Student Competition on Electric Transportation Design – Automotive, Vessel and Aircraft

7 – 10 December 2020

Hong Kong,China


Education Committee Chair

K. W. Eric Cheng

Dept. of EE, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong,China


Education Committee

Akalanka Weerasooriya
Public Utilities Commission of Sri
Lanka, Sri Lanka

Darmawan Sutanto 
University of Wollongong, Australia

Pablo Arboleya
Universidad de Oviedo, Spain

Charles R. Sullivan
Dartmouth College, US

Fei Gao
University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, France

Lei Dong
Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China

Divakar B.P.
Reva University, India

Patrick Luk
Cranfield University, UK

Conference Technical Chair

Edward Lo

Dept of EE, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong,China

Organized by

Education Committee

IEEE Transportation Electrification Community

Co-organized by International Conference PESA 2020
and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 

The student competition on electric transportation design - automotive, vessel and aircraft is a new initiative organized by Education Committee, IEEE Transportation Electrification Community (TEC), and jointly organized with the 8th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Application (PESA) 2020.
We welcome your design based on electrical means to power a transportation unit/system  The design includes, but not limited to:

  • Electric vehicleIEEE TEC
  • Electric vessel
  • Electric train
  • Electric aircraft
  • Electric spacecraft
  • Hybrid vehicle/vessel/aircraft
  • Vertical transportation

Your design will describe your transportation unit/system that leads to an engineering prototype or product.   Successful design will be selected according to the performance in efficiency, travelling distance per charge, cost, robustness, appearance, research and commercial values.
A student from an institution may enter the competition. Your design should be presented in form of a technical paper like in IEEE format.  You will be requested to present in the conference.
Prize and certificate will be awarded to the winners of the contest :

1st prize: US$ 2,500 futher approved by IEEE TEC
2nd prize: US$ 500
3rd prize: US$  100

The event will be organized with the 8th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications that will be held in December 2020 in Hong Kong,China. The conference is also sponsored by IEEE. This three-day conference focuses on the recent research and the industrial projects of electric transportation based on power electronics and related technology.


Submission of Design Papers

15 Nov 2020 NEW!!

Notification of Acceptance

15 Oct 2020

Announcement of the winner

8 Dec 2020

Paper Submission:
The the detailed format the full design paper submission can be found at the following PESA guideline. The full design paper could be sent by email to or submit via Easychair system.

Call for Student Competition Design Papers