Phoenix Section Announcement

It is with profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of our friend, mentor, and esteemed IEEE Senior Member Dr. Vasudeva (Vasu) Atluri, the evening of Sunday, November 28th.  He is survived by his wife, Dr. Satyavathi Atluri.

Vasu was a central figure in Phoenix IEEE community for over three decades.  He served as the Section Chair, the Section Award Committee Chair, raised funds and organized the Annual Section Banquet.  Vasu also served on many Region 6 and IEEE global committees.  He was passionate about IEEE membership, organized many membership drives and participated in Senior Member elevation programs.  Vasu was the founding member of the Phoenix Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) Society chapter and served on its executive committee for several years.  He was also active in the Waves & Devices Society (WAD), Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS), the Alliance of IEEE Consultants Networks (AICN) and Engineering for Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). Vasu was responsible for establishing and expanding the Section’s student scholarships, including founding and funding, with his wife, the Atluri Award, for university graduate students.

Vasu was active in the community and supported a variety of university and K-12 student initiatives, including as a judge for the Future City Competition and numerous pre-university science and engineering competitions.

He held technical and people management positions at Motorola Inc., Intel Corporation, Protek Devices, University of Arizona, and Arizona State University.  In 2009 he formed Renavitas Technologies, a Scottsdale-based company that designs, constructs, and operates intermediate size solar farms, and manufactures photovoltaic modules. He earned a PhD and MS in Materials Science and Engineering and an MS in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University in India.  He had published over 30 papers in technical journals and conference proceedings and held multiple US patents.

His leadership, enthusiasm, selflessness, and dedication to IEEE were inspirational and will be deeply missed.  Details of the memorial service will be available shortly.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in Vasu’s name. Contributions can be made at the link:

On the contribution page please follow these instructions:

  1. Designation: IEEE Foundation fund
  2. Tribute Information: First Name: “Vasu”, Last Name : “Atluri”, Description : Vasu memorial fund

With heavy hearts,

Executive Committee

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Title: International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis (CODES+ISSS) 
Location: Phoenix, US
Date: 10-10-2022 to 10-14-2022
Sponsors: IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation & IEEE Circuits and Systems Society 


Title: International Conference on Embedded Software (EMSOFT)
Location: Phoenix, US
Date: 10-10-2022 to 10-14-2022
Sponsors: IEEE Circuits and Systems Society &  IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation


Title: Title: International Conference on Compilers, Architecture, and Synthesis for Embedded Systems (CASES)
Location: Phoenix, US
Date: 10-10-2022 to 10-14-2022
Sponsors: IEEE Circuits and Systems Society & IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation


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