PES Webinar Membership March 2015

IEEE Power & Energy Society Membership Webinar Series

How to Become an IEEE Senior Member

4 March 2015  2:00 pm eastern

Presented by Dirk Van Hertem, KU Leuven


 IEEE Senior membership is the highest grade one can apply for himself. It is a nice recognition by your peers, and you get a fancy plaque to put in your office. However, many of us don't know whether they could apply, whether they are eligible, where they should apply, when they should apply, how to find references,...

This webinar tries to address all of these issues and if applicable, answer existing questions.

IEEE members who are considering becoming an IEEE senior member will benefit from this webinar.

For more information on PES membership see


The Presenter:


Dirk Van Hertem graduated as a M.Eng. in 2001 from the KHK, Geel, Belgium and as a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the KU Leuven, Belgium in 2003. In 2009, he has obtained his PhD, also from the KU Leuven. In 2010, Dirk Van Hertem was a member of EPS group at the Royal Institute of Technology, in Stockholm, Sweden where he was the program manager for controllable power systems for the EKC² competence center at KTH. Since spring 2011 he is back at the University of Leuven where he is an assistant professor in the ELECTA group. His special fields of interest are power system operation and control in systems with FACTS and HVDC and building the transmission system of the future, including offshore grids and the supergrid concept. He is an active member of both IEEE (PES and IAS) and Cigré. Dr. Van Hertem is the general chair of the IEEE EnergyCon 2016 conference, which will be held in Leuven.