All IEEE members who meet the qualifications below are encouraged to attend and meet with Senior Members, Fellows, and Honorary Members. Bring your application, obtain Senior Member references and learn more about what Senior membership means.

Do you qualify as a Senior Member?

1)      Candidates shall be an engineer, scientist, educator, technical executive, or originator in IEEE-designated fields (Bylaw 1-104.11)

2)      Candidates shall have been in professional practice for at least ten years (see full qualifications)

3)      Candidates shall have shown “significant performance” over a period of at least five of those years in professional practice.

The event strives to assist members with their Senior Membership applications. A short presentation will be given by a Senior IEEE member on the benefits of membership elevation and application process. This will be followed by a session in which potential Senior members will be guided hands on with their applications. 
For all information and the application form
It is strongly recommended to bring with you the following:
* Your comprehensive/detailed CV (preferably a hard copy)
* Laptop (to edit the submission)
* pre-completed self-nomination form (editable on laptop, or 4 hard copies)


This event is a part of the series of Senior Membership Development workshops:

03 May 2018 09:00-11:00: University of Pretoria, Pretoria
03 May 2018 18:00-20:00: University of Pretoria, Pretoria 
08 May 2018 12:00-14:00: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria
10 May 2018 18:00-20:00: University of Cape Town, Cape Town
11 May 2018 09:00-12:00: Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch
17 May 2018 16:30-18:00: University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban
18 May 2018 09:00-12:00: University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban
25 May 2018 09:00-11:00: Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg
25 May 2018 17:00-19:00: Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg


Click on "Register now" below to register (the venue has strict access control, so a registration is a must).


IEEE Senior Members Make a Difference!

  Date and Time




  • Date: 11 May 2018
  • Time: 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+02:00) Pretoria
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  • Stellenbosch University
  • Stellenbosch, Western Cape
  • South Africa 7599
  • Building: Electrical & Electronic Engineering building
  • Room Number: Room E354
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  • Starts 01 March 2018 07:00 AM
  • Ends 11 May 2018 11:55 AM
  • All times are (UTC+02:00) Pretoria
  • No Admission Charge


Dr Albert Lysko Dr Albert Lysko of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)


About IEEE Senior Membership

Talk about IEEE, IEEE South Africa, opportunities available.


Albert Lysko is a Principal Researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria and the IEEE South Africa Section Chair. He was born in Russia and received BSc and MSc in Russia and completed PhD (ICT) in Norway.

Dr Lysko was with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway from 1998. This is where he became a member of IEEE. He moved to South Africa in 2004, where he lectured at the University of KwaZulu Natal, then ran private consulting, and in 2007 joined the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). At the CSIR, he is now a Principal Researcher working in wireless communications and focussing his research on television white spaces (TVWS), dynamic spectrum access and smart antennas. He has published over 60 research papers, 2 books, 2 patents and led producing several technology demonstrators.

From 2009, Dr Lysko started to actively volunteer, and, having brought several IEEE Distinguished Lecturers to South Africa, he became a Chair for the Joint Chapter: Antennas and Propagation (AP), Microwave Techniques and Technologies (MTT) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) in 2013.

From 2015, he was a Vice-Chair for IEEE South Africa Section and from 2016, he is the Chair for the Section, as well as the Awards & Recognitions Chair. In these roles, he successful promoted the Best Chapter award, Section Congress grant. He was also a co-organizer (General Chair, Technical Chair) for 3 conferences (total 410+ presentations incl. ICACCE’16 in Durban and Africon’17 in  Cape Town), and an organizer and co-organizer for over 30 IEEE events, which have  attracted over 900 people.

He is also a member of a number of committees including IEEE AP-S  Education and SIGHT, IEEE 5G Testbed Roadmap, and IEEE Region 8 Membership Development committees.



Address:Meraka Institute, Brummeria, Prtoria, Gauteng, South Africa, 0001

Prof Riana Geschke Prof Riana Geschke of University of Cape Town


IEEE Senior Membership

Talk about IEEE Senior memberhship, and processes to get there.


Prof Riana Geschke is an Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town where she teaches undergradute courses on Engineering Design Methodology, Applied Electromagnetics and Microwave Systems. At postgraduate level, she teaches a course on Technologies and Practical Design for Microwave Filters. Her group’s current research activities span the microwave frequency range from L-band to the 60 GHz communications band. The work is focused on multilayer planar filters, electronic reconfigurability and filters based on transmission lines with special properties. She participated in the FP7 Marie Curie IRSES MultiWaveS project, which focused on Electronically Reconfigurable Multiband Devices and has authored and co-authored a number of journal papers, conference presentations and book chapters in this field.

Riana Geschke’s academic and research career started while pursuing a PhD degree (completed in 2004) at the University of Stellenbosch (SU) in the field of Computational Electromagnetics. During that time, she became a Lecturer in the Department of Communications’ newly established Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Programme. She was based at SU until the end of 2012, developing an interest in the field of passive microwave component design. In 2013, she thus joined the Radar and Remote Sensing Group at UCT to extend the group’s capabilities in terms of microwave and millimeter wave activities. This naturally complements the group’s current and planned projects and activities. Riana is a regular reviewer the IEEE Wireless and Components Letters and on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer‐Aided Engineering. She is also a Senior Member of the IEEE.

In South Africa, she is involved in activities to stimulate academic and industry collaboration by promoting interaction and collaboration between electrical engineers. In this regard, she is an IEEE volunteer and is currently on the Executive Committee of the South African IEEE Section. From 2009 to 2012, she was the chair of the joint Antennas and Propagation-Microwave Theory and Techniques and Electromagnetic Compatibility (AP-MTT-EMC) IEEE chapter in South Africa, and during that time also chaired the South African AP-MTT-EMC chapter conference in 2011. As a Specialist Editor for the SAIEE Africa Research Journal, she contributes to initiatives for local researchers to publish Electrical and Electronic Engineering research that has both local and international significance.


Address:Western Cape, South Africa



1. Welcome by IEEE South Africa Section Executive/Representative

2. Short presentation on the benefits of membership elevation and application process

3. Hands on guide with applications. (Please bring a laptop along if possible).