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Borys Evgenovych Paton — IEEE hononary member!

Honorary membership of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is given to a person for life. It is awarded by IEEE Board of Directors to people, who, not being IEEE members, have made an outstanding contribution into progress of humanity in IEEE fields of interest.
IEEE Ukraine Section is proud to announce that Professor Borys Paton, President of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Director of the E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute of the NAS of Ukraine, was selected to receive the 2020 IEEE Honorary Membership Award.
This is a recognition of his achievement within IEEE engineering fields, which had an impact on development of electrometallurgy, materials science, electric welding of metals and biological tissues.
At the end of this year, IEEE Board of Directors meeting approved a decision on granting Prof. Borys Paton, President of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Director of the Electric Welding Institute of the NAS of Ukraine, a special award — IEEE Honorary Membership with the following defi nition «For achievements in IEEE engineering fi elds that have an impact on development of electrometallurgy, materials science, electric welding of metals and biological tissues».
The title of Honorary Member is awarded by IEEE for outstanding contribution into development of engineering sciences, designated by IEEE. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has more than 400 thou members from 160 countries of the world. However, there are not more than 50 Honorary Members. The recipients of this title are presented with the Certifi cate, «Honorary Member» pin and crystal sculpture.
In the previous years, the IEEE Honorary Membership recipients were Telle Whitney (2019), Anton Zeilinger (2018), Rodolfo Stefano Zich (2016), Elon Musk (2015), Shirley Marie Tilghman (2014) and others.

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