Published: Aug. 24, 2022 By

Maksimovic discusses a project with a graduate student in the power electronics labMaksimovic (standing) discusses a project with a graduate student in the power electronics lab.

Professor Dragan Maksimovic has received two prestigious awards from IEEE, one of the leading professional organizations for the engineering and technology community worldwide.  

The 2023 IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award honors Maksimovic for outstanding contributions to the advancement of power electronics, specifically for his work in “digital control, modeling and topologies of switched-mode power supplies.”

The 2022 PELS R. David Middlebrook Achievement Award recognizes his contributions to modeling and analysis of digitally controlled power converters.

“These awards are very well-deserved,” said Department Chair Chris Myers. “Dragan is a leader in power electronics – both at CU Boulder and beyond – so I’m thrilled to see him recognized by his peers.”

Maksimovic is the co-founder of the Colorado Power Electronics Center and the co-director of engineering workforce development for ASPIRE, a multi-institutional research center focused on sustainable and equitable electrification across transportation industries. A fellow of IEEE, Maksimovic has published over 300 papers in journals and at professional conferences and holds over 30 U.S. patents. 

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Former professor also honored
Professor Emeritus Ewald Fuchs (PhDElEngr’70) was also honored by IEEE with the Richard Harold Kaufmann Award “for contributions to power quality in power system operation, electric machines, renewable energy, and drives.”