Do you know an IEEE colleague who has made outstanding
contributions to the electrical and electronics engineering profession?
If so, consider nominating him or her as an IEEE Fellow. The deadline
for receipt of complete IEEE Fellow nominations for the Class
of 2010 is 01 March 2009.
At the time the nomination is submitted, a nominee must be an
IEEE Senior Member whose membership is current and who has completed
five years of service in any grade of membership. Note: IEEE affiliate
membership does not apply. The nominee can come from any field,
including academia, government and industry.
Any person, including a non IEEE member, can nominate an IEEE
Senior Member. The nominator cannot be a member of the IEEE Board
of Directors, the IEEE Fellow Committee, an IEEE Technical Society/Council
Fellow Evaluating Committee Chair, a member of IEEE Technical
Society/Council Fellow Evaluating Committee reviewing the nomination,
or IEEE Staff.
The nominator is responsible for:
• Preparing the IEEE Fellow Grade Nomination Form
• Soliciting at least five, but no more than eight, references
capable of assessing the nominee’s contributions. The references
must be an IEEE Fellow in good standing. References cannot be
members of the IEEE Board of Directors, the IEEE Fellow Committee,
IEEE Technical Society/Council Fellow Evaluating Committee reviewing
the nomination, the Nominator or IEEE Staff. Note: References
will be accepted if a reference is an IEEE Senior Member in good
standing and the nominee they are serving as a reference for resides
in Region 9.
• Identifying an IEEE Society/Council whose evaluating committee
will assess the nominee’s technical qualifications and contributions
• The option of soliciting no more than three Endorsements
that can attest to the nominee’s field of technical accomplishments.
Endorsements cannot be members of the IEEE Board of Directors,
the IEEE Fellow Committee, IEEE Technical Society/Council Fellow
Evaluating Committee reviewing the nomination, the Nominator or
The process consists of two reviews. The first evaluation is completed
by the IEEE Society/Council that the nominator identified on the
nomination form. The Technical Society/Council evaluation is extremely
important, because it is an impartial and even-handed view of
the nominee’s merit, by persons who are familiar with his
or her work. Once the Technical Society/Council review is completed,
their comments are given to the Fellow Committee.
All nomination materials are forwarded in confidence to the IEEE
Fellow Committee, consisting of 52 members, who are all IEEE Fellows
selected to represent the 10 IEEE Regions, and have expertise
in the technical areas represented by IEEE Technical Societies/Councils.
The Fellow Committee recommends nominees to the IEEE Board of
Directors, according to the following criteria:
• Significant contributions as Application Engineer/Practitioner,
Educator Research Engineer/Scientist or Technical Leader.
• Evidence of technical accomplishments
• Evaluation by the IEEE Technical Society/Council selected
by the nominator
• Confidential opinions of references and endorsements
• Service within IEEE and/or other professional engineering
• Total years in the profession
The Fellow Committee submits its nominees to the IEEE Board of
Directors during the 3rd Quarter, and the Board acts upon those
recommendations at its year-end meeting.
According to IEEE Bylaw I-306-8, the total number of Fellow recommendations
in any one-year must not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the
voting membership on record as of 31 December of the year preceding.
For additional information, nominations instructions, forms and
more, please visit http://www.ieee.org/fellow
The IEEE EMC Society Fellow Nomination Support Committee (FNSC)
supports the nomination process for EMC Society members to be elevated
to IEEE Fellow grade. They can provide help to nominators who have
questions about the process, or who need assistance identifying
possible IEEE Fellows to serve as references. Questions can be addressed
to the committee chair, Todd Hubing (email@example.com
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