Alan Mantooth

for IEEE Division II Director

Throughout more than two decades of Society leadership, my colleagues can attest that I will apply servant leadership principles to my term in office. My background in industry, academia, and entrepreneurship have taught me to seek advice, listen to constituents, and represent people with a professional passion. It has also taught me the value of creative thinking when problem solving. I hope to make a difference on the Board by helping to promote diversity and inclusivity, advocating for our Societies and their needs – both large and small, and ensuring transparency in communications. As my experience demonstrates, I will work earnestly in an ethical and team-oriented fashion with the Division II Societies to represent their views and advocate for their needs at the Board level, while working with my fellow Directors to achieve strategic and tactical goals that advance IEEE’s mission.

I commit to engage in activities that judiciously steward resources that support and focus on serving the IEEE membership, promoting the profession, fostering inclusivity and diversity, and governing the organization with responsible, transparent fiduciary decision-making.

Alan Mantooth

Alan Mantooth received the B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from the University of Arkansas (UA) in 1985 and 1986, and the Ph.D. degree from Georgia Tech in 1990. He then joined Analogy, a startup company in Oregon, focusing on modeling and simulation. In 1998, he joined the faculty of the UA, where he is now Distinguished Professor and holds 21st Century Research Leadership Chair in Engineering.

He founded and serves as the Executive Director of National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission at UA, the NSF I/UCRC on GRid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems (GRAPES), and the new Multi-User Silicon Carbide Research and Fabrication Facility (MUSiC). He is Deputy Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center entitled Power Optimization for Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS). He has co-founded three companies in design automation (Lynguent), IC design (Ozark Integrated Circuits), and cybersecurity (Bastazo). He is a registered professional engineer in Arkansas, and a member of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and Eta Kappa Nu.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities


Dr. Mantooth has been an active and committed volunteer for IEEE for 40 years. He has held the following leadership positions in IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), Circuits and Systems, and Council on EDA:


  • Chairman – IEEE CANDE, Design Automation Technical Committee for Circuits and Systems Society, (2005).
  • Chairman – IEEE Working Group on Standard VHDL Packages for Multiple Energy Domain Systems (P1076.1.1) (2001-2006)
  • Standards Committee Chair of Power Electronics Society (2004-2012)
    VP Operations of PELS (2013-16)
  • President-Elect, President, Immediate Past-President, Sr. Past-President of PELS (2016; 2017-18; 2019- 20; 2021-22)
  • TAB Awards and Recognition Committee (2019-2022)
  • EiC of IEEE Open Journal of Power Electronics (2019-Present)
While serving as PELS President, Dr. Mantooth created initiatives to significantly increase PELS membership, which exceeds 10,000, expanded technical operations and activities, strengthened conference and product portfolios, and enhanced our partnerships with sister societies and international organizations. He established mentorship, cybersecurity and design automation programs that are now thriving. He began the PELS Town Hall Meetings and PELS Day (June 20) to engage members more directly. Under his leadership, PELS has been in steady growth with very strong financial positions with annual surpluses exceeding $1M. He worked with the IEEE TAB Finance Committee to establish two IEEE Foundation accounts funded by Society surpluses to support scholarship and humanitarian endeavors.

He has led volunteers in establishing and expanding international conferences including IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices & Applications (WiPDA), WiPDA-Asia, IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems, IEEE Workshop on Design Automation for Power Electronics, IEEE Workshop on CyberPELS, and the Design Methodologies Conference. He led the successful launch of the IEEE Open Journal of Power Electronics in late 2019, which ranks among the fastest submission to first decision journals in IEEE.

Mantooth Named
Tech Titan in Arkansas

Mantooth Speaks to UA’S Research Impact on Arkansas

Mantooth Presents New MUSiC Facility to Arkansas Legislative Council

Mantooth Discusses Semiconductor Research and Fabrication at U of A

Mantooth Named to Arkansas Future Mobility Advisory Council

Q&A with Mantooth
on High Voltage Economy


The IEEE Societies are clustered within ten Technical Divisions, each represented on the IEEE Board of Directors by a Division Delegate/Director who serves a two‑year term. The Division Delegate/Director (or Division Delegate-Elect/Director‑Elect) is elected by the voting members of the Division from a slate nominated by the Divisional Committee or nominated by petition.

Ballots will be created for eligible voting members on record on 30 June. Balloting Period: August 15, 2023 – October 2, 2023, 12:00 pm ET

To be eligible to vote for the IEEE Division II Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect office, on June 30:

The member must be up-to-date on his/her IEEE membership and is a member of one of the Societies in Division II

  • IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society
  • IEEE Electronics Packaging Society
  • IEEE Industry Applications Society
  • IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society
  • IEEE Power Electronics Society
  • IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control

Hold one of these membership grades:

  • Graduate Student Member
  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • Fellow
  • All Life member grades

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