IEEE Chicago Section's Young Professionals affinity group is excited to host a webinar by Charles Alexander titled ”Engineering in the 21st Century”.


                                                                                         Engineering in the 21st Century

                                                                                           12 Nov. 2020  5:00 pm CT

                                                                                      Presented by Charles K. Alexander 
                                                                                                  IEEE Fellow

Catch a glimpse into the world of engineering in the 21st Century. With all the marvellous accomplishments we have already experienced, will there be any engineering left to do in the future? Have we actually passed the Golden Age of engineering, or is there still something better to come? Where will the jobs be in the 21st century? How can you prepare for a 30-to-50-year career in the future? What will your working environment be like? Find out the answers to these questions and many more.

Registration is required and we will send an online link and password for registered participants. Only registered participants will receive the meeting link. 

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Registration is required and we will send an online link and password for registered participants. Only registered participants will receive the meeting link. 

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • United States

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  • Starts 02 November 2020 12:51 PM
  • Ends 12 November 2020 03:00 PM
  • All times are America/Chicago
  • No Admission Charge
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Charles K. Alexander

Charles K. Alexander


Engineering in the 21st Century


Charles K. Alexander Is an internationally recognized researcher, author, educator, and professional.  Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the Washkewicz College of Engineering at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio. He was Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Cleveland State University from 2002 until 2018.  He was the director of The Center for Research in Electronics and Aerospace Technology (CREATE) from 2004 until 20018. From 2002 until 2006 he was Dean of the Fenn College of Engineering. He has held the position of dean of engineering at Cleveland State University, California State University, Northridge, and Temple University (acting dean for six years).  He has held the position of department chair at Temple University and Tennessee Technological University.  He has held the position of Stocker Visiting Professor (an endowed chair) at Ohio University.  He has held faculty status at all of the before mentioned named universities.

He has secured funding for the establishment of two centers of research, one in power and energy at Tennessee Technological University and another in sensor systems at Cleveland State University.  He has been the director of three additional research centers at Temple and at Ohio University. He has obtained research funding of approximately $100 million (in today’s dollars). He has served as a consultant to twenty-three private and governmental organizations including the Air Force and the Navy.

He received the honorary Dr. Eng. from Ohio Northern University (2009), the PhD (1971) and M.S.E.E. (1967) from Ohio University and the B.S.E.E. (1965) from Ohio Northern University.

 He has authored many publications, including a workbook and a videotape lecture series, and is coauthor of Fundamentals of Electric Circuits (now in the seventh edition), Engineering Skills for Career Success, Problem Solving Made ALMOST Easy, the fifth edition of the Standard Handbook of Electronic Engineering, and Applied Circuit Analysis, all with McGraw-Hill. He has authored or coauthored 30 books counting separate editions and foreign translations and he has made more than 500 paper, professional, and technical presentations.  His circuits textbook is ranked number one or number two worldwide recently.

Dr. Alexander is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and served as its international president and CEO in 1997. In addition, he has held several leadership positions within IEEE during his more than fifty years of service as a volunteer.  This includes serving 1991 to 1999 on the IEEE Board of Directors.


He has received several local, regional, national, and international awards for teaching, research, and service, including an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree, Fellow of the IEEE, the IEEE-USA Jim Watson Student Professional Awareness Achievement Award, the IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award, the Distinguished Professor Award, the Distinguished Engineering Education Achievement Award, the Distinguished Engineering Education Leadership Award, the IEEE Centennial Medal, and IEEE/RAB Innovation Award.