STRATHCLYDE UNIVIVERSITY SBC: Inauguration Meeting – Joint IEEE IAS/PELS Strathclyde University SB Chapter

December 9, 2015

The IAS CMD chair Dr. Peter Magyar came to Glasgow for the inauguration meeting of Strathclyde University Student Branch Joint IAS/PELS Chapter.

 

This student branch is the first IAS student branch chapter in UK. This branch was inaugurated on 5th November 2015. The chapter advisor is Prof. Stephen Finney, chapter chair Yanni Zhong. And the chapter is supported by Strathclyde University IEEE student branch counselor Dr. James Irvine and chair Greig Paul.

 

 

At 14:00 in R218 Royal College Building is the round table discussion between academic staff members and student officers. Prof. Robert Stewart, the head of EEE Department, gave a welcome speech and a brief introduction of Strathclyde University. Attendees are Dr. Peter Magyar, IEEE Region 8 Past Director Prof. Anthony C. Davies; UKRI Section IAS chapter Chair and Co-Chair Prof. Amir Hussain and Prof. Mike Grimble, Dr. K. Farooq and Mr. K. Dashtipour; academic staff of Strathclyde University Dr. Derrick Holliday, Dr. Lie Xu and Dr. Andrew Roscoe; IEEE Strathclyde Uni Student Branch Counselor and Chair Dr. James Irvine and Mr. Greig Paul, and Yanni Zhong.

 

 

Followed session is the lab tour to visit Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Conversion (PEDEC) Lab, Micro-grid and Protection Lab.

 

 

After lab tour, our guests visited the Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC) which was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen in July 2015. At TIC we’re working together to find solutions to challenges that matter in areas of economic importance including energy, health, future cities and manufacturing.

 

 

The chapter members meeting began with Dr. James Irvine holding an opening speech, followed by the official inauguration made by IAS CMD Dr. Peter Magyar. The IEEE and Region-8 overall presentation was made by Prof. T. Durrani. Afterwards, Prof. A. Davis made an in-depth analysis of UKRI Section and Region-8, and also had an impressive speech about his life and the important decisions he had to make during his career. Thereafter, Prof. A. Hussain and Prof. M. Grimble talked about the UKRI Section IAS Chapter. The meeting ended with Dr. P. Magyar’s IAS Overview and Yanni Zhong’s IAS Chapter Annual Meeting impressions.

 

Dr. J Irvine, the IEEE University of Strathclyde Branch Counsellor giving his welcome address to all participant at the IAS inaugural meeting.

 

Prof. Tariq Durrani talking about IEEE and Region-8

 

Prof. Anthony Davis starting his speech about the analysis of UKRI Section and Region-8

 

Prof Mike Grimble presenting UKRI Section IAS Chapter

 

Dr. Peter Magyar making a presentation about IAS Overview

 

Yanni Zhong, Chair IEEE IAS/PELS University of Strathclyde student branch chapter giving IAS annual meeting impression

 

 

Yanni Zhong, Chair IEEE IAS/PELS University of Strathclyde student branch chapter with invited guests @ the chapter inaugural meeting.

Pizza Time: Participants at the IEEE IAS/PELS University of Strathclyde student branch chapter inaugural meeting enjoying pizza.

 

A cross-section of participants at the IEEE IAS/PELS University of Strathclyde student branch chapter inaugural meeting at a dinner at Citation.

 

 

 

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