IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of Institute membership, conferred only by election by the Board of Directors. Candidates must be senior members with at least five years of IEEE membership. The nominator is responsible for preparing the formal nomination form; identifing five to eight IEEE Fellows, capable of assessing the candidate’s contributions, who agree to serve as references; identifing an IEEE Society or Council whose evaluating committee will assess the candidate’s technical qualifications and contributions. All material is sent to the Fellow Committee, which must review all nominations and assessments, and prepare a ranked list. The total number of Fellow recommendations each year cannot exceed 0.1% of IEEE membership, exclusive of Students and Associates.


PELS Members Elevated to Fellow in 2020

Mohamed Benbouzid

Mohamed Benbouzid

for contributions to diagnosis and fault-tolerant control of electric machines and drives

Jiann Fuh Chen

Jiann-fuh Chen

for contributions to power electronics in sustainable energy and high power systems

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Kawai Cheng

for contribution to electric vehicle technology and switched capacitor power conversion

Keith Corzine

Keith Corzine

for contributions to topology and control of multilevel converters

Venkata Dinavahi

Venkata Dinavahi

for contributions to real-time simulation of power systems with embedded power electronic converters

Gerard Ledwich

Gerard Ledwich

for development of control of power systems and power electronics

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee

for contributions to power quality for adjustable speed drives

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Bradley Lehman

for contributions to high quality LED lighting and modeling and control of DC-DC converters

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Shihua Li

for contributions to the theory of mismatched disturbance rejection in industrial systems

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Yun Wei Li

for contributions to power electronics converters in microgrids and industrial drives

Burak Ozpineci

Burak Ozpineci

for contributions to transportation electrification and wireless charging of electric vehicles

Chun T. Rim

Chuntaek Rim

for contributions to wireless power transfer for electric vehicles and mobile devices

Qiao Wei IEEE

Wei Qiao

for contributions to condition monitoring and control of power electronics interfaced rotating machine systems

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Mahinda Vilathgamuwa

for contributions to power quality and grid storage

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Sheldon Williamson

for contributions to electric energy storage systems for transportation electrification

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Xiao-ping Zhang

for contributions to modeling and control of high-voltage DC and AC transmission systems