Dr. Lingze Duan chosen as senior member of IEEE

Lingze Duan

Dr. Lingze Duan, UAH associate professor of physics, was selected as a senior IEEE member.

Michael Mercier | UAH

Dr. Lingze Duan, associate professor of physics at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), has been named a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Dr. Duan's current research focuses on ultrafast optics, optical metrology and metrological instrumentation, fiber optics, and nanophotonics.

Senior member is the highest IEEE professional grade for which members may apply. Only 7 percent of IEEE's 431,000 worldwide members have achieved senior membership. Senior membership is recognition of professional maturity and sustained achievements. It requires at least 10 years of membership and a demonstrated significant performance over at least five years of professional practice.

"Typically, by the time a member is eligible for the senior membership, he or she most likely has already played key roles in IEEE-designated fields or in the IEEE organization," says Dr. Duan. "In my particular case, I have been a regular reviewer for several IEEE journals for more than 10 years, I contribute papers to IEEE published journals and IEEE organized conferences, and I also participate in activities organized by the IEEE Huntsville Section."

In addition, Dr. Duan has served on the committee of the local optics professional society, the Huntsville Electro-Optical Society, where he was in charge of organizing monthly seminars and the yearly local conference. He thinks his senior membership will serve to strengthen the presence of IEEE at UAH.

"In the long run, developing close ties with major professional societies such as IEEE is always beneficial for the university in terms of gaining resources, opening up networking channels and raising university reputations," he says.

IEEE is the world's largest association of technical professionals. It seeks to advance electrical and electronic engineering, telecommunications, computer engineering and allied disciplines, both technically and educationally. Long composed of engineers and scientists, IEEE's membership also includes allied professionals such as computer scientists, software developers, information technology professionals, physicists and medical doctors.


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