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John Nelson

Putting Award Money to “Greater Use”

John NelsonMEMBER GRADE: Life Fellow For John Nelson, the rewards of giving back to his field began early in his career. As a student in the early 1970s, “my role…

Howard Michel

Paying It Forward Through the IEEE Foundation

Howard Michel, Ph.D.MEMBER GRADE: Life Senior Member and IEEE 2015 President As a proud IEEE Senior Member for decades as well as a past IEEE President and chair of IEEE’s…

John Luce

Leaving a Legacy for Future Generations

John LuceMEMBER GRADE: Life Senior Member In January 2020, IEEE Life Senior Member John Luce, P.E., passed at the age of 91, but his lifelong contributions to the field of…

Ruomei Li

Empowering Women in Power & Energy

Ruomei Li, Ph.D.MEMBER GRADE: Senior Member Dr. Ruomei Li, 2020 Chair of IEEE Women in Power (WIP) and former Secretary General of the Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering (CSEE), can’t…


Advocating for Charitable Giving and Donor-Advised Funds

David DurocherMEMBER GRADE: Senior Member Longtime IEEE Senior Member David Durocher has dutifully served IEEE in numerous ways over the years, from his roles as President of IEEE’s Industry Applications…

Jason Fritz

Supporting Next-Generation Professionals

Jason FritzMEMBER GRADE: Senior Member I joined IEEE as a freshman at the University of Dayton, FL, USA in order to learn more about the engineering field and, since then,…

Board Lyle Feisel

Harnessing Strength in Numbers

Lyle Feisel, Ph.D.MEMBER GRADE: Life Fellow As a member of both the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) and The Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) – parent organizations which ultimately…

Loretta Arellano

On the MOVE with IEEE

Loretta ArellanoMEMBER GRADE: Senior Member IEEE has played an important role in Loretta Arellano’s life and career, from student through retirement. Professionally, “IEEE helped me build my network, stay current…

Alex Acero Photo

‘Speaking Volumes’ for the Next Generation

Alex Acero, Ph.D.MEMBER GRADE: Fellow Dr. Acero was excited to join the IEEE as a master’s engineering student in the 1980s, but he didn’t stop there; during the next three…

Ray Larsen and Robin Podmore

IEEE Smart Village Co-Founders Larsen and Podmore Inducted into Hall of Honor

It wasn’t easy, even in a good natured way, to ridicule two men of such substance and accomplishment. On 16 November, Ray Larsen and Robin Podmore, the two co-founders of…


Pilot Project to Transform 500,000 Lives

A Focus on One Successful IEEE Smart Village Energy EntrepreneurJude Numfor, Managing Director REI-c, contributed to this article IEEE Smart Village (ISV) is a unique program within IEEE. ISV provides…

Akshay Rathore

Recognizing Young Researchers – Dr. Akshay Rathore Receives 2020 IEEE Bimal Bose Award

Dr. Akshay Rathore, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Concordia university in Montreal, Canada and Prominent Lecturer within the IEEE Industry Applications Society, was recently presented with the…