President's Message: December 2018

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Victory Lap? No, Pass the Baton!

by Alan Mantooth

This is my last column as President of the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), and while it is tempting to take a victory lap, that simply is not the nature of our organization. Rather, as my predecessors have done, I will hand off the baton into the capable hands of our next President, Frede Blaabjerg. However, it is an appropriate time to give you a summary of how far we have come in the last two years, thanks in large part to our volunteers and staff.  Read More...



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