IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. Review the sections on this page to learn about the history of the IEEE Fellow grade, the elevation process, and how the program evolved through the years to become the program it is today.

Some changes to the Nomination Form have been made but are not yet reflected in any of the handbooks or guidelines.

IEEE Fellow Directory


Note: If a member is “active,” a Fellow or Life Fellow, and they want their name to appear in the Fellow Directory, they must have “opted in” when they renewed. If unsure, the member can update his/her profile by going to, scrolling down to “Additional Resources,” and clicking on “update your member profile."

Committee information

Apply for the Fellow Committee. See guidelines for nominating yourself or an applicant to be on the IEEE Fellow Committee.

See Fellow Committee members: 2022 Fellow Committee members (PDF, 71 KB)

Past members include:

2021 Fellow Committee members (PDF, 176 KB)

2020 Fellow Committee members (PDF, 507 KB)

2019 Fellow Committee members (PDF, 440 KB)


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IEEE Fellow (2009) Chai K Toh has been elected to International Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering UK. Learn more.