Memphis Section IEEE
November 7th, 2016


The CBU Student section of IEEE is once again hosting a Student Professional Awareness Conference (S-PAC). This year we have invited Michael Belk, and Dr. Ben Amaba, to hold presentations on “Continuing Education”, and “Innovation and Change” respectively. These men have many years of experience in the engineering world, and will have very insightful presentations. There will be a panel discussion for each presentation, plenty of networking opportunities, and not to forget food! Any Professionals that attend will also receive two Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

S-PAC 2016 will be held on Friday, November 18th at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception’s Marian Hall. Registration starts at 4:00. Dinner will be served at 5:50. You can register online at The cost to register is $30 for professionals and FREE for students. Students just put the name of your school in the ticket field.

If you or your company are interested in becoming a sponsor please let me know.

Thank you for your time and I hope to see you at S-PAC 2016!

November 7th, 2016


Thank you to Mitsubishi Electric Power Products for hosting a tour of their facility on Oct 27. We had over 30 people in attendance.


October 17th, 2016

There will be a video conference call tonight (Oct 17) from 6pm-7pm to discuss events for the IEEE Memphis Section for 2017. If you have ideas for events please join in:

Google Hangout – Join

If you can’t participate in the call, email you suggestions to

October 9th, 2016


The Memphis Section of the IEEE Power and Engineering Society (PES) will be hosting a tour of the Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. Transformer Division, 2865 Riverport Road, Memphis, TN 38109 from 4 pm to 5 pm on October 27, 2016.

Please RSVP to Dr Ali ( by October 22nd if you plan to attend.

October 3rd, 2016

Tuesday, October 4th is IEEE Day! The student chapters of IEEE at Christian Brothers University and University of Memphis are hosting Student-Professional Mixers to celebrate. Join either chapter for pizza, games, and a chance to meet our local IEEE student members. An online gaming competition between CBU and UofM is in the works.

DATE: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
TIME: 6-9 pm

Christian Brothers University
650 East Parkway S.
Memphis, TN 38104
Nolan Engineering Building
Room 237

University of Memphis
3806 Norriswood Ave.
Memphis, TN 38152
Engineering Technology Building
Room 302

Engineering Science Building
Room 222

September 26th, 2016

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

When: October 17th 2016 – 6:00PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Vanderbilt University – Buttrick Hall – Room 206 – MAP

Interested in getting involved in the Green Building Industry? Opportunities are plentiful in the field of sustainable design and LEED is at its forefront.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system, or a scorecard. The more energy efficient and sustainable a building is, the more points it will earn. To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 5000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, people in the sustainable construction industry can become LEED Professionals. The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only entry level sustainability designation and shows employers and clients that you have certified knowledge in the green building industry. A new LEED rating system (v4) was introduced last month and this training course is one of the few that has been updated to teach the current rating system. This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for full-time students or USGBC members) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center.

Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)

To register for the class please visit:

You can register via PayPal or RSVP your attendance by registering at the bottom of the page


September 17th, 2016

The next ExCom meeting will be held at R&N Systems Design (615 Oakleaf Office Ln). on Monday Oct 26 at 6pm. Please RSVP to Food will be provided by Schotsky’s Deli.

May 12th, 2016


April 29th, 2016

IEEE EMBS Memphis Chapter presents
“Nanostructured Biosensors Using Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanofibres”
by Dr. Syed K Islam, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Engineering Auditorium, Engineering Administration Building,The University of Memphis between 3-4pm on 6th May.

Abstract: Nanostructured biosensors based on carbon nanomaterials exhibit excellent structural and catalytic properties, high loading of biocatalysts while providing enhanced stability and sensitivity compared to their traditional counterparts. Carbon electrode based enzymatic biosensors have been successfully realized demonstrating a wide range of functionality and cost effectiveness. Carbon nanomaterials, particularly vertically aligned carbon nanofibers (VACNF), possess excellent conductive and structural properties which make them excellent candidates for electrodes as well as immobilizing
substrates. Since the VACNFs are gown on silicon-compatible platform, it is possible to integrate the VACNF sensors with existing CMOS technologies for the development of a fully integrated bioChem lab-on-a-chip. This talk will present a glucose biosensor realized using VACNF. An electric cell substrate impedance sensing system (ECIS) based on VACNF will also be presented.

Bio: Dr. Syed Kamrul Islam received B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut. He is currently a Professor and James W.McConnell Endowed Chair and is also serving as the Associate Head for Academic Affairsof the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Islam is leading the research efforts of the Analog VLSI and Devices Research Group at the University of Tennessee. He has served as the coordinator of the UT/ORNL Joint Program in Mixed Signal VLSI and Monolithic Sensor and as a founding member of the steering committee responsible for development of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (iBME). As an affiliated faculty member of The University of Tennessee Center for Environmental Biotechnology, he is leading the efforts to develop biophotonic biosensors using genetically engineered whole-cell bioreporters on integrated circuits. His current research interests are: semiconductor devices, high temperature electronics, analog and mixed-signal circuit design, bio-microelectronics, and nanotechnology.

April 18th, 2016

University of Memphis will be hosting a BMES meeting in the Engineering Technology Building this Thursday, IEEE EMBS members are welcome.

BMESSFB meeting April 21(1)