting Professorship 2018 - Award

Professor Fuxin Liu was successully nominated for the award of an August-Wilhelm-Scheer Visiting Professorship 2018 -- Honorary Fellow of TUM Institute for Advanced Study.

Münchener VDE-Award 2017

Dr.-Ing. Zhenbin Zhang received for his PhD-Thesis

'On Control of Grid-Tied Back-to-Back Power Converters
and Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator
(PMSG) Wind Turbine Systems'

the Münchener VDE-Award 2017.

PCIM-Europe-Young-Engineer-Awards 2017

Franz Stubenrauch, University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim, received with his topic 'Design and Performance of a 200 kHz GaN Motor Inverter with Sine Wave Filter' the PCIM-Europe-Young-Engineer-Awards 2017.
More info about the PCIM Award 2017 here:

Jiaxi Lu Overseas Gastprofessur 2017

2017-03-15: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralph Kennel was invited by the Haixi Institutes, Chinese Academy of Sciences, as the Jiaxi Lu Overseas Guest Professor.

IES Student Paper and Travel Assistance Grant 2017

Mr. Ayman Ayad got the IES Student Paper and Travel Assistance Grant from the IEEE CPE-POWERENG conference in Spain for the following paper: A. Ayad, P. Karamanakos, R. Kennel, and J. Rodriguez, “Direct Model predictive Control of Bidirectional Quasi-Z-Source Inverters Fed PMSM Drives,” IEEE CPE-POWERENG, Cadiz, Spain, Apr. 2017, pp. 1 − 6.

APEC Student Travel Award 2017

Mr. Ayman Ayad got APEC Student Travel Award, 2017 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC 2017), Tampa, Florida, USA, for the paper entitled “Variable Switching Point Predictive Current Control of Quasi-Z-Source Inverters”. Authors: Ayman Ayad, Petros Karamanakos, and Ralph Kennel.

Paper Award at the ICEMS 2016

The paper 'On considerings saturation and cross-coupling effects for copper loss minimization on highly anisotropic synchronous machines' (Bonifacio, J.; Kennel, R.) has been awarded with the Electrical Science and Engineering Promotion Student Paper Award at the 19th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS’16):

João Bonifácio, DTER1
Zentrale Forschung und Entwicklung / Corporate Research and Development
Grundlagenentwicklung Elektronik / Technology Base Development Electronics
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
88038 Friedrichshafen, Deutschland/Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralph Kennel
Technische Universität München
Lehrstuhl für Elektrische Antriebssysteme und Leistungselektronik

Best Session Presentation IECON 2016

The paper 'Direct Model Predictive Control with an Extended Prediction Horizon for Quasi-Z-Source Inverters' from Ayman Ayad, Petros Karamanakos, and Ralph Kennel - presented by Ayman Ayad was appreciated as Best Session Presentation during the 42th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Society (IEEE-IECON2016) in Firenze, Italy in October 2016.

Ayad Ayman and Prof. Kamal Al-Haddad

Walter Gademann Preis 2016

Dr.-Ing. Alexander Dötlinger received the Walter Gademann Award 2016 for his PhD-Thesis
'Near Minimum-Time Predictive Reference Governors for Mechatronic Drive Systems'.

TUM Ambassador 2016

Prof. Edson Bim was elected as TUM Ambassador 2016 by the President of the Technical University Munich Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang A. Hermann.

IEEE Region 8 Treasurer

Professor Dr.-Ing. Ralph Kennel was elected as the 2017-2018 IEEE-Region 8 Treasurer.

Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University

Professor Kennel got an appointment as Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Universiteit Stellenbosch University for the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2019.

Best Paper on Ecological Vehicles 2016

Herr Simon Wiedemann und Herr Professor Dr.-Ing. Ralph Kennel von der Technischen Universität München erhielten am 08.04.2016 zusammen mit Herrn Sebstian Hall und Mats Alakula von der Lund University (Sweden) auf dem EVER2016 (Ecologic Vehicles/Renewable Energies) Kongress den 'Best Paper on Ecological Vehicles' - Award für Ihren Beitrag
Dynamic Testing Characterization of a Synchronous Relictance Machine.

Mr. Simon Wiedemann and Professor Dr.-Ing. Ralph Kennel, Technische Univesität München, together with Mr. Sebastian Hall and Mats Alakula, Lund University Sweden, received the award of the best paper on ecological vehicles for their paper entitled
Dynamic Testing Characterization of a Synchronous Relictance Machine.

Best Paper Award PESS2016

Herrn Zhenbin Zhang, Dr.-Ing. Christoph Hackl, Herrn Mohamed Abdelrahem und Herrn Professor Dr.-Ing. Ralph Kennel wurde für ihren Beitrag Voltage Sensorless Direct Model Predictive Control of 3L NPC Back-to-Back Power Converter PMSG Wind Turbine Systems With Fast Dynamics auf der PESS2016 der Best Paper Award verliehen.

Mr. Zhenbin Zhang, Dr.-Ing. Christoph Hackl, Mr. Mohamed Abdelrahem and Professor Dr.-Ing. Ralph Kennel have received the award of the best paper at PESS2016 for their paper entitled:
Voltage Sensorless Direct Model Predictive Control of 3L NPC Back-to-Back Power Converter PMSG Wind Turbine Systems With Fast Dynamics

Best Paper Award IEEE ICVES 2015

J. Martin, U. Vögele and Prof.Dr.-Ing. C. Endisch received a Best Paper Award on IEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety (IEEE ICVES 2015, 5-7 November) for their paper entitled

Effects of Errors in Position- and Navigation Data on Predictive Vehicle Operational Strategy Optimization.


Guestlecturer at the Haixi Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences

 

Am 10. Januar 2016 wurde Herrn Professor Dr.-Ing. Ralph Kennel zum Gastprofessor am Haixi Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, ernannt.

Professor Dr.-Ing. Ralph Kennel was appointed to a guestlecturer at the Haixi Institute - Chinese Academy of Sciences - at 10th January 2016.


Dimitris Chorafas Award 2015

Herr Alexander Dötlinger erhielt 2015 den Dimitris N. Chorafas Preis für seine Arbeit mit dem Titel/
Mr. Alexander Dötlinger received the Dimitris Chorafas Award 2015 for his topic:
Near Minimum-Time Predictive Reference Governors for Mechatronic Drive Systems
.


VDE-Award 2015

v.l. Frau Heike Götz vom BR Fernsehn, Dr.-Ing. Peter Landsmann von der Technischen Unviersität München, Frau Prof. Friedrich - Vorsitzende des VDE-Bezirksverbands Südbayern
die Preisträger des VED-Awards am Münchner Abend 2015

Herr Dr.-Ing. Peter Landsmann wurde am 27.11.2015 beim Münchner VDE-Abend mit dem VDE-Award 2015 ausgezeichnet.

Dr.-Ing. Peter Landsmann received the VDE-Award 2015 during the VDE event at 27th November 2015 evening.


EPE (European Power Electronics Association) 2015 Outstanding Service Award

Der Preis wurde Herrn Professor Dr.-Ing. Ralph Kennel verliehen für die erfolgreichen Bemühungen die Zusammenarbeit zwischen europäischen und amerikanischen Kollegen der Leistungselektronik zu verbessern und mit einer jährlichen Konferenz auf beiden Kontinenten zu manifestieren.


Best Paper Award IECON 2013

Felix Rojas received a best paper award of the session Multilevel Converters 4 at the 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. IECON 2013, Vienna, Austria,November 10-13, 2013.


  • 2013: Harry A. Owen Distinguished Service Award der IEEE-PELS

  • 2012: Best Paper Award on EPE-PEMC 2012 ECCE Europe, "The Explicit Solution of Model-Based Predictive Control by Considering the Nonlinearities in Drive Applications"

  • 2012: Studienpreis 2011 der SEW-EURODRIVE-Stiftung an die Diplomarbeit von Herrn Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Dötlinger mit dem Titel "Dynamic Loss Minimization for Induction Machines"

  • 2012: Best Paper Award on the
    3rd Power Electronics, Drive Systems & Technologies Conference (IEEE-PEDSTC 2012):
    "Robust Sensorless Predictive Control of Induction Motors with Sliding Mode Voltage
      Model Observer
    "

  • 2011: Keynote Paper ACEMP 2011, "Replacement of Electrical (Load) Drives by a Hardware-in-the-Loop System"

  • 2011: Invited Paper PEIA 2011, "Hardware-in-the-Loop Systems with Power Electronics - a Powerful Simulation Tool"

  • 2011: PELS Distinguished Lecturers - ECCE 2011, "IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition 2011 Awards Ceremony"

  • 2010: Invited Keynote OPTIM 2010, "Encoderless Control of Synchronous Machines with Permanent Magnets - Impact of Magnetic Design", (KA.0.2.02-pag.1-6)

  • 2009: Best Paper Award of International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Control, "Identification of Mechatronic Systems with Dynamic Neural Networks using Prior Knowledge"