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Global leaders in the innovation of power electronics technology

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 Society has facilitated and guided the development and innovation in power electronics technology, which includes the application of circuit theory and design techniques, the development of analytical tools for efficient conversion, control, and condition of electric power, and the effective use of electronic components. Some of our members include distinguished award winners, practitioners, and preeminent researchers. PELS also publishes the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, a top-referenced journal among all IEEE publications, IEEE Power Electronics Magazine, and IEEE Open Journal of Power Electronics.

The Society dedicates itself to:

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.  

Person - Brad Lehman
PELS President 2023-2024

Brad Lehman,
Northeastern University USA

The Society's Mission

“The objectives of the Society shall be scientific, literary, and educational in character. The Society shall advance the theory and practice of electrical and electronics engineering and of the allied arts and sciences and it shall promote a high level of technical excellence among its Members… The Society 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, shall sponsor periodicals and special publications, promote the use of electronic media, and through its committees shall study and provide for the needs of its Members and Affiliates.” (IEEE Power Electronics Society Constitution, art. 1, sec. 2-3)


A one-stop guide to learning about the IEEE Power Electronic Society’s history, leadership, community, and current operations.

Administration Committee

Administrative Committee

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Governing Docs



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sister societies

Sister Societies

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Diversity Statement

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 toward efficient electronic conversion, control, and conditioning of electric power to enable the sustainable use of energy.” (IEEE Power Electronics Society Constitution, art. 2, sec. 1)

Below are some of the various applications of power electronics. The IEEE Power Electronics Society’s technical committees are doing work in many areas relevant to the Society’s field of interest. Please visit the Technical Activities section of the website to learn more.
electric vehicle charging


computer chip

Computer and Telecommunications Equipment

Consumer Electronic Products

Consumer Electronics Products

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Data Centers

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Industrial and Commercial Systems

lighting system


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Mass Transportation

robotic medical device

Medical Devices

technicians installing solar panels

Renewable Energy Systems

satellite engineers

Space and Military Systems

smart electric meter

Utility Power and Smart Grids



The PELS awards program pays tribute to professionals whose exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made  a lasting impact on the power electronics field.


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