Mr. Greg Kiemel and Dr. Thomas Jerse recently
began their two-year terms as the newest Distinguished Lecturers
(DLs) of the IEEE EMC Society. They replace Dr. Keith Hardin and
Dr. Cheung-Wei Lam whose terms expired last year. Our other three
DLs, Dr. Bruce Archambeault, Dr. Michel Ianoz, and Mr. Chris Kendall
continue their terms through December of 2004.
Before introducing Greg and Tom, I want to acknowledge the contributions
of Lam and Keith over the past two years. During their terms,
they volunteered to spend many days away from home, family, familiar
food, and familiar people. They traveled by airplane, by car,
and busses in order to give presentations in the Unites States
and Asia. Our Societys local chapter meetings have benefited
from the in-person contributions of these bright and learned volunteers.
For those of you who have attended one of their presentations,
I am sure you know what a very fun and educational experience
these folks provide. Please join me in thanking our retiring DLs,
and welcoming our new expert speakers.
This past year in Boston I was lucky enough to attend the annual
chapter chairmans luncheon that was held at the 2003 IEEE
EMC Symposium in August. Many leaders of our local chapters expressed
their appreciation for being able to host a Distinguished Lecturer
during one of their regular chapter meetings. If you havent
seen a DL at your chapter meeting, you are really missing one
of the most popular benefits that our Society offers. I am certain
that this years new speakers will continue the DL tradition
of offering excellent technical education, advice, and entertainment.
Here are our new Distinguished Lecturers for 2004-2005. Please
feel free to contact them directly by phone or email to discuss
hosting them at your next chapter meeting, university class, or
other special event.
Kiemel is the Director of Engineering at Northwest EMC, Inc.,
where his responsibilities include overseeing the testing and
certification of a wide variety of wireless devices. He has 17
years experience in the EMC field. Prior to his ten years with
Northwest EMC, he worked as the lead regulatory engineer in the
personal computer division at Epson Portland, Inc. and as an EMC
engineer at Tektronix, Inc. Greg is experienced in the areas of
FCC, EU, Industry Canada, BSMI, and VCCI regulatory approvals
and noise suppression techniques in product design. He is a NARTE-certified
EMC and ESD engineer. He is active in ACIL, USCEL, and TCB committees.
He is also a member of the TCB Council Executive Committee. He
earned his BS in Engineering from Weber State University. Greg
presents frequent design seminars and has assisted in the regulatory
approvals of hundreds of products.
Greg is prepared to give any of his favorite presentations including:
How to Test Wireless Devices for EMC Compliance, The EMC Authorization
of Wireless Devices in the US and EU, and How to Test FCC Part
15E Devices for EMC Compliance.
Greg Kiemel, Director of Engineering
Northwest EMC, Inc.
22975 NW Evergreen Pkwy, #400
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
Thomas Jerse is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer
Engineering at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. Tom
also keeps busy in the commercial aerospace world by serving as
an Associate Technical Fellow of Boeing Corporation. He has over
24 years of industry experience and nine years teaching experience
in academia. He has been giving EMC lectures in industry since
Prior to his teaching and research at The Citadel, Tom earned
his PhD under Dr. Clayton Paul at the University of Kentucky at
Lexington. Tom has extensive experience in commercial EMC, both
through his work at Boeing Corporation and as an R&D Project
Manager at Hewlett Packard. While at HP, Tom led a team responsible
for the development of high performance spectrum analyzers, and
in his spare time developed HPs Design for Electromagnetic
Compatibility and its accompanying full prose textbook. Tom also
is an accomplished musician, music teacher, and broadcast engineer!
He holds one patent, and is a member of the IEEE EMC and Microwave
Theory and Techniques Societies, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, and
the ASEE. Tom was awarded the 1992 IEEE EMC Societys Presidents
Tom is prepared to give several different lectures including:
High Speed Decoupling Focusing on Problem Components, The Role
of Symmetry in Minimizing Common-Mode Emissions, and Interference
in Communication Systems Caused by Multiple Emitters. EMC
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