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IEEE student branch 2021

Published on

17 Mar 2022

The ISAE-SUPAERO IEEE Student Branch Association, which brings together a dozen students and PhD students from ISAE-SUPAERO, has been organizing numerous networking events and conferences since 2017. The Foundation, which supports them in their activities, looks back on the year 2021 with them.

What is this association?

The ISAE-SUPAERO IEEE Student Branch association was created in August 2017 as a result of the collaboration between the DEOS laboratory (ISAE-SUPAERO) and the IEEE learned society. This partnership led to the creation of the association, which is an independent student branch financed in part by IEEE and supported by the ISAE-SUPAERO Foundation.

Today, the ISAE-SUPAERO IEEE Student Branch association counts among its ranks about ten members.


IEEE (Institute of Electronical and Electronics Engineers) is a community of over 423,000 members in more than 160 countries. Its publications, conferences, technology standards, professional and educational activities are highly cited and make it a reference organization worldwide. IEEE creates an environment where members collaborate and exchange on technology developments related to computing, energy systems, aerospace, communications, robotics, healthcare and more.

Its organization is divided into several expert chapters that sponsor and support the formation of student branches.


In accordance with the values defended by IEEE, the goal of the ISAE-SUPAERO IEEE Student Branch association is to promote contacts and exchanges between scientists, engineers and students in the field of electrical engineering (electronics, automation, electrical engineering, computer science, avionics, etc.). The association aims to increase the attractiveness of the various academic courses offered by ISAE-SUPAERO in the field of electrical engineering to the students of the Institute as well as to reinforce its influence in this same field. Indeed, with its rather mechanical engineering image, which can be explained in particular by the institute’s historical training, ISAE-SUPAERO has difficulty attracting students with a background in electrical engineering or a pronounced taste for these disciplines. A different communication through the association is undoubtedly a major asset to promote internally and externally the electrical engineering courses of ISAE-SUPAERO.

Functioning of the association

ISAE-SUPAERO IEEE Student Branch is part of the IEEE World Learned Society as the IEEE Student Branch. As such, the association benefits from a privileged contact with scientific experts and IEEE speakers from the most influential companies and universities in the world as well as the possibility of inviting them to ISAE-SUPAERO for conferences intended for the greatest number (students, staff and external). Membership in the association, open to all ISAE-SUPAERO students, requires first the registration to the IEEE community. From then on, the new member participates in the organization of the various events as well as in the choice of speakers. In order to create a real dynamic around these quality events, we have chosen to make the meetings entirely free. Therefore, it is important to diversify our partners and continue to develop our activities.

Two events

supported by the Foundation

January 26, 2021: webinar “trend of the smart grid development

The ISAE-SUPAERO IEEE Student Branch organized a webinar “Trend of the Smart Grid Development”, held on Zoom by Prof. Dr. J. M. B. B. B. B. Wei-Jen Lee from the University of Texas, USA, on Tuesday, January 26 for an hour and a half. The event, which was totally free and open to all, brought together about 40 participants.

Professor Lee has been involved in research on utility deregulation, renewable energy, smart grids, microgrids, arc flash and power safety, load forecasting, power quality, distribution automation and demand management, power system analysis, online and real-time equipment diagnostic and prognostic systems, and microcomputer-based instrumentation for power system monitoring, measurement, control, and protection. He has been the principal investigator (PI) or co-investigator on over ninety funded research projects. He has published over three hundred and fifty journal articles and conference proceedings. He has conducted on-site training courses for electrical engineers in Panama, China, Taiwan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Singapore. He has refereed numerous technical papers for IEEE, IET and other professional organizations.

Professor Lee began his lecture with the history of the IEEE Industrial application society (IAS), the mission and attributes of the IAS. He also told the audience that today’s event was sponsored by the IEEE IAS. After introducing the IEEE IAS, he started talking about the “smart grid” using vivid words to describe this concept by giving some examples. He then presented the design principles of the global smart grid, namely top-down and bottom-up approaches. He also presented some measures to improve the reliability and controllability of the electrical system connected to the smart grid.

This event was supported by the ISAE-SUPAERO Foundation as well as by IEEE France, IEEE IAS through the efforts of the ISAE-SUPAERO IEEE Student Branch.


The ISAE-SUPAERO IEEE Student Branch held the virtual conference entitled “ Radiation effects on microelectronics ” on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. We had the honor to attend two technical presentations, presented by Prof. Dr. G. K. K. K. Dan Fleetwood and by Dr. Giulio Broghello.

Daniel Fleetwood has been a professor of electrical engineering and physics since 1999 at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He has over thirty years of experience in the field of radiation effects. He is currently Editor-in-Chief, Radiation Effects, for the journal IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, and a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society. Professor Daniel Fleetwood is a member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the American Physical Society, and a member of ASEE, Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Pi Sigma.

Giulio Borghello has been a member of the CERN Microelectronics Section since 2016. He received his PhD in 2019 from the University of Udine for his dissertation titled “Effects of Ionizing Radiation in Nanoscale CMOS Technologies Exposed to Ultrahigh Doses”. He is the author and co-author of 17 journal and conference papers on the topic of radiation effects in modern CMOS technologies.

The event was totally free and open to all and gathered about 50 participants.

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