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 2019

Patrick Chapman

Patrick Chapman

for application of power electronics devices and systems for solar energy conversion

Z Chen

for contributions to power electronics for wind energy conversion

Sewan Choi

for contributions to power converter technologies


Jose Cobos

for contributions to power supply systems

Timothy Green

for contributions to power electronics for power systems control

Jinjun Liu

for contributions to modeling and control of power systems

David Torrey

for contributions to modeling, design, and control of electric

machines and drives

Shuo Wang

for contributions to reduction of electromagnetic interference in

electronic systems

Richard Zhang

for leadership in development of power electronic converters

Radu Bojoi

for contributions to control of electrical drives and power

Silverio Bolognani

for contributions to permanent magnet synchronous motor


Pericle Zanchetta photo

Pericle Zanchetta

for contributions to the control of complex power electronics