New Distinguished Lecturers for 2007-2008

The EMC Society has three out-going Distinguished Lecturers (DLs), and three new Distinguished Lecturers. Prof. Dr.-Ing Heyno Garbe of the University of Hannover, Dr. Chris Holloway of NIST, and Dr. David Pommerenke of the UMR EMC Laboratory have completed their two year terms as EMC-S DLs, and the Society extends them our thanks and gratitude.
The three incoming Distinguished Lecturers are Dr. Erping Li of the Singapore National Research Institute, Dr. Jun Fan of NCR Teradata, and Dr. Franz Schlagenhaufer of the Western Australian Telecommunications Research Institute. The EMC-S is pleased to welcome them as DLs, and look forward to their lectures and contributions to the Society. Brief biographical sketches, and their intended DL lecture topics, are provided below.

Dr. Erping Li received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University, UK, in 1992. From 1989-1990, he worked as a Research Associate and from 1991-1992 as a Lecturer with the School of Electronic and Information Technology at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. From 1993 to 1999, he was a Senior Research Fellow, Principal Research Engineer and Technical Director with the Singapore Research Institute and Industry. Since 2000, he has been with the Singapore National Research Institute A-STAR Institute of High Performance Computing, where he is currently a Senior Scientist and a Senior R&D Manager of the Electronic System and Electromagnetics group. Dr. Li has authored and co-authored over 120 papers for refereed international journals and conferences and five book chapters. He holds one US patent and one Singapore Patent and has filed for three US patents. His research interests include fast and efficient computational electromagnetics, EMC/EMI, electromagnetics for high-speed electronic packaging/nanoelectronics and RFIC, and electromagnetics for biomedical applications. Dr. Li is the recipient of the 2006 IEEE EMC Technical Achievement Award and the IEEE Certificate of Appreciation for his outstanding contribution as President of the 2006 EMC-Zurich in Singapore symposium. Since January 2006, he has served as the Associate Editor for IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, and was Guest Editor for the IEEE Transactions on EMC November 2006 Special Issue. He served as the Symposium President for the 17th International Zurich Symposium on EMC held in March 2006 in Singapore. He is presently the Chairman of the IEEE EMC Singapore Chapter. He has been invited to give numerous speeches to academic institutions and at international conferences.
Dr. Li will be lecturing on power integrity and signal integrity modeling for package integration, fast and efficient computational electromagnetic techniques for complex EMC/EMI problems, and reverberation chamber design and EMC testing.

Dr. Jun Fan received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1994 and 1997, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 2000. He is currently with NCR Corporation, San Diego, California, where he works as a Consultant Engineer. His research interests include signal integrity and EMI designs in high-speed digital systems, dc power-bus modeling, PCB noise reduction, differential signaling, and cable/connector designs. He has authored or co-authored over 50 refereed journal papers and conference papers, including three practical papers in the IEEE EMC Society Newsletter, and has presented work at numerous conferences and meetings. He holds four U.S. patents with another seven pending. Dr. Fan received the Conference Best Paper Award from the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society in 2000. He currently serves as Chair of the TC-9 Computational Electromagnetics Committee of the IEEE EMC Society. Dr. Fan will be lecturing on high-speed interconnect and link path design, power distribution network design for high-speed digital designs, and computational EMI modeling.

Dr. Franz Schlagenhaufer received his diploma degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Munich, and Doctorate in Engineering from the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg in Germany, in 1988 and 1992, respectively. From 1992 to 1995, he was the manager of the EMC Laboratory at MAZ Hamburg, GmbH in Germany where he established and ran the laboratory, as well as leading it through the accreditation process. From 1996 to 1999, he was a technical manager with EMCSI Pty Ltd in Melbourne, Australia. Since 2000, he has been with the Western Australian Centre for EMC Technology in Perth, Australia, where he is a Senior Research Fellow involved in the supervision of undergraduate and post-graduate students, and lecturing in EM theory and EMC. His research activities focus on numerical field computation using MoM and transmission line theory with applications to coupling to shielding enclosures, and large systems. He is also working on developing emission measurement procedures for very large equipment and machinery. He has published over 40 refereed journal and conference papers, and made presentations at many conferences and contributed to several EMC workshops.
Dr. Schlagenhaufer will present lectures on EMC fundamentals, EMC design at the equipment and system level, and EMC/EMI modeling at the system level.
Please join me in welcoming our new EMC-S Distinguished Lecturers and engage them in presenting to your chapters.

The EMC Society’s 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 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 per US engagement, or $1000 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 speaker’s costs, such as by providing or paying for local transportation, meals, and lodging.
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