The Power Electronics Society (PELS) is one of the fastest-growing technical societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  For over 35 years, the PELS has facilitated and guided the development and innovation in power electronics technology.  This technology encompasses the effective use of electronic components, the application of circuit theory and design techniques, and the development of analytical tools for efficient conversion, control, and condition of electric power.  Some of our members include distinguished award winners, practitioners, and preeminent researchers.  PELS also publishes the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (TPEL), a top referenced journal among all IEEE publications.  The PELS is dedicated to:

  • Upholding the vital scientific and educational aspects of power electronics and their applications.
  • Keeping its members around the globe up to date on state-of-the-art technological developments and advances in power electronics research.

In striving to build knowledge and awareness of the latest technologies and other advances in power electronics, the PELS's goal is to keep its members current and competitive in the workplace and provide them with the tools necessary to help them grow both personally and professionally.  We invite you to join us and benefit from a world of invaluable information and support.


Mission Statement

The objectives of the Power Electronics Society (PELS) shall be scientific, literary, and educational. PELS shall advance the theory and practice of electrical and electronics engineering and the allied arts and sciences and it shall promote a high level of technical excellence among its members. PELS shall aid in promoting close cooperation and exchange of technical information among its members and affiliates, and to this end shall hold meetings for the presentation of papers and their discussion, sponsor periodicals and special publications, and study and provide the needs of its members and affiliates through its committees.


Field of Interest

The field of interest of the Society shall be the development and application of power electronic systems and technologies, which encompass the effective use of electronic components, the application of circuit theory and design techniques, and the development of analytical methods and tools for efficient electronic conversion, control, and conditioning of electric power to enable the sustainable use of energy.

Applications of Power Electronics:

  • Automobiles
  • Computer and Telecommunications Equipment
  • Consumer Electronics Products
  • Data Centers
  • Industrial and Commercial Systems
  • Lighting
  • Mass Transportation
  • Medical Devices
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Space and Military Systems
  • Utility Power and Smart Grids


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PELS President

Northeastern University, USA