The Mentorship Program was established in April 2017 by PELS as a member benefit to help members proper and further their career goals.  The program is designed to benefit all levels of individuals at any stage in their careers.

Upcoming Events

 PELS Mentorship Roundtable at ECCE 2022

Register to meet the leaders in power-electronics through a face-to-face mentoring event. Our distinguished mentors have started businesses, climbed the ranks of IEEE and become high-performers at corporations and universities.

PELS members will get a rare opportunity to ask questions and get professional advice directly from mentors who have a career’s worth of knowledge to share.

Space is limited to 5 people per table which provides a casual, personal, and quiet atmosphere for conversation. Lunch, desserts, and beverages will be served. There is no cost to attend this event.

Date: Tuesday, 11 October 2022
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Room: 260 (Huntington Place)

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Space is ​limited ​to ​5 ​people ​per ​table ​which ​provides ​a ​casual, ​personal, ​and ​quiet ​atmosphere ​for ​conversation. ​ ​Lunch, desserts, and beverages will be served. ​

There is no cost to attend this event. 

 Topics & Mentors:

Click here for Mentor Biographies

Topic 1: Career and Research in Industry
Lihua Li, GM Research and Development 
V. Anand Sankaran, Director, Ford Ion Park – Battery Center of Excellence, Ford Motor Company

Topic 2: Career and Research in Academia
Prasad Enjeti, Texas A&M
Maryam Saeedifard, Georgia Institute of Technology

Topic 3: Career and Research at National Labs
Andrew Woodworth, NASA Glenn Research Center 
Fei Gao, University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard (UTBM) 

Topic 4: Success in Career Path Changes
Emmanuel Agamloh, Baylor University
Bulent Sarlioglu, University of Wisconsin at Madison 

Topic 5: How to Become a Leader in Research
Johann W. Kolar, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich
Longya Xu, The Ohio State University

Topic 6: Entrepreneurship
Ivan Celanovic, MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies

Topic 7: Guidance on How to Become an IEEE Senior Member and the IEEE Fellow Nomination Procedure
Leon M. Tolbert, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Robert N. Guenther, Jr., NWL

Topic 8: How to Write an Award-Winning IEEE Conference and Journal Papers
Joseph Olorunfemi Ojo, Tennessee Technological University
Brad Lehman, Northeastern University

Topic 9: Guidance on How to Get Involved in the Volunteer Work at IEEE
Don Tan, Northrop Grumman Space Systems
Christina DiMarino, Virginia Tech-Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Past Events

  •  ECCE 2019