IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members with extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. You are invited to consider nominating a member with extraordinary accomplishments. Please visit the IEEE Fellows program for a list of deadlines and procedures.

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society welcomes nominations for IEEE Fellow in three technical areas:

  1. Portable and mobile communications
  2. Automotive electronics
  3. Land transportation.


To become an IEEE Fellow, a nominee must be an IEEE Senior Member or IEEE Life Senior Member, and have been a member in good standing in any grade for a period of five years or more preceding 1 January of the year of elevation. IEEE Society affiliation membership does not apply.

IEEE Fellow nominees are classified into the following four categories:

  • Application Engineer/Practitioner
  • Educator
  • Research Engineer/Scientist
  • Technical Leader

The nominator can be any person, including non-IEEE members, and does not have to be an IEEE Fellow. The nominator has the responsibility to:

  • Prepare the IEEE Fellow Grade Nomination Form
  • Solicit at least five, but no more than eight, IEEE Fellow references capable of assessing the nominee’s contributions
  • Solicit no more than three endorsements capable of supporting the nomination. Any person, including non-IEEE members, may submit an endorsement
  •  Identify an IEEE Society/Technical Council whose evaluating committee will assess the nominee’s technical qualifications and contributions

IEEE Fellow nominations are evaluated first by the IEEE Society/Technical Council and second by the Judges on the IEEE Fellow Committee. The IEEE Fellow Committee recommends nominees to the IEEE Board of Directors, according to the following criteria:

  • Technical accomplishments
  • Society Evaluation
  • References
  • External and IEEE Service Activities
  • Total years in the profession

Further details about the IEEE Fellow program, including the nomination form, are available on the IEEE website.