Call for Nominations for Distinguished Lecturers

Call for Nominations for Distinguished Lecturers

Call for OES Distinguished Lecturers 2025–27
Nominations close on July 31, 2024

The IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) invites nominations for OES Distinguished Lecturers. The IEEE OES Distinguished Lecturers Program provides high quality speakers to the Oceanic Engineering Community, especially, OES Chapters, Student Branch Chapters, and Student Clubs. Appointment as an OES Distinguished Lecturer is a major Society recognition. The selected Distinguished Lecturers will be approved by the OES AdCom in one of their follow-up meetings.

Distinguished Lectures are meant to appeal to a broader audience and not just technical experts. So, the talks should be prepared accordingly to attract as many members as possible from OES community.

Distinguished Lecturers will have:

  • High technical proficiency in their area
  • Demonstrated ability to make technical presentations that are inspiring to audiences of both experts and general audiences
  • OES membership throughout the term of their appointment
  • Ability to deliver lectures using virtual tools is an added advantage

Technology Committee Chairs and AdCom members are strongly encouraged to make nominations as long as there is no conflict of interest in the selection process. Nominations from Chapters as well as self-nominations are encouraged.

All nominations are to be endorsed by the relevant TC. So, if you are looking for a nominator, we encourage you to contact the chair of the most relevant OES Technology Committee. A nomination email to the Vice-President for Technical Activities (VPTA) should include a brief CV (1 page) of the nominee, contact details for the nominee, the nominator and endorsement by the relevant Technology Committee Chair.

The Distinguished Lecturer Committee will consider nominations, taking into account the diversity of topics and geographic spread of the pool of Distinguished Lecturers, in addition to the criteria given above.


The Distinguished Lecturers will start their three-year term in January 2024. Each Lecturer should submit topics in his/her field of expertise that will be posted on the Society Website. The Distinguished Lectures should be readily available to travel within their geographical area upon contact by the Chapters or appropriate organizations and are expected to add small diversions to their international travels to present lectures as opportunities arise. Reasonable travel expenses will be paid by the Distinguished Lecturer Program based on the availability of funds.

Closing date:

Nominations for a three-year term 2025-2027 close on 31 July 2024.