The Combined Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco, and Oakland/East Bay Chapter of the IEEE Power Electronics Society Wins Three Awards

2017-07-25

Press Release – updated: Jul 25, 2017 05:00 PDT

​The SFBAC (combined Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco, and Oakland/East Bay) Chapter of the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) is pleased to announce that it has been named a winner of the 2017 IEEE PELS Global Best Chapter Award, the IEEE Region 6 (Western US) Best Chapter Award, and the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section Best Chapter Award.

The IEEE Power Electronics Society (http://www.ieee-pels.org) Best Chapter Award was established in 2000 to recognize excellent service by a PELS Chapter to its members and to the power electronics community. Criteria are substantial chapter accomplishments in local service to PELS members; chapter meetings with technical, educational or networking contents, including meetings with invited distinguished lecturers from PELS; offering networking opportunities between local industry and academia, between students, young and senior engineers; power electronics related contribution to IEEE activities, such as establishment and promotion of IEEE milestones; essential local support of international IEEE PELS power electronics conferences; visibility related to high numbers of members and participants in chapter meetings, gain of new PELS members, public relations including website and publications; networking with local societies with a similar scope. 

“We are delighted to win the unprecedented ‘triple crown,'” said Brian Zahnstecher, chair of the SFBAC-PELS chapter and Principal of the consulting firm PowerRox (www.powerrox.com). “The awards are recognition of the effort by the team of passionate power electronic professionals who revitalized the Bay Area chapter. In slightly more than a year since re-establishment of the chapter, we have organized and conducted 12 technical seminars, 2 workshops, and a webinar attended by hundreds of Bay Area power electronics professionals and students. We would like to thank IEEE and PELS for the awards and look forward to building on our success in the future.”

We are delighted to win the unprecedented ‘triple crown.’ The awards are recognition of the effort by the team of passionate power electronic professionals who revitalized the Bay Area chapter. In slightly more than a year since reestablishment of the chapter, we have organized and conducted 12 technical seminars, 2 workshops, and a webinar attended by hundreds of Bay Area power electronics professionals and students. We would like to thank IEEE and PELS for the awards and look forward to building on our success in the future.

Brian Zahnstecher, Chair of the SFBAC-PELS chapter and Principal of the consulting firm PowerRox (www.powerrox.com)

About SFBAC-PELS

The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE SFBAC-PELS) is interested in the development of power electronics technology. This technology encompasses the effective use of electronic components, the application of circuit theory and design techniques, and the development of analytic tools toward efficient electronic conversion, control, and conditioning of electric power.

For more information about SFBAC-PELS, please visit: https://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels/index.html

Press Contact:Mikhail GuzSFBAC-PELS Director of Marketing and [email protected]

Source: The Combined Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco, and Oakland/East Bay Chapter of the IEEE Power Electronics Society (SFBAC-PELS)

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