John D. Cressler has been named editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, effective January 1, 2012 for an initial term of three years. Dr. Cressler is a Byers Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech and has been on the faculty since 2002.
The publication has a legacy of 60-plus years and is at the heart of the technical activities conducted by the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS). EDS began in 1952 as a committee of the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE). With the merger in 1963 of IRE and the American Institute of Radio Engineers, EDS became a technical group under the newly formed IEEE. In 1976, EDS became a society of IEEE and now has about 11,000 members worldwide.