Call for Nomination IEEE Power Electronics Society Distinguished Lecturer (DL) Program 2017-2018

Date:2016-08-03 11:19
The IEEE Distinguished Lecturers Program is one of the most exciting offerings available to the IEEE Society Chapters. Each year, the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) selects a few distinguished members of our profession as Distinguished Lecturers, not only to celebrate and honor their high achievements in the field but also to support PELS chapter activities by providing high profile speakers for local chapter/section events.  The appointed DLs will serve a two year term and fulfill the commitment of delivering at least two lectures during the period. 
If you are or know someone who is an expert on certain topics of power electronics and a good public speaker, please email a brief nomination package to John Shen, PELS DL Committee Chair at by July 1, 2016 which should include the following: 
  • Nominator’s contact information and a short bio (not needed for self-nomination)
  • Nominee’s contact information and full resume
  • 1-3 proposed lectures each with a title and short abstract (less than 100 words for each title)
  • Nominee’s past records in giving public lectures, seminars, or tutorials
  • List of respective PELS Technical Committee(s) which may potentially endorse the nomination (for a complete TC list please check 


The candidates will be evaluated by the DL committee in consultation with respective technical committees of PELS, based on high distinction earned from their professional work and public speech experience, and officially approved by the President of PELS with the consent of PELS AdCom no later than October 1, 2016. 
The DLs will be acknowledged in PELS publicity materials and honored at selected PELS award ceremonies. PELS will support DL’s volunteer service by covering transportation expense while the local PELS chapter will be responsible for local expense (hotel stays and foods etc.). 
PELS wishes to thank you in advance for your support in nominating excellent candidates to serve our society in this distinguished role. For any related questions please contact:
Prof. John Shen 
PELS DL Committee Chair 
Grainger Chair Professor 
Illinois Institute of Technology 
10 W 35th Street, Suite 1600 
Chicago, IL 60616