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IEEE IAS Newsletter
October 2016
In this issue
  • 2016 IEEE Nikola Tesla Award Recipient
  • New Offering for IAS Members
  • Electric Accidents Video Available on
  • International Youth Conference on Energy
  • International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems
  • IEEE-IEEMA INTELECT Conference and Exposition
  • Nominations for IEEE Transportation Technologies Award
  • IAS Chapter News
  • IAS Conferences
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IEEE Industry Applications Society Publications
All subscribers can access the online version of these publications using their IEEE Account.

The current issue of IEEE Industry Applications Magazine is in the mail and is retrievable now from IEEE Xplore, the IEEE online digital library.

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Feature articles in this issue include:
  • "Crucial for Rotating Machines: Types and Properties of Lubricants and Proper Lubrication Methods"
  • "Design Optimization and Testing of High-Performance Motors: Evaluating a Compromise Between Quality Design Development and Production Costs of a Halbach-Array PM Slotless Motor"
  • "Effect of Power Deviations on Squirrel-Cage Induction Motors: Addressing the Impact of Voltage and Frequency Variations"
  • "Getting the Most from a Variable Frequency Drive: The Optimal Way to Improve Lifetime and Reliability"
  • "Improving Engine Room Ventilation Systems: A Data-Driven Process Controller for Energy-Efficient, Variable-Speed Fan Operation in Marine Vessels"

The current issue of IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications is in the mail and is retrievable now from IEEE Xplore, the IEEE online digital library.

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Feature articles in this issue include:
  • " The Effect of the Types of Network Topologies on Nontechnical Losses in Secondary Electricity Distribution Systems"
  • " The Experience Acquired Sizing Snubbers to Mitigate Switching Transients in Industrial Power Systems"
  • " DC Networks Including Multiport DC/DC Converters: Fault Analysis"
  • " Interactions Between Cathodically Protected Pipelines and Grounding Systems"
  • " Safety Against Burns From Hot Touchable Parts of Electrical Equipment"

Volunteer Opportunities
IAS is seeking qualified volunteers to work on publications, committee, and conferences. Please submit an inquiry by filling out a volunteer application on the IAS website.

IEEE Senior Membership
IEEE Senior membership is the highest grade for which application may be made and requires experience reflecting professional maturity. Candidates need to be an engineer, scientist, educator, technical executive, or originator in IEEE-designated fields in professional practice for at least ten years and shall have shown significant performance over a period of at least five of those years.

An application for Senior membership requires three references unless nominated by a Senior member, and in that case requires two references.

Congratulations to the newly-elected IAS Senior members for 2016.

IAS Distinguished Lecturer Program
The IAS Distinguished Lecturer (DL) and Prominent Lecturer (PL) Program allows Chapters to invite experts to visit Chapter events and give lectures. It is a great opportunity to have direct contact with the best researchers and industrial experts in our field.

The DL and PL lecturers can be reimbursed by US$1,000 and US$600 per lecture travel. The monetary support of travel invitations is limited to three lectures per year.

For more information, visit our website.

Join the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community

IAS is a sponsoring society of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community (TEC). The TEC coordinates broad and deep activities throughout IEEE in the growing electrification revolution across transportation domains, including advances in electric and hybrid cars, more-electric ships and aircraft, rail systems, personal transport, and the motive, storage, power grid, electronic intelligence, and control technologies that make them possible.

The Community delivers engagement through leadership opportunities, professional development, standards development, and other programming for practitioners, researchers, students, and all IEEE members interested in electric transportation.

It is free to join.

As a TEC member, you will enjoy a discount for some excellent online tutorials on machines, fuel cells, batteries, and other topics.


About the IEEE Industry Applications Society Newsletter

Thank you for reading this issue of the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Newsletter. If you have IAS-specific news to share with your IAS colleagues please send us an email for possible future publication in an upcoming newsletter.


IAS Past President Bruno Lequesne Receives 2016 IEEE Nikola Tesla Award

IAS Past President Bruno Lequesne received the 2016 IEEE Nikola Tesla Award during the Award Luncheon at ECCE 2016 on Thursday, 22 September 2016. He received the award "For contributions to the design and analysis of actuators, sensors, and motors for automotive applications."

The patented work of Bruno Lequesne has driven advances leading to the realization of "more electric automobiles" that use electrical and electromechanical systems for improved fuel economy, reduced greenhouse emissions, and better safety. With innovations recognized by multiple awards from industry leaders such as Delphi and General Motors, Lequesne's work on linear actuators provided closed form solutions to identify the best configurations for engine-valve motion or suspension. His work on encoders for brushless motors helped overcome torque ripple in electric power steering systems, contributing to a fuel-saving feature now standard in most vehicles. His camshaft and crankshaft position sensors for engine control help to reduce emissions, and his wheel speed sensors for anti-skid braking have made vehicles safer. He also developed one of the first induction belt-driven starter generators, which has enabled start-stop functionality to help eliminate idling losses in engines.

Luquesne, An IEEE Fellow, is president of E-Motors Consulting, LLC, Menomonee Falls, WI, USA

The IEEE Nikola Tesla Award was established in 1975 through an agreement between the IEEE Power Engineering Society and the IEEE Board of Directors.

The Award is named in honor of Nikola Tesla, an electrical engineer, a distinguished Yugoslav-American inventor, and a pioneer in many fields, who is most renowned for the development of the coil that bears his name and the a-c induction motor.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

The sponsors of this award are Wolong Electric Group Co., Ltd., the IEEE Industry Applications Society, and the IEEE Power & Energy Society.


New Offering for IAS Members

In an effort to increase member benefits, IAS has created the IAS Resource Center. This Resource Center will house technical information such as webinars, slides and white papers. IAS members will be requested to login to access this information. Anyone that is not an active member of IAS will be charged a fee to access this information.

If there is information that you would like to see in the Resource Center, please send an email to


Awareness & Prevention of Electric Accidents Video Available on
The Global Overhead Powerline Safety Awareness Project, funded by IAS, has reached the first milestone by producing a video. IEEE SIGHT (Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology) will serve as its pilot in Hyderabad, India. SIGHT OPSAP-Hyderabad aims to reduce injuries and fatalities from overhead power lines. Satish Chaparala will manage the pilot with local support from the Hyderabad IEEE Section and the IAS/PES Chapter. The video can be found on website, members are encouraged to watch the video and socialize the video within their chapters and universities.


6th International Youth Conference on Energy 2017 (IYCE)
Ten years after the first International Youth Conference on Energy, we are pleased to announce the 6th IYCE that will be held in Budapest in 2017. Young Professionals (undergradute, MSc, PhD students and entrant engineers) are encouraged to participate and present their work in a friendly international environment, to enjoy Budapest and to make new connections for the future.

Contributions are welcomed from any field related to energy and power engineering. Final papers will be published in IEEE Xplore.

Abstract submission is due 11 November 2017.

View the Call for Papers on our website.


19th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS 2016)

The Industry Applications Society of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ) is pleased to announce that the 19th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS 2016) will be held 13-16 November 2016, in Chiba, Japan.

The aims of ICEMS 2016 are to provide an opportunity for scientists and experts to present the latest research developments in the field of electrical machines and systems (rotating and other machines, power electronics, motion control, and motor drives) and to exchange useful information and experiences in research, trends and applications.

Started in Beijing in 1987, ICEMS is now established as a regular annual event. ICEMS 2016 has technical co-sponsorship with IEEE Industry Applications Society. Selected papers will be recommended to IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications.


Join us for the 2017 IEEE-IEEMA INTELECT Conference and Exposition

The IEEE-IEEMA INTELECT Conference and Exposition will take place from 23-25 January 2017 at the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida (NCR-DELHI) India. The conference provides a one-of-a-kind integrated platform featuring "all under one roof" smart electricity applications, technologies and systems for efficient use of electricity.

The event provides a networking platform to various players in the ecosystem to come together to exchange ideas and share their vision.

The theme for this year's conference - Evolving Trends in Intelligent Management of the Future Grid - will be carried through every aspect of the technical program.
The theme and content has been designed by IEEE in association with IEEMA, and supported by the IEEE Power & Energy Society and IEEE Industry Applications Society.
The topics for the conference sessions include the following:
  • Convergence of O.T. & I.T.
  • Role of Regulators, Policymakers and Industry in Paving the Path for the Future of the Energy Grid, Successful Integration of Renewables
  • Cybersecurity
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Micro Grids and Distributed Energy Resources
Be a part of the transformation of the electricity value chain. Join us at INTELECT 2017.

To get involved, contact Angie Rajski Parashis at

Visit us at for more information and to register now!


Nominations for IEEE Transportation Technologies Award
The IEEE Transportation Technologies Award is a technical field award given for advances in technologies within the fields of interest to the IEEE as applied in transportation systems. This IEEE-level award is sponsored by the IEEE Industry Applications Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, IEEE Power Electronics Society, IEEE Power & Energy Society, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

Nominations for this award are accepted until early January 2017. Please submit your nominations to:
Prof. Kaushik Rajashekara
Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair
Department of Electrical Engineering
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Rd. EC33, Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: (972) 883-4531 Mobile: (317) 682-8080


IEEE, IAS, and UFSM Strengthen Relations at the Chapters Inaugural Meeting
On 5 August, the Technology Center of the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil, hosted an official ceremony to celebrate the inauguration of its first IEEE Chapters: the IAS-PELS-PES-IES Joint Chapter and the IAS Student Branch Chapter.

The opening ceremony happened with a filled auditorium and the presence of Mr. David Durocher, IAS President, and Mr. Pèter Magyar, IAS CMD Chair. In addition, the inauguration had the presence of the Technology Center Director Professor Luciano Schuch, along with other UFSM authorities. After the opening speeches, Mr. Durocher took the microphone for a brief presentation regarding the Industry Applications Society, followed by Mr. Magyar who gave an overview of worldwide IAS membership status.

(IAS Chapters Opening Ceremony)

The formation of the IEEE-UFSM Chapters was an initiative of Professor José Renes Pinheiro as a way to expand the activities of the UFSM beyond regional levels, by fomenting integration between academic research and worldwide industrial applications. As a way to engage students for this purpose, the IAS Student Branch Chapter was formed. Presided by Ms. Fernanda de Morais Carnielutti, it is the first IAS Student Chapter in Brazil.

(From left, Mr. Durocher, Ms. Carnielutti, and Mr. Pinheiro, shaking hands)

In the morning, Mr. Durocher and Mr. Magyar were led on a tour of the university campus and to visit research groups in the UFSM Electrical Engineering Graduate Program. Professors and students had the opportunity to share information with the IAS Executive Board members and discuss research projects being developed by the following groups: Power Electronics and Control Research Group, Power Systems and Energy Excellence Center, and Intelligence in Lighting.

Seizing the opportunity of this event, in the afternoon, an official ceremony took place for the Institute of Smart Grids inauguration. INRI is a Research Center created to develop projects on Smart Grids and renewable energy sources, bringing together researchers, professors, students, and professionals from private sector companies. This ceremony was led by UFSM President Professor Paulo Afonso Burmann, and Vice-President Professor Paulo Bayard Dias Gonçalves. Many professors and students were present at the ceremony. The event was co-sponsored by the startup company Sonnen Energy, which was created by graduate students out of a research project in the UFSM Electrical Engineering Graduate Program.

(Chapters plaque unveiling at INRI. From left -Mr. Bayard, Mr. Magyar, Mr. Pinheiro, Ms. Carnielutti, Mr. Durocher, Mr. Burmann, and Mr. Schuch)

Closing the event on 6 August, the Joint Chapter and the IAS SB Chapter promoted a traditional Gaucho (Southern Brazil) barbecue to integrate the visitors and local IAS members.

The Chapters were pleased with the presence of Mr. Durocher and Mr. Magyar, and hope this inaugural event was just the beginning of a fruitful and ever growing relationship between IEEE, IAS, and UFSM.

(Barbecue closing party)


IAS Conference Calendar

We hold numerous conferences/workshops throughout the year. Please refer to the IAS Conference website for a full listing.

2016 57th International Scientific Conference on Power and Electrical Engineering of Riga Technical University (RTUCON)
Riga, Latvia
13-14 October 2016
Technical Cosponsor

2016 International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (INDEL)
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
3-5 November 2016
Technical Cosponsor

2016 19th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS)
Chiba, Japan
13-16 November 2016
Technical Cosponsor

2016 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES)
Thiruvananthapuram, India
14-17 December 2016
Society Cosponsor

2017 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW)
Reno, NV, USA
28 January - 3 February 2017
Society Cosponsor

2017 IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI)
Champaign, IL, USA
23-24 February 2017
Technical Cosponsor

2017 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
Tampa, FL, USA
26-30 March 2017
Society Cosponsor

2017 Ninth Annual IEEE Green Technologies Conference (GreenTech)
Denver, CO, USA
29-31 March 2017
Technical Cosponsor

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