Dr. Joseph Ojo has been appointed as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of IEEE JESTPE


The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the largest engineering professional society, recently launched a new journal called the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (IEEE JESTPE). Power Electronics has become a dominant and defining technology in our search for better utilization of electricity in transportation electrification, industries and residential applications. The renewed and increasing proliferation of carbon free electricity generating renewable energy sources such as wind and solar have become possible due to the recent advancements in the art, science and practice of Power Electronics. It holds great promise in engendering environmentally friendlier and higher fuel economy transport systems, and making the utility grid in consort with modern communication technologies to operate smartly, interactively and efficiently. The new journal will be a forum for the publication of new and emerging trends in this multi-faceted and interdisciplinary field, while seeking a respectful balance between analytical and theoretical grounding on one hand and the industrial practice on the other.

The journal is an outcome of an on-going collaboration between the IEEE Power Electronics Society and the IEEE Industry Applications Society which are two of the leading Power Electronics Societies in the World. This journal which will produce six issues in a year will come on line in 2013. The pioneering Editor–in-Chief of IEEE JESTPE is Dr. F. Dong Tan, a Fellow of IEEE and a Distinguished Engineer/Senior Staff Manager with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) in Redondo Beach California.

Dr. Joseph Ojo, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tennessee Tech, has been appointed as the Deputy Editor –in-Chief of the new journal. A Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of IEE (UK), Dr. Ojo is also serving as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and a member of the Editorial Board of the IET Journal of Power Electronics. For more than twenty years he has been teaching and researching in various areas of Power Electronics and with resources from external funding agencies, the Center for Energy Systems Research, (CESR), and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, he has built a research laboratory at the University which has produced many PhD and MS graduates.

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