John Verboncoeur Elevated to IEEE Grade of Fellow

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December 20, 2012

photo of John VerboncoeurJohn Verboncoeur, a professor in Michigan State University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named an IEEE fellow, effective January 1, 2013, in recognition of his contribution to computational plasma physics and plasma device applications.

Conferred by the board of directors, IEEE fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. The total number of fellows selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one-percent of the total voting membership.

IEEE is the world's leading professional organization for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 450,000 members in 160 countries, the IEEE is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas—ranging from aerospace systems, computers, and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics.

In November 2012, Verboncoeur was also named president elect of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society.