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EE's Lee Elected VP of IEEE-Industry Application Society

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wei-Jen Lee, a professor in UTA’s Electrical Engineering Department, has been elected to a two-year term as vice president of the Industry Application Society of IEEE.

Lee’s term as vice-president will likely lead to two years as president-elect, two years as president, and two years as past president of IAS, which has about 13,000 members worldwide.

Wei-Jen Lee“I am happy to have the opportunity to bring UTA, IEEE and other professional societies together to explore possibilities for collaboration in research and education. UTA has produced excellent research in this area, and this is an excellent way to promote that research with others who might be able to contribute,” Lee said.

Lee hopes to work in his new position with the Department of Energy, various National Laboratories, and IEEE’s Power and Energy Society to explore the possibility of connecting the knowledge and research of each entity to make a long-term impact on research in electricity microgrids, energy storage, and energy grid modernization.

Lee is currently chair of the Society’s Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Department. He is an IEEE Fellow and has been involved in with IAS for 30 years, beginning in 1986 when he presented his first paper at a Society-sponsored conference.

IEEE is the largest professional organization of engineers and scientists who work in electrical engineering and related disciplines. Its Industry Applications Society focuses on power-systems applications in industry, including industrial and commercial power systems for petrochemical, cement, and pulp and paper companies.