Membership Development

Welcome to the IEEE UK and Ireland Membership Development.

The group is here to support membership development of the IEEE and this page contains specific information for the UK and Ireland Section as well as links to useful pages of the main IEEE Website. If you are thinking about becoming a member this link is a good starting point.

Special rates are available for those with special circumstances eg: those on a very low income, in retirement, unemployment, or with a permanent disability.  If you think you may be eligible, then please contact Member Services, providing as much detail as possible in your message.

If you have previously been a member but have lost your membership rights, then this probably means that you did not renew your membership in time. February is an important month in the membership year and at the end, those members who did not renew, will stop receiving the member benefits, be in “arrears” and you will lose your rights until such time as you renew your membership.  Further details are available from the IEEE Support Centre.

We recently received a reward for our membership development work and as a Section we did well in membership retention, ensuring that we are developing loyalty to the IEEE.

Membership Development Team Members

  • Chair:Dr Wim JC Melis, Greenwich University
  • Development Team Member:Dr Peter Corcoran,  Galway, West Ireland – Areas of Interest: Consumer Electronics, Digital Cameras, Image and Video Processing, Wireless Systems, Biometrics, Internet of Things and Cloud Computing
  • Development Team Member:Mr Vincent Malala, Bristol, South-West UK – Areas of Interest: Power and Energy
  • Development Team Member:Dr Malaya Kumar Nayak, Greater London – Areas of Interest: ICT Infrastructure, Software Engineering, Security, Project Management, Networking, Simulation, Cloud Computing & e-Governance and Government
  • Development Team Member:Dr Adrian Stephens, Cambridge, East Anglia – IEEE SA Standards Board Member and 802.11 working group chair
  • Development Team Member:Dr David Trainor, Northern Ireland – Areas of Interest: Signal Processing (IEEE Society Member), Multimedia (IEEE Tech Committee Member), Software Development, Health/Life Sciences (IEEE Tech Committee Member)
  • Development Team Member:Dr Stefano Longo, Milton Keynes – Areas of Interest: Control Systems, Automotive and Optimisation
  • Development Team Member:Dr Flavio Junqueira, Cambridgeshire – Areas of Interest: Distributed systems, Dependability, Software, Open source and Storage
  • Development Team Member:Dr Pavel Loskot, West Glamorgan – Areas of Interest: Signal Processing, Modelling, Programming and Bio-Informatics
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Dr Wim JC Melis

Dr Wim JC Melis


Elevation to Senior Member

Senior member is the highest grade for which IEEE members can apply. IEEE members can self-nominate, or be nominated, for Senior Member grade. IEE-15-MEM-319_SeniorMember_PromoLibraryPreview_BannerAd_300x250

To be eligible for application or nomination, candidates must:

  • Be engineers, scientists, educators, technical executives, or originators in IEEE-designated fields
  • Have experience reflecting professional maturity
  • Have been in professional practice for at least ten years (with some credit for certain degrees)
  • Show significant performance over a period of at least five of their years in professional practice

You will need 3 references from other Senior Members/Fellows.  If you know these already, then please start your application online (use your IEEE account details to log in). You could also be nominated by one Senior Member/Fellow and then you would need two references.

If you do not know three people who can support your application, then please get in touch with any of the Membership Development Team who will be able to help you with your Senior Membership Elevation.

Please make sure that you include an up-to-date CV, which indicates that you comply with the elevation requirements, as well as your actual membership number and the number of referees you need for your application.

Elevation to Fellow

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.

Becoming an IEEE Fellow is a quite different process from the Senior Membership Elevation.

It is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. A prospective IEEE needs to be sufficiently known within their field and so by other Fellows within the Chapter or field of expertise.

The total number selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting Institute membership. Each new Fellow receives a beautifully matted and framed certificate with the name of the Fellow and a brief citation describing the accomplishment, a congratulatory letter from the incoming IEEE president and a gold sterling silver Fellow lapel pin with antique finish.

The Membership Development Team can still advise you on the process of elevation to Fellow or alternatively more information can be found here.

Membership Resources

If you are unable to find the information you are looking for then please contact one of the committee members.