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PELS Young Professional reception at ECCE 2010

The first ten years after graduation from university can be challenging for young professionals. Employment searches, new jobs, professional growth, career development, and life status changes are common experiences for many recent graduates. Going through these challenges can be daunting but IEEE members never have to go through these experiences alone or uninformed.

IEEE Young Professionals (formerly Graduates of the Last Decade, GOLD) was created in 1996 as a membership program to help students transition to young professionals within the larger IEEE community. IEEE student members are automatically added to the Young Professionals community as they graduate. IEEE Young Professionals is a vibrant community of engineers, scientists, and technical experts with member representation across the globe and throughout IEEE societies.

IEEE PELS hosts a variety of events geared to helping young professional members get connected in the power electronics community. Special access receptions and dinners, mentoring, and other unique growth opportunities are avaiable for PELS young professional members.

 

Latest News & Upcoming Events

  • APEC - March 2015

PELS IEEE Power Electronics Society and Industry Applications Society invite you to the Students & Young Professionals Reception event during APEC 2015 in Charlotte. Come for an evening of networking and chat with your fellow students / young professionals in a casual atmosphere over appetizers and drinks. You could also play bowling and pool with some new friends. This event is free to students and young professionals, sponsored by PELS & IAS.

There will also be a panel discussion and Q&A with four distinguished guests from industry and academia: Dr. Maryam Saeedifard (Georgia Tech), Dr. Shibashis Bhowmik (Sinewatts), Mr. David Doctor (E4 Carolinas) and Dr. Akshay Rathore (NU Singapore). And don’t forget to say hello to the presidents of PELS and IAS that evening. 

Location: Strike City, EpiCentre, 210 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Time: March 17 (Tuesday6:30 to 10:30

Space is limited. RSVP by entering your information in the form: http://goo.gl/forms/FHa8BnM6c5

  • Young Engineers' Webinar Series

In this digital age, technical information exchange will go beyond traditional paper publications. PELS Student and Young Professionals’ (YP) group offers a webinar series covering a wide range of topics in power electronics and beyond by experts from industry and academia, alike. We cordially invite you to become a speaker/presenter for our webinars and share your experiences with the YP members.

Click on the Call for Webinars for more information...

 

Recent Events

  • APEC 2014 - Industry Panel Reception and Texas Instruments Tour
  • PELS invited several industry veterans to share their wit and wisdom with the student and young professional members at an informal reception during APEC 2014 in Fort Worth. PELS students and young professionals also toured Texas Instrument's Richardson Fab and Kilby R&D Labs.

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    Several industry experts sharing stories and advice at the PELS student/young professional reception.

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    PELS student and young professional members touring TI's Richardson Fab.

  

Young Professional Committee

The PELS Students and Young Professionals committee is growing and we need your help! Check out the descriptions for the webinar chairevents planning chair, and regional liaison. If you are interested in any of these roles or if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about activities for young professionals in PELS, please contact Pradeep Shenoy, the PELS Young Professionals' Chair at pshenoy@ieee.org!

 

PradeepShenoy

Pradeep Shenoy

Chair, PELS Young Professionals

 

Affiliation: Energy Systems Engineer at Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX, USA.  

Education: B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology

                  M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

                  Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Interests: DC Energy systems, data center power architecture, PV

KatherineKim

Katherine Kim

Chair, PELS Student Membership

 

Affiliation: Assistant Professor at ECE Department of UNIST, Ulsan, South Korea.  

Education: B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

                  M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

                  Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Interests: Photovoltaics, power electronics and control

JenniferVining

Jennifer Vining

Executive Member, PELS Young Professionals

 

Affiliation: Sr. Electrical Engineer at Oscilla Power Inc., Portland, OR, USA.  

Education: B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin

                  Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests: Power electronics and control, DSP, marine renewables

ChristinaDe Marino 

Christina DiMarino

Executive Member, PELS Student Membership

 

Affiliation: Ph.D. Student at ECE Department of Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA.  

Education: B.S. in Electrical Engineering from James Madison University

                  M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech

Interests: Silicon Carbide and other wide band-gap devices

LingxiaoXue 

Lingxiao Xue

Executive Member, PELS Student Membership

 

Affiliation: Ph.D. Student at ECE Department of Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA.  

Education: B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University, China

                  M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University, China

Interests: Wide band-gap devices, high density power conversion, EVs

YingyingKuai 

Yingying Kuai

Executive Member, PELS Young Professionals

 

Affiliation: Engineering Specialist at Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, IL, USA.  

Education: B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Electronic Science and                  Technology, China

                  M.S. in Electrical/Computer Engineering from North Dakota State University

                  Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Interests: Advanced inverter topologies for micro-grid, UPS, mining

 Somasundaram Essakiappan

Somasundaram Essakiappan

Executive Member, PELS Young Professionals

 

Affiliation: Post-doctoral Fellow in EPIC at UNC, Charlotte, NC, USA.  

Education: B.E. in Electrical Engineering from College of Engineering Guindy, India

                  M.S. in Electrical/Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University

                  Ph.D. in Electrical/Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University

Interests: Renewable energy grid integration, power quality, SMPS

Harish Krishnamoorthy 

Harish Krishnamoorthy

Web Content Manager, PELS Students & Young Professionals

 

Affiliation: Electrical Engineer at Schlumberger REMS, Sugar Land, TX, USA.  

Education: B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from NIT Tiruchirappalli, India

                  Ph.D. in Electrical/Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University

Interests: Power electronics grid integration, high density power conversion, SMPS

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