|Newsletter Editor Janet O’Neil
teams with Clayton Paul to hold a seminar on the “Fundamentals
of EMC” for the Melbourne EMC Chapter, October 11, 2004.
The EMC Society Honors
One of Its Own
It’s not every day that we have an article in our Newsletter
about one of our EMC Society members receiving a very prestigious
award. In this issue, we are pleased to bring you a tribute to
Clayton R. Paul, the recipient of the 2005 IEEE Electromagnetics
Dr. Paul received this award at the 2005 IEEE International Symposium
on EMC in Chicago last August. He received a standing ovation
from the audience when this award was announced. Dr. Paul was
recognized for his tremendous technical accomplishments among
his peers in the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, IEEE Microwave
Theory and Techniques Society, IEEE EMC Society and IEEE Geoscience
and Remote Sensing Society. It is especially noteworthy that among
these Societies, with a collective 27,000 members, Dr. Paul was
honored with this distinctive award.
During the symposium in Chicago, I happened to speak to Todd Hubing
about Dr. Paul. Professor Hubing noted, “Clayton’s
contributions to EMC education are unsurpassed. There is probably
not an EMC engineer on the planet that has not learned something
important to their work either directly or indirectly from Professor
Paul.” In fact, several other EMC Society members made similar
remarks about Dr. Paul after the Awards Luncheon. Thankfully,
Andy Drozd, a long time colleague of Dr. Paul’s, summarized
these comments for an article in the Newsletter. The result is
shown on page 46.
Personally, I have worked with Dr. Paul over several years as
we’ve collaborated on various EMC Chapter “tabletop”
regional shows as per the photo above taken at one such event.
I have grown to appreciate the uniqueness of his unassuming nature,
considerable expertise, and genuine love for teaching. It’s
been very rewarding for me to see the students come alive when
Dr. Paul launches into his “Fundamentals of EMC” tutorial.
As we approach the 50th anniversary of the EMC Society next year,
it is important to recognize the members who have done so much
for the science of electromagnetics, such as Dr. Paul.
Incidentally, we are pleased to include Dr. Paul’s new book
on page 26. Ray Perez thoroughly reviews this long awaited second
edition to Dr. Paul’s first book, “Introduction to
Electromagnetics.” These days, it is this author that needs
Be sure to read the article on EMC History contributed by Dan
Hoolihan and Warren Kesselman on page 82. You’ll find information
on the many illustrious people who spear headed the formation
of the EMC Society some 50 years ago. As with Dr. Paul, these
engineers were visionaries whose pioneering work resulted in this
great Society we enjoy today.
In fact, as you read through this issue, you’ll note there
are many individuals globally who are contributing to the future
of the EMC Society with their collective time and talent. Whether
these members are contributing by authoring practical papers,
furthering standards activity, addressing membership initiatives,
holding chapter meetings, volunteering as Distinguished Lecturers
or Board members, sharing paper summaries from other EMC conferences,
hosting foreign trade delegations, creating a new EMC Society
award, to mention a few of the activities profiled in this issue,
it appears the future of the EMC Society is assured!
Perhaps YOU should consider nominating a colleague who is a standout
volunteer in the EMC Society. Details on the awards nomination
process may be found on page 86. Check it out and nominate a deserving
individual today! EMC