IMPACT Blog Editorial Team

We are a small group of individuals committed to bringing unique stories of Young Professionals across the globe to IMPACT – the online voice of the international IEEE Young Professionals community. Our team is comprised of engineers from industry and academia with various engineering background disciplines. IMPACT contributions come from IEEE volunteers across the world. We invite you to join the IMPACT team! From the simple week-to-week tasks such as editing new articles, modifying the site, and keeping our social networks up-to-date, to the long-term efforts such as finding new ways to engage members, building our team, and re-envisioning the look of the site, there are plenty of opportunities to contribute in ways that interest you. E-mail to apply.


Aravindhan Anbazhagan

Aravindhan Anbazhagan is an active volunteer of IEEE for the past 8 years.  He has been actively involved in volunteering and has enabled organizing 150+ students, Young Professional & educational activities across Region 10 as a dynamic volunteer. He is the past recipient of global recognitions including, Richard E Merwin Student Leadership Scholarship (2014), Continuous Service Award (2019) for his contributions towards IEEE Computer Society, MGA Larry K Wilson - Outstanding Asia-Pacific Student Volunteer Award (2016), MGA Young Professionals Achievement Award (2019) and the EAB Meritorious Achievement Award in Pre-University Education (2018) for coaching and mentoring Pre-University students in STEM.  

Apart from his role as the Editor in Chief of IEEE Young Professionals IMPACT blog, he also leads the IEEE Madras Young Professionals Affinity Group & chairs the IEEE Inspire India, an educational initiative funded by the IEEE New Initiatives Committee.  Professionally, he founded an educational video channel – EduRiseGlobal supporting quality online education in different languages.


Noor E Karishma Shaik
Senior Editor

Noor E Karishma Shaik is a final-year Ph.D. student currently exploring multispectral thermal pixel technology at the University of Melbourne. Prior to this, she has pursued her master's at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. In a happy fusion of work and volunteering, she likes pushing knowledge boundaries and serving the global community. She is also serving as Student Activities Coordinator at IEEE Victorian Section. Her recent awards in IEEE include Richard E Merwin Scholarship and Outstanding Student Volunteer at the Victorian section. She is passionate about increasing women’s participation in computer science and related engineering technologies to aid communities around the world.

Dinuka Jayaweera

Dinuka Jayaweera is a Computer Science graduate and currently works as a Business Analyst. She is a passionate volunteer and a student mentor who has ushered programs for the betterment of youth and she actively engages in activities for empowering women in technology. She has served IEEE at the local level for IEEE Young Professionals and IEEE Industry Applications Society. She was the Editor-In-Chief for IEEE Young Professionals publication – IMPACT for the previous 3 years. As the Social Media Chair her vision is to help members grow both personally and professionally by sharing educational content from IEEE sources and highlighting activities of IEEE Young Professional around the globe.

Shah Faisal

Shah Faisal is a PhD Research Scholar studying Electrical Engineering at Southeast University China. He is awarded Scholarship by Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) for Master and PhD studies.  He is a Graduate Student Member of IEEE and IEEE-PES, and an IEEE Ambassador and volunteer for different events organised by IEEE. Currently he is an IEEE PES-YP representative for Asia and Pacific-China Region 10. He is a member of IET, CIGRE, IIETA, IAE, NSPE and editor of Science Publishing Group. He is registered engineer with Pakistan Engineering Council, Elsevier Journal Referee and he worked as an Engineer, Lecturer, Trainee Engineer and Internee in different organizations of Pakistan. His areas of research and interests include power engineering, integrated energy system, renewable energy system, and power to gas system, electric vehicles and wireless power transfer.

Yang Li

Yang Li is a Researcher at the automatic control group of the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in power engineering from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2015, and was with the Queensland University of Technology, Australia from 2016 to 2018. He has been associated with IEEE since 2011 as a member, scientific contributor, and volunteer. His current research interests include modeling, control, and applications of battery energy storage in the transport sector and electric power grid. He is passionate about helping young engineering graduates to reach the positions of professional maturity.

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