Mantooth Elected IEEE Power Electronics Society Vice President of Operations

Alan Mantooth, newly appointed vice president of operations for the IEEE Power Electronics Society
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Alan Mantooth, newly appointed vice president of operations for the IEEE Power Electronics Society

Alan Mantooth, a Distinguished Professor in the department of electrical engineering, was elected as the 2013-2014 vice president of operations for the Power Electronics Society in November.

The Power Electronics Society is part of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence. The Power Electronics Society is one of the fastest growing technical societies in IEEE and works to facilitate and guide development and innovation in power electronics technology.

As the vice president of operations, Mantooth will coordinate and supervise all Standing Committees and Technical Committees in the society, coordinate chapter activities and work to refine the Technical Interest Profile of the society through membership interests and emerging trends in the field.

Mantooth begins his two-year term as vice president on Jan. 1, 2013, and is looking forward to working with the society advisory committee, the executive committee, and technical committee chairs to accomplish membership growth for the society, better and stronger symposia through the technical committees, and increased industrial participation in society activities.

Mantooth believes that the society acknowledged his combination of industry and academic experience as a positive for the position.

“I am eager to continue the trend of streamlining our society’s operations, while making membership and involvement in the society more accessible and attractive to everyone in this vital field,” Mantooth said. “The IEEE Power Electronics Society is uniquely positioned at the nexus of various forms of technology to address many aspects of the grand challenges in energy facing our world today. Among these are electrified transportation, smart grid, renewable energy sources, distributed generation, grid security and reliability, and electrical energy management ranging from power supplies on a chip to data centers, electric ships, and electric aircraft. It is truly a very exciting time to be in the power electronics field.”

Contacts

Kim Gillow, Admin Support Supervisor
Electrical Engineering
479-575-2163, kdaling@uark.edu

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