Technical Activities

The IEEE Power Electronics Society Technical Activities can fuel your career and your future!

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 porvide the tools necessary to help them grow both personally and professionally.

The IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) organizes various technical activities as a means to provide direct value to you, the society members. As a professional organization by volunteers, the society encourages active participation by its members. Direct involvement with society activities gives you the insight into our society’s operations and provides you with an opportunity to broaden your professional reach and to enhance your career growth potential.

The IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) organizes technical activities through its technical committees. The operation of the technical committees is governed by Section 10 of the Society Bylaws.

As appropriate, Technical Committees (TCs) will be active in all of PELS’s activities. This will include PELS conferences by providing representatives to their respective Technical Program Committees, by providing for professional review of submitted papers (by soliciting such assistance from among its membership) and by organizing mini-conferences, symposia, panels, short courses, tutorials, etc., as deemed appropriate by the Society and the Committee. Further, the TCs can individually organize workshops and conferences. Also, because of the broad nature of committee activities, collaborative sessions with other committees will be sponsored and heartily encouraged. As new technologies and application areas emerge, a TC will seek to address aspects of these topics relative to its charter, and work with both the Long Range Planning Committee.

Technical Committees will further support PELS journals, magazines, and standards activities by soliciting volunteers as authors and editors, submitting proposals, and identifying committee members from its membership. A TC will seek ways to increase active participation of its members in information exchange related to the charter of this Committee, such as: stimulating Feature Topics and Special Issues of PELS journals and magazines; and by sponsoring workshops, tutorials, short courses, panel sessions, etc. on special topics.

Patrick Wheeler

VP for Technical Operations

University of Nottingham