PELS Educational Activities
The Power Electronics Society highly values and promotes education. We maintain a listing of technical experts in our fields who are available to Chapters and conferences as guest lecturers. In addition, PELS makes it easy to introduce students to the depth and breadth of career options in power electronics with resources created especially for educators. Students receive discounted IEEE and PELS membership and discounted registration fees at all PELS conferences.
The goal of these programs is to ensure the growth of skill and knowledge among professionals and to foster individual commitment to continuing education among IEEE PELS members, the engineering and scientific community, and the general public.
The IEEE Power Electronics Society is pursuing two initiatives in the area of professional education. Applications are sought for potential instructors. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis.
The first initiative is a database of qualified instructors. Many organized IEEE events have a need for professional education seminars, ranging from major conferences (such as APEC and ECCE) down to section-level events. Also, there may be companies who are looking for qualified instructors for internal training courses. This database will list instructors who have given seminars at major IEEE events and are willing to participate in smaller events. It will not replace any existing calls for participation. PELS will serve only as a clearinghouse for contact information. All further details will be negotiated between the instructor and event organizer.
The second initiative is an online education service. Highly qualified instructors will be asked to offer online versions of their seminars or short courses, both for live participation and for later viewing. Financial considerations will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
If you are interested in participating in either initiative, please click here to fill out an application. At this time, instructors must have given their course at a conference sponsored or co-sponsored by PELS (such as ECCE, APEC, ITEC, INTELEC, PEDG, ...) within the past two years.
Below is the most current listing of available speakers. If you are interested in having one of these speakers present a seminar at your event, please contact Jonathan Kimball with your name, event details, and contact information, and he will pass it along to the speaker. Click on the title of a seminar for a complete abstract.