ECE Professor Juri Jatskevich Wins the 2023 Nagamori Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Juri Jatskevich, who received the 2023 Nagamori Award “For Modelling, Analysis and Control of Electric Motors and Generators.” The Award was presented during a beautiful ceremony held in Kyoto, Japan, on September 3, 2023. 

The Nagamori Awards were established to “bring vitality to technological research of motors and related fields, such as generators and actuators, and also to support the researchers and development engineers who strive each day to fulfill their dreams.” The Nagamori Foundation of Kyoto, Japan, was started in 2014 by its president, Mr. Shigenobu Nagamori, who founded the Nidec Corporation. The Nagamori Foundation is serving a noble cause by recognizing and promoting researchers and scientists who made significant contributions and work in the area related to electric motors and their application for the benefit of humanity. 

Dr. Juri Jatskevich, “I feel honoured and humbled to accept this prestigious Nagamori Award. I had great teachers in the field of electric machinery. I was also blessed to have very talented graduate students and colleagues at UBC whose work must also be recognized by this Award. In my career, I contributed to the modeling, analysis and control of permanent magnet synchronous (PMSM) and brushless DC motors, as well as on other widely-used motors and generators, helping to make their operation more efficient and reliable in many systems and applications. Better electric motors and their control undoability contribute to new technologies, a better environment, and increase the quality of human life. Therefore, receiving this Nagamori Award is also very inspiring.”

Juri Jatskevich (IEEE Fellow) received an Electrical Engineering Degree (BSEE) from the Ukrainian National Agricultural University, Kyiv, Ukraine. He received the MSEE and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA. His research interests include power electronic systems, electrical machines and drives, and modeling and simulation of electromagnetic transients. Dr. Jatskevich served as an Associate Editor,  Editor-in-Chief, and Editor-in-Chief At-Large for several IEEE journals. He was the recipient of the 2022 IEEE PES Cyril Veinott Electromechanical Energy Conversion Award.

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