Mission and Vision

The objectives of the Society are technical, scientific, literary, and educational. DEIS strives for the advancement of the theory and practice of electrical and electronics engineering and the related arts and sciences, in consonance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the IEEE.

DEIS provides special attention to the technical areas within its field of interest as follows:

The field of interest of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society shall be the study and application of dielectric phenomena and behavior and the development, characterization and application of all gaseous, liquid and solid electrical insulating materials and systems utilized in electrical and electronic equipment. DEIS is also involved in the creation of voluntary engineering standards and the recommended practices related thereto.

DEIS promotes the close cooperation and exchange of technical information among its members and to this end holds meetings for the presentation of papers and their discussion. Through committees DEIS stimulates research, develops appropriate studies and standards, and sponsor periodic and special publications in the field of dielectrics and electrical insulation.

DEIS Strategic Goals

  • DEIS will be the prime source for dielectricians worldwide and willl be internationally recognized as the world’s leading learned/technical authority.
    This goal can only be achieved by supporting our members who do the work, publish the results in our Transactions, and present at our conferences. By serving the next generation of technical experts, we ensure our survival and relevance. We need to be inclusive and reach out to anyone who can be considered a dielectrician (engineers, physicists, chemists, etc.). You help us achieve this goal by actively participating in Society activities so we encourage you to take an active role.
  • DEIS will be seen as the primary center of excellence for all activities directly related to our Field of Interest.
    Being seen as a center of excellence within IEEE can be accomplished by actively interacting with other Societies and Councils to address their needs related to our field of interest. We already do much of this work through participation in our Sister Society group and membership in several Councils (Nanotechnology, Sensors, Superconductivity and Transportation Electrification). We are always looking for volunteers who want to more actively participate in Council activities.
  • DEIS will respond rapidly and effectively to the latest developments in areas encompassed in our Field of Interest.
    This is a job that requires constant vigilance by everyone. Our Technical Committees have the primary responsibility to follow new work, but we do not have committees covering all aspects of dielectrics. We need to be made aware when something new comes to light that requires our attention. Then we can form new Technical Committees as needed. If you discover a topic within our Field of Interest that is not being adequately addressed, please let contact the DEIS President or the VP-Technical.
  • DEIS will broaden its interests in the fields where dielectrics are becoming more and more important.
    Dielectrics and electrical insulation pervade nearly all aspects of life e.g. power systems, electronic circuits, sensors, materials, aerospace, electrification of transport, biomedical, superconductivity etc. As a society we would like to attract new industrial, research and academic Members from these thematic areas as we believe DEIS has a valuable and key role to play in advances and understanding better the application of dielectrics and insulation in these disciplines. We will therefore be looking at ways to improve DEIS engagement with other IEEE Societies and IEEE Councils to understand better future collaborations and joint activities.
  • DEIS will continually improve the quality of services and offers to our members and to the world-wide community of dielectricians.
    Our society exists to serve our membership and humanity in general. Therefore, continually improving “the quality of services and offers to our members and to the worldwide community” is an obvious goal. We include this in the Strategic Goal statement because we want to be constantly reminded that providing these services is an ongoing process. We need to evolve because our constituents’ needs are constantly changing. Methods of communication and dissemination of information available today were unheard of only a few decades ago. What we do today may be totally inadequate tomorrow. When we are not meeting the needs of our members, we need you to let us know.
  • DEIS will maintain its commitment to diversity and inclusion with all its aspects, and to professional ethics standards of the highest level.
    The final goal item relates to diversity, inclusion, and ethics. These are areas where the IEEE has insisted that its organizational units adhere to a high set of standards that are posted on the IEEE website. Our Society will fully support these standards and I expect all of our members to enthusiastically support them. It is simply the right thing to do.

Actions Supporting Our Strategic Goals

  • We will seek relationships with technical groups and learned societies all over the world with similar fields of interest.
  • We will offer conferences, workshops, schools, discussion sessions, and other events worldwide within our Field of Interest.
  • We will publish peer-reviewed original papers and survey articles of high quality and of significant interest to our worldwide community.
  • We will remain embedded in the IEEE with a unique identity and will interact with other IEEE Organizational Units for mutual benefit.
  • We will acknowledge and reward volunteers who actively participate in ensuring that the Society achieves its goals, as well as dielectricians who made seminal and significant contributions to our Field of Interest.