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Tom Habetler Elected to IEEE-USA Board of Directors

Atlanta, GA

Thomas G. Habetler has been elected to a two-year term on the IEEE-USA Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2014. The Board is the governing body for IEEE and has fiduciary responsibility for all of its assets. 

Habetler has been on the faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech since 1989. His research interests are in protection and condition monitoring of electric machines and building electrical systems, power electronics, and drives. He has published over 300 technical papers in the field. He is also a regular consultant to industry in the field of condition-based diagnostics for electrical systems.

Habetler has been involved in many different aspects of IEEE, including service on various committees and boards for IEEE-USA, terms as chair and secretary of the Atlanta chapter of the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), and a wide range of technical conference leadership roles, including most recently the 2010 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo. 

Habetler received the 2012 IEEE-PELS Harry A. Owen Distinguished Service Award, and the 2012 Gerald B. Kliman Innovator Award from the IEEE Industry Applications Society. He was the inaugural recipient of the IEEE-PELS “Diagnostics Achievement Award” and is a Fellow of IEEE.

Last revised May 15, 2020