Distinguished Lecturers Program

General Information

The IEEE Distinguished Lecturers Program is one of the most exciting offerings available to the IEEE Society Chapters. The Program is intended to serve as a convenient resource, especially for Sections and Chapters, to assist them in planning high-quality programs for their membership.

Distinguished Lecturer Programs operate according to procedures defined by the sponsoring Society or Council. Some programs are available to any IEEE entity (Chapter, Section, Student Branch), as well as to non-IEEE entities (e.g., universities), while others are restricted to use only by the Chapters of the sponsoring Society. Some Societies provide full or partial financial support for speaker travel expenses. In some cases this support is limited only to the Chapters of the sponsoring Society, in other cases, there are no restrictions.

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IES Distinguished Lecturers Program Policy

The program is open to Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Chapters only. To request a speaker contact her or him directly. Subsidies are not provided by Society automatically, a request can be made to Coordinator.

The Policy Summary

  • New DL Program Policy
  • The DLP Committee consists of the four past Presidents and the Chairman:
  • Each year the Committee select a limited number of Distinguished Lecturers (DL) for a term of limited time. An IES Distinguished Lecture must be an IEEE Fellow and an IES Member.
  • IES allocated $15,000 each year to support the travel expenses of DLs. The support is given only to the selected DLs of that year. The maximum amount of support per DL, per year, is not set. The ceiling concept was lifted on the DL program. DLs should travel in the most economical manner. Other expenses have to be covered from other sources.
  • The travel support includes only plane fare and/or train fare. the local institution will take care of lodging, meals, and other local expenses.
  • As the DLs are supported by IES financially and in the moral sense they should prepare a short material on the activities of IES (Conferences, Transactions, Magazine, Homepage, etc) and present it at the beginning of their lecture.
  • The official financial report with the invoices has to be sent to our treasurer (Terry Martin) again within one month after the DL visit. Failing to comply with the one-month deadline might result in losing the travel support.
  • After the DL visit,  a short technical report possibly with pictures has to be sent  at least by the DL and possibly by the host to the Chair of DL Program to publish it in our Magazine and include it into the DL report to the AdCom.

IES Distinguished Lecturers

Below is the list of lecturers with contact information and lecture topics. 
(in alphabetical order with respect to surnames)

Photograph and Contact Lecture topics

Prof. Bimal Bose
Prof. Bimal K. BoseLife Fellow, IEEE
DL Program Chair

  • Power converters
  • Motor drives
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Expert system, fuzzy logic, and neural network applications
Profesor Kamal Al-Haddad
Prof. Kamal Al-Haddad, Fellow, IEEE
  • Power electronics technology, active and hybrid filters, power quality design and challenges
  • Modeling, simulation and advanced control of power electronic converters
  • Power electronics for clean network penetration.
  • Case study of industrial power electronics converters for traction systems and other specialized power supply design
Prof. Gerard A. Capolino
Prof. Gerard-Andre Capolino, Fellow, IEEE
  • Electrical machines
  • Electrical drives
  • Condition monitoring and fault detection
  • Diagnostics/prognostics
  • Fault-tolerant electrical machines and drives 
  • Wind turbine generators

Prof. Mo-Yuen Chow
Prof. Mo-Yuen ChowFellow, IEEE

  • Smart/micro grid management
  • Battery modeling, SoC/SoH/SoF estimation
  • Cooperative distributed control
Prof. Leopoldo G. Franquelo
Prof. Leopoldo Garcia Franquelo, Fellow, IEEE
  • Modulation strategy in multilevel converters
  • Renewable energy systems and their interaction with distributed generation
  • Grid integration of PV systems
  • Advances and  trends on multilevel converters
  • Modulation of power converters
  • High power converters - topologies and operation

Prof. K. Gopakumar
Prof. K. Gopakumar, Fellow, IEEE

  • Power converters
  • Multilevel inverters
  • Induction motor drives
  • PWM techniques
  • Multiphase drives

Prof. Hiromasa Haneda
Prof. Hiromasa Haneda, Life Fellow, IEEE

  • Modeling and analysis method for electro-mechanical systems
  • Modeling electro-mechanical energy conversion mechanism
  • Simulation technique for electro-mechanical systems
Prof. Fumio Harashima
Prof. Fumio Harashima, Fellow, IEEE
  • Emerging and future technology
Prof. Joachim Holtz, Life Fellow, IEEE
  • Predictive control 
  • Sensorless induction motor control
  • Sensorless PM synchronous motor control
  • Analysis of induction motor spatial transients
  • Energy efficiency for variable speed drives
  • Reduced dv/dt and di/dt in IGBTs 
  • Synchronous optimal multilevel PWM
Prof. Okyay Kaynak
Prof. Okyay Kaynak, Life Fellow, IEEE
  • Mechatronics
  • Intelligent systems
  • Science, technology, and industry
Prof. Marian Kazmierkowski
Prof. Marian P. Kazmierkowski, Fellow, IEEE
  • Power converters for RES
  • Motor drives for EV
  • Contactless energy transfer
  • Model predictive control

Prof. Ramu Krishnan
Prof. Ramu Krishnan, Life Fellow, IEEE

  • Entrepreneurship in power electronics and motor drives
  • Future of motor drives
  • R&D trends in SRM drives
  • R&D trends in PMSM drives
  • Linear SRM drives and their applications
  • High-efficiency control of motor drive systems
Prof. Ren C. Luo
Prof. Ren C. Luo, Fellow, IEEE, IET
  • Intelligent robotics
  • Intelligent manufacturing and automation
  • Multisensor fusion and control
  • 3D Printing technology
Prof. Kouhei Ohnishi
Prof. Kouhei Ohnishi
, Fellow, IEEE
  • Motion control
  • Haptics
  • Medical mechatronics
Prof. Imre Rudas
Prof. Imre J. Rudas
, Fellow, IEEE
  • Information aggregation
  • Intelligent systems

Prof. Maria Valla
Prof. María Inés Valla, Fellow, IEEE

  • Multilevel converters
  • Nonlinear control of power converters
  • Interface of renewable energy systems with power grid
Prof. Bogdan M. Wilamowski
Prof. Bogdan M. Wilamowski, Life Fellow, IEEE
  • Solid-state devices
  • Intelligent systems
  • Learning algorithms
  • Analog and digital electronics
  • Neural and fuzzy systems

Prof. X. Yu
Prof. Xinghuo Yu, Fellow, IEEE

  • Control systems engineering
  • Intelligent systems engineering
  • Complex systems and networks
  • Smart grids