Nominations are now open for the Deputy Vice President for Ferroelectrics in the IEEE UFFC Society

The Deputy VP position is the second highest ranking position of the Ferroelectrics Standing Committee and is a position meant to prepare the individual for being nominated to Vice President for Ferroelectrics in a subsequent year. Those interested in this critical role in the society are encouraged to contact the current Vice President for Ferroelectrics, Jacob Jones, at jacobjones@ncsu.edu. Official nomination from IEEE members or current members of the Ferroelectrics Standing Committee (FESC) will follow. Voting for this position will occur at the FESC meeting on 27 May, 2018, in Hiroshima, Japan. All nominees will be invited to attend this meeting and present their interests and qualifications for 5 minutes.

The Deputy VP for Ferroelectrics duties include assisting the VP for Ferroelectrics with operations and strategic planning of the FESC, chairing the FESC meetings in the absence of the VP for Ferroelectrics, or when a motion involving the VP for Ferroelectrics is being discussed and voted upon, and representing FESC to the UFFC-S AdCom in the absence of the VP for Ferroelectrics. In accordance with the UFFC-S bylaws, the Deputy VP for Ferroelectrics cannot vote by proxy in the UFFC-S AdCom, though may be invited to participate in the meeting discussion.

The Deputy VP for Ferroelectrics is appointed for a two-year term. The Deputy VP for Ferroelectrics is selected by a secret ballot vote of FESC. The process starts by nomination by a FESC voting member (self-nominations are allowed), or by five registered IEEE UFFC-S members. All candidates are offered an opportunity to present their position to the FESC in an in-person meeting, prior to discussion in absence of the candidates and a secret ballot vote.

It is recommended that, upon completion of the term, she/he be one of the candidates recommended by the FESC for VP for Ferroelectrics. If the UFFC-S President/President-Elect chooses an alternate candidate for the VP for Ferroelectrics, the Deputy VP for Ferroelectrics appointment is automatically renewed for the next cycle.

Jacob L. Jones

March 12, 2018