From the Editor
It is my pleasure to issue the first-quarter IEEE TEC eNewsletter for 2017. 2016 was a very successful year for the TEC in terms of growing membership, sponsoring workshops, hosting distinguished lectures, and resurrecting the eNewsletter. In 2017, we welcome Prof. Yaobin Chen as the new TEC Chair with significant background and expertise in electrified transportation systems. 2017 also brings more exciting topics to our eNewsletter; the first quarter addresses key issues of interest to our readers, including NASA’s electric aircraft testbed, electric vehicle infrastructure through community solar, and on-board energy conversion in electric vehicles. The second quarter Call for Articles has been issued, with focus on marine transportation electrification. I encourage you to contribute articles that address issues listed here. The third and fourth quarter themes are currently being discussed and finalized. The IEEE TEC eNewsletter editorial team has been very successful in recent quarters by providing article acceptance, revision, or rejection decisions within four weeks from submission. Therefore, I encourage our readers to submit related articles to the quarterly eNewsletter themes so they can reach over 5,000 TEC members.
Finally, I would like to thank all our authors, reviewers, associate editors, and guest editors from 2016 and the current issue, and look forward to more high-quality contributions and articles to our eNewsletter.
Ali Bazzi, Ph.D.