Chair’s Message, May 2019

Congratulations to Babak Beheshti, our Region 1 Director on his promotion to the position to Dean of the Engineering College at the NYIT.  In addition to his academic and professional accomplishments, I would like to personally thank him for his steadfast support off the IEEE Long Island Section. I would also like to congratulate everyone who was involved with the Long Island RF/Microwave Symposium that was held on April 18th.   The Microwave Symposium is a major annual event for the Section.  There were interesting technical presentations and workshops in addition to the many exhibitors that had their products on display.

On May 3, 2019, the LISAT Conference will be held at Farmingdale State College.  Many informative lectures will be held, and there will again be a professional development track.  Please plan to attend and encourage your colleagues to join us as well.  More information about the conference can be found at

I have appointed Lorenzo LoMonte to be the Chair of the Nominations and Appointments Committee.  The process of selecting candidates for the 2020 LI Section Officer positions will be starting soon.  The MRI Historic Milestone plaque was recently placed in its permanent location in the Stony Brook MART building.  A brief article and pictures are in this issue of the PULSE on page 8.

The IEEE Long Island Section is sponsoring many events in the month of MAY.  Please refer to the Calendar of Events in the PULSE and on the Long Island Section website,, for further information.   Please consider supporting the Section by volunteering to become involved in one of our Societies, Affinity Groups, or Committees.

It is very important to me that the Section provide value to all of our members.  Any comments and recommendations that you have are always welcome.  You can contact me at  Thank you for your support of our Section, and I look forward to meeting you at our upcoming events.

Warm regards,
Louis D’Onofrio, PE, SM IEEE
IEEE Long Island Section 2019 Chair