IEEE PELS Call for Nominations by Petition

June 12, 2018


On behalf of Braham Ferreira – IEEE PELS Past President/2018 Nominations Committee Chair


To All Members of the IEEE Power Electronics Society


Every year the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) membership elects 6 Members-at-Large to the PELS Administrative Committee for a three-year term that begins at the start of the next calendar year.  The AdCom includes 18 Members-at-Large with rolling three year terms, so every year 6 Members-at-Large complete their terms, and 6 new ones are elected.


The PELS Nominations Committee will draw up a slate of approximately 9 candidates for the 6 positions.  In addition, our Constitution and Bylaws allow for the nomination of candidates by petition from the PELS membership.


A nomination petition signed by a minimum of 165 Society eligible voting members by Saturday, 1 September 2018 shall automatically place that nominee on the slate for the Member-at-Large election.  In order to allow sufficient time for collection of the signatures, the proposal for the petition, together with a photograph, brief biography (250 words) and statement (250 words) of the candidate, should be communicated to Donna Florek (, +1 732-465-6480) no later than Wednesday, 1 August  2018. The staff shall then set-up the society petition website to collect electronic signatures.


The Nominations Committee and the staff will prepare the ballots for the election of the Members-at-Large during October 2018. Please watch for the election notice in your email, and when it arrives, vote promptly according to the instructions for electronic voting.  If you elected to receive IEEE communications by mail instead of email, you will receive a paper ballot with voting instructions.


Thank you for your continuing support in our Society.


Braham Ferreira – IEEE PELS Past President

2018 Nominations Committee Chair