Below are the candidates for 2018 IEEE Division II Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect.
Division II Societies:
Global Industry Manager
Wilsonville, Oregon, USA
David B. Durocher is an industry veteran, currently serving as Global Industry Manager, Mining, Metals & Minerals for Eaton Corporation. Dave holds two US patents and is a technology leader at Eaton Corporation. He has over 38 years of experience with Westinghouse and Eaton serving in a variety of product engineering, sales and global marketing roles, authoring over 30 technical papers that have been presented at conferences around the world and published in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Plant Engineering, World Cement and EC&M Magazine. Dave is a Senior Member of the IEEE and served as IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) President 2015-2016. He presently serves on the Board of the IEEE IAS and the Board of the Washington Pulp & Paper Foundation. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University.
Schlumberger Distinguished Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly
University of Missouri-Rolla)
Rolla, Missouri, USA
Reza Zoughi is the Schlumberger Distinguished Professor of ECE at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Before that (1987-2000) he was with the ECE Department at Colorado State University where he held the position of Business Challenge Endowed Professor (1995-97). He and his co-authors received the 2013 H. A. Wheeler Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. He is the recipient of the 2011 IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation & Measurement, the 2009 American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Research Award for Sustained Excellence and the 2007 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Distinguished Service Award. He has received numerous teaching awards, has published 153 journal papers, a textbook on the subject of microwave nondestructive evaluation, and has delivered numerous invited and Keynote presentations on this subject. He is Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of ASNT, and has eighteen patents to his credit.
Instrumentation & Measurement (I&M) Society:
My most notable accomplishment has been the revitalization of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. After my appointment as the EIC, I immediately put in place a number of initiatives to improve the operations and review process, such as setting up a new on-line submission and review process (none existed before), revitalizing the associate editor list, and elevating the expectations for the performance of all involved, including authors, reviewers, administrators, and associate editors. At the end of my five-year term, we had some of the best metrics associated with any IEEE journal. Other notable accomplishments are: a) establishment of a sustainable and proactive Strategic Plan for the I&M Society while serving as the Society Executive VP, and b) establishment of two significant educational Fellowships and Awards (for students and educators) as the VP of Education.
IEEE is a member-driven international professional community which aims to impact the well-being of all humanity. As a recognizable “brand name”, IEEE represents technical innovation and quality, and as such has a great value. Consequently, at every turn, IEEE must set the “tone” and provide “global leadership” on a plurality of issues pertinent to this community.
The six Division II Societies have many common interests and concerns. The Director must be an effective catalyst for facilitating meaningful mutual interactions through exchange of “best practices”, educational, technical, scientific, standards and other activities. As a voting member of the IEEE BoD and Assembly, the Director must be the conduit that: a) keeps the Societies updated on initiatives and proposed policy changes and seek their feedback, and b) proactively communicates with the Societies and brings their concerns to these boards. The Director must actively oppose initiatives and policies that do not serve the best interest of all members. The director must demand transparency and accountability from these boards, on matters related to finances, publications, initiatives and partnerships.