GÃ©rard-AndrÃ© Capolino (Aâ€™77â€“Mâ€™82â€“SMâ€™89â€“Fâ€™02) was born in Marseille, France. He received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Marseille (ECM), Marseille in 1974, the M.Sc. degree from the Ecole SupÃ©rieure dâ€™ElectricitÃ© (Supelec), Paris, France, in 1975, the Ph.D. degree from the Aix-Marseille University (AUM), Marseille, in 1978, and the D.Sc. degree from the Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble (Grenoble INP), Grenoble, France, in 1987. He had several faculty positions in YaoundÃ©, Cameroun, Le Creusot, France and Marseille, France. In 1994, he joined the University of Picardie â€œJules Verne,â€ Amiens, France, as a Full Professor and was appointed Chair Professor in 2013. Since 1975, he has published more than 450 papers in scientific journals and conference Proceedings. He has been the principal investigator for more than 50 research contracts. Dr. Capolino is an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS and of the IEEE ACCESS. He is also the acting Chair for the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM). During 2012â€“2013, he was the President of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES). He is also a distinguished lecturer of IEEE-IES. He has been the recipient of the 2008 IEEE-IES Dr.-Ing. Eugene Mittelmann Achievement Award, the 2010 ICEM Arthur Ellison Achievement Award, and the 2011 IEEE-PELS Diagnostics Achievement Award.