Due to the upcoming EMC Europe 2008 conference
in Hamburg, which will be held in September at the Hamburg University
of Technology, I decided to turn your attention again to the northern
part of Europe. In this column, I would like to introduce you
to the chair of EMC Europe 2008, Jan Luiken ter Haseborg. Jan
Luiken has been active in the area of EMC for more than 30 years.
Based on his research work, he is a well-known member of our Society,
to whom multiple EMC awards have been presented, including the
IEEE Fellow and the Honorary Life Membership of the EMC Society.
Jan Luiken ter Haseborg studied electrical engineering at the
University of Applied Sciences in Bremen, Germany. After receiving
the Ing.-grad-degree (which equals the bachelor degree), he continued
his studies of electrical engineering at the University of Technology
Carolo Wilhelmina of Braunschweig, Germany and received his diploma
degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in 1974. Then he joined the staff of the Federal
Armed Forces University of Hamburg as a Scientific Assistant where
he worked on his Ph.D thesis. In 1978 after he finished his Ph.D
thesis and received the Ph.D degree from the Rheinisch Westfälische
Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen, he was promoted to the position
of a Senior Scientist.
In 1984, Jan Luiken ter Haseborg accepted the position of a Professor
for Electrical Engineering with the focus on Electromagnetic Compatibility
and Process Measurement Engineering at the Hamburg University
of Technology. Due to his research work, he received a call for
a full professorship for Theoretical Electrical Engineering of
the Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Germany in 1995;
but, he decided to stay with his current position in Hamburg.
In 2002, the University of Rostock, Germany presented an honorary
doctorate to Jan Luicken for his merits with regard to the faculty
of electrical engineering.
His research work concerns field-cable-coupling as well as cable-cable-coupling
processes. Of special interest are his activities in the field
of procedures for measuring the transfer impedance and transfer
admittance of shielded multiconductor cables. In 1998, the Summa
foundation presented the EMP Fellow award to Jan Luiken ter Haseborg
for the development of techniques for the calculation of coupling
to shielded multiconductor transmission lines. In addition, his
group developed a measurement system for the detection of inhomogeneities
in cable shields (patented in 2005) and furthermore a system for
measuring extremely steep transients with amplitudes in the kilovolt
range and rise times less than 100 picoseconds (patented in 2006).
A special focus concerns the investigation and development of
protection circuits against steep transients. Since 2002, Jan
Luiken investigates and develops wireless transmission systems
for navigation data at the ship bridges of cruise vessels. Jan
Luiken and his group have received many best paper awards at various
|Hannelore and Jan Luiken ter Haseborg
on the cruise vessel Norwegian Jade at the Mediterranean Sea
near Gibraltar in March 2008.
Jan Luiken ter Haseborg is very active in several EMC related
national committees and in commissions for the education in electrical
engineering on the university level (Fakultätentag für
Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, VDE Ausschuss für
Ingenieurausbildung). He is also a member of the German commission
for protection (Schutzkommission) of the BMI (Ministry of the
Interior, Germany). Jan Luiken is a member of different program
and steering committees of national and international EMC symposia.
In 1994, he was the Conference Chairman of the International Aerospace
and Lightning Conference in Mannheim, Germany.
Currently he is the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee
(LOC) and the Symposium Chair of the EMC Europe 2008 Symposium,
which will be held in September 2008 in Hamburg. He and his local
organizing committee are planning a technical program that consists
of more than 150 scientific papers. Jan Luiken promises that the
technical and social part of the EUROEM 2008 offers something
of interest for everyone.
Jan Luiken has been a member of the IEEE since 1987. He was elevated
to the grade of Senior Member in 1994 and to the grade of IEEE
Fellow in 2000. He is very active in the EMC Society. Currently
he serves our Society as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions
on EMC and as the Vice Chairman of the IEEE German EMC Chapter.
Due to his outstanding service, particularly for the IEEE German
EMC Chapter, the EMC Society awarded Jan Luiken the Honorary Life
Member Award of the IEEE EMC Society in 2006.
Jan Luiken is married to Hannelore and is the father of a son
Jan Remmer, who received his Ph.D degree in electrical engineering
and who is with the aircraft industry, as well as of a daughter
Dorothea who is studying pharmacy at the University of Hamburg.
He is also grandfather of Jan Sybo, the son of Jan Remmer. Jan
Luiken is a fan of classical music, particularly compositions
by Johann Sebastian Bach. He and his wife are members of two church
choirs performing the great oratorio and both are active in their
church. Jan Luiken and his wife Hannelore especially enjoy taking
cruises for vacation. EMC