IEEE Belarus Section History
The very first contacts between IEEE and representatives of engineering community in Belarus were initiated in 1990 by Prof. Serge Demidenko, that time - Head of Research Lab of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus as well as Visiting Honorary Research Fellow at Brunel University, UK (sponsored by the Royal Society of London). As a result of his meetings and discussions in London with Mr. Sven-Olof Ohrvik, Director of the IEEE Region 8, the very first high-level official meeting took place in Warsaw between the IEEE President Carleton A. Bayless and the delegation of the Belarusian electrical/electronic engineering sociaety headed by the Deputy Minister of Communications of Belarus.
For almost 20 years Prof. S. Demidenko has contributed his energy and time to activities of the Institute. In 2004 he has become the very first IEEE Fellow originated from Belarus.