Professor Alireza Bakhshai has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Dr. Bakhshai is a professor of Power Systems and Electronics in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Professor Alireza Bakhshai

“The IEEE Fellow is one of the most prestigious honors of the IEEE, and is bestowed upon a very limited number of Senior Members who have contributed importantly to the advancement or application of engineering, science and technology bringing significant value to our society,” said Susan K. Land, the IEEE President and CEO, in an announcement.

For his contributions to the development of synchronization techniques for power electronics converters, Dr. Bakhshai joins an exclusive list which includes no more than one-tenth of one percent of the total IEEE voting membership.

Founded in 1884 as the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, IEEE is an association dedicated to advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity, and the world's largest technical professional society with more than 419,000 members in more than 160 countries.

We profiled Dr. Bakhshai four years ago and his work to build community and celebrate Persian culture for Iranian expatriates and their friends among the Queen’s community.