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:
- Portable and mobile communications
- Automotive electronics
- 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
- 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
- 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.