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For help in managing a local chapter we have gathered together some Resources.



The GRSS Chapter Committee has been chaired by Farid Melgani ( since January 2017 under the portfolio of the VP for Professional Activities, David Kunkee (
All Chapters are required to provide to the Chapter Committee Chair a report about the activities in the previous year **by January 15**. Chapter Chairs are reminded that their reports will be considered to select outstanding activities to be funded by the Society, and the Chapters to be considered for the Chapter Excellence Award. GRSS established a Chapter Excellence Award to recognize excellence in a GRSS or Joint Local Chapter demonstrated by exemplary local GRSS activities during the previous year. The award shall be considered annually and presented only when a deserving Chapter is identified.

How to set up a Chapter

The procedure to establish a new Chapter requires four steps.

First of all, one needs to find at least 12 GRSS members “in good standing” willing to be founders of this Chapter. These people must be IEEE and GRSS Members/Senior members/Fellows (but not student members or affiliate members) who paid their fees for the current year.

Then, it is required to prepare a petition collecting the IEEE membership numbers and the signatures of these people. In addition, it is required to write a business plan for the first year of the Chapter.

The third step is asking for the approval of the parent Section, i.e., the Section(s) of the geographical area(s) to which the Chapter pertains. Please note that some of them have other requirements in addition to those listed above (e.g., the members must come from more than one university, must have been IEEE members for at least one year, and paid their fees for the current year. The 12 founding members must be members of IEEE for at least 6 months.)

Finally, these documents and the Section approval must be provided via e-mail to the IEEE MGA staff for final approval, pending the agreement of GRSS officials.

If the chapter to be established is in Mainland China, special conditions apply. The revised petition form (valid ONLY for Mainland China) is available here.

The procedure to establish a chapter is described in detail in the IEEE web site, at, where you will also be able to find a template for the petition.

GRSS Chapters and Contact Information

Chapter Location Joint with (Societies) Chapter Chair E-mail Address
Region 1: Northeastern USA
Boston Section, MA GRS Francesca Scire Scapuzzo
Springfield Section, MA AP, MTT, ED, GRS, LEO Paul Siqueira
Western New York Section GRS Emmett Ientilucci
Region 2: Eastern USA
Washington, DC & Northern VA Section GRS Zhuosen Wang
Dayton Section AP, MTT, GRS Andrew Terzuoli
Region 3: Southeastern USA
Atlanta Section, GA AES, GRS Kristin Bing
Eastern North Carolina Section GRS Linda Hayden
Melbourne Section, FL GRS, AES William Junek
Region 4: Central USA
Central Illinois Section LEO, GRS Weng Cho Chew
Southeastern Michigan Section GRS Leland Pierce
Region 5: Southwestern USA
Front Range Section, CO GRS Neill Kefauver
Region 6: Western USA
Alaska Section, AK GRS Franz Meyer
Los Angeles Section, CA GRS Mark Lamb
Region 7: Canada
Ottawa Section, ON OE, GRS Yifeng Zhou
Quebec Section, Quebec, QC AES, OE, GRS Yves DeVillers
Toronto Section, ON SP, VT, AES, UFF, OE, GRS AliReza Sadeghian
Vancouver Section, BC AES, GRS David G. Michelson
Winnipeg Section, MB AES, GRS Nariman Firoozy
Region 8: Europe, Middle East and Africa
Benelux Section AES, GRS Mark Bentum
Croatia Section AES, GRS Davor Bonefacic
France Section GRS Mauro Dalla Mura
Germany Section GRS Irena Hajnsek
Central Italy Section GRS Frank Marzano
South Italy Section GRS Antonio Iodice
Saudi Arabia Section GRS Haikel Hichri
South Africa Section AES, GRS Colin Schwegman
Spain Section GRS Maria Piles
Switzerland Section GRS Othmar Frey
Turkey Section GRS Esra Erten
Ukraine Section AP, MTT, ED, AES, GRS, NPS  Nickola T. Cherpak
United Arab Emirates Section GRS Meera Rashid Al Shamsi
United Kingdom & Rep. of Ireland (UKRI) Section GRS Lai Bun Lok
Region 9: Latin America
Argentina Section GRS Jorge Luis Márquez
Student Branch Bogotá, Columbia GRS Laura Daniela Martin Beltran
Brazil Council GRS Raul Queiroz Feitosa
Student Branch, Campinas, Brazil GRS Emanuel Amorer H.
Chile Section GRS Carlos Cardenas
Guadalajara Section, Mexico GRS Iván Villalón
Region 10: Asia and Pacific
All Japan GRS Yasushi Yamaguchi
Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales Sections, Australia GRS Zhi Huang
Bangalore Section, India GRS Saroj K. Meher
Student Branch, Beijing Section, China GRS Zhi Yang
Beijing Section, China GRS Ji Wu
Bombay Section, India GRS Avik Bhattacharya
Chengdu Section, China GRS Ling Tong
Delhi Section, India GRS O.P.N. Calla
Gujarat Section, India GRS Shiv Mohan
Harbin Section, China GRS Bin Zou
Hyderabad Section, India GRS, CIS Naresh Mallenahalli
Changchun Section, China GRS Kai Zhao
Indonesia Section GRS, AES Arifin Nugroho
Islamabad Section, Pakistan GRS, AES Fahim Arif
Kolkata Section, India GRS Ashish Ghosh
Malaysia Section GRS Voon Chet Koo
Nanjing Section, China GRS Tao Cheng
Seoul Section, Korea GRS Hoonyol Lee
Shanghai Section, China GRS Feng Xu
Singapore Section AES, GRS Hong Bo Sun
Taipei Section, Taiwan GRS Yang-Lang Chang
Wuhan Section, China GRS Liangpei Zhang
Student Branch, Wuhan, China GRS Yonghao Xu


*Abbreviation Guide for IEEE Technical Societies

AES Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
AP Antennas and Propagation Society
CIS Computational Intelligence Society
ED Electron Devices Society
EMB Engineering in Medicine and Biology
GRS Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
LEO Lasers & Electro-Optics Society
MTT Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
NPS Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society
OE Oceanic Engineering Society
SP Signal Processing Society
UFF Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society
VT Vehicular Technology Society