MORTON ANTLER LECTURE
The Morton Antler Lecture is an annual lecture given at the IEEE Holm Conference on a topic of special interest to the electrical contact community.� This lecture series was established in honor of Dr. Morton Antler, a long-time member of the Holm Steering Committee and participant in the Holm Conference. Dr. Antler was a distinguished scientist and lecturer in the fields of electrical contacts, tribology, corrosion, and electrodeposition.� A list of past awardees is as follows:
�2017 Randy Sumner "Automotive Future: Electrified and Autonomous - The Transition of an Industry"
�2016 Paul Slade, "50 Years of the Holm Conference on Electrical Contacts 1967 � 2016"
2015 J. Ph. Tock, "The Large Hadron Collider splices: A dive into the heart of the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator "
2014 John Yurtin, �So What's All This Wireless Power Transfer Stuff About Anyway??"
2013 Robert L. Devaney, �Chaos Games and Fractal Images�
2012 Markus J. Buehler, �Computational Materials Science � From Atoms to Structures�
2011 Mark Anderson, �Modern Design of Experiments (DOC) � 75 years of Advancements in Multifactor Test Methods�
2010 Pete Theisen, �Emerging Renewable Energy and Storage Applications Demand Modern DC Switching Technologies for Control and Protection�
2009 Frank Mucklick, �Nanotomography of Electrical Contacts � New Insights by High Resolution 3D Analysis of Local Material Degradation�
2008 T. Schoepf, �Interplay Between Electromechanical and Solid State Switching Technologies for Meeting Cost, Sustainability, and Safety Demands of Various Applications�
2007 J.V.R. Heberlein, �Characterization of the Dynamic Arc-Anode Interaction and Plasma Deposition of nanocomposites to Tailor material s Properties�
2006 W. Johler, �The Design Challenges Involved in Miniaturization of Electromechanical Relays�
2005 J. A. Wafer, �The Evolution of Arc Fault Circuit Interruption�
2004 R. S. Mroczkowski, �A Perspective on Connector Reliability�
2003 N. L. Traub, �42 Volt Challenges: Technical Potholes on the Highway to Success�
2002 W. H. Abbott, �The Role of Electroplating in Contact Reliability�
Paul & Dee-Dee Slade Young Investigators Award
The objective of the Paul and Dee-Dee Slade Young Investigator Award is to recognize outstanding achievement of young investigators in the field of Electrical Contacts and to encourage young scientists and engineers to enter this field.� To be eligible for the Award, the candidate must: (1) Be under the age of 35 as of the closing date of the conference; (2) Present a paper at the Conference in which he or she is either the sole author or the first author of a multi-author paper.
2017 Marc. Buffo, University of Lorraine Study of the Electric Arc in DC Contactors: Modelling, Simulation and Experimental Validation; Co-authors J.P. Martin, S. Saadate, J. Andrea, N. Dumoulin, �. Guillard
2016 Chongpu Zhai, The University of Sydney "Stress-Dependent Frequency Response of Conductive Granular Materials" Co-authors D. Hanaor, G. Proust and Y. Gan
2015 Michael Gatzsche� Technische Universit�t Dresden �Validity of the Voltage-Temperature Relation for Contact Elements in High Power Applications" Co-authors N. Lucke, S. Gromann, T. Kufner, and G. Freudiger
2014 Houenouvo Hermann Technische Universit�t Dresden �Diagnostics of the Transmission Properties of the Slip Ring System� in Doubly Fed Induction Generators�
2013 Daniele Sette, CEA, LETI, France, �Study of the Electrical Contact in a Fully Inkjet Printed Membrane Switch�, Co-authors C. Poulain,� A. Yakoub, M. Saadaoui, B. Dubois, and A. Blayo,
2012 David Mercier, CEA - LETI, France, �Quantitative Evolution of Electrical Contact Resistance Between Aluminum Thin Films�, Co-authors V. Mandrillon, A. Holtz, F. Volpi, M. Verdier, and Y. Brechet
2011 Erika Crandall, Auburn University, �Whisker Growth Under Controlled Humidity Exposure�. Co-authors G. Flowers, P. Lall, M. Bozack
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