Future Energy ChallengeTM
the IEEE Power Electronics Society,
the IEEE Industry Applications Society,
the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society,
the IEEE Power Engineering Society,
the U. S. Department of Energy,
the U.S. Department of Defense,
the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL),
The Motor Resource Center and Advanced Energy,
the Grainger Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics, and others.
News about the 2003 International Future Energy Challenge:
Announcing the Final Awards!!
1st Place and Best Inverter Performance – Seoul National University of Technology
The award amount is $25,000.
Best Technical Documentation – Seoul National University of Technology, $5,000
Best Technical Presentation – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, $5,000
1st Place Overall – Illinois Institute of Technology, $12,000
2nd Place Overall – University of Illinois, $7500
Best Technical Documentation – Illinois Institute of Technology, $2500
Best Technical Presentation – University of Illinois, $2500
Honorable Mention – University of Wisconsin, $2500
University of South Carolina, $2500
Bangledesh University of Engineering and Technology, $2500
We congratulate all of the teams for their outstanding performance in a competition where the design targets are so difficult to attain. Their dedication to advancing the state-of-the-art in energy conversion has been tremendous.
We thank NETL (Morgantown, WV) and Advanced Energy (Rayleigh, NC) for hosting the respective competitions. Thanks also go to the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, IEEE Industry Applications, Power Electronics, and Power Engineering Societies, and the Grainger Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics at the University of Illinois for their financial support.
We also thank the judges of each competition for dedicating their valuable time and insight:
Doni Nastasi, EPRI PEAC (Power Electronics Application Center)
Nicholas Josefik, US Army Corps of Engineers, CEERD-CF-E
Ira Pitel, Magna-Power Inc.
Robert Maple, Delphi Auto
Dan Johnson, Acumetrics
Mike Lucas, FuelCell Energy
Burak Ozpineci, Oak Ridge National Lab
Gary Kuzkin, Square D
Steve Colby, Square D
Hamid Toliyat, Texas A&M University
Bret Clark, Emerson Electric
Herman Wiegman, General Electric
The winning teams will be formally recognized at the Myron Zucker Student Luncheon to be held at the IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City on Monday, October 13, 2003.
Thanks to our equipment sponsors!
Congratulations to all Finalist and Semi-Finalist teams!!
- Illinois Institute of Technology
- University of Illinois
- University of South Carolina
- University of Wisconsin
Bangledesh University of Engineering and Technology.
- Finalist teams for the fuel cell inverter topic were:
- Seoul National University of Technology
- Texas A&M University
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- West Virginia University
- University of Wisconsin
o University of Akron
o Colorado School of Mines
o Drexel University
o Michigan State University
· For those interested in competition details, the specification requirements are included in the Request for Proposal document (Word).
· The IFEC Workshop was held Feb. 10 and 11, 2003, at APEC in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. Participating teams were eligible to submit a travel grant that will cover the expenses for a student leader. Click here for more information. The tentative agenda is available here.
About the 2003 International Future Energy Challenge
Overview: The 2003 Future Energy Challenge has been organized for participation by student engineering teams around the world. The theme of the 2003 Future Energy Challenge is "Energy Challenge in the Home." The objective is to introduce engineering design innovations that can demonstrate dramatic reductions in residential electricity consumption from utility sources or that can lead to the best use of electricity in newly connected homes in developing nations. The innovations should be low in cost, and should have broad potential for the future. Student teams will choose their general area of technology contribution from the broad topics described below.
Total prize money of at least $100,000 will be awarded for work that meets aggressive targets for engineering design innovation. (In the end, about 2/3 of the total prizes were awarded. It was not easy for the teams to meet the targets!) The first requirement was a Letter of Intent, due by April 8, 2002. Please look at the complete announcement for details.
The complete announcement is linked here in Word, and PDF formats.
The Request for Proposal is linked here in Word format. This includes requirements to be met by participating teams. Clarifications of specifications (especially for topic (a)) are provided and ongoing.
This page was original hosted through the courtesy of the Grainger Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.