Previous Officers

Below are all of the volunteers who have held positions within the PELS up to the year 2021:

Position Years: Name (Affiliation)
President

2021: Liuchen Chang (Univ. of New Brunswick)

2019-2020: Frede Blaabjerg (Aalborg Univ.)

2017-2018: Alan Mantooth (Univ. of Arkansas)

2015-2016: Braham Ferreira (Delft Univ. of Tech.)

2013-2014: Dong Tan (Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems)

2011-2012: Dushan Boroyevich (Virginia Tech)

President-Elect
VP - Technical Operations

2021: Pat Wheeler (Univ. of Nottingham)

2017-2020: Yan-Fei Liu (Queen's Univ.)

2013-2016: Alan Mantooth (Univ. of Arkansas)

2011-2012: Dong Tan (Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems)

VP - Conferences*

2021: Jian Sun (Renssalaer Polytechnic Inst.)

2017-2020: Liuchen Chng (Univ. of New Brunswick)

2015-2016: Mario Pacas (Univ. of Siegen)

2011-2014: Braham Ferreira (Delft Univ. of Tech.)

VP - Global Relations

2017-2021: Mario Pacas (Universitat Siegen)

2015-2016: Don Tan (Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems)

VP - Membership 2015-2021: Jinjun Liu (Xi'an Jiaotong Univ.)
VP - Products

2019-2021: Brad Lehman (Northeastern Univ.)

2015-2018: Frede Blaabjerg (Aalborg Univ.)

2013-2014: Prasad Enjeti (Texas A&M Univ.)

2011-2012: John Shen (Univ. of Central Florida)

VP - Standards**

2021: Johan Enslin (Clemson Univ.)

2015-2020: Peter Wilson (Univ. of Bath)

2013-2014: Peter Wilson (Univ. of Southhampton)

2011-2012: Alan Mantooth (Univ. of Arkansas)

Treasurer

2021: Alireza Khaligh (Univ. of Maryland)

2013-2020: Jian Sun (Renssalaer Polytechnic Inst.)

2011-2012: Ronald Harley (Georgia Tech)

Senior Past President

2021: Alan Mantooth (Univ. of Arkansas)

2019-2020: Braham Ferreira (Delft Univ. of Tech.)

2017-2018: Don Tan (Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems)

2015-2016: Dushan Boroyevich (Virginia Tech)

2013-2014: Deepak Divan (Georgia Tech)

2011-2012: Hiro Akagi (Tokyo Inst. of Tech.)

Immediate Past President

2021: Frede Blaabjerg (Aalborg Univ.)

2019-2020: Alan Mantooth (Univ. of Arkansas)

2017-2018: Braham Ferreira (Delft Univ. of Tech.)

2015-2016: Don Tan (Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems)

2013-2014: Dushan Boroyevich (Virginia Tech)

2011-2012: Deepak Divan (Georgia Tech)

Division II Director

2019-2021: David B. Durocher (Eaton Corp.)

2017-2018: Don Tan (Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems)

2015-2016: Hiro Akagi (Tokyo Inst. of Tech.)

2013-2014: Jerry Hudgins (Univ. of Nebraska Lincoln)

2011-2012: J. Keith Nelson (Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst.)

*Formerly VP - Meetings
**Formerly Standards Chair
Years Name (Affiliation)
2021 - 2023

Noriko Kawakami (Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp., Japan)

Yan-Fei Liu (Queen's Univ., Canada)

Yunwei (Ryan) Li (Univ. of Alberta, Canada)

Pedro Rodriguez (Univ. Loyola Andalusia, Spain)

Jennifer Vining (Univ. of Washington, USA)

Navid R. Zargari (Rockwell Automation, Canada)

2020 - 2022

Christina DiMarino (Virginia Tech, USA)

Marco Liserre (Kiel Univ., Germany)

Sudip K. Mazumder (Univ. of Illinois Chicago, USA)

Brendan McGrath (RMIT Univ., Australia)

Xiongfei Wang (Aalborg Univ.)

Mark Dehong Xu (Zhejiang Univ., China)

2019 - 2021

Vladimir Blasko

Antonio Cardoso (Univ. of Beira Interior, Portugal)

Udaya K. Madawala (Univ. of Auckland, New Zealand)

Axel Mertens (Universitat Hannover, Germany)

Maryam Saeedifard (Georgia Tech, USA)

Shinzo Tamai (Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp., Japan)

2018 - 2020

Johan Enslin (Clemson Univ., USA)

Noriko Kawakami (Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp., Japan)

Brad Lehman (Northeastern Univ., USA)

Helen Li (Florida State Univ., USA)

Marco Rivera (Univ. of Talca, Chile)

Pradeep Shenoy (Texas Instruments, USA)

2017 - 2019

Sibylle Dieckerhoff (Leistungselektronik an der Technischen Universitat Berlin, Germany)

Dan Kinzer (Navitas Semiconductor, USA)

Marco Liserre (Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel, Germany)

Annette Mutze (Graz Univ. of Tech., Austria)

Joao Pinto (Univ. Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil)

Mark Dehong Xu (Zhejiang Univ., China)

2016 - 2018

Liuchen Chang (Univ. of New Brunswick, Canada)

William Gerard Hurley (Natl. Univ. of Ireland, Ireland)

Katherine A. Kim (Ulsan Natl. Inst. of Sci. and Tech., South Korea)

Ernie Parker (Crane Aerospace and Electronics, USA)

Grant Pitel (Magna Power Electronics, USA)

Seung-Ki Sul (Seoul Natl. Univ., South Korea)

2015 - 2017

Robert Balog (Texas A&M Univ. of Qatar, USA)

Johan Enslin (Univ. of North Carolina Charlotte, USA)

Helen Li (Florida State Univ., USA)

William A. Peterson (E&M Power, USA)

Pradeep Shenoy (Texas Instruments, USA)

Shinzo Tamai (Toshiba Mitsubishi, Japan)

2014 - 2016

Vladimir Blasko (United Technologies Research Center, USA)

Silva Hiti (General Motors, USA)

Dan Kinzer (Navitas Semiconductor, USA)

Mario Pacas (Univ. of Siegen, Germany)

Pat Wheeler (Univ. of Nottingham, UK)

Zhengming Zhao (Tsinghua Univ., China)

2013 - 2015

Frede Blaabjerg (Aalborg Univ., Denmark)

Bob Guenther (NWL, USA)

Paolo Mattavelli (Virginia Tech, USA)

Joao Pinto (Federal Univ. of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil)

Maryam Saeedifard (Purdue Univ., USA)

John Shen (Illinois Inst. of Tech., USA)

2012 - 2014

Jose Cobos (Univ. Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)

Annette Muetze (Graz Univ. of Tech., Austria)

Ira Pitel (Magna Power Electronics, USA)

Toshihisa Shimizu (, Japan)

Peter Steimer (ABB Ltd., Switzerland)

Jian Sun (Rensselar Polytechnic Inst., USA)

2011 - 2013

Ralph M. Kennell (Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany)

Hui Li (Florida A&M Univ., USA)

Mario Pacas (Univ. of Siegen, Germany)

William A. Peterson (E&M Power, USA)

Seth R. Sanders (Univ. of California Berkeley, USA)

Pat Wheeler (Univ. of Nottingham, USA)

2010 - 2012

Beatriz Borges (Instituto De Telecommunicatoes, Portugal)

Prasad N. Enjeti (Texas A&M Univ., USA)

Donald Grahame Holmes (Monash Univ., Australia)

Atsuo Kawamura (Yokohama National Univ., Japan)

Jonathan W. Kimball (Missouri S&T Univ., USA)

Leon Tolbert (Univ. of Tennessee, USA)

TC Name Years: Name (Affiliation)
TC 1: Control and Modeling of Power Electronics*

2021: Al-Thaddeus Avestruz (Univ. of Michigan Ann Arbor)

2017-2020: Rolando Burgos (Virginia Tech)

2015-2016: Yan-Fei Liu (Queen's Univ.)

2013-2014: Yan-Fei Liu (Queen's Univ.); Rolando Burgos

2011-2012: Jian Sun (Rensselar Polytechnic Inst.); Gerard Capolino (Univ. of Picardi)

TC 2: Power Components, Integration, and Power ICs*

2019-2021: Hanh-Phuc Le (Univ. of California San Diego)

2017-2018: Robert Pilawa-Podgurski (Univ. of Illinois)

2015-2016: Seth Sanders (Univ. of California Berkeley)

2013-2014: Seth Sanders (Univ. of California Berkeley); Dragan Maksimovic (Univ. of Colorado )

2011-2012: Yan-Fei Liu (Queen's Univ.); Burak Ozpineci (Univ. of Tennessee); Dragan Maksimovic (Univ. of Colorado)

TC 3: Electrical Machines, Drives, and Automation*

2021: Antonio J. M. Cardoso (Univ. of Beira Interior)

2015-2020: Uday Deshpande (Ingersoll Rand)

2011-2014: Brian Welchko

TC 4: Electrical Transportation Systems*

2021: Mahesh Krishnamurthy (Illinois Inst. of Tech.)

2017-2020: Alireza Khaligh (Univ. of Maryland)

2015-2016: Anand Sathyan (Chrysler Group, LLC)

2013-2014: Anand Sathyan (Chrysler Group, LLC); Alireza Khaligh (Univ. of Maryland - College Park)

2011-2012: Ali Emadi (Illinois Inst. of Tech.)

TC 5: Sustainable Energy Systems

2021: Juan Balda (Univ. of Arkansas)

2015-2020: Sudip Mazumder (Univ. of Illinois)

2011-2014: Liuchen Chang (Univ. of New Brunswick); Rik de Doncker (Aachen Univ.)

TC 6: Emerging Power Electronic Technologies*

2021: Robert Pilawa-Podgurski (Univ. of California Berkeley)

2019-2020: Jin Wang (Ohio State Univ.)

2017-2018: Yaow-Ming Chen (Natl. Taiwan Univ.)

2015-2016: Peter Liang (Natl. Cheng Kung Univ.)

2011-2014: Henry Chung (City Univ. of Hong Kong); Brad Lehman (Northeastern Univ.)

TC 7: Critical Power and Energy Storage Systems*

2021: Brian Zahnstecher (PowerRox)

2017-2020: Keiichi Hirose (NTT Facilities)

2011-2016: John Hawkins (Telepower Australia Pty Ltd.)

TC 8: Electronic Power Grid Systems 2021: Marco Liserre (Kiel Univ.)
TC 9: Wireless Power Transfer Systems 2021: Chris Mi (San Diego State Univ.)
TC 10: Design Methodologies 2021: Kevin Hermanns (PE-Systems GmbH)
TC 11: Aerospace Power 2021: Jin Wang (Ohio State Univ.)
TC 12: EnergyAccess and Off-Grid Systems 2021: Deepak Divan (Georgia Tech)
*Formerly the following:
TC 1: Power and Control Core Technologies
TC 2: Power Conversion Systems and Components
TC 3: Motor Drives and Actuators
TC 4: Vehicle and Transportation Systems
TC 6: High Performance and Emerging Technologies
TC 7: Communication Energy Systems (INTELEC)
Position Years: Name (Affiliation)
Academic Affairs Chair

2021: Qiang Li (Virginia Tech)

2017-2020: Jin Wang (Ohio State Univ.)

2013-2016: Chris Mi (Univ. of Michigan)

2011-2012: Jason Lai (Virginia Tech)

Awards Committee Chair

2013-2021: Andreas Lindemann (Universitaet Magdeburg)

2011-2012: Fang Zheng Peng (Michigan State Univ.)

Chapter and Membership Chair*

2021:Mark Dehong Xu (Zhejiang Univ.)

2017-2020: Jinjun Liu (Xi'an Jiaotong Univ.)

2011-2016 (Chapter): Vladimir Katic (Univ. of Novi Sad)

2013-2014 (Membership): Zhengming Zhao

2011-2012 (Membership): Leon Tolbert (Univ. of Tennessee)

2013-2014 (Membership, Co-Chair): Robert Balog (Univ. of Tennessee)

Constitution and Bylaws

2021: Katherine Kim (Natl. Taiwan Univ.)

2015-2020: Pat Wheeler (Univ. of Nottingham)

2013-2014: Mario Pacas

2011-2012: D. Grahame Holmes (RMIT Univ.)

Digital Media / Education**

2021: Prasad N. Enjeti (Texas A&M Univ.)

2015-2020 (Digital Media): Prasad N. Enjeti (Texas A&M Univ.)

2013-2014 (Digital Media): Burak Ozpineci

2011-2012 (Digital Media): Prasad N. Enjeti (Texas A&M Univ.)

2017-2020 (Education): Issa Batarseh (Univ. of Central Florida)

2011-2016 (Education): Jonathan W. Kimball (Missouri S&T Univ.)

2017-2020 (Education, Co-Chair): Maryam Saeedifard (Georgia Tech)

Distinguished Lecturer (DL) Program

2013-2021: John Shen (Illinois Inst. of Tech.)

2011-2012: Alejandro Domingo-Garcia (Univ. of Illinois)

ECCE Global Steering Committee Chair

2015-2021: Grahame Holmes (Royal Melbourne Inst. of Tech.)

2011-2014: Ralph M. Kennel (Technische Universitaet Muenchen)

Fellow Evaluations Chair

2021: Leon Tolbert (Univ. of Tennessee Knoxville)

2019-2020: D. Grahame Holmes (Royal Melbourne Inst. of Tech.)

2017-2018: Robert Guenther (NWL)

2015-2016: Dushan Boroyevich (Virginia Tech)

2013-2014: William Gerard Hurley (Natl. Univ. of Ireland)

2011-2012: Jerry Hudgins (Univ. of Nebraska)

GOLD Membership Chair 2011-2012: Robert Balog (Texas A&M Univ.)
History

2017-2021: W. G. Hurley (Natl. Univ. of Ireland Galway)

2011-2016: Philip Krein (Univ. of Illinois)

Industry Committee Chair

(Formerly Industry Advisory Board)

2021: Pradeep Shenoy (Texas Instruments)

2019-2020: Ira Pitel (Magna Power)

2011-2018: William A. Peterson (E&M Power)

Long Range Planning Committee Chair

2021: Alan Mantooth (Univ. of Arkansas)

2019-2020: Braham Ferreira (Delft Univ. of Tech.)

2017-2018: Don Tan (Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems)

2015-2016: Dushan Boroyevich (Viriginia Tech)

Mentorship Chair
Nominations Committee Chair

2019-2021: Alan Mantooth (Univ. of Arkansas)

2017-2020: Braham Ferreira (Delft Univ. of Tech.)

2013-2016: Dushan Boroyevich (Virginia Tech)

2011-2012 (Co-Chair): Dean Patterson

Publicity

2013-2021: Alireza Khaligh (Univ. of Maryland)

2011-2012: Regan Zane (Univ. of Colorado)

SPEC Steering Committee Chair

2015-2018: Braham Ferreira (Delft Univ. of Tech.)

Student Membership Chair

2021: Indhumathi Gunasekaran (Accenture)

2019-2020: Luiz Barreto (Universidade Federal do Ceara)

2017-2018: Christina Dimarino (Virginia Tech)

2013-2016: Katherine Kim (Univ. of Illinois)

Women in Engineering (WiE) Chair***

2021: Lauren Kegley (Wolfspeed)

2019-2020: Katherine Kim (Ulsan Natl. Inst. of Sci. and Tech.)

2013-2018: Maryam Saeedifard (Purdue Univ.)

2011-2012: Ferdinanda Ponci (RWTH Aachen Univ.)

Young Professionals Membership Chair

2021: Harish Krishnamoorthy (Univ. of Houston)

2019-2020: Somasundaram Essakiappan (Univ. of North Carolina)

2015-2018: Linxiao Xue (Navitas Semiconductor)

2013-2014: Pradeep Shenoy (Texas Instruments)

*Chapter Chair and Membership Chair positions were merged
**Digital Media Editor and Educational Activities were merged
***Formerly Women in Engineering (WiE) Liaison
Publication Name Years: Name (Affiliation)
Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (JESTPE)

2019-2021: Olorunfemi (Joseph) Ojo (Tennessee Tech)

2015-2018: Don Tan (Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems)

Open Journal of Power Electronics (OJPEL) 2019-2021: Alan Mantooth (Univ. of Arkansas)
Photonics Journal 2019-2021: Niloy K. Dutta (Univ. of Connecticut)
Power Electronics Letters (TPEL-Letters)

2019-2021: Yunwei (Ryan) Li (Univ. of Alberta)

2015-2018: Henry Shu-Hung Chung (City Univ. of Hong Kong)

2011-2014: Jian Sun (Rensselar Polytechnic Inst.)

Power Electronics Magazine (PEM) 2015-2021: Ashok Bindra (Independent Writing and Editing Professional)
Transactions on Power Electronics (TPEL)

2019-2021: Yaow-Ming Chen (Natl. Taiwan Univ.)

2013-2018: Brad Lehman (Northeastern Univ.)

2011-2012: Frede Blaabjerg (Aalborg Univ.)

1986: Thomas A. Lipo (Univ. of Wisconsin)

Transactions on Sustainable Energy 2019-2021: Badrul H. Chowdhury (Univ. of North Carolina Charlotte)
Transactions on Transportation Electrification (TTE)

2021: Mahesh Krishnamurthy (Illinois Inst. of Tech.)

2015-2020: Ali Emadi (McMaster Univ.)

Liaison Name Years: Name (Affiliation)
Industry Applications Society (IAS) 2011-2021: Enrico Santi (Univ. of South Carolina)
Industrial Electronics Society (IES)

2019-2021: Marco Liserre (Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel)

2015-2018: Pat Wheeler (Univ. of Nottingham)

2011-2014: D. Grahame Holmes (RMIT Univ.)

Power and Energy Society (PES)

2021: Xiongfei Wang (Aalborg Univ.)

2017-2020: Johan Enslin (Clemson Univ.)

2011-2016: Ronald Harley (Georgia Tech)

Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA)

2015-2021: Cian O Mathuna (Tyndall Natl. Inst.)

2013-2014: Chuck Mullet (ON Semiconductor)

Smart Grid

2021: Antonello Monti (Aachen Univ.)

2017-2020: Qing-Chang Zhong (Illinois Inst. of Tech.)

2015-2016: Johan Enslin (Univ. of North Carolina)

Systems Council Representative 2017-2021: Ernie Parker (Crane Aerospace and Electronics)
Transportation Electrification Community 2021: Peter Wilson (Univ. of Bath)
North America Region (R1-7)
Position Years: Name (Affiliation) [Region(s)]
Chairs

2021: Brian Zahnstecher (PowerRox) [R1-3], Kalyan Sen (Sen Engineering Solutions, Inc.) [R4-6], Ali Nabavi (Univ. of Toronto) [R7]

2017-2020: Pradeep Shenoy (Texas Instruments) [R4-6]

2015-2016: Pradeep Shenoy (Texas Instruments) [R1-7]

2011-2012: Fang Zheng Peng (Michigan State Univ.) [R1-7]

Vice-Chairs

2019-2020: Kalyan Sen (acting) (Sen Engineering Solutions, Inc.) [R1-3, R7]

2017-2018: Alireza Safaee (Osram Sylvania Lighting Research Center) [R1, R7]; Kalyan Sen (Sen Engineering Solutions, Inc.) [R2-3]

Europe - Africa Region (R8)
Position Years: Name (Affiliation)
Chair

2021: Drazen Dujic (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)

2015-2020: Vladimir Katic (Univ. of Novi Sad)

2013-2014: Ralph M. Kennel (Technische Universitaet Muenchen)

2011-2012: Vladimir Katic (Univ. of Novi Sad)

Vice-Chair: Italy 2017-2021: Fabio Crescimbini (Roma Tre Univ.)
Vice-Chair: UK 2019-2021: Jun Liang (Cardiff Univ.)
South America Region (R9)
Position Years: Name (Affiliation)
Chair

2013-2021: Joao Pinto (Federal Univ. of Mato Grosso do Sul)

2011-2012: Edison Da Silvia (UFGG)

Vice-Chair: Chile 2017-2021: Marco Rivera (Universidad de Talca)
Asia Pacific Region (R10)
Position Years: Name (Affiliation)
Chair

2019-2021: Sanjib K. Panda (Natl. Univ. of Singapore)

2017-2018: Jinjun Liu (Xi'an Jiaotong Univ.)

2011-2012: Jinjun Liu (Xi'an Jiaotong Univ.)

Vice-Chair: Australia and New Zealand

2021: Mahinda Vilathgamuwa (Queensland Univ. of Tech.)

2017-2020: Udaya Madawala (Univ. of Auckland)

Vice-Chair: China

2021: Kai Sun

2017-2020: Zhengming Zhao (Tsinghua Univ.)

2013-2014: Jinjun Liu (Xi'an Jiaotong Univ.)

Vice-Chair: India-Pacific

2021: Srinivas Karanki (India Inst. of Tech. Bhubaneswar)

2013-2018: Sanjib K. Panda (Natl. Univ. of Singapore)

Vice-Chair: Japan

2015-2021: Toshihisa Shimizu (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ.)

Vice-Chair: Korea

2019-2021: Honnyong Cha (Kyungpook Natl. Univ.)

2015-2018: Sewan Choi (Seoul Natl. Univ. of Sci. and Tech.

Position Years: Name (Affiliation)
Executive Director 2013-2021: Mike Kelly (IEEE)
Program Manager

2019-2021: Alicia Tomaszewski (IEEE)

2019-2021: Jane Celusak (IEEE)

Program Specialist

2019-2021: Megan Cichocki (IEEE)

2015-2021: Becky Boresen (IEEE)

2013-2014: Michael Markowycz (IEEE)

2011-2016: Donna Florek (IEEE)

2011-2012: Thomas Monaco (IEEE)

2011-2012: Jo-Ellen Snyder (IEEE)

Publications Administrator

2021: Mary Beth Schwartz (IEEE)

2020-2021: Jessica Uherek (IEEE)

2019-2021: Lindsay Sorensen (IEEE)

WebMaster

2011-2016: Grant Pitel (Magna Power Electronics)

2011-2012: Thomas Monaco (IEEE)


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