Discover the newly elevated IEEE Fellows Class of 2024 from the Industrial Electronics Society!

Our society is truly blessed with such talented people. Congratulations to them!


Claudio Adragna

STMicroelectronics s.r.l. – ASP Division, Agrate Brianza, Monza e Brianza, Italy
for contributions to industrial usage of resonant converters in offline power supplies

Claudio Adragna is a Company Fellow, Member of the Technical Staff and of the Fellow Scientific Committee of STMicroelectronics. After earning a master’s degree with honors in Electronic Engineering at the University of Palermo (Italy), he joined Co.Ri.M.Me., a consortium for microelectronics research. In 1994, he moved to STMicroelectronics where he headed the Power Conversion Applications Laboratory for over 15 years and presently serves as Senior Technical Advisor in the “Application Specific Products” Division. His expertise lies in ac-dc and dc-dc power conversion in consumer, computer, home appliances, lighting, and industrial segments. He primarily deals with the architecture definition of control ICs for switch-mode converters: PWM, quasi-resonant and resonant controllers, PFC controllers, etc. Throughout his thirty-year career, he has architected and supervised the development of over a hundred products, contributing to their successful market introduction and setting some new trends in control ICs for power conversion. His innovative efforts have resulted in over two hundred international patents granted in his name. Claudio has also authored over eighty publications including a book, conference papers, technical articles in journals and trade magazines, and application notes. According to Google Scholar, as of November 2023 he has been cited over 2600 times.


Marcian Cirstea

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
for contributions to system-on-chip design methods and industrial digital controllers using HDLs and FPGAs

Marcian Cirstea (M’97-SM’04-F’24) received an MEng in electrical engineering (1990) from Transilvania University Brasov, Romania, and a Ph.D in electronics (1996) from Nottingham Trent University, UK. He is Professor (2007) and Head of School of Computing and Information Science at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, after having worked previously for De Montfort University, UK. His research focuses on electronic design automation tools and methods applied to electronic systems modelling and digital controller design, mainly using FPGAs. His work was published in a research monograph, one textbook, and over 155 peer-reviewed papers and was also disseminated in international tutorials / presentations.
Prof. Cirstea coordinated an European renewable energy project and had various knowledge transfer collaborations with industry. The Doctor Honoris Causa award by Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania (2016), celebrates some of his achievements. Besides his recent elevation to IEEE Fellow grade, he is also Chartered Engineer UK (1999), European Engineer (2002) and IET Fellow (2011). He is founder of Electronic Systems-on-Chip Technical Committee of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society and Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He has chaired many IEEE conferences (ISIE, INDIN, OPTIM), was IES VP Membership Activities (2013-2016) and is IES VP Planning and Development (2024-2025).


Hiroshi Fujimoto

The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan
for contributions to control of high-precision systems

Hiroshi Fujimoto is currently a professor at the University of Tokyo. He received the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering, The University of Tokyo in 2001.In 2001, he joined Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan, as a research associate. From 2002 to 2003, he was a visiting scholar at Purdue University, USA. From 2004 to 2010, he worked at Yokohama National University, Japan. From 2010 to 2020, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo and since 2021, he is a Professor. His interests include control engineering, motion control, nanoscale servo systems, electric vehicle control, motor drive, and wireless power transfer.Prof. Fujimoto has received the Best Paper Award of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics in 2001 and 2013, the Isao Takahashi Power Electronics Award in 2010, the Best Author Prize of SICE in 2010, the Nagamori Grand Award in 2016, and the First Prize Paper Award of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics in 2016. He is a Senior Editor of IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics since 2022 and Associate Editor of IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine since 2006. He has been an AdCom member at large in IEEE IES since 2015.


Atif Iqbal

Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
for contributions to multiphase power conversion and renewable energy systems

Atif Iqbal (Fellow IEEE (USA), Fellow IET (UK), Fellow IE (India)) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh, India, in 1991 and 1996, respectively, and Ph.D. degree from Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, U.K., in 2006. He received D.Sc. degree (Habilitation) in control, informatics, and electrical engineering from the Gdansk University of Technology in 2019. He is a Full Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar, and a former Full Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering, AMU, Aligarh, India. Dr. Iqbal has been listed in top 2% highly cited scientists of the world (Stanford University, USA) since 2019.
Prof. Iqbal has published widely in international journals and conferences on his research findings related to power electronics, variable speed drives, and renewable energy sources. He has authored or coauthored more than 570 research articles and four books and several chapters in edited books. He has supervised several large research and development projects worth several million USD. He was also a recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Merit Award for year 2014–2015 and the Research Excellence Awards at Qatar University, in 2015, and 2022. He has received several best research papers awards in top International Conferences. He is serving as the Vice-Chair of the IEEE Qatar Section. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics and IEEE Access.


Toshiyuki Murakami

Keio University, Yokohama, Japan
for contributions to reaction torque observer and power assisted control

Toshiyuki Murakami received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 1988, 1990, and 1993, respectively. In 1993, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, Keio University, where he is currently a Professor with the Department of System Design Engineering. Since 2021 he is the Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University. In IECON2015 and ISIE2021, he played an important role as Technical Program Chair. In AMC2014 sponsored by IES, he worked as the General Chair and made a significant contribution to promote the field of Advanced Motion Control.
Prof. Murakami served as the Chair of IEEE IES Technical Committee on Sensors and Actuators during 2014-2015. He is now holding an associate editor position for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. In Japan, he served as president of the Industry Application Society in the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ) in 2020-2021. He is a Fellow of IEEJ since 2016. From 2019 to 2024, he is a responsible person of JEMARO (Japan Europe Master on Advanced Robotics, Erasmus & MEXT program) in faculty of science and technology, Keio University.


Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi

IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, India
for design of intelligent tools for power quality improvement and MPPT for solar energy systems

Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi has been working as a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering since 2005 and was the founder head of Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, India. He is the Indu Shrivastava & Serla Singh Chair Professor in Artificial Intelligence at IIT Delhi. He is an associate faculty at Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology and Management, Amar Nath and Sashi Khosla School of Information Technology and Yardi School of Artificial Intelligence, IIT Delhi. Prior to joining IIT Delhi, he has served as a faculty in Electrical Engineering Department, University College of Engineering, Burla, Sambalpur, Odisha, India from 1992 to 2005. His research focus is to design and develop artificial intelligence-based tools for the detection and classification of power quality events, fault diagnostics of induction motor drives, diagnostics of electric vehicle motors. He has investigated intelligent techniques for the design of maximum power point tracking controller for the solar photovoltaic system. He is presently looking into energy management in smart grid, EV charging infrastructures, impact of fast charging on the grid, EV battery technology and Battery Management Systems, Cyber security in power infrastructure.
Prof. Panigrahi has published more than 700 research articles in various international journals and conference proceedings. He is a fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, India, and Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association.


Jianbin Qiu

Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
for contributions to intelligent fuzzy control systems and applications

Jianbin Qiu received the B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, in 2004 and 2009, respectively. He also received the Ph.D. degree in Mechatronics Engineering from the City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, in 2009. He is currently a Full Professor at the School of Astronautics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China.
Prof. Qiu was an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Institute for Automatic Control and Complex Systems, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany. His current research interests include intelligent and hybrid control systems, signal processing, and robotics. Prof. Qiu serves as the chair of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Harbin Chapter, China. He has been a Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics) since 2017, and was awarded the National High-level Leading Talents of China in 2020. He serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics.


Yuanqing Xia

Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
for contributions to controlling unmanned systems

Yuanqing Xia was born in Anhui Province, China in 1971. He received the Ph.D. degree in Control Theory and Control Engineering from Beihang University, Beijing, China, in 2001.  He was a research fellow in several academic institutions during 2002 to 2008, including the Institute of System Science of China Science Academy, National University of Singapore, and University of Glamorgan, UK. From 2007 to 2008, he was a guest professor at Innsbruck Medical University, Austria. Since 2004, he has been with School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China, where he was the Dean of  School of Automation, and is currently a Professor.
Prof. Xia was granted by the National Outstanding Youth Foundation of China in 2012, and was honored as the Yangtze River Scholar Distinguished Professor in 2016 and the Leading Talent of the Chinese Ten Thousand Talents Program. He has published sixteen monographs in Springer, John Wiley, and CRC, and more than 400 papers in international scientific journals. He is a deputy editor of the Journal of Beijing Institute of Technology and an associate editor of a number of journals, including Acta Automatica Sinica, Control Theory and Applications. He has been a highly cited scholar since 2014 by Elsevier. His research interests include cloud control systems, networked control systems, robust control and signal processing, active disturbance rejection control, unmanned system control and flight control.


Wei Xu

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
for contributions to design and control of linear and rotary machines and drives

Wei Xu received the double B.E. degree from Tianjin University (TJU), China, in July 2002, and M.E. degree from TJU in March 2005, and the Ph.D. degree from Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IEECAS), in July 2008, respectively, all in electrical engineering. His research interests mainly focus on electromagnetic design and control algorithm of linear and rotary machines and drives. From 2008 to 2012, he made Postdoctoral Fellow with University of Technology Sydney, Vice Chancellor Research Fellow with Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Japan Science Promotion Society Invitation Fellow with Meiji University, respectively. Since 2013, he has been Full Professor in Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.
Prof. Xu has been an IEEE Senior Member since 2013, and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) since 2018. Since 2014, he has been invited to make more than twenty-time keynote speeches and tutorials in internationally leading conferences. Meanwhile, as a Guest Editor, he has been invited to organize more than fifteen-time Special Issues in peer review high-quality Journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. Wei Xu is the General Chair for 2021 International Symposium on Linear Drives for Industry Applications (LDIA 2021) and 2023 IEEE International Conference on Predictive Control of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (PRECEDE 2023), both in Wuhan, China. He has been (associate) editor for 8 IEEE Transactions, including IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, and so on. He has published over 170 journal papers in IEEE Series, and 11 books, and been granted for over 130 Invention Patents.


Chenguang (Charlie) Yang

University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
for contributions to control and learning of mechatronic systems

Chenguang Yang is a Professor of Robotics with University of the West of England and the leader of Robot Teleoperation Group at Bristol Robotics Laboratory. He received the Ph.D. degree in adaptive control from the National University of Singapore in 2010, and B.Eng. degree in measurement and control from Northwestern Polytechnical University, China, in 2005. He was a postdoctoral researcher in human robotics at Imperial College London from 2009 to 2010.
Prof. Yang was awarded UK EPSRC UKRI Innovation Fellowship and individual EU Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship. As the lead author, he won the IEEE Transactions on Robotics Best Paper Award (2012) and IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems Outstanding Paper Award (2022). He is an AdCom member (2023-2025) of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society and a BoG member (2023-2025) of IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. He is the Corresponding Co-Chair of IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Collaborative Automation for Flexible Manufacturing.


Hui Zhang

Beihang University, Beijing, China
for contributions to automotive electronic systems

Hui Zhang received the B.Sc. degree in mechanical design manufacturing and automation from the Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai, China, in 2006, the M.Sc. degree in automotive engineering from Jilin University, Changchun, China, in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, in 2012. He is currently a full professor at Beihang University, Beijing, China. He was the recipient of the 2022 IEEE J. David Irwin Early Career Award, the 2017 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award, the 2018 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society 2019 Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award, and the 2019 SAE International Intelligent and Connected Vehicles Symposium Best Paper Award.
Prof. Zhang has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Journal of The Franklin Institute, SAE International Journal of Vehicle Dynamics, Stability, and NVH, SAE International Journal of Connected and Automated Vehicles, and ASME Transactions Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control; Board member of International Journal of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing.


Tao Zhang

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
for contributions to robot vision perception and adaptive fault-tolerant control

Tao Zhang, PhD, is a Professor, Head of the Department of Automation at Tsinghua University, and Deputy Dean of the School of Information Science and Technology of Tsinghua University, IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, CAA Fellow, Council Member of the Chinese Artificial Intelligence Society, and Council Member of the Chinese Association of Automation, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Associate Editor of IEEE Robotics and Automation Letter, Technical Editor of IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. He is the Chair of IEEE China Council Education Committee, Founder and Chair of IEEE Beijing Section Education Society Chapter, Member of IFAC Technical Committee on Robotics (TC4.3).
Prof. Zhang mainly engages in the research in the fields of intelligent robots, artificial intelligence technology, and control theory. He has led or participated in more than 30 research projects. He has published over 200 papers, including IEEE TPAMI,
TAC, TIP, TII, TIE, etc.,  and more than 10 academic monographs, translated works, and edited textbooks. He has won the National Higher Education Teaching Achievement Award of China, Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education of China, Beijing Science and Technology Progress Award, Science and Technology Award of China Aeronautical Society, Natural Science Award of the Chinese Association of Automation, and Electronic Information Science and Technology Award of the Chinese Institute of Electronics.