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Fellow Evaluation Committee

Reminder: Fellow Nominations for the Class of 2025 are Due February 7, 2024

By Chuck Bunting, Ph.D., IEEE Fellow; IEEE EMC Fellow Evaluation Committee Chair


I hope that you will consider a colleague’s (or maybe your own!) contribution to IEEE and begin thinking about honoring them with a nomination as an IEEE Fellow.

The IEEE says that an, “IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.” Check out the link below for more details.

A few things to keep in mind as you consider a nomination:

Fellow nominees must be a Senior Member of the IEEE and should be identified as belonging to one of the following five categories:

  1. Application Engineer/Practitioner
  2. Educator
  3. Research Engineer/Scientist
  4. Technical Leader
  5. Standards Contributor

How can you tell which category best applies?  Make sure you check out the document “How to Write an Effective Nomination” which can be found at:

This helpful document explains how to avoid major mistakes when completing the nomination.  Identification of the best Endorsements and References should be guided by this document and needs to happen early to assure the best nomination possible.

Please be aware that the total number of Fellows in any one year must not exceed one tenth of one percent of the IEEE voting membership on record as of December 31 of the year preceding. This means that only 300 persons or less (based on current IEEE membership numbers) will be among the few selected each year in obtaining the IEEE Fellow membership grade. 

I look forward to seeing you “step-up” on behalf of a colleague and provide a nomination.  Start the process today! If you have any questions, please contact me at: