Burak Özpineci Was Deserved of the Nagamori Award

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Newswise The seventh Nagamori Award, given annually by the Nagamori Foundation in Kyoto, Japan, to Burak Özpineci, Institutional Researcher and Head of Vehicle and Mobility Systems Research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is one of six foreign recipients of the award. This award is given to outstanding scientists and engineers working in electric motors, motor drivers and related fields.

Who is Burak Özpineci?

Burak Özpineci received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Ankara Middle East Technical University in 1994.
He received his MA and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA in 1998 and 2002, respectively.
In 2001, he joined the Power Electronics and Electrical Machinery Group, Post Graduate Program with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Knoxville, TN, USA. He became a Full Time Research and Development Personnel in 2002, Group Leader of the Power and Energy Systems Group in 2008, and Group Head of the Power Electronics and Electrical Machines Group in 2011. He currently serves as the Head of Department as a Corporate Member at ORNL. For the Vehicle and Mobility System Research Division. It is also Joint Faculty with the University of Tennessee Bredesen Center. Dr. Özpineci is an IEEE Member.

Burak Özpineci's Awards

Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Outstanding Achievement Award, 2021

IEEE PELS Vehicle and Transportation Systems Achievement Award, for their contribution to the development of power electronics in the electrification of transportation and wireless charging of electric vehicles, 2020

IEEE Member for contributions to transport electrification and wireless charging of electric vehicles, 2020

Outstanding Paper Award, International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Microsystems, 2019

UT-Battelle (ORNL) Team Research Achievement Award, Wireless Charging, 2016

US Department of Energy, Office of Vehicle Technologies, Distinguished Achievement Team Award, Wireless Charging, 2016

US Department of Energy, Office of Vehicle Technologies, Distinguished Achievement Team Award, 3D-Printed Inverter, 2015

R&D 100 Award, Continuously Variable Series Reactance, partnership with SPX Inc and University of Tennessee, 2014

IEEE Industry Applications Society, Outstanding Young Member Award, 2006

UT-Battelle (ORNL) Early Career Award for Engineering Achievement, 2005

At ORNL, Özpineci's research focuses on electric propulsion technologies and wireless charging. He is recognized for his research contributions to developing low-cost, high-efficiency, compact electric motor drives for electric transportation systems.

Özpineci said, “I am very excited to receive recognition from the Nagamori Foundation. I am honored to be one of the academics selected for this outstanding award, which will showcase the achievements of my career in transportation electrification of more than 20 years.

In addition to receiving the Nagamori award, Ozpineci was recognized for his contributions to wireless charging and transportation electrification for electric vehicles as a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Özpineci received the IEEE PELS Vehicle and Transportation Systems Achievement Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Association.

He has two R&D 100 awards and several Distinguished Achievement awards from the Ministry of Energy. He also co-leads the DOE's Electrical Propulsion Technologies Consortium.

Özpineci said, “I am very excited to receive recognition from the Nagamori Foundation. I am honored to be one of the academics selected for this outstanding award, which will showcase the achievements of my career in transportation electrification of more than 20 years.

In addition to receiving the Nagamori award, Ozpineci was recognized for his contributions to wireless charging and transportation electrification for electric vehicles as a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Özpineci received the IEEE PELS Vehicle and Transportation Systems Achievement Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Association.

He has two R&D 100 awards and several Distinguished Achievement awards from the Ministry of Energy. He also co-leads the DOE's Electrical Propulsion Technologies Consortium.

According to Robert Wagner, head of ORNL's Buildings and Transportation Sciences Division, “Burak is a recognized expert in power electronics research and is widely recognized for his scientific breakthroughs in wireless charging.” He's also a great inventor whose groundbreaking work has enhanced our knowledge of automotive power electronics. I am happy to see you gain this recognition on a global scale from the Nagamori Foundation.

Özpineci was named a Corporate Fellow at ORNL in 2021 for his outstanding scientific leadership and career achievements. He is also an associate faculty member with the Bredesen Center at the University of Tennessee, where he earned his doctorate in electrical engineering.

UT-Battelle leads ORNL for the Department of Energy's Office of Science, the largest single promoter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States. The Office of Science is working to address some of the most pressing problems of our time.

Source: newswise

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