SSCS Committees and Membership



The SSCS Awards Committee ensures that members get proper recognition for their achievements. Each year, it annually recognizes a number of outstanding PhD students in the field of Solid-State Circuits through the SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award. The Committee also administers the SSCS Distinguished Service Award, and a number of new Awards currently under development.

If you have any questions, please contact the Awards Chair.




CHAIR: John J. Corcoran

(john_corcoran -at-

Committee Members: 

  • Bram Nauta
  • Jan Van der Spiegel
  • Stefan Rusu
  • Patrick Yue
  • Bruce Wooley 
  • Dick Jaeger
  • Domine Leenaerts
  • Behzad Razavi
  • Ada Poon
  • Payam Heydari
  • Azita Emami
  • Kathy Wilcox
  • Edith Beigne


The SSCS Fellows Committee encourages and reviews nominations of SSCS members for the grade of fellow.


CHAIR: Domine Leenaerts




The Chapters are the heart of the society that organize local educational and professional development events for our members, as well as attracting new members. We strive a vibrant networking community for our members that provides them with learning opportunities and recognizes their accomplishments. 



CHAIR: Alvin Loke

(alvin.loke -at- 

 Committee Members:

  • Sergio Bampi
  • Andrea Baschirotto  
  • Bruce Doyle
  • Mohammad Hunain Memon
  • Makoto Nagata
  • Woogeun Rhee
  • Sharif (Mojtaba) Sharifzadeh
  • Farhana Sheikh
  • Patrick Yue

Education/Distinguished Lecturer Program

Education Committee is committed to providing quality education to the SSCS members through its webinars, online tutorials, and its distinguished lecture (DL) program. In particilar, the DL program identifies and enables experts in the Society to give lectures and tutorial at regional chapter meetings. These lectures and tutorials are open to all SSCC members free of charge.



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  •  Jan Van der Spiegel
  • Behzad Razavi
  • Andreia Cathelin
  • Willy Sansen
  • Michael Perrott
  • Shekhar Borkar
  • Kofi Makinwa
  • Shahriar Mirabbasi
  • Pavan Hanumolu
  • John Corcoran
  • Payam Heydari
  • Alvin Loke
  • Daniel Friedman
  • Pieter Harpe
  • Shanthi Pavan
  • Antonio Liscidini



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 Committee Members:

  • Don Draper
  • Terri Fiez
  • Makoto Ikeda
  • Richard Jaeger
  • John Long
  • Kofi Makinwa
  • Bram Nauta
  • Kenneth O


The core mission of the SSCS Membership Committee is to maximize our members benefits by offering a board range of activities to cultivate the dissemination and exchange of the technical knowledge in the field of IC design. To nurture and maintain a vibrant community spirit and social network, this Committee is constantly exploring new approaches and platforms to improve our members experience. Last but not least, the membership committee is keen on promoting the recognition of our members accomplishment and their loyalty. If you have new ideas and suggestions on how to improve our membership, do not hesitate to contact the Vice President of Membership.




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 Committee   Members:

  • Emre Ayranci
  • Bill Bowhill
  • John J. Corcoran
  • Zeynep Lulec
  • Kofi Makinwa
  • Makoto Nagata
  • Woogeun Rhee
  • Stefan Rusu
  • Ali Sheikholeslami
  • Jan Van der Spiegel
  • Alice Wang
  • Kathy Wilcox 
  • Alvin Loke



Nominations Committee has responsibility for proposing a slate of candidates for election to the AdCom each year, replacing one third of the body.    Each Fall, the Society will present a geographically diverse slate of at least 8 candidates for the 5 retiring representatives.  Members can submit their name for consideration or will be placed on the ballot by petition containing 2% of the society membership (~200 signatures would be required).  Persons interested in serving on AdCom should contact the Committee Chair or Executive Director to be considered.   The Nominations Committee is also responsible for presenting candidates for Vice President and President of the Society which is voted on by the AdCom. 

Key Timetables in Society Elections:

Nominations for Adcom received by the Society Executive Director – End of February 

Nominations Committee selects slate – End of April

SSCS-wide election – Fall

SSCS Officers election – last Adcom Meeting of the year



CHAIR: Bram Nauta

(bnauta -at-

Committee Members: 

  • Ali Sheikholeslami
  • Alison Burdett
  • Makoto Ikeda
  • Kofi Makinwa
  • Makoto Nagata
  • Jan Van der Spiegel
  • Kathy Wilcox



The IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society publishes peer-reviewed technical journals, magazines, curated web-based content, books, and conference publications, in addition to online seminars and courses, conferences, career development services, and networking opportunities. The IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society publications are led and governed by the Publications Committee, which oversees each publishing line and reports to the SSCS Adcom.


The SSCS Publications Committee monitors and advises the Solid-State Circuits Society on sponsored periodicals and publications, both soft and hardcopy. The objectives of the Committee are to: monitor quality and timeliness, provide suggestions for improvements, consider new initiatives for dissemination of technical content to SSCS members and the technical community, ensure that SSCS-sponsored publications meet the policies and procedures for IEEE periodicals, conduct a financial 'health check' periodically, and make recommendations for changes, if required. The Committee also identifies overlapping fields of interest and assists the SSCS in resolving any disagreements regarding other IEEE periodicals. Important developments in IEEE publication policies that may impact the Society and its sponsored periodicals are monitored and reported to the SSCS Adcom.


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 Committee Members:

  • Leo Belostotski
  • Bryan Ackland 
  • Dick Jaeger 
  • Willy Sansen 
  • Shahriar Mirabbasi
  • Hideto Hidaka
  • Tony Chan Carusone
  • Jan Craninckx
  • Terri Fiez 
  • Bill Bidermann
  • Azad Naeemi
  • Tom Lee
  • Bruce Hecht
  • Roman Genov
  • Vivienne Sze
  • Payam Heydari 
  • Eugenio Cantatore
  • Waleed Khalil
  • Pavan Hanumolu



Women in Circuits

 The Women in Circuits (WiC) committee goal is to increase female recruitment, retention and advancement in SSCS. The WiC committee hosts networking events at worldwide SSCS conferences promoting mentoring, work/life balance, negotiation and interacting with successful women.  The WiC committee also supports women’s events at the local SSCS chapters and provide more leadership opportunities for women through increasing women participation in journal editing and technical program committee members.

CHAIR: Azita Emami 

azita -at- 

  • Andreia Cathelin
  • Alice Wang
  • Rabia Tugce Yazivigil
  • Trudy Stetzler
  • Wanda Gass
  • Alison Burdett
  • Anantha Chandrakasan
  • Ingrid Verhauwhede
  • Marian Verhelst
  • Vivienne Sze 
  • Terri Fiez 
  • Yildiz Sinangil

Young Professionals 

SSCS is committed to helping young professionals evaluate their career goals, polish their professional image, and create the building blocks of a lifelong and diverse professional network. Here you will find benefits specifically for younger Society members, announcements and information essential for IC professionals and students in the early phases of their careers. 

CHAIR: Zeynep Lulec 

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  • Emre Ayracni
  • Patrick Yue
  • Stefan Rusu
  • Hui Jiang
  • Damla Dimlioglu
  • Wei Han Yu (Hank)
  • Korkut Kaan Tokgoz
  • Alireza Yousefi
  • Mehmet Parlak
  • Cheng Wang
  • Xinfei Guo
  • Ka-Meng Li


Other Representatives:

Boris Murmann (murmann -at- 

Solid-State Directions Chair

Bram Nauta (b.nauta -at- 

Region 8 Representative

Ali Sheikholeslami (ali -at-

Region 7 Representative

Hideto Hidaka (hideto.hidaka.pz -at- 

Region 10 Representative

Jan Van der Spiegel (

Rep. to CASS from SSCS

Peter Lian (peterlian -at-

Rep. to SSCS from CASS

Zeynep Lulec (sz.lulec -at- 

Young Professionals Rep

Jeffrey S. Walling (jeffrey.s.walling -at- 

RFID Council

Wai Lee (lee -at- 

Sensors Council

Bryan Ackland (backland -at- 

Council on EDA

Vivek Tiwari (vivek.tiwari -at- 

Council on EDA

Edith Beigne (edith.begine -at-

Nanotechnology Council

Jan Craninckx (


Waleed Khalil (


Azad Naeemi (azad -at-


Leo Belostotski (lbelosto -at-

Magazine EiC

Tony Chanu Carusone (tony.chan.carusone -at-


Bruce Hecht ( 

Biometrics Council/IEEE Life Sciences Web Portal 

Jan Van der Spiegel (jan -at- 


Makoto Ikeda (ikeda -at- 


Hua Wang ( -at- 


Alison Burdett (Alison.Burdett -at-

WiE Rep 

Andreia Cathelin (andreia.cathelin -at- 

IoT (Internet of Things) Rep

Aarno Parssinen (aarno.parssinen -at- 

Future Networks 


Sustainable ICT

Pavan K, Hanumolu (jssc -at-


Rakesh Kumar (rakesh -at- 

Magazine Advisory Board Chair

Willy Sansen (willy.sansen -at- 

Past President 

Dick Jaeger (rj -at- 

Past President 

Dave Hodges (hodges -at- 

Past President 

Lew Terman (l.terman -at- 

Past President

Bruce Wooley (wooley -at- 

Past President