Chicagoland IEEE Fellows Corner

Chicago is blessed with a vibrant scientific and engineering community surrounding its many colleges, universities, national labs, small and large high tech companies. The Chicago section IEEE fellows want to help the community be even more vibrant through a mutually beneficial program of mentorship. If you are a STEMS high school team, a college/university research team, or a small startup looking for some external help, consider contacting the Chicagoland IEEE fellows.

The list of IEEE fellows below have agreed to provide some help according to their indicated interests and as appropriate. For more information, fill out the “contact us” form and someone will respond to you within a few days. If an available local fellow cannot be found, we will do our best to suggest alternatives.

List of Volunteers

Nick Buris

Nick BurisNick has Electrical Engineering degrees from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and the North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. He has worked as an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, as a director of research at Motorola Labs and he is now the president of NEBENS, LLC ( His research has covered the general areas of electromagnetics, antennas, propagation and microwaves with applications on radar scattering, propagation in inhomogeneous plasmas and ferrite thin films, antenna design and testing for smart phones, communication algorithms for 4G and 5G systems, etc. He has served or is serving as an IEEE distinguished lecturer, in various IEEE technical program and standards committees. He became fellow in 2009 for his contributions to electromagnetic design automation and multidisciplinary optimization of complex wireless communications problems Nick is interested in helping/mentoring local STEM teams at high schools, being a graduate student external committee member, or a pro bono mentor to small start-ups, consultants, etc.




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