Opportunities for Members


         Conferences are where members are exposed to opportunities to network with colleagues, friends, and leaders throughout the field to enhance individual professional development and career standing.  PELS members help organize high-profile forums for the latest advances in power electronics research in cooperation with other IEEE societies, such as the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE).  Additionally, PELS sponsors the International Telecommunications Energy Conference (INTELEC) and jointly sponsors many conferences with other IEEE sister societies.

Education and Student Activities

          PELS has a broad educational program and supports exciting student activities, such as the IEEE Future Energy Challenge (IFEC) - an international student competition for innovation, conservation, and effective use of electrical energy.  PELS also provides travel grants to support students who participate in PELS conferences.


          Advances in technology are communicated directly to PELS members through multiple outlets.  Members are given access to a personal subscription to the IEEE PELS Digital Library, which includes the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (TPEL) in electronic format, PELS Conference Proceedings, and the PELS Newsletter.  The printed version of the IEEE TPEL is available at a heavily discounted members-only price.  In addition, PELS's website features news concerning all of its activities, programs, and new developments in power electronics.


          Involvement in the Standards Committee and working groups provide PELS members with the mechanisms for defining common protocols, interfaces, testing and evaluation procedures, and performance for power electronics systems.  The Standards Committee also provides liaison support to governing bodies of IEEE.

Technical Committees

          PELS members are encouraged to actively participate in Technical Committees (TCs).  Our TCs concentrate on key areas of technology, such as communication energy systems, motor drives and actuators, vehicle and transportation systems, power and control core technologies, power conversion systems and components, high performance and low-cost applications, and sustainable energy systems.


          In cooperation with other IEEE Societies, PELS sponsors in-depth workshops that focus on specific technical areas, such as computers in power electronics, integrated power packaging, and many others.


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