|Transactions on EMC Editor-in-Chief
Flavio Canavero meets his Newsletter counterpart Janet ONeil
at the Santa Clara Symposium.
A Few of My Favorite Things
Not to Mention Richard R. Stoddart and the Santa Clara Symposium
The Fall issue of the EMC Newsletter is my favorite issue to work
on each year. I enjoy seeing the many photos of activities at
the annual IEEE EMC Symposium and reading the articles about everything
that took place there. Its a nostalgic time for me to recall
all the great symposia I have attended consecutively each year
since 1982. They are all unique and different, but they are similar
in that they attract the best and brightest EMC engineers in the
industry as well as the nicest companions you could ever hope
Coverage of the Awards Luncheon is my favorite section within
my favorite issue. Why? I appreciate the dedication and technical
capabilities of the engineers who write the best papers and volunteer
a considerable amount of time for the EMC Society. I am inspired
by the students who clearly are ecstatic to be recognized by such
an illustrious organization. The recipients of the EMC Societys
highest awards never cease to amaze me. And, I get a little emotional
each year with the Presidents Memorial Award. Its
a great honor to recognize an eminent member of our organization
who has passed away while at the same time recognizing the potential
of a budding student. No wonder I make sure I have a handkerchief
ready at the annual Awards Luncheon. This years luncheon
was truly unique. There were three standing ovations at the luncheon
in recognition of the lifetime, notable accomplishments of Chris
Kendall, Norm Violette and Clayton Paul. You can see photos of
some of the award recipients and read about the awards presented
on pages 43 45 of this issue.
You may be interested to know that Andy Marvin, Technical Director
York EMC Services Ltd, United Kingdom was part of the team of
authors that received the Best Symposium Paper Award
AND the IEEE Transactions on EMC Best Paper Award.
I dont know that anyone else has won both of these significant
awards in the same year! Congratulations to Andy Marvin and to
all the authors of these papers.
Speaking of EMC Society awards, I received a letter from EMC Newsletter
reader Hal Layer, Professor Emeritus of San Francisco State University.
He wrote in response to Dan Hoolihans article on the history
of the Richard R. Stoddart Award (Spring 2004), one of the EMC
Societys most prestigious awards. Professor Layer was inspired
by this extraordinary EMC engineer and several years
ago created a website about the Stoddart Company. Visit http://online.sfsu.edu/~hl/src.html.
Mr. Hoolihans article on Richard R. Stoddart was added to
the bibliography. I encourage you to take a look at the site.
I hope you enjoy this issue as much as I did the past couple of
weeks in putting it together. Many thanks once again to our EMC
Society photographer Ken Wyatt for his work on the cover photo
and for the excellent coverage of the Santa Clara Symposium. In
closing, hats off to the Santa Clara Symposium Steering Committee
for providing the membership with yet another outstanding EMC
Symposium. I appreciate their work that ensured the annual Fall
Issue continued this year to be my favorite issue. EMC