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The GRSS Chapter Committee has been chaired by Paolo Gamba ( since January 2014 under the portfolio of the VP for Professional Activities, Wooil Moon (
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 by at least one year, …)

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
Rochester/Binghamton/Buffalo/Ithaca/Syracuse Section GRS Anthony Vodacek
Region 2: Eastern USA
Washington, DC & Northern VA area GRS Miguel Roman
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 Adib Y. Nashashibi
Region 5: Southwestern USA
Denver Section, CO AP, MTT, GRS Michael Janezic
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 Xavier Maldague
Toronto Section, ON SP, VT, AES, UFF, OE, GRS Sri Krishnan
Vancouver Section, BC AES, GRS David G. Michelson
Region 8: Europe, Middle East and Africa
Benelux Section AES, GRS Mark Bentum
Croatia Section AES, GRS Juraj Bartolic
France Section GRS Mathieu Fauvel
Germany Section GRS Irena Hajnsek
Italy (Central) Section GRS Simonetta Paloscia
Italy (South) Section GRS Antonio Iodice
Saudi Arabia Section GRS Haikel Hichri
South Africa Section AES, GRS Waldo Kleynhans, Jeanine Engelbrecht,
Spain Section GRS Antonio J. Plaza
Turkey Section GRS Kadim Tasdemir
Ukraine Section AP, MTT, ED, AES, GRS, NPS Nataliya K Sakhnenko
United Arab Emirates Section GRS Prashanth Marpu
United Kingdom & Rep. of Ireland (UKRI) Section GRS, OE Yong Xue
Region 9: Latin America
Student Branch Bogotá, Columbia GRS Deivin Saavedra Ortiz
Brazil Council GRS Alejandro Frery
Student Branch, Campinas, Brazil GRS Emanuel Amorer H.
Guadalajara Section, Mexico GRS Iván Villalón
Region 10: Asia and Pacific
Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales Sections, Australia GRS Fuqin Li
Bangalore Section, India GRS Daya Sagar Behara
Student Branch, Beijing Section, China GRS Bin Peng
Beijing Section, China GRS Ji Wu
Delhi Section, India GRS O.P.N. Calla
Gujarat Section, India GRS Shiv Mohan
Indonesia Section GRS, AES Arifin Nugroho
Islamabad Section, Pakistan GRS, AES M. Umar Khattak
Kolkata Section, India GRS Animesh Maitra
Malaysia Section GRS Hean T Chuah
Nanjing Section, China GRS Feng Jiao
Seoul Section, Korea GRS Hoonyol Lee
Singapore Section AES, GRS See Kye Yak
Taipei Section, Taiwan GRS Yang-Lang Chang
All Japan GRS Akira Hirose

*Abbreviation Guide for IEEE Technical Societies

AES Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
AP Antennas and Propagation 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