New vice president of IEEE chosen from faculty at University of Arkansas

New VP of IEEE has served at University of Arkansas for nearly 10 years
New VP of IEEE has served at University of Arkansas for nearly 10 years | Courtesy of
Samir El-Ghazaly has been chosen as the new vice president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, having served as a distinguished professor of electric engineering at the University of Arkansas for the past nine years.

 Since 2007, El-Ghazaly has been as a faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering, and he has been involved with a number of industrial and government organizations, including the University of Texas at Austin, Arizona State University, Cairo University in Egypt, Université de Lille in France, as well as the Swiss Federal Research Institute and the Nasa Jet Propulsion Lab.

Over the years, El-Ghazaly's work has been on the topic of microwave and millimeter-wave semiconducting, and he has been published hundreds of times, including the writing and co-authoring of 5 book chapters.

For three years, beginning in 2013, he was the director at the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems at the National Science Foundation, which has an annual budget of over $110 million.

John English, dean of the College of Engineering, commended El-Ghazaly for his new role. 

"The College of Engineering is honored to have one of our professors serving in such an important and visible role, and I know Dr. El-Ghazaly will make great contributions to IEEE as vice president,” English said.

As vice president of IEEE, El-Ghazaly will be in charge of the world's largest technical professional organization, which is operating in more than 160 countries worldwide.

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