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Thesis Award

This award is intended to recognize a paper written by a student based on their research, or Ph.D., or M.Sc. thesis.


To be eligible to this Award, candidates should have defended their thesis less than two years before their application to the Award.


Candidates for this Award are invited to provide CIGRESecretary General (philippe.adam@cigre.org) with the full text of their thesis if it is available in English or a summary of their thesis work with a minimum of 4000 words, so that it can be reviewed by the relevant Study Committee(s) reviewers.


A candidate selected after the review process (less that 2 months) should address the Secretary General (philippe.adam@cigre.org), with the following attachments:

  • A short biography (less than 400 words)
  • An abstract of the works (less that 400 words), including the title of the thesis and the university where it was defended
  • A recent picture of the candidate
  • A summary of the works, of about 5000 words, that will be published in CIGRE Science and Engineering

This material will be published in the announcement of the selection of the candidate in Electra, and to establish the certificate that will be delivered.


List of recipients of the CIGRE Thesis Award


Year First name Last name University Thesis title CIGRE SC
2022 Ashok VALABHOJU National Institute of Technology Raipur, Raipur, India Pattern Recognition Based Protection Schemes for Power Transmission Line  
2021 Bochen SHI Tsinghua University (CN) Discrete state event-driven modeling and simulation for multi-time-scale power electronics C4
2020 Roni IRNAWAN Aalborg University (DK) Planning and control of expandable multi-terminal VSC-HVDC  transmission systems B4
2020 Gen LI Cardiff University (GB) Analysis and protection of HVDC systems subject to AC and DC faults B4



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