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:
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, É. 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 Universität 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 Universität 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
November 7 2017