Michael Krystek began his role as Chair of IEC TC 25: Quantities and units, in June this year. With a physics and mathematics background, he has been involved in standardization activities for 20 years. He has worked on technical committees in the area of traceability in dimensional measurements, physical quantities, units and metrology for the German Institute for Standardization (DIN). Since 2013, he has been a member of IEC TC 25/Working Group 1 for the revision of IEC 60027-1 and IEC 60027-3. Krystek participates as an expert in other organizations, such the National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB) and the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM).
Michael Krystek has been nominated Chair of IEC TC 25 for the period of 2016-06-01 to 2021-05-31.
With a BSc in electrical engineering, James Phillips founded Brainfiller, a company providing training programmes for a wide range of electrical power system engineering topics. He took up as Chair of IEC TC 78: Live working, in June this year. Since 2014, he has worked in the TC on testing for protective clothing and hand protective equipment. Phillips is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) and a technical expert for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) through which he got involved in IEC TC 78. He has also published over 70 articles on electrical safety.
James Phillips has been nominated Chair of IEC TC 78 from 2016-06-01 to 2021-05-31.
Jonathan Colby began his role as Chair of IEC TC 114: Marine Energy – Wave, tidal and other water current converters, in November. He is Director of Technology Performance at Verdant Power, where he worked as a hydrodynamic engineer prior to his current role. He has helped create Technical Specifications and a Conformity Assessment Scheme in support of IEC TC 114 and the IECRE, the IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Renewable Energy Applications. Colby has published over 20 articles and regularly presents at conferences related to marine energy.
Jonathan Colby has been nominated Chair of IEC TC 114 from 2016-11-01 to 2022-10-31.
Alexander Kern is an electrical engineer with a PhD, and since 1996, has been a professor for high voltage engineering and fundamentals of electrical engineering at Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany. He took up as Chair of IEC TC 81: Lightning protection, in December, and has worked on risk management, thunderstorm warning systems and lighting protection systems in the TC since 1998. He is also active in standardization for lightning protection at both European and German levels. Additionally Kern has around 100 publications on lightning research, protection, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and HV simulations.
Alexander Kern has been nominated Chair of IEC TC 81 from 2016-12-01 to 2022-11-30.
Peter Kennerley took up as Chair of IEC TC 18: Electrical installations of ships and of mobile and fixed offshore units, in December. He is an electrical engineer working as lead specialist at Southampton Global Technology Centre UK, on electrical and control system design appraisal for commercial and naval ships. For over 25 years, he has worked with Standards produced by this TC, with particular emphasis on the IEC 60092 series covering marine/offshore. Kennerley also has IECEx training for electrical installations in hazardous areas, selection, installation, inspection and maintenance.
Peter Kennerley has been nominated Chair of IEC TC 18 from 2016-12-01 to 2022-11-30.