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2015 ieee honorary membershiP

2015 ieee serVice award

IEEE Haraden Pratt Award

IEEE Honorary Membership

Sponsored by the IEEE Foundation

Sponsored by IEEE

Fumio Harashima

elon musk

For outstanding leadership in
globalization and diversity of IEEE
communities

For leadership in and innovative contributions to space-exploration technology, combatting global warming and
promoting science education, pediatric
health, and clean energy

The pioneering efforts of Fumio Harashima at both the Society and Institute levels in promoting the activities and benefits of
IEEE helped grow Region 10 (Asia and Pacific) into the strong
and vibrant region that it is today. An expert in power electronics,
mechatronics, and robotics, Dr. Harashima has for decades played
a significant role in expanding the IEEE's reach in Japan and other
Asian countries through his many leadership activities and by enlisting many new members who have become active contributors. He has actively promoted the globalization of IEEE activities
and has been recognized by governments around the world for
his tireless efforts in encouraging collaborative research across national borders. Instrumental to Dr. Harashima's influence on globalization and diversification have been the many important positions he has held within IEEE. He served as president of the IEEE
Industrial Electronics Society from 1986-1987, during which
time he helped identify new technological directions deserving
focus. Dr. Harashima also served as IEEE Secretary in 1990 and
on the following IEEE boards: Board of Directors (1990), Executive Committee (1990), Awards Board (2001-2003), Nomination
and Appointment Committee (1991-1992), Fellows Committee
(1970-1972, 1991-1993), and Finance Committee (1990). He
has also served as organizing chair for a number of well-known
international IEEE conferences, including the International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Systems (1988-1999), International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (1994), International Conference on Robotics and Automation (1995), and the
Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (2013). He has
also actively pursued collaboration with private industry, providing groundbreaking research and commercialization efforts for
low-power consumption using inverters and power control technology in electric vehicles.
An IEEE Life Fellow and Fellow of the Japanese Federation of
Engineering Societies, Dr. Harashima is a Professor Emeritus with
the University of Tokyo, Japan.

A visionary entrepreneur with an eye for technological innovation, Elon Musk's ability to think into the future has already
changed the way we live in the present. Pursuing his lifelong
passion for space exploration, in 2002 Mr. Musk founded Space
Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) with the goal
of reducing space transportation costs to enable the colonization
of Mars. In 2010, SpaceX became the first private company to
successfully launch and return a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit
with its Falcon 9 rocket. In 2012, the Falcon 9 delivered SpaceX's
Dragon spacecraft into orbit where it berthed with the International Space Station (ISS), exchanged cargo payloads, and returned safely to Earth, becoming the first private spacecraft to
visit the ISS. SpaceX rockets have since transported cargo to and
from the ISS multiple times. Soon, the Falcon 9 and an upgraded
version of the Dragon spacecraft will transport astronauts into
space, and SpaceX is actively working with NASA to achieve this
objective. Mr. Musk and his colleagues founded Tesla Motors in
2003 to prove that electric cars could be better than gasolinepowered cars. The first company to incorporate lithium-ion batteries in its vehicles,Tesla produced its first electric sports car (the
Roadster) in 2008, which became the first all-electric vehicle
to travel more than 200 miles on a single charge. It also set the
world record for a single charge by traveling 311 miles during
the 2009 Global Green Challenge in Australia. In addition, Tesla
sells its electric powertrain technologies to other automakers to
promote production of electric vehicles at affordable prices. To
combat global warming, Mr. Musk helped create SolarCity in
2006, which has become one of the largest providers of solar
power systems in the United States. His Musk Foundation coordinates philanthropic efforts focusing on science, education, pediatric health, and clean energy.
A recipient of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale's
2010 Gold Space Medal, the highest award in air and space, Mr.
Musk is the chief executive officer and lead designer of SpaceX,
Hawthorne, CA, USA; chief executive officer and chief product
architect of Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, CA, USA; and chairman of
SolarCity, San Mateo, CA, USA.

Scope: For outstanding service to IEEE

Scope: For those who have rendered meritorious service to humanity in IEEE's designated fields of interest and who are not
members of IEEE
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