IEEE Technical Committee membership for Engineering’s Dr. Wing-Kuen Ling

Engineering’s Dr Wing-Kuen Ling (better known to us all as ‘Bingo’) has been given the prestigious invitation to join the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers’ Circuits and Systems Society Technical Committee on Nonlinear systems.

The IEEE is the world’s largest society for the advancement of technology.

The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society is the leading organization that promotes the advancement of the theory, analysis, design, tools, and implementation of circuits and systems. The field spans their theoretical foundations, applications, and architectures, as well as circuits and systems implementation of algorithms for signal and information processing.

Dr 'Bingo' Wing-Kuen Ling

The Society brings engineers, researchers, scientists and others involved in circuits and systems applications access to the industry’s most essential technical information, networking opportunities, career development tools and many other exclusive benefits.

Local members with similar technical interests engage in professional exchange through the Society’s 10 regional chapters in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Asia, Australia and the Pacific.

New Journal: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics Call for Papers

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics

Call for Papers

To submit a manuscript or learn more about J-PV visit the web site:

In response to the rapid expansion of research in photovoltaics, the IEEE is pleased to announce establishment of the Journal of Photovoltaics (J-PV). The Electron Devices Society with co-sponsorship from six other IEEE groups has launched this peer-reviewed, archival publication to report original and significant research results that advance the field of PV.

Journal Scope

Fundamentals and New Concepts – Editor: Prof. Steven Ringel, Ohio St. Univ.

Nanostructured materials, low-dimensional physics, multiple charge generation, up/down converters, thermophotovoltaics, hot-carrier effects, plasmonics, metamorphic materials, luminescent concentrators, novel light trapping, and rectennas.

Organic PV – Editor: Professor Alex K-Y. Jen, Univ. Washington

Polymer, hybrid and dye sensitized solar cells, new device concepts including QD, CNTs and graphene composites, tandem cells, modeling, synthesis and evaluation of new materials; high performance contacts; lifetime degradation and mechanisms.

Crystalline Silicon PV – Editor: Dr. Stefan Glunz, Fraunhofer Inst. Solar Energy Systems

Feedstock materials and crystal growth; defect characterization and passivation; advanced optics for light trapping and reflection control; new cell designs; device modeling; advanced measurement techniques; and solutions for large scale manufacturing

Amorphous, Nanostructured, and Film Si PV – Editor: Dr. Michio Kondo, Japan AIST

Microstructure characterization, light induced degradation, film oxidation; large throughput, large area, high deposition rates, novel processing routes; new thin silicon concepts, light trapping, multi-layers, plasmonic enhancement, photonic structures, TCOs; long-term reliability

Thin Film PV – Editor: Dr. Rommel Noufi, NREL

Including CdTe, CIGS, earth abundant and wide band gap absorbers, novel device structures, tandem structures, thin-film deposition, modeling, electrically active defects, substrates, TCOs, alternative buffers and contacts, process control, moisture barriers and other measures related to stability/reliability.

III-V, Concentrator and Space PV – Editor: Dr. Richard R. King, Spectrolab, Inc.

III-V systems including theoretical device modeling, epitaxy, solar cell processing, characterization, and system integration; lower concentration Si solar cells, novel concentrators and optics, reliability, and testing; space PV including reliability, environmental effects, protective materials, and cell qualification.

Photovoltaic Balance of Systems Editor: Prof. Angèle H.M.E. Reinders, Delft Univ. Tech.

PV module materials, durability and the performance of PV modules; irradiance resources and testing protocols, power conditioning of inverters, batteries and other BOS components; large scale grid-connected PV, BIPV and residential installations; system integrated PV.

PV Characterization – Editor: Prof. Clemens Heske, Univ. Nevada, Las Vegas

Methods of characterization of PV materials and devices, including characterization of structural, optical, electrical, and electronic properties; novel methods ranging from state-of-the-art spectroscopy to advanced imaging; characterization methods from wafer to module scale; and in-line approaches.

PV Systems Control – Editor: Prof. Giovanni Spagnuolo, Univ. Salerno

Control circuits, systems and methodologies, MPPT-related issues, performance assessment, thermal hybrid systems control, grid-connected and stand alone systems control, grid connection and stability.

PV Systems-Grid Interactions – Editor: Benjamin Kroposki, NREL

PV systems, including modules, power conditioning, inverters, balance-of-systems components, monitoring and control of grid-connected PV installations, analyses and simulation of integrated PV systems.

Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Tim Anderson, Univ. Florida

The intent of J-PV is to publish original research results that are of primary interest to the photovoltaic specialist.  Regular, Briefs, Review and Correspondence papers on these subjects are now being accepted. To submit a manuscript or learn more about J-PV visit the web site:

The J-PV is sponsored by the following IEEE Societies and Councils:

  • • Electron Devices Society
  • • Industrial Electronics Society
  • • Nanotechnology Council
  • • Photonics Society
  • • Power & Energy Society
  • • Power Electronics Society
  • • Reliability Society