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Saifur Rahman voted IEEE Power and Energy Society president-elect for 2016 and 2017

The IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) recently voted Saifur Rahman president-elect for calendar years 2016 and 2017. He will serve as the president of this society for 2018 and 2019. Rahman is the Joseph R. Loring Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, National Capital Region.

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Saifur Rahman reappointed Joseph R. Loring Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION, Nov. 17, 2015 – Saifur Rahman, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering and director of the Advanced Research Institute, National Capital Region, at Virginia Tech, was recently reappointed the Joseph R. Loring Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering by Virginia Tech President Timothy D. Sands and Executive Vice President and Provost Thanassis Rikakis.

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Saifur Rahman’s PES election campaign video

Saifur Rahman’s PES election campaign video

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Prof. Rahman statement as candidate for IEEE PES President in the upcoming elections in 2015

 

We all know that the global electric power industry is facing new challenges due to environmental concerns, increasing penetration of renewable energy sources, new power grid and customer technologies and the looming workforce shortage. Strong leadership in the Power & Energy Society helps lay the foundation for discussing these challenges and finding impactful solutions. But electing such leaders starts with you and your commitment to voting in this PES election. I am honored to be running for the 2016-2017 PES President-elect.

I believe there are three key areas where PES needs to excel in order to be a leading voice in power and energy issues:

  • Visibility and outreach (Publications and Conferences)
  • Standards
  • Lifelong Learning

Historically, PES has contributed significantly to IEEE’s mission of fostering technological innovation for the benefit of humanity. I want to build on the progress that has been made so far by bringing my wide-ranging experience to the table. Your support means a great deal and together we can bolster PES’s work around the globe. I hope that after learning about all the candidates you’ll be inspired to vote and help shape the next era for our industry. Additional information on my experience is available at www.saifurrahman.org.

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Saifur Rahman to serve on governor’s committee to reduce energy consumption in the private sector

NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION, May 26, 2015 – On Monday, June 1, Saifur Rahman, Joseph R. Loring Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, will head to Richmond, Virginia, for the first meeting of the newly-formed Governor’s Executive Committee on Energy Efficiency.

Rahman, internationally known for his research in alternate energy and smart grid systems, is the only university representative on the 12-member committee formed by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. Comprised of public and private sector stakeholders, the committee will develop strategies and recommendations to achieve the goal of a ten percent reduction in retail electricity consumption in the Commonwealth by 2020.

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