October 2016 nominations

The latest TC Chair nominations approved by the SMB

By Antoinette Price

Over the past few months, the Standardization Management Board (SMB) has nominated a number of new Chairs.

Chair IEC TC 2: Rotating machinery
Martin Doppelbauer, Chair IEC TC 2: Rotating machinery

Martin Doppelbauer

Taking up his role as Chair of IEC TC 2: Rotating machinery, on 1 July this year, Martin Doppelbauer has a background in electrical engineering, and worked for over 15 years in electric motor design and development. He is currently chair of the Hybrid Electric Vehicles at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Doppelbauer has been involved in the work of IEC TC 2 since 1996 and participates in other European standardization organizations.

Martin Doppelbauer has been voted Chair of IEC TC 2 for the period 2016-07-01 to 2022-06-30.

Norbert Schaaf

Norbert Schaaf began as Chair of IEC TC 79: Alarm and electronic security systems, on 1 September this year. A physics engineer graduate, Schaaf has worked in the field of infrared physics technology, specializing in different alarm and other systems. He has extensive experience in standardization for alarm and monitoring systems, participating in IEC and its German National Committee, and other European standardization organizations.

Norbert Schaaf has been voted Chair of IEC TC 79 for the period 2016-09-01 to 2022-08-31.

Michio Kondo

Michio Kondo began as Chair of IEC TC 82: Solar photovoltaic energy systems, on 1 September this year. With a PhD in Materials Science, Kondo has a broad experience of photovoltaic systems and is the supervisory innovation coordinator at the Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute. Kondo has published over 400 scientific papers and won awards for his work in PV science. Since 2004, he has been Vice Chair of IEC TC 82 and participates in standardization work with other organizations.

Michio Kondo has been voted Chair of IEC TC 82 for the period 2016-09-01 to 2022-08-31.

Giovanni Pirovano

Giovanni Pirovano began his role as Chair of IEC TC 7: Overhead electrical conductors, on 1 September 2016. Currently head of the research group ‘electrical technologies and components’ at Ricerca Sistema Energetico, Pirovano comes from an electrical engineering background where for almost 30 years, he has worked in research, testing, consulting and standardization activities for overhead lines and relevant components. He has published several papers and received the IEC 1906 Award this year.

Giovanni Pirovano has been voted Chair of IEC TC 7 for the period 2016-09-01 to 2022-08-31.

Gerhard Roos

Gerhard Roos took up as Chair of IEC TC 45: Nuclear instrumentation, on 1 September this year. Roos has a PhD in physics and since 2006, has been managing director for the Office of Nuclear Safety Standards Commission (KTA GS), Salzgitter, Germany. With over 20 years’ experience in nuclear safety standardization, he has worked on operational issues, systems design, reactor core, severe accidents, (emergency) power supplies and instrumentation and control. Roos received the IEC 1906 Award in 2013. He has also participated in European standardization organizations.

Gerhard Roos has been voted Chair of IEC TC 45 for the period 2016-09-01 to 2022-08-31.

Gallery
Chair IEC TC 2: Rotating machinery Martin Doppelbauer, Chair IEC TC 2: Rotating machinery
Chair IEC TC 79: Alarm and electronic security systems Norbert Schaaf, Chair IEC TC 79: Alarm and electronic security systems
Chair IEC TC 7: Overhead electrical conductors Giovanni Pirovano, Chair IEC TC 7: Overhead electrical conductors
Chair IEC TC 45: Nuclear instrumentation Gerhard Roos, Chair IEC TC 45: Nuclear instrumentation