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; identifying five to eight IEEE Fellows, capable of assessing the candidate’s contributions, who agree to serve as references; identifying 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 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

Kawai Eric Cheng Eric Cheng

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

Shihua Li Shihua Li

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

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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

Wei Qiao Wei Qiao

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

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For power quality and grid storage

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For electric energy storage systems for transportation electrification

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For modeling and control of high-voltage DC and AC transmission systems