Volunteer Signup Form

We welcome members of the IEEE Magnetics Society to volunteer to serve on committees and help shape our future together.

The links (in blue) below include a description of the committees where, depending on needs, positions may currently be available. We encourage you to carefully read the eligibility criteria and time commitment required to serve on these committees prior to filling out the volunteer sign-up form. Upon submission of the form, based on your committee preference(s), your information will be directed to the relevant committee chair(s) who will respond to you if a position that fits your qualifications and experience is available. Thank you for your interest in serving the IEEE Magnetics community.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE DETAILS:

Chair: Brian Kirby

The Education Committee is primarily concerned with 3 tasks, organization of the Summer School, organizing the Best Student Presentation competition for Intermag conferences, and organizing tutorial sessions for Intermag conferences. The committee is led by a chair, who serves a term determined by the Society president. The committee relies heavily on the member serving as treasurer – a position appointed by the chair. Members at large serve terms of indefinite length and are expected to contribute to all committee tasks. The committee strives to maintain geographical and gender diversity among its membership. The primary committee activities are discussed below.

  • Organization of the Summer School: The school is held annually, at sites that rotate among Europe, Asia, North America, and South America. It is intended for magnetics Ph. D students, and around 100 students generally attend. Over the one-week course, global magnetics experts present lectures on both fundamentals of magnetics and inspiring cutting-edge research. The Education Committee is involved in virtually all aspects of the school, most importantly soliciting and selecting a host, selecting students, determining the curriculum and speakers, overseeing the execution of the program, and reconciling the budget following the school. Both the chair and the treasurer are generally expected to attend the school in person.
  • Organizing the Best Student Presentation for Intermag: The Education Committee chair creates a subcommittee to rank and select finalists from the pool of applicants, and a second committee (that may or may not include Education Committee members) to evaluate the presentations in person at Intermag.
  • Organizing tutorial sessions for Intermag: The committee identifies a tutorial topic, then organizes a program involving global experts on that topic.

Eligibility criteria

  • Member of IEEE Magnetics Society
  • Active research involvement in the fields of magnetics
  • Ability to attend Intermag, MMM and Joint MMM/Intermag conferences (at least one per year)

PUBLICATION COMMITTEE DETAILS:

Chair: Ron Goldfarb
Associate Chair: Petru Andrei

The Publications Committee manages the Magnetics Society’s two journals, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics (TMAG, our flagship journal, published since 1965) and IEEE Magnetics Letters (IML, our rapid-publication journal, published since 2010), as well as the on-line Magnetics Society Newsletter.

We also implement Magnetics Society co-sponsorship of two multi-society journals: IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits (JxCDC), which publishes extended articles on solid-state materials, devices, and circuits for novel computation, and IEEE Transactions on Quantum Engineering (TQE), a new open-access journal.

Many volunteer positions offer opportunities for professional and personal growth and networking. We train volunteers and then delegate responsibility. The committee holds entertaining meetings and splendid dinners the day before Intermag and MMM conferences.

Here is a list of volunteer positions, with general responsibilities and qualifications in parentheses. The term commitment for all positions is two years, renewable. Opportunities available soon or now are in bold, but feel free to inquire about future openings and express your interest by submitting this form.

TMAG

  • Associate Editors-in-Chief (requires prior distinguished service as a TMAG editor)
  • Editors (manage article reviews; requires doctorate, professional distinction, organization, timeliness; upcoming openings in selected subject areas)
  • Conference Editor (schedules the publication of conference-related articles in TMAG and bills conferences; requires organization)
  • Editorial Board members (advise on the operation of the journal; generally senior researchers)

IML

  • Editors (manage article reviews; requires prior distinguished service as an IML Associate Editor)
  • Associate Editors (manage article reviews; requires prior distinguished service as a member of the IML Editorial Review Board)
  • Editorial Review Board members (review articles in your areas of expertise; requires doctorate, promptness)

NEWSLETTER

  • Associate Editor (write, solicit, and edit articles; requires facility with English grammar)

JxCDC

  • Editors for Magnetics (manage article reviews; requires doctorate, professional distinction, organization, promptness)
  • Magnetics Society Representative to Steering Committee (help manage the journal, recruit authors; requires recognition in the field of information storage, business acumen, ability to work in a committee)

TQE

  • Associate Editors (manage reviews, solicit articles; requires doctorate, active research involvement in quantum magnetics, organization)
  • Magnetics Society Representative to Steering Committee (help manage the journal; requires some familiarity with quantum magnetics, business acumen, ability to work in a committee)

TECHNICAL COMMITTEE DETAILS:

Chair: Mingzhong Wu

The core mission of the IEEE Magnetics Society’s Technical Committee is to identify and promote new research directions in the field of magnetism, magnetic materials, and magnetic devices; encourage close research collaborations among the members of the Society; and promote exchange of technical information in the Society.

Major roles and responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in the Technical Committee meetings during Intermag, MMM, and Joint MMM/Intermag Conferences.
  • Identify, and implement as needed, demands for standards in areas related to the fields of interest of the Society.
  • Organize and lead road-mapping exercises of particular research topics and technologies.
  • Coordinate and participate in the preparation of reviews, tutorials, and perspective articles for publication in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics and IEEE Magnetics Letters.
  • Solicit and promote the submission of suitable technical papers to IEEE Transactions on Magnetics and IEEE Magnetics Letters.
  • Lead or participate outreach projects, such as outreach videos and oral history videos.
  • Identify the need for and initiate or organize, as appropriate, specialized technical subgroups or workshops on matters within the fields of interest to the Society.
  • Participate in various committees, nominate invited speakers, and chair sessions for the conferences of the Society.

Eligibility criteria

  • Member of IEEE Magnetics Society
  • Active research involvement in the fields of magnetics
  • Recognition in the fields of magnetics
  • Ability to attend Intermag, MMM and Joint MMM/Intermag conferences (at least one per year)



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