2018 IEEE Power Electronics Society Election – Begins 19 November


For Election of Members to the Administrative Committee

For a Three-Year Term 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2021


Professional background:

Full Professor from Federal University of Ceara, Electrical Engineering Department (2003 – actual)

Visiting researcher at NTRC/ORNL, Koxville, TN, USA (2016-2017)

Visiting professor at CentraleSupelec, France (2015-2016)

Technical Committees and Conferences:

IEEE/PELS Southern Power Electronics Conference Vice-Chairman (SPEC 2015)

IEEE/IAS International Conference on Industry Applications Chairman (INDUSCON 2012)

IEEE/PELS/SPEC Steering Committee Vice-Chairman (2016/2017) Chairman (2017-2018)

IEEE/IAS Transactions Associate Editor (2013-2014)

Statement: I would like to help improve the activities between IEEE Power Electronics research groups around south hemisphere. These activities will include joint conferences, workshops, encouraging research and development together, and humanitarian initiatives. These activities will bring more and more people to IEEE PELS, and I expect be able to increase the partnership between power electronics research groups around south hemisphere. My entire career in academia, and experience working on USA and France make me well fit to accomplish my mission as a Member at Large.

VLADIMIR BLASKOVLADIMIR BLASKO (M’89-SM’97-F’08) Presently I hold the position of a Senior Fellow at United Technologies Research Center, USA. Previously I worked for Otis Elevator Company in Farmington USA, Rockwell Automation - Allen Bradley Company in Mequon, USA and Research Institute of Koncar Company - Zagreb, Croatia. I keep close ties with academia as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Zagreb – Croatia. I am IEEE Fellow and a member of Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. I have published more than 40 papers and have more than 40 patents. My primary areas of work and research interest are power electronics, modern AC drives, distributed energy systems, intelligent power management, and applied modern control theory and technology.

I was a Member at Large from 2013-2015 for PELS, and Associate Editor for Industrial Power Converter Committee for IEEE IAS for more than 5 years. Presently I work on organizing conference PEDG 2020.

Statement: IEEE is the most significant engineering society worldwide. It is important to keep it strong and broadly present in work and life of researches in academia and engineers practitioners. As an engineer with long industrial experience as a Member-at-Large I will work to:

-   Broaden content and activities to attract engineers practitioners from the industry.

-   Strengthen presence word – wide through sponsorship of smaller local conference and through active participation on them.

-   Presently we have 2 very large conferences APEC and ECCE in the USA. APEC and ECCE are too large and ECCE overlaps with IAS conference. ECCE also took over significant part of content and participants and thus weakened IAS. It is a time to reorganize/harmonize APEC, ECCE and IAS conferences for the scope, interest and content and have they uniformly spaced over the year.

-   Have stronger presence of women and younger engineers from industry and academia in committees.

ANTONIO CARDOSOANTONIO CARDOSO (S’89-AM’95-SM’99) was born in Coimbra, Portugal, in 1962. He received the Dipl. Eng., Dr. Eng., and Habilitation degrees from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 1985, 1995 and 2008, respectively. From 1985 until 2011 he was with the University of Coimbra, Portugal, where he was Director of the Electrical Machines Laboratory. Since 2011 he has been with the University of Beira Interior (UBI), Covilhã, Portugal, where he is Full Professor at the Department of Electromechanical Engineering and Director of CISE - Electromechatronic Systems Research Centre. He was Vice-Rector of UBI.

He has been an Invited Visiting Professor at: Aalborg University, Denmark; INP-ENSEEIHT, Toulouse, France; Technical University of Vienna, Austria; Coventry University, UK; Aalto University, Finland; Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia; University Mohamed Khider, Biskra, Algeria;  Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, Cali, Colombia; Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia; University of Sciences and Technology of Oran, Algeria; University of Minas Gerais, Brazil; University of Vigo, Spain; and Vaxjo University, Sweden.

He has been involved as a volunteer for the IEEE Power Electronics Society in different capacities, namely as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics; Vice-Chair (2018-2019) and Secretary (2016-2017) of PELS Technical Committee on Motor Drives and Actuators; Vice-Chair of the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE (2009 and 2017); and General Chair of the 10th IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronics and Drives, SDEMPED (2015).

Statement: The Power Electronics Society is undoubtedly one of the fastest growing technical societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

In striving to build knowledge and awareness of the latest technologies and other advances in power electronics, the Power Electronics Society's goal is to keep members current and competitive in the workplace, and provide them with the tools necessary to help them grow both personally and professionally, independently of their geographical location.

As Member-at-Large based in Portugal, I can effectively contribute to the presence of a South-of-Europe voice at the PELS AdCom, and thus contributing to a technology oriented organization with versatile geo-activities and diversity.

Additionally, all the involvement that I have had as a volunteer for the IEEE Power Electronics Society has helped me to learn about the governance, operational rules, structure and initiatives, among others, and thus enabling me to start immediately focusing on my goals and responsibilities.

I am fully committed to serve our PELS community, with my experience and willingness to work.

 SOMASUNDARAM ESSAKIAPPANSOMASUNDARAM ESSAKIAPPAN (GSM’10-M’14) received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, USA in 2014. He received the B.E. degree from the College of Engineering Guindy, Chennai, India in 2007 and the M.S. degree from Texas A&M University in 2010. He is currently with the University of North Carolina Charlotte, where he is EPIC Teaching Professor and Manager of the Duke Energy Suite Power Labs. Prior to that he has worked with General Electric – Global Research, USA and Dell Inc, USA. His research interests include power electronics for distributed energy resources, power quality issues, modeling and simulation of power electronics and power systems.

Dr. Essakiappan has been actively involved with PELS as a volunteer for the Young Professionals (YP) Committee since 2014. He has served as the Vice Chair of the Committee and since 2017, the Chair of the Committee. During this period, the PELS YP Committee was awarded the IEEE Young Professionals Hall of Fame Award in 2018. He has also been involved in Mentorship Committee activities of PELS. He was a member of the organizing committee and served as the Publication Chair and Technical Program Co-chair for the 9th edition of Power Electronics for Distributed Generation (PEDG) held in Charlotte, USA in 2018. He also serves as a reviewer for PELS Transactions and conference proceedings.

Statement: Since becoming a student member, I have immensely benefitted from the academic, scholarly, and networking opportunities provided by PELS and I wish to make these accessible to a wider audience. As Chair of the PELS Young Professionals (YP), I have also heard from young professionals their needs, and what services they wish PELS offered. PELS members are a diverse group, and their standards for what makes the society membership valuable are also diverse.

To that end, I would like to support and spearhead focused activities and programs that cater to the needs of students, young professionals, women engineers, industry experts and members from various geographical regions. The YP Committee and WIE have expanded the networking/mentorship receptions organized at conferences around the world with great success. I would support similar expansion of technical and networking events at local and regional levels organized by chapters around the world. I believe this will encourage industry member engagement at greater levels. My experience chairing the YP Committee will serve me well in the creation/revitalization of local/student chapters and events.

Power Electronics being an enabling technology, I believe our society should engage and collaborate with a greater array of sister societies, emulating our current successes. I would actively support exploration of new conferences and journals in power grid modernization, the internet of things, cybersecurity, etc as it pertains to power electronics applications.

If elected, I will work with the AdCom towards the above-mentioned goals, and to create a PELS cherished by a growing membership.

 HAO HUANGHAO HUANG (M’88-SM’90-F’14) is the Technology Chief of GE Aviation - Electrical Power. He is responsible for generating the technical directions, innovation strategies, and multi-generation product roadmaps for the GE Aviation electrical power division. He is the GE Global Research Center Focal of GE Aviation - Electrical Power, and he is the co-chair of GE Aviation Hybrid Electrical Propulsion Design Board and the chair of the Technology Committee of the board. He has been constantly leading and contributing innovations and inventions of aircraft electrical power technologies.

Dr. Huang is an IEEE Fellow and a SAE Fellow. He received his Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA in 1987. He is the winner of 2019 IEEE Transportation Technologies Award. He has 30 years of experience in Aircraft Electrical Power Systems, Aircraft Electrifications (MEA and HEP), Power Generations, Engine Starting, Power Electronics and Controls, and Electric Vehicle Drives. Dr. Huang has had US 61 patents including pending, and he has multiple technical publications in the above-mentioned areas.

Statement: In the next fifty years, electrification in mass transportation, renewable energy, industrial and commercial systems, and medical devices will be a major trade, and power electronics will play unprecedentedly more important role in the electrification in conjunction with digital control, artificial intelligence, internet things, etc. Wide Band Gap devices, such as SiC and GaN, are on their horizon to move into power electronics products providing higher efficiency and lighter/smaller packages over Si. I will closely work with others to help the Power Electronics Society to capture the new opportunities to further grow the organization in strategic and contemplative manners.

I fully and firmly believe that the Power Electronics Society shall continuously be scientific, literary, and educational in character. The society shall advance the theory and practice of electrical and electronics engineering and of the allied arts and sciences, and it shall promote a high level of technical excellence among its members. PELS shall aid in promoting close cooperation and exchange of technical information among its members and affiliates.

Above and beyond the above mentioned, two things I will specifically emphasize more for the society are education and acceleration of transitioning the technologies to the industries quicker and smoother. We need to encourage and convince more smart, energetic students to stay and realize their dreams in power electronics. We need to promote maximizing the advantages of the new communication means to close the gap between the universities and industries faster. The strategies and roadmaps will be developed to support the two emphases.

FANG LUOFANG LUO (GSM’06-M’10-SM’13) is a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas. His research interests include high power-density converter design, high-density EMI filter design and integration, and power module packaging/integration for wide band-gap devices.

Prior to joining Arkansas, Dr. Luo was with the Center for High Performance Power Electronics (CHPPE) at The Ohio State University from 2014 to 2017. He has initiated and has been leading power module packaging and integration research at the OSU.

Dr. Luo received his Bachelor degree and Ph.D. degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2003 and 2010, respectively, both in electrical engineering. From 2007 to 2010, He was a joint Ph.D. student at the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES), Virginia Tech, where he continued as a postdoctoral researcher from 2010 to 2014.

Dr. Luo is a Senior Member of IEEE. He holds two US patents and has authored/co-authored more than 20 IEEE journal papers and more than 50 peer-reviewed conference papers. He is serving as associate editor for International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems (Previous European Transactions on Electrical Power). He has served as the publicity chair for IEEE WiPDA three times, from 2015 to 2017. He was also a topic chair for IEEE APEC and ECCE, and a reviewer for numerous prestigious IEEE journals and conferences. He was the treasurer for IEEE Columbus Section from Dec 2016 to July 2017. He is also an active member in International Technology Roadmap for Wide Bandgap Power Semiconductors (ITRW) workgroup, PSMA packaging committee, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Statement: As an IEEE and PELS member for the past 12 years, I have been benefited from this society in many ways including networking, education and training, sharing and mentoring. I would like to enhance these influences and bring more young and future engineers into this society, while also trying to increase the diversity of the community. The first thing I would like to promote is to connect young professional activities with STEM education forums to further promote engineering education worldwide. I plan to organize energy focused STEM workshops and webinars as a joint effort with Women in Engineering (WIE) forums and other regional events such as Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) and thus to increase the impact and networking of PELS along with other STEM education efforts.

As a typical interdisciplinary research, Power Electronics is growing with the progress from other research areas. I would further promote research collaborations between PELS and different IEEE societies, as well as other technical societies, by organizing joint webinars and online training through IEEE PELS platform, and provide multidisciplinary resources to power electronics professionals. I have been an active member in ITRW workgroup, PSMA packaging committee, and ASME, and I have been serving as a technical committee member for both IEEE and ASME conferences. These experiences gave me a good idea of organizing joint events and workshops among these societies. By promoting this close interdisciplinary collaboration, I hope PELS can further advance the state-of-the-art for power electronics research.

 UDAYA K. MADAWALAUDAYA K. MADAWALA (S’89-M’91-SM’06-F’18) graduated with B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) (Hons) from The University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 1987. Since receiving his PhD (Power Electronics) from The University of Auckland, New Zealand (NZ) in 1993, he worked for Fisher & Paykel Ltd, NZ, developing new technologies for motor drives. He joined The University of Auckland in 1997, where, as a Full Professor, he currently leads a group of researchers focusing on power electronics, renewable energy and wireless power transfer (WPT) with bi-directional power flow for V2G applications.

Udaya is an IEEE Fellow and has over 30 years of industry and research experience in the field of power electronics. As an active IEEE volunteer, he has made significant contribution to power electronics through keynote and plenary speeches, and conducting tutorials as well as serving various roles, including general, advisory, programs, tracks, tutorials and special sessions chair of ECCE, PEDS, PEDG, ICSET, PEAC and SPEC conferences. In particular, he is instrumental in promoting power electronics in NZ as Chair of PELS/IES/IA and founder of IES/IAS Chapter, Liaison Chair (Oceania Membership) and through a variety of IEEE activities. He is the Chair (Elect) of the Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC) Steering Committee, and took the leadership as General Chair to successfully organize SPEC 2016 in NZ, attracting in excess of 300 participants. He is also an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and a member of the Sustainable Energy and Membership Committees of PELS.

Statement: As a passionate and dedicated member of IEEE for 30 years, I am excited to contemplate the possibility of serving as a Member at Large of the Administrative Committee of the Power Electronics Society (PELS). If elected, my focus would be to facilitate future growth of the society in new regions of the globe, with the view to making a vital contribution to humanity through technological advances and innovation in power electronics. A key aspect of my vision is strengthening links and creating opportunities in regions with a limited PELS presence, where the Society could further extend its influence and inspiration. Harnessing untapped potential in these areas, through the promotion of new membership, dissemination of knowledge and applications of technological advances in power electronics, will result in mutual benefits for both these regions and the Society. With this vision, I have maintained a sustained contribution to PELS, undertaking numerous active roles at both administrative and leadership level, ranging from chapter chair to advisory, technical and steering committee positions, as outlined in my Bio. My most recent contributions have been promoting power electronics in the Oceania Region and, as General Chair, organizing the 2016 Southern Power Electronics Conference as the largest power electronics conference ever to be held in New Zealand. It is therefore with great pleasure that I look forward to extending my contribution to PELS at a higher level, fostering new affiliations and providing resources to promote the discipline, particularly in regions where there is minimal PELS presence.

AXEL MERTENS AXEL MERTENS (S’89-M’92) Professor for Power Electronics in Germany since 2004 with over 10 years of industry experience in large drives, in R&D and product management. Over 25 years of PELS membership. Served many years as board member and chair of the PELS Germany Chapter, receiving several awards. Serving as AE for Trans. on Power Electronics since 2010.

Statement: Power electronics enables a clean, sustainable supply and use of energy and is the key to interface the digital world with the real world. IEEE PELS provides platforms to meet, exchange information and interact with peers in this fast growing field. I would like to contribute to the future development of PELS and to help it to stay a key player for progress and promotion of PE and its applications.

MARYAM SAEEDIFARDMARYAM SAEEDIFARD (GSM’05-M’08-SM’11) received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 2008 in Electrical Engineering. Since January 2014, she has been with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, where she is currently an Associate Professor. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, she was an Assistant Professor at Purdue University (2010-2013) and a researcher with the Power Electronic Systems Group, ABB Corporate Research Center, Switzerland (2007-2009).

Dr. Saeedifard’s research interests are power electronics, medium- and high-power energy conversion systems, modular multilevel converters, fault-tolerant converters, power electronic systems based on wide-band-gap switching devices, High-Voltage DC (HVDC) transmission systems, and protection and control of multi-terminal DC grids. She has published one book chapter and more than 130 refereed journal and conference papers.

Dr. Saeedifard has served in several IEEE conference organizing committees including the technical co-chair of the IEEE Industrial Electronic Conference (IECON) in 2014, technical co-chair of the IEEE Energy Conversion Conference and Exposition (ECCE) in 2016 and 2018, general chair of the IEEE Workshop on Wide Band Gap Devices and Systems (WiPDA) in 2018, chair of Women in Engineering (WIE) of the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) from 2012 to 2018, and technical track chair of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) from 2012-Present. Currently, she is serving as the IEEE PELS education co-chair and the associate editor of the IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, IEEE Trans. on industrial Electronics, IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, and IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics.

She is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2008, Richard M. Bass Award Outstanding Young Power Electronic Engineer Award of the IEEE Power Electronic Society in 2010, A Seed for Success Award (as a part of excellence in research) from the Office of Vice President for Research at Purdue University in 2011 and 2012, Outstanding Young Engineer Award of the IEEE Power Engineering Society of Atlanta Chapter, J. David Irwin Early Career Award of the IEEE Industrial Electronic Society in 2018, and two IEEE best Transactions paper awards in 2016 and 2018. She was selected as an invited speaker at the National Academy of Engineering, Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in 2011.

Statement: With the emergence of disruptive technologies ranging from the grid integration of renewable energy resources and electric vehicles, the electronic transmission and distribution systems to Wide Band Gap (WBG) switching devices, the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) is uniquely positioned to orient and define the next generation of energy transmission, storage, and distribution systems. Over the past 8 years, I have been an active member and advocate in the IEEE PELS, not only through my technical contributions but also through the organization of educational activities and technical events. In particular, I initiated the “Women in Engineering Networking Events,” I developed a MOOC on “Multilevel converters for medium/high power applications” and recently chaired the 2018 Workshop on Wide Band Gap Devices and Applications (WiPDA) workshop. If elected as a Member-At-Large to the IEEE PELS Ad Com, I will continue and strive to make IEEE PELS a vibrant, inclusive, and diverse, professional society that attracts the brightest graduate students, researchers, and engineers from industry and academia. In particular, I will work to ensure that IEEE PELS demonstrates leadership in encouraging the exploration and adoption of transformative ideas from signal processing, machine learning, and physics, to address the energy challenges of the future.

SEUNG KI SULSEUNG-KI SUL (S’78-M’86-SM’98-F’00) received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1980, 1983, and 1986, respectively. Since 1991, he has been a member of faculty of School of the Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University, where he is currently a Professor. He was promoted as a Fellow of IEEE with the contribution to PWM technology. Prof. Sul is one of pioneers in the area of carrier based PWM technology applied to the control of the power converters. He has published over 150 IEEE journal papers and a total of more than 340 international conference papers in the area of power electronics. He was the program chair of IEEE PESC’06 and general chair of IEEE ECCE-Asia, ICPE, 2011. From 2016, he served as member-at-large of PELS. From 2011 to 2014, he had served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Power Electronics, which is a SCIE registered journal, published by the Korean Institute of Power Electronics (KIPE), Seoul, Korea. For year 2015, he was the president of KIPE. He was recipient of 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award of IEEE Industrial Application Society. He was also selected as the recipient of 2017 Newell award sponsored IEEE PELS. His current research interests include power electronic control of electrical machines, electric/hybrid vehicles and ship drives, High Voltage DC transmission based on MMC, and power-converter circuits for renewal energy sources.

Statement: PELS should focus on members on developing countries, where potential of future member to PELS would be large. And, not only emerging technologies but also existing technologies, which are supporting infrastructure of modern society, should be focused on and studied by PELS. As member at large, I will do my best to encourage young members in my region to participate PELS activities. And I will promote PELS activities in Asian countries.

 SHINZO TAMAISHINZO TAMAI (M’96-SM’18) is currently the Senior Fellow in the Power Electronics Systems Division at Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC), where he has held several leadership positions in power electronics projects.

Shinzo received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1981 and 1983. He then joined Mitsubishi-Electric Corporation, conducting research and development in vector control and field-oriented control of adjustable-speed AC motor drives, large-capacity three-level converters, and reactive power compensators (STATCOMs), UPSs, HVDCs. In 2003, he joined TMEIC, the joint venture in industrial system of two major Japanese companies (Toshiba and Mitsubishi-Electric). He received a doctorate from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2004.

Since 2001, he has been a member of board of the Industry Applications Society (IAS) of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEE-Japan). He served as the president of the IAS of IEE-Japan from 2010 to 2012. He is a founding member of the Power Electronics Society (PELS) Asian Power Electronics Coordination Committee (APECC) and the Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) Asia Coordinating Committee. He is currently chair of the ECCE Asia Coordinating Committee. He was the vice chair of the steering committee of IEPC-Niigata 2018 within ECCE-Asia. He is an IEEJ fellow.

Statement: I am a leader in the field of large-capacity power electronics at Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC), and I manage the international work of the Industry Applications Society (IAS) of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEE-Japan) as a board member.

I strive to concentrate on strengthening, through the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), technical links within Asia and the Pacific. Power electronics technology has the potential to greatly expand. Moreover, I have been working to increase networking among academics, industrial scientists, and engineers in Asia and the Pacific and to mitigate geographical barriers within this area though the active use of the internet.

I also strive to focus on establishing new worldwide links between industry and academia. The challenge of connecting new academic ideas to industrial products should be met with more border-free activities between young professionals from academia, research engineers, and practical engineers in industry.

These are challenging tasks that require cooperation among volunteers and IEEE staff. My work in industry has given me significant accumulated experience and achievements in research and management of implementing my technical and strategic vision, along with my experience as the president of IAS/IEE-Japan, in which role I participated in the foundation of the Asian Power Electronics Coordination Committee (APECC) and the Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) Asia Coordinating Committee.

 DIANGUO XUDIANGUO XU (M’98-SM’12-F’17) received the M.S and Ph.D degrees in electrical engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin, China, in 1984 and 1989, respectively. In 1984, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, HIT, as an Assistant Professor, where he has been a Professor since 1994. He was the Dean of School of Electrical Engineering and Automation HIT, from 1998 to 2010. He is currently the Vice President of HIT.

His current research interests include multi-terminal HVDC system based on MMC, speed sensorless vector-controlled motor drives, and high performance PMSM servo system. He was promoted as a Fellow of IEEE for the contribution to control of electrical drives and power electronic converters. He was general chair of IEEE ICEMS 2019, IEEE ITEC Asia-Pacific 2017, TPC chair of IPEMC 2012-ECCE Asia, and TPC chair of VPPC 2008. He has published over 600 journal papers, 4 book chapters, and held 124 patents.

He received IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 2017 Prize Paper Award, the Best Paper Awards at the conferences of ICEMS 2018, ITEC Asia-Pacific 2018, ITEC Asia-Pacific 2017, ICEMS 2014, PCIM Asia 2014, IPEMC 2012-ECCE Asia and LSMS & ICSEE 2010. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics. He is the Chairman of the IEEE Harbin Section, the vice president of China Electrotechnical Society. He is the winner of 2018 IEEE Industry Applications Society Outstanding Achievement Award.

Statement: It is my great honor to be nominated as a candidate of Member-at-Large by IEEE PELS Nominations Committee. If I have the privilege of being elected Member-at-Large, I will serve the society in the following aspects:

1. Membership and cooperation enhancement especially in Asia Pacific, as the Chairman of the IEEE Harbin Section, the vice president of China Electrotechnical Society (CES). I will do my best to promote the society, hold seminars to let more people learn about PELS, join it and serve for it. I will also promote cooperation between China and PELS. Cooperating with PELS, some preliminary work has been done, CES is now responsible for the organization of IPEMC and ICEMS conferences. I serve as chairman of national steering committee of IPEMC and member of national steering committee of ICEMS. I am also the Only Representative Member of China for ECCE Global Partnership Coordination Committee.

2. Enhancing the support from the industry, I have been engaged in power electronics for more than 40 years, most of my research achievements have been applied into the commercial products. Supported by the China National Science and Technology Major Project, I have established the new national standards and corresponding test methods of rotary and linear servo motors and drives applied for advanced NC machines and robotics. I will convey the purpose and tenet of IEEE PELS to the industry so that they can support and engage in our work, including serving as sponsors of conferences and organizing workshops.