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Student Branch Chapters

A Student Branch Chapter (SBC) is a technical sub-unit of a Student Branch made up of a minimum of 6 IEEE Student Members or Graduate Student Members of an IEEE Society. SBCs are established by a petition to the parent Student Branch and Society connected to represent and fulfill the needs of the members and IEEE’s missions. They can only be established at a particular college, university, or technical institute that has a Student Branch.

A joint SBC comprising of members from more than one Society or Student branch can be established, provided that the petition to establish a joint SBC contains at least 6 signatures and that each Society or Student branch involved will be represented by at least 3 signatures. When creating a petition for a joint SBC, please select the “Section Chapter/Affinity Group Status Change” petition.

More information on creating an SBC or joint SBC can be found in the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Operations Manual.

Resources for SBCs

Best SBC Award

The PELS Best SBC Award was established in 2018 to recognize excellent service by a PELS SBC (also joint with other Societies) to its student members and to the power electronics community.

Distinguished Lecturer (DL) Program

The IEEE DL Program is one of the most exciting offerings available to IEEE Society Chapters. Each year, PELS selects a few members of the profession to be DLs. This not only celebrates and honors their high achievements in the field of power electronics but also supports PELS Chapter activities by providing high-profile speakers for local chapter/section events.

Financial Support

PELS offers a one-time payment of USD 500 to newly established Chapters and SBCs. The Chapter Chair or SBC Chair should complete a form to request the funds. It will be sent via check, wire transfer, or concentration baking deposit.

Chapters and SBCs in good standing can also request USD 250 per year as operational funding to support their activities. To receive this funding, the Chapter Chair or SBC Chair should complete an application and indicate the status and activities of the Chapter or SBC over the past year. The application form and deadline to report the activities are sent to the Chapter Chairs and SBC Chairs by email.

Regional Distinguished Lecturer (RDL) Program

In addition to the DL Program, PELS also offers an RDL Program to support members and local chapters in various regions around the globe. The selected RDLs usually give lectures in PELS local chapter/section events within their region and in a local language.

Student Guidebook

This guidebook was prepared as a reference for students who are eager to establish an SBC at their institution, in leadership positions of a newly founded SBC, and new leaders in an existing SBC. The document concisely answers several questions new leaders may have.

Tool Kits

Chapters and SBCs can request a PELS Chapter Tool Kit by completing a request form.

Contacting PELS SBCs

The contact information and social media of some PELS SBCs are listed below. If you would like to include your SBC information, please contact Milad Soleimani.

SBC Name SBC Chair and Email Social Media
A. D. Patel Inst. of Tech. [PEL35] Deep Sutariya Unavailable
Arkansas Univ. of Fayetteville [PEL35] Rowan Obenshain Unavailable
College of Eng. – Karunagappally [NPS05/PEL35] Akhil Ahammed. N Unavailable
College of Eng. Munnar [PEL35] Sourav A S Unavailable
Enugu State Univ. of Sci. and Tech. [PEL35] Unavailable
Fed. Univ. of Campina Grande [PEL35/IA34] Amanda Monteiro Unavailable
G. Pulla Reddy Eng. College [PEL35] Kunchepu Sai kavya Unavailable
Gov. Eng. College – Thrissur [PEL35] John A R Unavailable
Huazhong Univ. of Sci. and Tech. [PEL35] Unavailable
Indian Inst. of Tech. – Mandi [PEL35] Mayank Gupta Unavailable
Jamia Millia Islamia – Faculty of Eng. [IA34/PEL35] Ahteshamul Haque Unavailable
Musaliar College of Eng. – Chirayinkeezhu [PEL35] Azya N Unavailable
Natl. Tsing Hua Univ. [PEL35] Yu-Chen Su Unavailable
Natl. Univ. of Singapore [IA34/PEL35] Sanjib Kumar Panda Facebook
Novosibirsk State Tech. Univ. [PEL35] Nikita Sevostyanov Unavailable
NSS College of Eng. [PEL35] Rakhi R Unavailable
Seoul Natl. Univ. of Tech. [PEL35] Ramadhan Muhammad Hakim Unavailable
SRM Inst. of Sci. and Tech. – Kattankulathur [PEL35/IA34] Srmist-Enfuse Unavailable
St. Joseph’s College of Eng. [PEL35] Annie Jenifer Unavailable
Strathclyde Univ. [IA34/PEL35/PE31] Ian Kiely Unavailable
Texas A&M Univ. – College Station [IA34/PE31/PEL35] Pooria Dehghanian Unavailable
Univ. de el Salvador [PEL35] Nelson Cortez Torres Unavailable
Univ. de Oviedo [IA34/PEL35/PE31] Guirguis Zaki Guirguis Abdelmessih Unavailable
Univ. Estadual de Campinas (CAMPINAS) [PEL35] Mateus Pinheiro Dias Unavailable
Univ. Federal Da Paraiba [PEL35/IA34] Maeva Rênnua Silva Soares Araújo Unavailable
Univ. Federal De Santa Catarina [PEL35] Renan Pillon Barcelos Unavailable
Univ. Federal Do Rio De Janeiro (UFRJ) [PEL35/IA34] Facebook
Univ. Federal Do Rio Grande do Norte [PEL35/IA34] Thales Queiroz Fonsêca Unavailable
Univ. of California – Berkeley [PEL35/IA34/PE31] Samantha Coday Unavailable
Univ. of New Brunswick [PEL35] Millena Pereira Guedes-Blanch Unavailable
Univ. of Pittsburgh [PE31/PEL35] Sabrina Nguyen ( Instagram
Univ. of Tennessee – Knoxville [PE31/PEL35] Benjamin Dean Unavailable
Vimal Jyothi Eng. College – Kannur [PEL35] Prabin James, Vaishnav PP Instagram
Last Updated; July 2020