Saifur Rahman’s article on Decarbonization published in the IEEE Transmitter
Professor Saifur Rahman’s article on decarbonization was published in the IEEE Transmitter, IEEE’s online magazine on the latest tech news and innovations. For more details, click here.
Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Addressing the Decarbonization Challenge
The primary source of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) is carbon dioxide CO2 (75%), followed by methane CH4 (17%). For CO2 emissions there are three major sources: (i) electric power generation (28%), (ii) transportation (29%) and (iii) other human activities (43%). CO2 is responsible for three-quarters of all GHG emissions. (www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/emissions-sources-2020) Many things are being discussed […]
How to Ensure Service to Humanity and Smart Engineering for IEEE Members?
IEEE continues its work to include more young professionals in the organization’s leadership, as well as fostering greater geographic diversity. Over the past 40+ years, IEEE has been an integral part of my pursuit of excellence in professional life. Keeping that in mind, we have developed a 6 Point vision where we pledge to build and develop networking, […]
Market adoption of Battery-powered Electric Vehicle (EV) and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV)
The global efforts in decarbonization will drive vehicles to move away from petroleum-based fuels. For example, in Norway, new car sales will be limited to only electric vehicles after 2025. Many countries including the United States and China have various incentives to encourage electric vehicle use. Electric vehicles are generally understood to be run on […]
How to Encourage and Recognize Member Contributions in IEEE?
IEEE membership is generally limited technology professionals who are college graduates and students studying to be technology professionals. A large percentage of these members come from the fields of electrical and computer engineering, computer science and information technology. As job opportunities in these professions have grown significantly over the years, many technologists without a college […]
Leadership Opportunities: The Role of PES in the Global Society
Click here to read an article I wrote for the IEEE Power & Energy Magazine, Volume 19, No. 5, September/October 2021 edition. Citation S. Rahman, “Leadership Opportunities: The Role of PES in the Global Society [Leader’s Corner],” in IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 10-12, Sept.-Oct. 2021, doi: 10.1109/MPE.2021.3088703.
What are some challenges in space-based solar power system and how to resolve those?
The concept of space-based power system is attractive because there is no shading in space due to clouds and no part of the sunlight is lost in absorption in earth’s atmosphere or reflected by the atmosphere. And the solar panel can be placed in an orbiting location where there is no night. Thus, no incidence […]
How Can IEEE Be More Diverse and Make Your IEEE Membership More Valuable to You?
I would like to see IEEE focus more on giving opportunities to young professionals including women and minorities to play greater roles in the organization’s activities, as well as fostering greater geographic diversity. Region 10 held an event in 2020 to support these efforts for the Students, Young Professionals, Women and Life Members. This was […]