2015 IFEC Competition

2015 IEEE International Future Energy Challenge Winners 

The IEEE International Future Energy Challenge (IFEC) is an international student competition for innovation, conservation, and effective use of electrical energy, which is open to college and university student teams from recognized engineering programs in any location.    

The IFEC’15 final competition for Topic A “High-efficiency Wireless Charging Systems for Electric Vehicles and Other Applications” was held in University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, USA – July 13 to 15.  You can view pictures from the event via Flickr or the PELS website.

2015 IFEC (Topics A) Final Results:

  • National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Grand Prize, US$10,000)
  • Kunming University of Science and Technology (Best Engineering Design, US$5,000)
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn (Best Innovative Design, US$1,500)
  • Osaka Institute of Technology (Best Innovative Design, US$1,500)
  • Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (Best Educational Impact, US$1,000)
  • Zhejiang University (Best Control Implementation, US$500)
  • Cologne University of Applied Sciences (Participation Award)
  • University of Texas at Dallas (Participation Award)
  • Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (Participation Award)
  • North China University of Technology (Participation Award)

The IFEC’15 final competition for Topic B “Battery Energy Storage with an Inverter that Mimics Synchronous Generators” was held at the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, U.K - July 20 to 22.

2015 IFEC (Topics B) Final Results:

  • Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Grand Prize(US$10,000)
  • Beijing Jiaotong University, Best Control Design (US$5,000)
  • North Carolina State University, Best Efficiency (US$3000)
  • Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Best Educational Impact(US$1,000)
  • University of Connecticut, Participation Award
  • Tsinghua University, Participation Award
  • Deli Technological University, Participation Award

The competition is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power Electronics Society (PELS), Power & Energy Society (PES), Industry Application Society (IAS), Industrial Electronics Society (IES), Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) and Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA).

Visit the IFEC website for more information on the program.