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From our most recent issue:

SSIT Member Recognition: Lew Terman and Kalyan Sen

Submitted by Terri Bookman

Join us in congratulating SSIT Board of Governors members Lew Terman and Kalyan Sen, who have received recognition from the larger IEEE community for their impressive accomplishments and valuable contributions to their fields.

Click on the links below to read more detailed accounts of this news on SSIT’s website.

A headshot of SSIT member and 2021 IEEE Emberson Award Recipient Lew Terman

IEEE SSIT Secretary and long-time Board of Governors Member  Lew Terman  has been recognized with the prestigious IEEE Emberson Award for 2021.

The citation for the Award reads: “For contributions to and leadership of multiple IEEE Societies, the Technical Activities Board, and the IEEE Humanitarian Technology Activities.”

The IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1986. It is presented to an IEEE member for distinguished service to the development, viability, advancement, and pursuit of the technical objectives of the IEEE.


Headshot of SSIT member and 2021 IEEE Felow Kalyan SenIEEE SSIT Board of Governors member Kalyan Sen has been elevated to IEEE Fellow status, the highest grade of IEEE membership, in 2021.

As noted on the “About IEEE Fellow Program” webpage, “IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments … are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.”

Dr. Sen’s citation for Fellow status reads, “for the development and application of power flow control technology.” His Fellow nomination was processed through the IEEE Power and Energy Society.



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