Being named an IEEE Fellow is a lifetime honor.
It is recognized and respected by your colleagues throughout the
industry and the scientific community as well. It is worldwide
recognition for major technical contributions. Surely, you know
some colleagues who deserve to be elevated to the membership grade
of an IEEE Fellow.
The Fellow nomination category descriptions may be found on http://www.ieee.org/web/membership/fellows/program_changes.html
and are noted below:
• Research Engineer/Scientist: What inventions, discoveries
or advances in the state of the art made by the candidate indicate
innovation, creativity, and importance of the candidate’s
research? List patents, papers published in refereed journals
and other tangible and verifiable evidence of the candidate’s
accomplishments. Where a team effort was involved, identify and
document the specific technical contributions of the candidate.
Describe and verify the lasting impact of the candidate’s
contributions to society.
• Application Engineer/Practitioner: What product development,
advancement in systems, application or operation, project management
or construction activity, process development, manufacturing innovation,
codes or standards development, or other application of technology
was the direct result of the candidate’s personal effort?
Describe the innovation, creativity, and importance of the development,
advancement or application of technology. List the most important
tangible and verifiable evidence of the candidate’s contributions
and, if pertinent, relevant significant technical publications,
e.g. patents, reports, articles. Where a team effort was involved,
identify and document the specific technical contributions of
the candidate. Describe and verify the lasting impact of the candidate’s
contribution on society.
• Technical Leader: What outstanding engineering application
or scientific accomplishments resulted from a managerial, team,
or company-wide effort that was lead by this candidate? Explain
the technical innovation, difficulties and risk involved, achieving
economic acceptability, and other advantages. The candidate’s
organizational position, while important, cannot be used as the
sole evidence of achievements or technical contribution. Describe
and verify the specific technical contributions that the candidate
made which made the achievement possible. Describe and verify
the lasting impact of the candidate’s contribution to society.
• Educator: What impact has the candidate had on education
in the field of interest of the IEEE? What unique and innovative
curricula or courses has the candidate personally developed? What
innovative and unique contributions has the candidate made to
engineering education as an administrator? Has the candidate written
a pioneering text in his/her field? What impact have these innovations
had? What is the range of acceptance, local, regional or worldwide?
Describe and verify the lasting impact of these efforts on engineering
It is significant to note that since 2003, the fourth category
Application Engineer/Practitioner above was added.
If you have a candidate, you must follow the detailed instructions
The Fellow nomination consists of three parts:
The nominator does not have to be an IEEE Fellow or even an IEEE
member. He or she has to fill out the four-page Fellow nomination
form. It is not difficult to complete and should focus on the
technical achievements of the nominated candidate. Self-nomination
is not allowed; however, collaboration between nominator and candidate
is almost universal. The nominator should inform the Chair of
EMC Society Fellow Nomination Support Committee, email@example.com,
about the ongoing nomination and request support from this committee
A minimum of five and a maximum of eight references are required
from current IEEE Fellows. A complete list of IEEE Fellows is
available on line at:
Please note that this is normally the hardest part to find IEEE
Fellows who are willing to write a reference. Most of the nominations
fail because the minimum number of five Fellow references was
not provided. So, start now searching for references! The deadline
for the Fellow Class 2009 is March 1, 2008!
• Endorsement letters
This should give additional information about the background of
the candidate. IEEE institutions (Region, Section, Chapter, etc.)
or other individuals may send these letters. Endorsement letters
are not requested for the nomination but they are very helpful.
|The deadline for receipt of the nomination form and reference
letters is March 1, 2008. This is a firm deadline! Fellow
nomination kits for the class of 2009 can be downloaded from
the Web URL:
There are outstanding candidates around you. Please nominate
them! If you have any questions about the
Fellow nomination, please contact Heyno Garbe at firstname.lastname@example.org