Prepared by: Boonsit Yimwadsana, Secretary for IEEE Thailand Section.

IEEE Thailand Section was officially established in 1981 with Mr. Kamthon Sindhvananda elected as the Chairman. Since its establishment, IEEE Thailand Section has been nurtured by the engineers from three major electric power government subsidiaries including the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) and the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (PEA). The professional knowledge and expertise of IEEE professionals in the Thailand Section have been leveraged to help bring lights and power to every home in Thailand, promote innovation and lead to rapid economic growth in the last few decades for the country.

2021 marks the 40th anniversary of IEEE Thailand Section. Throughout the 40 years of the section’s history, top companies, professionals, university professors and students have joined IEEE Thailand Section. The Section currently has 668 members sharing knowledge ranging from power and energy to other more advanced fields such as communications, signal processing, photonics, circuits and systems, magnetics, robotics, medical technology, computational intelligence, control and even education. Several research projects have been conducted with support from IEEE Thailand Section as well as various events such as training, talks, seminars and conferences. In the last few years, over 100 professional and academic events such as talks, seminars and conferences were conducted and supported by IEEE, IEEE R10 and IEEE Thailand Section with participants from local and foreign experts and students. In addition, several members of IEEE Thailand Section have also participated in national management boards enhancing and driving Thailand’s economy and innovation.

In the upcoming years, IEEE Thailand Section strives to continue to attract new members and contribute to the society with the same goal as IEEE which is to bring together experts from both industry and academia to advance technology for humanity through highly-cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. In addition, IEEE Thailand Section values the importance of diversity and will increase participation from female and minority members in its events in order to strengthen the entire community.