John Dallesasse appointed to two leadership roles within IEEE

4/15/2024 Iishi Patel

Written by Iishi Patel

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John Dallesasse

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign electrical & computer engineering professor John Dallesasse has carved a niche for himself in the fields of photonics and semiconductors, impacting technology at its core. His experience in the field has led him to be appointed as the editor-in-chief of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Journal of Quantum Electronics (JQE) and vice president of strategic directions at the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS).

The IEEE JQE, known for its comprehensive coverage of the physics and applications of lasers, optical devices and quantum phenomena, serves as an indispensable resource for professionals and researchers dedicated to the advancement of quantum electronics. Dallesasse's journey to becoming the editor-in-chief of the IEEE JQE represents an opportunity to influence the future trajectory of a key scientific publication.

Upon his appointment as editor-in-chief, Dallesasse says, "One of the things that I'm hoping to be able to do is to reenergize the journal, bring new authors in and help improve both the impact factor and interest in the journal." He intends to expand the journal's coverage to include trending fields such as quantum information and advanced photonics, securing its position as a leader in its domain.

The IEEE EDS is dedicated to the advancement of electron and ion device science and technology. Dallesasse's engagement with the IEEE EDS, spanning more than a decade, highlights his dedication to the advancement of various fields such as semiconductors, nanostructures, electronic materials and photonic devices.

As the vice president of strategic directions, Dallesasse says, “My role will focus on identifying future challenges and opportunities to maintain the society as a global leader in promoting the theory, design, manufacturing and application of electronic devices.” He is set to spearhead initiatives aimed at reinforcing the society's position as a technical authority, by developing workshops, mapping activities and enhancing publications and conferences. These efforts are designed to cater to the evolving interests of the global electronics and photonics community, ensuring that IEEE EDS continues to be a vital source of knowledge, innovation and collaboration for professionals around the world.

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This story was published April 15, 2024.