IEEE London Section

September 13th, 2016

September 13th, 2016

October 15th, 2014

This is the new IEEE London Section website.  For archival information prior to September 2014 please see the old IEEE London Web Site at .

May 15th, 2017
Gary Johnson and Dr. Jin Jiang, IEEE London PES Chapter Chair Gary Johnson answering questions

The IEEE London PES Chapter hosted a seminar by Gary Johnson entitled “Development of Safety Culture in Engineering Practice” on 15 May 2017 at Western Engineering. Mr Johnson is an internationally recognized expert in safety-related instrumentation and control systems, safety and reliability analysis, and severe accident monitoring systems for nuclear power plants. His presentation discussed the importance of establishing safety culture in the work place by looking at several past severe nuclear accidents. In each case, investigators learned a lot of valuable lessons during post-accident analysis, and subsequently made operation of the systems safer through regulations, engineering safety analysis, and culture changes. He also explained some of his own personal principles of safety analysis for engineering systems.

Slides from the presentation: IEEE PES Presentation by Gary Johnson (2017-05-15)

April 30th, 2017

At the IEEE Canada (Region 7) Spring Board Meeting on April 29 in Windsor, London section was presented with the 2017 IEEE Canada Exemplary Small Section award by President Witold Kinsner. The plaque was accepted by London section members in attendance – President-Elect Maike Luiken, IEEE Canada Adminisrator Kash Hussain, WIE Chair Elena Uchiteleva, and Central Area Chair Murray MacDonald

London had previously won this award in 2011.

April 29th, 2017

London section member Elena Uchiteleva was presented with the IEEE Canada Foundation’s Women in Engineering (WIE) Prize at the IEEE Canada Spring Board Meeting in Windsor on April 28. This prize is sponsored by the Judy Clift Fund which was established to honour a gracious individual who believed strongly in gender equality.

Elena was key to the growth of the London Section’s WIE group and has been very active. In recognition for this, she was nominated as the WIE Chair for Canada and most recently, the Chair of the Member Services for Canada.

Congratulations Elena!


April 10th, 2017

On April 8, IEEE Member Phil Lasek presented the 2017 Lambton Science Fair IEEE London Section GREEN Awards to:

Senior: Joy Shah & Parth Vachharajani for “Riding the Flouride”
Intermediate: Mavi Deol for “A Novel Filtration System to Reduce Carbon Dioxide from Car Emissions”
Junior: Kodie Gaffan for “Hair the Boom”
Exhibit: Liam Henderson & Katrina McCormack for “Hydration Nation – Thermal Desalination Plant”


April 4th, 2017

The annual TVSEF was held March 24-26. The London Section has been supporting an engineering award for a number of years. This year the two IEEE award winners were Danish Mahmood, for his project “W.I.N.I.T.S. (Wireless Interconnected Non‐Invasive Triage System)” and Waleed Sawan, for his “Drip ‐ A Precision Agriculture System for the Developing World” The awards were presented by our Women in Engineering Chair, Manar Jamal


April 4th, 2017

In conjunction with the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) two activities (paper airplane and wind turbine) were held March 18 at London Children’s Museum. About 100 attendees participated. Murray MacDonald organized the activities and all the on-site volunteers were from the PEO.

April 4th, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Weiming Shen, FIEEE, for winning the prestigious IEEE Canada R.H. Tanner Industry Leadership Award for “outstanding contributions to collaborative intelligent systems”


April 4th, 2017

Congratulations to the following section members on being elevated to Senior Member status:

Borovickic, Jagoda
Gargantini, Irene
Makaran, John
VanDamme, Allan

April 4th, 2017

The first part of the meeting was a recognition of Dr. G.S.Peter Castle for earning the prestigious IEEE Kaufmann award for 2016. The medal was circulated for attendees. Dr. Castle then gave a presentation “A Century of Development in Applied Electrostatics; Nothing Static Here!” – brief description of the field of applied electrostatics and three main applications that have evolved over the last century. This was followed by a number of questions.

Slides for the presentation: A Century of Development in Applied Electrostatics, G.S.P. Castle

The second part of the meeting was for Life Members to elect a new executive and discuss plans to 2017. As proposed, Dr. Castle was elected the new LM chair and Murray MacDonald, Past Chair of the section, was elected as Vice-Chair. We thanked the current Chair, Ray Brule, and Vice-Chair, Trevor Grant (in absentia), for their efforts.

Discussion on future meetings yielded 4 points: preference for lunch meetings as opposed to evenings, preference for tours or similar activity to see current activities, recommendation to invite student branch, consideration of offering car pool to attract members who may not feel comfortable driving.