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IEEE Fellow Kristina Johnson Confirmed as U.S. Undersecretary of Energy

23 June – IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association, is proud to announce that IEEE Fellow Kristina M. Johnson has been selected by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Undersecretary of Energy. In her new role, effective July 1, 2009, Johnson will be responsible for leading administration initiatives focused on energy efficiency, solar and wind power, geothermal energy, clean car technology and other forms of renewable energy.  In this role, Johnson will draw upon many of the key learnings she experienced since joining the IEEE as a student member in 1980.  Throughout her lengthy membership, Johnson has actively been involved in a number of Societies and Committees, using the many avenues for growth available throughout the IEEE to catapult her to where she is today. She is currently an active member of IEEE’s Electron Devices Society, Photonics Society and Women in Engineering.  

“IEEE is extremely proud to have an IEEE fellow, one of the IEEE’s most distinguished members, selected for such a prestigious position within the President’s administration,” said Leah Jamieson, 2007 IEEE president and John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering, Purdue University.  “On a personal note, I’m thrilled at the success of an esteemed colleague and one of IEEE’s most accomplished women. Kristina has been a member of the IEEE for nearly 30 years. Her appointment underscores IEEE’s relevance in tracking global grand challenges.” 

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