25 Years Celebration – IEEE Northern Australia

This is a special year for the IEEE Northern Australia Section as it celebrates our 25th year of the formation of this section. Dr. Graham Woods, Chair of the IEEE Northern Australia Section in 2019 was presented a banner in early March 2019 at the Region 10 meeting – in recognition of 25th years since its formation. Photo below:

From left Kukjin Chun (Past R10 Director), Francis Grosz (MGA Board, Vice Chair), Graham Woods (2019 Chair NA Section), José M.F. Moura (2019 IEEE President) and Akinori Nishihara (2019 R10 Director).


Formation of IEEE Northern Territory Subsection – approved – Feb-16-2019

The formation of the IEEE Northern Territory Subsection was approved by the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board on February 16, 2019. The Chair of the Northern Territory Subsection is Mamoun Alazab based at Charles Darwin University in Darwin.


Annual Peter Arlett Lecture – 2018


This talk was given by Professor Tapan Saha – from the University of Queensland.

The title of the talk was “Renewable Energy Production, Storage & Grid Integration“.

This was held at The Science Place, building 142-111, James Cook University – Douglas Campus, Townsville.

Some contact details provided by Prof. Saha : please click here

A video of this talk can be obtained at this site.


First Year Engineering Prize presentation

On behalf of IEEE NA,  Melanie Olsen presented to Ben Walters the IEEE North Australian section First Year prize for the James Cook University (Townsville) student who had the best first year results in a degree program leading to IEEE membership. The award was presented at the James Cook University Prize Ceremony 2017.

Photo (left to right): Melanie Olsen, Dr Rabin Tuladhar (Associate Dean learning and teaching at College of Science and Engineering), and prize recipient Ben Walters.


IEEENA WIE Affinity Group Approved

21-June-2017: Kelly Kraatz was informed by the IEEE petition team that IEEENA is now approved to form the IEEE Northern Australia Section, Women In Engineering Affinity Group. Congratulations to Kelly and IEEENA.



28-Nov-2017: IEEENA thanks the tremendous efforts of 2017 Chair – Graham Woods, and welcomes the incoming 2018 Chair – Greg Elkins.