Joint Applied Physics Chapter

The Vancouver Section Joint Applied Physics Chapter serves the members of four distinct IEEE technical societies:

We also welcome all IEEE members and members of the technical community at our events.

We offer technical talks covering variety of topics that are related to the interests of the member societies.

Any suggestions for speakers, topics, activities, etc. are welcome and will be highly appreciated.

Please contact us with your ideas, suggestions, and requests.


Chapter Chair:     Dr. Ahmed Hussein

Dr. Ahmed H. Hussein

Dr. Ahmed Hussein – Chapter Chair, Joint Applied Physics

(email: ahmed.hussein at

Dr. Ahmed H. Hussein is Professor Emeritus of the University of Northern British Columbia (Physics). Dr. Hussein has served the IEEE in various roles for over twenty years, and is the Chair of the Vancouver Section Joint Applied Physics Chapter. Dr. Hussein also serves as Board Member and Chief Research Officer for DFE – Dual Fluid Energy Inc. DFE, incorporated in Vancouver in January 2021, is working on producing Small Modular Reactors (SMR) based on the Dual Fluid design.   Currently Dr. Hussein is an Affiliate Scientist at TRIUMF.


Upcoming Events

To obtain a search list of our past and upcoming Joint Chapter meetings from Vtools Events, please click on the following chapter events – search URL

To view all upcoming meetings in the Vancouver Section, please visit the Section Event Calendar page:


Presentation Series – Clean Energy, Nuclear Technology and SMRs

The Joint Physics Chapter, in cooperation with IEEE Vancouver Section, IEEE Future Directions Committee is offering a series of presentations addressing clean energy, nuclear technology and small modular reactors (SMRs).  Please click on the navigation link on the left hand side to visit the main page for the presentation series.


Technical Societies Represented

IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement SocietyThe IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society is dedicated to the development and use of electrical and electronic instruments and equipment to measure, monitor and/or record physical phenomena. The fields of interest include metrology, analog and digital electronic instruments, systems and standards for measuring and recording electrical quantities (in both frequency and time domains), instrumentation and transducers for measurement of non-electrical variables, calibration and uncertainty, instruments with automated control and analysis functions, safety instrumentation, and new technology applications.
IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Sciences SocietyThe fields of interest of the IEEE NPSS include Nuclear Science and Engineering (including radiation detection and monitoring instrumentation, radiation effects, nuclear biomedical applications, particle accelerators, and instrumentation for nuclear power generation), and Plasma Science and Engineering (including plasma dynamics, thermonuclear fusion, plasma sources, relativistic electron beams, laser plasma interactions, diagnostics, and solid state plasmas). The NPSS sponsors more than seven conferences and four peer reviewed journals.
IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control SocietyThe IEEE UFFC Society promotes the advancement of the theory, technology, materials, and applications relating to the generation, transmission, and detection of ultrasonic waves and related phenomena; medical ultrasound, and associated technologies; ferroelectric, piezoelectric, and piezomagnetic materials; frequency generation and control, timing, and time coordination and distribution.
IEEE Magnetics SocietyThe IEEE Magnetics Society field of interest is the "Treatment of all matters in which the dominant factors are the fundamental developments, design, and certain applications of magnetic devices. This includes consideration of materials and components as used therein, standardization of definitions, nomenclature, symbols, and operating characteristics; and exchange of information as by technical papers, conference sessions, and demonstrations."