Each of IEEE’s 39 Technical Societies is a global collection of members interested in a specific area, from aerospace to vehicular. (See IEEE Society Memberships for a full list.)  Members may pay society dues and join a society, which usually includes a publication and discounts on journals and conferences. (Non-IEEE members may join a society at a non-IEEE member rate without joining IEEE.)  There are also six Technical Councils – groups of societies working on a broader area.

Society members within a geographic area may form a local chapter, which is led and supported by the geographical unit (typically the section).  While leadership roles and meeting announcements go only to society members, their meetings and presentations are usually open to everyone including non-IEEE members. Announcements in the calendar will specify when a meeting is closed.

The following is a list of all chapters spanning the Northern VA Section. Where chapters span two or more sections the “lead” section (responsible for reporting chapter activity) is listed first. Some chapters exist separately in both Northern VA and Washington, but only the Northern VA chapter is listed below.


ChapterSection(s)ChairVice ChairTreasurerSecretaryEvents
Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AES10)Washington, Northern VADr. Genshe ChenUpcoming
Antennas and Propagation Society (AP03)Washington, Northern VADr. Chris DanielUpcoming
Circuits and Systems Society (CAS04)Washington, Baltimore, Northern VADr. Pamela Ann AbshireUpcoming
Communications Society (COM19)Northern VADr. Kafi HassanUpcoming
Computational Intelligence Society (CIS11)Northern VA, WashingtonGeorge StantchevSandra VaughanUpcoming
Computer Society (C16)Northern VA, WashingtonMr. Shashank KaulMr. Murty PolavarapuMr. Murty PolavarapuUpcoming
Control Systems Society (CS23)Northern VAAlmuatazbellah M BokerDr. Chiman KwanMr. Dan Cross-ColeRodolfo J Martinez IIIUpcoming
Education Society (E25)Northern VA, Central VA, Hampton Roads, RichmondDr. Afroditi "Vennie" FilippasDr. Rosalyn "Roz" Hobson HargravesUpcoming
Electromagnetic Compatibility Society (EMC27)Washington, Northern VAMr. Mike VioletteUpcoming
Electron Devices Society (ED15)Northern VA, WashingtonDr. Tony GuoMr. Joseph KopanskiMr. Murty PolavarapuUpcoming
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMB18)Washington, Northern VADr Christopher FennigMs. Debi SieringDr. Michael AckermanDr. Vijayanand KowthaUpcoming
Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRS29)Washington, Northern VADr. Zhuosen WangUpcoming
Industry Applications Society (IA34)Northern VA, WashingtonDr. Sirak BelaynehUpcoming
Magnetics Society (MAG33)Washington, Northern VADr. Daniel GopmanDr. Hatem ElBidweihyDr. Daniel GopmanUpcoming
Microwave Theory and Technology Society (MTT17)Washington, Northern VADr. Ali DarwishUpcoming
Nanotechnology Council (NANO42)Northern VA, WashingtonDr. Fred SemendyMr. Murty PolavarapuUpcoming
Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPS05)Washington, Northern VA, BaltimoreDr. Nadim HaddadUpcoming
Photonics Society (PHO36)Washington, Northern VARobert CiccarielloMary TobinUpcoming
Power and Energy Society (PE31)Northern VA, WashingtonMr. Yonael TekluUpcoming
Robotics and Automation Society (RA24)Washington, Northern VAMr. Leon EscobarUpcoming
Sensors Council (SEN29)Washington, Northern VAUpcoming
Signal Processing Society (SP01)Northern VARichard MetzgerPierce MooneyUpcoming
Society on Social Implications of Technology (SIT30)Northern VA, Washington, BaltimoreMr. Murty PolavarapuUpcoming
Technology and Management Society (TEM014)Washington, Northern VAMr. Doug HollyUpcoming
Vehicular Technology Society (VT06)Washington, Northern VAMr. David JohnsonUpcoming