Dr. Heyno Garbe, Dr. Christopher Holloway, and
Dr. David Pommerenke have just recently began their two-year terms
as the newest Distinguished Lecturers (DLs) of the IEEE EMC Society.
They will follow in the footsteps of our 2003-2004 DLs, Dr. Bruce
Archambeault, Dr. Michel Ianoz, and the late Chris Kendall. Our
other two DLs, Dr. Tom Jerse and Mr. Greg Kiemel, will continue
their terms through December of 2005.
Before introducing Heyno, Chris, and David, I want to acknowledge
the excellent contributions of Bruce, Michel, and Chris over the
past two years. As you may have read in the Society Newsletter
last year, Chris passed away early in 2004. To honor Chris and
to recognize how irreplaceable he was to so many people, we decided
to leave Chriss DL appointment vacant for the reminder of
Every year we recognize current and former DLs who graciously
volunteer to spend many days away from home, family, friends,
and their employers! Especially in these days of downsizing and
increased productivity, these folks manage to get permission from
their employers and the blessings of their families to travel
by airplane, by car, by train, and by bus in order to give presentations
throughout the US, Europe, 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
One of the better parts of my responsibilities to the DL program
is the opportunity I have to speak with many of the leaders of
our local chapters throughout the world. Every year they express
their appreciation for being able to host a Distinguished Lecturer
during one of their regular chapter meetings. They often contact
me in December to try to scoop their fellow Society
members and find out who will be next years new DLs, so
that they can get first crack at scheduling them for their local
chapter. As a rule, I dont release this information until
the Board has officially voted on the appointments and I have
notified the newly elected DLs, but this proactive planning is
a sure sign that our Societys DL program is a much sought
after resource. 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 2005-2006. Please
feel free to contact them directly by phone or email to discuss
hosting them at your next chapter meeting.
Dr. Heyno Garbe
Heyno Garbe is currently Dean for Education at the Department
of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the University
of Hannover, Germany, where he is holds the position of Professor.
Prior to moving to Hannover in 1992, he was the Research Manager
for EMC Baden Ltd., Switzerland. In 1986, he earned his Ph.D.
from the University of Federal Armed Forces, Hamburg. From 1986
to 1991, he was with the Asea Brown Boveri Research Center in
Baden, Switzerland, where he conducted research on TEM-waveguides
and EM numerical methods. In 1986, he retired after a 12 year
career as an officer in the German Army, and currently he holds
the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (ret.). Professor Garbe is also
very active in several EMC related national and international
standardization committees. He has authored and co-authored more
than a hundred articles in books, journals or presented at conferences.
He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, as well as a member of URSI
Com. E, VDE, and the IEEE EMC, AP, IMT and MTT Societies. Since
1997, he has served as chairman of the German chapter of the EMC
Society. Prof. Garbe is also currently the counselor of the IEEE
student branch at the University of Hannover and an associate
editor of the IEEE Transactions on EMC.
Dr. Garbe has an excellent portfolio of lectures on practical
and advanced topics including:
Using TEM Waveguides and Understanding Them
Comparing the Emission Measurements on Alternative
Whats Different in EMC Measurement?
Whats the Right Field Simulation Tool
for Your EMC Problem?
Understanding and Avoiding EMC Problems
You may contact Heyno at the University of Hannover:
University of Hannover
D- 30167 Hannover, Germany
Phone: +49 511 762 3760
Dr. Christopher Holloway
Christopher Holloway currently holds the position of Re-search
Engineer at the U.S National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST) in Boulder, Colorado. He is also a member of the Graduate
Faculty at the University of Boulder (1992-present). Since 2000,
he has performed research, served as project leader, and written
technical reports on a wide range of topics including the modeling
and measurement of telecommunication systems, wave propagation,
and other electromagnetic issues in areas including composite
materials, superconductors, EM numerical techniques, digital signal
integrity, and phase array antennas. He earned his Ph.D. from
the University of Colorado in 1992. Prior to joining NIST, Chris
was a Research Engineer at the US Institute for Telecommunication
Science from 1994-2000. In 1993, he began a five year effort conducting
independent research as a consultant to predict and measure the
performance of anechoic chambers and ferrite absorbing materials.
From 1992-1994, he was a Research Scientist at the US National
Center for Atmospheric Research. Chriss numerous technical
activities include serving as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions
on EMC, and Chairman of the Technical Committee on Computational
Electromagnetics (TC-9) of the EMC Society. He is also a member
of many IEEE and ANSI standards committees, as well as a Member
of Commission A of the International Union of Radio Science, and
the IEEE Antennas & Propagation, and Microwave Theory and
Techniques Societies. Chris is currently an advisor or co-advisor
to and directs research for Ph.D., Masters, and undergraduate
students on various research activities at NIST as well as at
different Universities including the University of Colorado and
the University of Rome. Chris is a Senior Member of the IEEE,
and has received many significant honors including the IEEE EMC
Transactions Best Paper Award for 2003, the U.S. Department of
Commerce Silver Medal Award, 1999 and the U.S. Department of Commerce
Bronze Medal Award, 1998. He holds two U.S. patents.
He has a number of lectures ready for your local chapter including:
Radio-wave Propagation Modeling for Broadband
Propagation and Detection of Signals Before,
During, and After Building Implosions (From Apartment Buildings
to Sport Stadiums)
Measurements and Analysis of Shielding of
RF Signal into Large Structures (From Apartment Buildings to
New Class of Materials: A Discussion on
Double Negative Materials, Transition Boundary Conditions, Controllable
Surfaces, and Design of Metamaterials
An Overview of EMC Test Facilities: What
is needed for the Future?
Electromagnetic Absorbing Materials for
EMC Chamber Applications
You can contact Chris at NIST:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
US Department of Commerce, Boulder Laboratories
Boulder, CO 80305
Dr. David Pommerenke
David Pommerenke is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical
Engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, Department of
Electrical Engineering, Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory.
Since 2001, he has been involved in research and teaching in the
areas of ESD, High Voltage ESD, Instrumentation Design, Numerical
Methods, and other EMC topics. Prior to joining UMR, David was
a Senior EMC Engineer at the Hewlett Packard Roseville Hardware
Test Center from 1996-2001. From 1990-1995, he was a Research
Assistant with the Institute for High Voltage and Power Engineering
at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. He received his
Ph.D there in 1995, and did post-Doctoral work from 1995. Davids
enthusiasm and interests center on measurement techniques, data
analysis, application and enhancement of numerical tools as well
as the design of fast electronics and RF circuits. He has been
designing electronic and RF equipment for many years. He is very
active professionally, holds memberships in the IEEE, EMC, Instrumentation
and Measurement, and Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Societies.
He is also a reviewer for many IEEE and other technical journals
including the IEEE Transactions on EMC, IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics
and Electrical Insulation, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation
and Measurements, the Journal of Electrostatics, as well as many
conferences on EMC and EMC measurements.
He is a US representative to IEC TC77b WG-9, a member of the IEEE
EMC Society and its TC-9, Computational Electromagnetics Technical
Committee, as well as the Editorial Board of the EOS/ESD Symposium.
He holds five patents and has two additional pending.
He has a number of lectures ready for your local chapter including:
Electrostatic Discharge From physics
Electrostatic Discharge It failed!
How to find the root cause!
Obtaining trustworthy results in numerical
EMI analysis of complex systems
Recent and coming developments in the standardization
of ESD testing
How simulation can help EMC without solving
for the complete system.
One or portions of two of the following topics
may be included in a single lecture:
a) The use of slow traces as signal return,
e.g. in flex cables or two-layer boards
b) The use of an active differen- tial probe to identify the source
of an emission
c) How can a Synchronous Switching Noise current be measured and
will it provide sufficient excitation to cause a failing signal
d) Using power traces instead of power planes: What is the trade-off?
You may contact David at UMR:
University of Missouri-Rolla,
118 EECH, 1870 Miner Circle,
Rolla, MO 65409-0710
Phone: (573) 341-4531
Fax: (573) 341-4532
|The EMC Societys Distinguished Lecturer
Program provides speakers for Society chapter meetings and
similar functions. Each Distinguished Lecturer (DL) can offer
one of several pre-prepared presentations on various EMC topics.
DLs are appointed by the EMC Society Board of Directors for
a two-year term. Currently the Society has five Distinguished
Lecturers serving on alternating terms.
Distinguished Lecturers may give up to six talks per year
under the Program, which reimburses the DL for their approved
traveling expenses up to a recommended limit of $750 US per
US engagement, or $1000 US for international engagements.
To provide as many opportunities to as many members as possible,
the Society encourages hosting chapters whenever possible
to absorb some part of the speakers costs, such as by
providing or paying for local transportation, meals, and lodging.
For more information about the EMC Societys Distinguished
Lecturer Program, visit our web site at http://www.emcs.org/lectur.html.
You can also contact Lee Hill at (603) 578-1842 x203, or via
email at LHill@silent-solutions.com.