IEEE Power & Energy Society Ramakumar Family Renewable Energy Excellence Award

Purpose: To recognize outstanding contributions in the field of developing, utilizing and integrating renewable energy resources in the national and global energy scenarios.  As the world transitions into increasing use of energy technologies that have minimal carbon footprint, IEEE PES should play a leading role to enable this transition.  The need to stimulate and encourage activity towards this goal is the primary objective of this award.

Administration: The award will be administered by the Power & Energy Society.

Form of Recognition
An honorarium of $1,000, $750 for travel expenses to accept the award, and a plaque.

Frequency: Presented once per year at the IEEE PES General Meeting.  Lack of suitable nominations may prevent the award from being presented during some years.  

Eligibility: Candidate must have been an IEEE PES member in good standing for at least 5 years.
No current member of the IEEE Board of Directors, the IEEE PES Governing Board, the IEEE PES Awards and Recognition Committee, the IEEE PES Ramakumar Family Renewable Energy Excellence Award Committee, or IEEE staff may be candidates, or nominate or endorse candidates for this award.

Funds: This award will be funded through a quasi-endowment fund established through the IEEE Foundation and provided by an External Source/Donor.  A corpus of U.S. $50,000.00 will be endowed by the Ramakumar family for this award.  With proper management according to the rules and procedures formulated and adopted by PES, the fund balance is expected to grow over the years.

Award Chair:

Ward T. Jewell
Wichita State University
EECS Department, Campus Box 83
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS  67260-0083

Committee Members:
Bertling, L., Gothenberg, SE
El-Sharkawai, M., Seattle, WA
Muljadi, E., Golden, CO
Piwko, R., Schenectady, NY
Ramakumar, R. ,Stillwater, OK
Strunz, K., Berlin, DE

Past Recipients:

2012 Ned Mohan
2013 Vladimir Miranda
2014 J. Charles Smith
2015 Ziyad M. Salameh
2016 M. Hashem Nehrir