View GRSS Chapters in a map.

An overview of GRSS and ideas for running a chapter are here.

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