About the IEEE PELS Mentorship Program:

Established April in 2017 the IEEE Power Electronics Society initiated the PELS Mentorship Program. This program was started as a member benefit to help them prosper and further their career goals. The program is designed to benefit all levels of individuals at any stage in their career.


Soma Essakiappan, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Robert Balog, Texas A & M

Steering Committee:

Stan Atcitty, Sandia National Laboratories

Christina DiMarino, Virginia Tech

Katherine Kim, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

Harish Krishnamoorthy, University of Houston

Alan Mantooth, Univeristy of Arkansas

Grant Pitel, MagnaPower

Ira Pitel, MagnaPower

Kevin Parmenter, Taiwan Semiconductor

Ehab Shoubaki, Univeristy of North Carolina at Charlotte

Zheyu Zhang, Clemson University