2020 Member at Large Election Open!

The IEEE Power Electronics Society election of Members-at-Large to the Administrative Committee is now open.


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H. Alan Mantooth, Chair

PELS Nominating Committee


Election of Members to the Administrative Committee

For a Three-Year Term 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2022

Sewan CHOISEWAN CHOI (S’92-M’95-SM’04-F’19) received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Inha University, Incheon, Korea, in 1985 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, in 1992 and 1995, respectively. From 1985 to 1990, he was with Daewoo Heavy Industries as a Research Engineer. From 1996 to 1997, he was a Principal Research Engineer at Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Korea. In 1997, he joined the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea, where he is currently a Professor. His research interests include power conversion technologies for renewable energy systems and energy storage systems and DC-DC converters and battery chargers for electric vehicles.

He was TPC chair of ICPE2019-IEEE ECCE Asia held in Busan, Korea. He has served as Korea Liaison of IEEE PELS and is currently serving as Chairman of IEEE PELS Seoul section. He has served as an executive board member of Korean Institute of Power Electronics (KIPE) since 2004 and was Vice President of KIPE from 2017 to 2018. He has been serving as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics since 2006. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industry Application and IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topic in Power Electronics. He was promoted as a fellow of IEEE for the contribution to power electronic converter technologies.

Statement: I have been a member of the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) for the past 28 years. It is my great honour to be nominated as a candidate of Member-at-Large by IEEE PELS Nominations Committee.

The mission of IEEE PELS is to “foster the development and facilitate the exchange of scientific and technological knowledge in Power Electronics that benefits members, the profession and humanity”. As the field of Power Electronics has experienced major growth worldwide in the last decades, its impact has been increasing on many facets of human society and activities. This poses both significant opportunities and challenges for IEEE PELS to promote healthy development of the field and maximize its positive impacts.

Important roles of AdCom include training the young generation, broadening the participation of under-represented groups and regions, engaging and empowering members, and outreach to the general public. It is the responsibility of the PELS AdCom to identify and facilitate implementations of policies that support the PELS mission in this new era.

As an AdCom member, if elected, I will be proactive in working with the PELS AdCom colleagues, ExCom, committees, and other PELS volunteers to enable informed, deliberate, and transparent decision-making for improving society operations effectively. I will strive to bring the best values to PELS members and positively influence the greater community.

Christina DeMarinoCHRISTINA DIMARINO (GSM’13-M’19) is an assistant professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. She has been the assistant director of the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES) since 2017. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech in 2014 and 2018, respectively. She was a Webber Fellow from 2012 to 2015, and a Rolls-Royce Graduate Fellow from 2016 to 2017.

From 2015 to 2018, she was the student membership chair for the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS). She is currently on the committees for the PELS Students and Young Professionals, IEEE International Technology Roadmap for Wide-Bandgap Power Semiconductors, and PELS Mentorship Program. She has received five best paper and presentation awards at international conferences.

Statement: As a student new to the field of power electronics, PELS provided a strong sense of community. Volunteering for the PELS Young Professionals Committee allowed me to help other students and young professionals to also feel a part of this vibrant and supportive community. I would like to continue to strengthen this sense of community, as it is critical to gaining and retaining “active” members. “Active” members volunteer and engage in activities throughout the society.

As a student, I revitalized a dormant PELS student branch at my university. I encouraged other graduate students to volunteer, and engage the undergraduate students. This volunteering experience adds value to their PELS membership, as they become an active part of the community, which in turn increases the overall productivity and growth of the society.

To further strengthen the sense of community and number of “active” members, I would like to help establish new PELS student branches, and strengthen existing ones. As a first step towards this goal, I helped to develop an annual reporting mechanism for PELS student branches. This form now provides insight into the health and level of engagement of PELS student branches. This will enable PELS to provide support for waning branches, and identify opportunities for establishing new branches.

Another approach to strengthen the sense of community is mentorship. I volunteer on the PELS Mentorship Committee, which organizes mentoring events that engage members at all levels – from students who are just beginning their careers to those who are well-established in the field.

SOMASUNDARAM ESSAKIAPPAN SOMASUNDARAM ESSAKIAPPAN (GSM’10-M’13) received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, USA in 2014. 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 also serves as the Vice Chair of the Digital Media and Education Committee, and a member of the Mentorship Steering Committee 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.

I would like to support and spearhead focused activities and programs that cater to the needs of students and young professionals from both academia and industry, and members from various geographical regions. I would support similar expansion of technical and networking events at local and regional levels organized by chapters around the world, such as YP and Women in Engineering events. I believe this will encourage industry member engagement at greater levels.

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, to take PELS into its next phase.

Tsorng Juu LiangTSORNG-JUU (PETER) LIANG (S’91-M’95-SM’10-F’16) received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA, in 1990 and 1993, respectively.  He is now a Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean at the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the Director of Green Energy Electronics Research Center of National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. He is currently on the Board of Directors for Catcher Technology and has previously been on the Board of Directors for Leadtrend Technology, Compucase Enterprise, and EpiLED. He has also been the Chair of the IEEE Tainan Section, and Technical Committee TC6 Chair of the IEEE Power Electronics Society.

Dr. Liang is presently the Deputy Editor in Chief of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics; an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics; on the International Editorial Advisory Board for the IEEJ Journal of Industry Applications; and an Advisory Board member for the Journal of Power Electronics. Currently, he is also the ECCE Asia Coordinating Committee member, and the BoG of the Taiwan Power Electronics Association. He was honored the Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society from 2014 to 2015, and the Outstanding Contributions Award from Taiwan Power Electronics Association in 2018.  He has served as the Program Chair and General Co-Chair of the IEEE International Future Energy Electronics Conference in 2013 and 2015 respectively, and as the General Chair for the IFEEC2017-ECCE Asia conference.

Statement: The IEEE Power Electronics Society is one of the fastest growing societies in the IEEE. This is due to the contributions of academia and industry researchers leading to a boom in the application of power electronics techniques in many important domains such as sustainable energy systems and electrification transportations. As a member of PELS for more than 25 years and Chair of the PELS Technical Committee of High Performance and Emerging Technologies, if I become the AdCom member I will focus on the following:

1. Young members: Young members and students are the future of the Power Electronics Society. Hence, organizing PELS activities for them and involving them in various levels of PELS activities is essential for continuity.

2. Cross-chapter activities and summer education programs: Local activities are critical for encouraging young professionals to participate in PELS. Getting two or more chapters to organize cross-chapter workshops and summer education programs are good opportunities to keep chapters growing.

3. Connecting local power electronics related societies with PELS chapters: The regular/summer education events for PELS chapters would be enhanced by the involvement of industry researchers from among the local PELS members.

4. Strengthen the connections between PELS technical committees, PELS co-sponsored Transactions, and flag conferences. The technical committees play an important role in linking PELS members with Special Issues of PELS co-sponsored Transactions, and Special Sessions of PELS co-sponsored conferences. In addition, two or more technical committees can work together on special emerging sessions in PELS conferences to promote cross-disciplinary research.

Marco LiserreMARCO LISERRE (S’00-M’02-SM’07-F’13) received the MSc and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the Bari Polytechnic, respectively in 1998 and 2002. He has been Associate Professor at Bari Polytechnic and from 2012 Professor in reliable power electronics at Aalborg University (Denmark). From 2013 he is Full Professor and he holds the Chair of Power Electronics at Kiel University (Germany). He has published 500 technical papers (more than 1/3 of them in international peer-reviewed journals) and a book. These works have received more than 30000 citations. Marco Liserre is listed in ISI Thomson report “The world’s most influential scientific minds” from 2014. Marco Liserre has been leading in the last 6 years’ third-party projects for more than 10 Million Euro involving more than 20 companies and 10 highly reputed scientific research centers. He is member of IAS, PELS, PES and IES. He has been serving all these societies in different capacities. He has received the IES 2009 Early Career Award, the IES 2011 Anthony J. Hornfeck Service Award, the 2014 Dr. Bimal Bose Energy Systems Award, the 2011 Industrial Electronics Magazine best paper award and the Third Prize paper award by the Industrial Power Converter Committee at ECCE 2012, 2012, 2017 IEEE PELS Sustainable Energy Systems Technical Achievement Award, the 2018 IEEE-IES Mittelmann Achievement Award and the Second Place Prize Paper Award for 2018 in the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.

Statement: I have been active for 20 years in power electronics and I have been serving IEEE in various volunteer roles. I would like to help further the Power Electronics Society with my expertise in organizing conferences and publications. In particular I am very excited to be part of the new open access journal of PELS which I am supporting as Co-Editor-In-Chief. I believe in the transparency and in the inclusiveness so that nobody shall be left uniformed or outside when the main decisions have to be taken. In this sense I will be always prompt to answer to your requests of information and to help you getting involved.  I hope I could deserve representing also you.


Xiaonan LuXIAONAN LU (GSM’11-M’13) received his B.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Tsinghua University, China, in 2008 and 2013. From September 2010 to August 2011, he was a guest Ph.D. student at Aalborg University, Denmark. From October 2013 to December 2014, he was a Postdoc Research Associate in University of Tennessee, Knoxville. From January 2015 to July 2018, he was with Argonne National Laboratory, first as a Postdoc Appointee and then as an Energy Systems Scientist. In July 2018, he joined Temple University as a faculty member.

Dr. Lu received Outstanding Reviewer Award for IEEE Trans. Power Electron. in 2013, Outstanding Reviewer Award for IEEE Trans. Smart Grid in 2015, and Outstanding Postdoctoral Performance Award at Argonne National Laboratory in 2016. Dr. Lu’s work and publication on grid-interactive inverters, microgrids, etc., received over 2,800 citations in the past five years. Five papers are recognized as Highly Cited Papers (Top 1%) by Thomson Reuters Web of Science.

Dr. Lu is a member of PELS and IAS. He is the Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron., Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. Ind. Appl., and Editor of IEEE Trans. Smart Grid. He served the Guest Editorial Board of multiple Special Issues in JESTPE, focusing on DC microgrids, power electronics cybersecurity, etc. He also served the leading conferences as Vice Chair (ECCE 19), Topic Chair (ECCE 16-18), etc. He is also serving as the Secretary of Joint PELS and IAS Chapter in Philadelphia/ New Jersey, and the Secretary of Industrial Power Converters Committee (IPCC) in IAS.

Statement: Since I was an IEEE student member, I have been benefitted from tremendous opportunities in PELS, ranging from accessing innovative technologies to networking with leading experts. I would further enhance it and stimulate new opportunities. Given my experience with academia and industry and worldwide connections with U.S., Europe, and Asia, I will increase the diversity of the community by drawing attention from various audience groups and consolidating the efforts with joint webinars and research initiatives. As a past U.S. national lab employee and a current university faculty, I understand the needs of both academia and industry and will dedicate to bridging the communities with joint collaborations and leading power electronics research respecting industry needs and academic interests.

Also serving in the Industrial Power Converters Committee (IPCC) in IAS, I will further smooth the collaboration between PELS and IAS with cross-society activities. Working with PELS and IAS in local society chapters in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, I have initialized multiple PELS-IAS activities, including local industry and academia joint seminars, etc. As future plans, I will further collaborate with Women in Engineering, Young Professional Committee, etc., to achieve broader impacts of PELS.

I believe power electronics research is interdisciplinary. Given my research background and interests, I will actively explore the research horizon of power electronics with transformative ideas, including electric grid modernization, cyber-physical security of power electronic systems, data-driven converter control and design. If elected, I will work with the AdCom to achieve the above goals and advance the state-of-the-art of PELS.

Sudip MazumderSUDIP K. MAZUMDER (M’90-S’97-M’01-SM’03-F’16) Dr. Mazumder is an IEEE Fellow and a PELS Distinguished Lecturer. He is the Editor-at-Large for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (TPEL) and is/was a Guest-EiC for JESTPE (2020) and TPEL (2014). He is the current Chair for IEEE PELS Technical Committee (TC5) on Sustainable Energy Systems. He is the Chair for IEEE PEDG’21 and was the TPC Chair for DEAS’19.

He received his Ph.D. degree from Virginia Tech in 2001. He is a Professor and the Director of Laboratory for Energy and Switching-Electronic Systems at the University of Illinois at Chicago since 2001. He is the President of NextWatt LLC since 2008. He has 25+ years of professional experience, held R&D and design positions in leading industries, and served as a Technical Consultant for several industries. His current areas of interests are Switching-sequence and switching-transition based control of power-electronics systems and interactive-power networks; Power electronics for renewable energy, micro/smart grids, energy storage; Wide-bandgap (GaN/SiC) power electronics; and Optically-triggered power semiconductor devices. His research has yielded 52 sponsored-research projects encompassing 24M USD, 220+ publications, 11 patents, 11 book/book chapters, and 100+ invited/plenary/distinguished/keynote presentations.

He is the recipient of University of Illinois’ Inventor of the Year Award (2014), University Scholar Award – university’s highest award (2013), IEEE International Future Energy Challenge Award (2005), Office-of-Naval-Research Young Investigator Award (2005), National-Science-Foundation CAREER Award (2003), and PELS Transaction-Prize-Paper Award (2002) and highlighted paper (2018) and IEEE Conference-Paper-Awards (2013, 2007).

Statement: Over the past several years, as the PELS TC5 Chair (term expiring in 2020), I have taken multiple new initiatives and have taken our society with the help, effort, participation, and guidance of our members to new growth and visibility. These initiatives include the following:

a) About a ten-fold increase in TC5 budget for new and ongoing initiatives and growth,

b) PELS TC5 Technical Achievement Award,

c) Best Paper Awards,

d) Student Travel Grants,

e) Travelling Lecturer Program,

f) Webinars,

g) Growth of PEDG and pipeline build-up,

h) Annual TC5 Special Session on Sustainable Energy Systems at ECCE (2018, 2019),

i) New thrusts and thrust leaders from academia and industry,

j) Growth and visibility of TC5 and broader global outreach through promotion and support of key new TC5-aligned conferences including ACEPT, DEAS, CPERE, CWD, and Ee2019,

k) Multiple new JESTPE special issues,

l) Aligning TC5 with PELS’s major energy-access, long-range-planning, and technical initiatives EBL (since 2015), FEPPCON (2017, 2019), and ITRW for support build-up and broader outreach of TC5.

In this process, I worked closely with several of the PELS Committees (notably, Conference, Operations, Products, and Administrative Committees) to achieve some of the goals and comprehend the roles and responsibilities of the various committees and the operational structure and policies of PELS. I also worked with several colleagues that have provided or are providing important services in various capacities for effective operation of PELS. Therefore, I feel that as a Member-at-Large I can bring that multi-pronged experience to the benefit, productivity, growth, and visibility of PELS.  

BRENDAN MCGRATHBRENDAN MCGRATH (S’99-AM’02-M’03-SM’16) Associate Professor McGrath (M’99 – SM’16) received the BE(Hons) degree in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering and the BSc degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics from Monash University, Australia, in 1997. In 2003 he was awarded the PhD degree from the same University for his research focused on the modulation principles for multilevel power electronic converters.

In 2004 Associate Professor McGrath was a post-doctoral researcher at the Laboratoire d’Electrotechnique et d’Electronique Industrielle (LEEI), Toulouse, France, where he worked on the dynamics of multicell converters. In 2005 he moved to the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He then joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering at Monash University in 2007. In 2010 he moved to the School of Engineering at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include the modulation and control of power electronic converters, applications of power electronics technology to electrical energy systems including microgrids, and dynamic control phenomena. To date he has published over 150 journal and conference articles within this research domain.

Assoc. Prof. McGrath is a member of the IEEE Power Electronics (PELS), Industrial Applications (IAS) and Industrial Electronics (IES) technical societies, and he has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (2016 – present), the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications (2009 – 2016) and the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (2012 – 2015).

Statement: My association with PELS began when I joined the IEEE in 1999 as a PhD student, and I have been actively contributing to the society ever since, as both a researcher and a volunteer. In particular I have supported PELS conference and journal publication activities, as a Technical Program Chair (2013 IEEE ECCE-Asia Downunder conference in Melbourne Australia), a topic chair for ECCE, a session chair and reviewer for various PELS sponsored conferences and journals, and also as a tutorial presenter. I am active in the PELS sister societies of IAS and IES, where I have taken on the role of Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications (2009 to 2016) and also for the IEEE Transaction on Industrial Informatics (2012 to 2015). This engagement has made me well aware of the concerns and interests of members from each society. In addition my role as an academic professor ensures that I have a strong interest and commitment to the development of the power electronics discipline, and I can bring to the AdCom a broad understanding of the factors driving change in engineering education, both at undergraduate and higher degree levels. I would welcome the opportunity to contribute to the PELS AdCom, to help the society grow and meet the needs of its members as the discipline of power electronics continues to evolve.

Xiongfei Wang PhotoXIONGFEI WANG (S’11-M’12-SM’17) is a Professor and Research Program Leader on Electronic Power Grid (eGrid) with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark. His research interests include modeling and control of grid-interactive converters, stability and power quality of power-electronic-based power systems, harmonic analysis and mitigation.

In 2016, he was selected into Aalborg University Strategic Talent Management Program, which aims at developing next-generation research leaders for Aalborg University. He is the recipient of 6 Prize Paper Awards in IEEE Transactions/conferences, the 2016 Outstanding Reviewer Award for the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, the 2018 IEEE PELS Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award, the 2019 IEEE PELS Sustainable Energy Systems Technical Achievement Award, and the 2019 Highly Cited Researcher in the Web of Science.

Dr. Wang was the Technical Program Chair for IEEE eT&D (eGrid) 2017, the General Chair for the IEEE PELS Workshop on Representations of Power Electronics for Grid Dynamic Studies 2018, the Vice Chair of Technical Program Committee for IEEE ECCE 2019, and will be the General Co-Chair for IEEE COMPEL 2020 and the Special Session Chair for IEEE ECCE 2020. He currently serves as the counselor for the IEEE PELS/PES/IAS Joint Student Branch at Aalborg University, the Technical Thrust Leader on Modeling and Control of Grid-Interactive Converters in IEEE PELS TC1, and the Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, and the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics.

Statement: Power electronics technology is getting ubiquitous in all energy sectors of modern societies. A 100% electricity and energy system with the power electronics as a foundational technology is being built in the future. This fundamental transformation is further accelerated by the recent advances in energy storage, machine learning, cloud computing, and 5G network technologies. Over the past 10 years, I have been an active member in IEEE PELS to advocate the electronic power transmission and distribution technologies, not only by a series of technical contributions, but also by organizing several industry-oriented workshops and panel sessions at PELS conferences.

As a member-at-large, I will strive to make PELS inclusive, diverse and open, to attract more talented engineers and researchers from academia and industry, to encompass and foster more interdisciplinary technologies across power systems, artificial intelligence, cyber-security, etc., and to further broaden the impact of power electronics in emerging applications. In particular, I will work to develop strategic activities on closing the knowledge gap between power electronics and other enabling technologies, and strengthening the joint efforts between PELS and other IEEE technical societies.

MARK DEHONG XU 2019MARK DEHONG XU (M’94-SM’10-F’13) received Ph.D. degree on Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University, China in 1989. He became an assistant professor in 1989, an associate professor in 1991, and a professor in 1996 in Zhejiang University. He was a visiting professor in University of Tokyo in 1995, in Virginia Tech in 2000, and in ETH in 2006. He used to be head of Department of Electrical Engineering and Deputy Dean of Faculty of Engineering in Zhejiang University.

His current research interests include power electronics topology and control, and its applications to energy efficiency and renewable energy. He authored seven books and 200+ IEEE Journal or Conference papers. He owns 40+ Chinese patents and 3 US patents. He received five IEEE journal or conference prize paper awards.

He is at-large Adcom member of IEEE Power Electronics Society during 2006-2008 and 2017-2019. He is an associate editor of IEEE transaction on power electronics and IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, and guest editors of a few special issues on IEEE journals. He was the General Chair of  IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE2012, Hangzhou), IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG2013, Arkansas), IEEE Power Electronics and Applications Conference (PEAC2018, Shenzhen), and International Future Energy Challenge Competition (IFEC2015, Detroit and Sheffield) etc. He is Steering Committee Chair of EBL Pacific-Asia 2018.

He is IEEE Fellow in 2013. He is IEEE PELS Distinguish Lecturer in 2015-2018. He received IEEE PELS R. D. Middlebrook Achievement Award in 2016.

Statement: I would like to contribute to the growth of IEEE Power Electronics Society if I am elected to be at-large Adcom member.

1. Power Electronics has become one of key technologies for addressing the climate changing and building sustainable society in 21 century. IEEE Power Electronic Society has been entering new era for quick growth. How to attract young graduate students and young engineers as new blood into our society is critical to keep sustainable growth of IEEE power electronics society. We should encourage more young engineers involved in the activities, and operation of PELS society with respects to both scale and depth. To hear more voice from the younger generation, exploring new mechanism or organizational arrangement may be needed.

2. Emerging economy regions have higher growth on numbers of power electronics engineers. Besides holding big conferences in these regions,   more down to earth service to our members are needed to attract engineers and support their career development. Since PELS has the strongest resource and industrial networks on power electronics, more lectures, tutorials, seminars and training programs can be organized to satisfy diverse requirement of local power electronics engineers according to the local industry developing condition. Seminars and training programs can be organized with local companies, institutes or local societies who have ties with PELS. How the existing PELS precious resources can be shared by all PELS members may be needed to be considered.