“I do believe in the horse. The automobile is no more than a transitory phenomenon.” Wilhelm II, last German Emperor, 1859 — 1941 Despite Wilhelm’s evaluation of automobiles, the industry grew tremendously over the last 100 years to more than 80 million cars sold in 2018. Since the late 19th-century, car manufacturers’ main revenue streams […]

Could Artificial Intelligence(AI) one day help engineers develop materials that are stronger, lighter and more resilient than what is in use today? Quite possibly — and that could make the work of materials engineers more efficient, and reduce time to market. Incorporating AI and Machine Learning(ML) into the materials engineering workflow could be a distinct […]

Engineers play a critical role in making sustainability a part of everyday life. Sustainability calls for planning for the future when designing for the present. And environmental engineers have the knowledge and leadership to provide the direction needed to improve the quality of our environment and ensure its quality for generations to come. Their work starts […]

Artificial Intelligence is Not Just for Robots
August 4, 2018

Thanks to Hollywood and the popularity of television shows such as “Westworld,” many people associate artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning primarily with robots. In reality, the applications for AI are far wider reaching. Sectors as disparate as logistics, maintenance, health care and even education can benefit from AI technology. Logistics Supply chains can benefit […]

Electrospinning: An ancient nanotechnology rediscovered for modern demands Electrosinning, the closely related cousin of electrospraying, is a method of using high voltage electric charge to draw a polymer into a fine fibre [1]. Depending on the strictness of your definition it can be considered a nanofabrication process. Electrospun fibre is commonly between 150 nm to […]

YP Member Spotlight – Anthony Deese
September 21, 2015

IEEE PES Young Professionals is an international community of enthusiastic, dynamic, and innovative members and volunteers. A spotlight on selected PES YP members is provided here to provide insight into this great community. These members provide unique insight into their education, career goals and progression, and personal lives. Anthony please tell us about yourself  I am […]

Finished study? Where to next?
September 5, 2015

You have your necessary engineering tertiary qualification; check! You are a member of various engineering related organisations; check! You are actively partaking in numerous co-curricular activities; check! ……. however you are struggling to ‘land’ that first job, relevant work experience and job ready skills. This is the problem facing many current graduates from all over […]

Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship: Startup Weekend in Chennai
June 12, 2015

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success? Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over […]

Member Profiles

Today we have the pleasure of speaking to Dr. Xun Luo, a research staff member at Qualcomm Inc, an adjunct faculty member at the University of California, San Diego, and a distinguished guest professor at Tianjin University of Technology, China. Dr. Luo is also a Program Evaluator for the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. In […]

News
Professional Awareness Conference: Smart Cities
April 13, 2015

“Smart Cities” is a buzz phrase that is often heard, so it makes sense that IEEE Young Professionals are engaged at the core of this theme. Today’s report comes from Nigeria, where the Young Professionals and Students have put together a two day awareness conference in Nigeria themed around Smart Cities on the 19th and 20th of […]

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