Introducing Members Newly Elected to the EMC Society Board of Directors

Robert Goldblum received his BSEE and MS in Engineering Science degrees from Pennsylvania State University. Upon graduation, he became a member of the IRE and later the IEEE. He is now a Life Fellow of the IEEE and EMC Society. Bob served as the Editor of the EMCS Newsletter for 30 years, and served as an elected Board member for eight years. He was the Chairman of the 1970 EMCS Symposium held in Philadelphia and has served on other symposium committees. His IEEE and EMCS awards are many. Before attending college, Bob spent four years as an enlisted man in the United States Air Force. After receiving his BSEE, he worked for Sylvania Electronics in Waltham MA, AEL Inc. in Colmar, PA, General Electric Co. Valley Forge Space Technology Center, and for the GE Re-entry Systems Division in Philadelphia, PA. All work was in the area of EMC. Bob founded ITEM (Interference Technology Engineers Master) in 1971, which is published today as Interference Technology. After leaving GE, he founded R & B Enterprises, ROBAR Industries, Inc, and The EMC Science Center, all headquartered in W. Conshohocken, PA. These operations included the publishing company, an extensive EMC test facility, training center, and government support services with additional facilities at Crystal City, VA, Patuxent River, VA, and the San Diego, CA Navy Centers. Mr. Goldblum served on the committees to update M/S-461/2/3 and participated in bringing the Army, Navy, and Air Force representatives together for this effort. He created training courses on M/S – 461 and other government regulations and personally taught thousands of government and non-government personnel in various aspects of E3 and EMC. Bob was personally involved in the development of EMP/lightning test methods contained in M/S-461, the development of EMP Test Equipment, the concept and editing of the DoD E3 Newsletter, and the development of the well-known video, The Silent Threat, among others. Bob created the 5-day PRAXIS, which involved half day lectures and half day hands-on laboratory instruction. On behalf of the US Navy, Bob supported their delegation to NATO by attending various working groups on EMC and made numerous presentations on technical subjects. Bob has been published extensively, and he has written over 100 articles for ITEM and other trade magazines. He has been invited as a guest lecturer at the first EMC Conference held in Bangalore, India, at the Society of Old Crows in Tokyo, Japan, and at the first EMC Society Symposium held in Haifa, Israel. Bob has given a number of papers and presentations at IEEE Symposia and other EMC conferences. Bob Goldblum’s desire to once again join the EMCS BoD is to help the Society to become more streamlined and responsive to the membership and to provide responsive leadership to fulfill organizational and member needs.

Todd H. Hubing (S’82-M’82-SM’93-F’06) is the Michelin Professor of Vehicular Electronics at Clemson University in Clemson, SC. He received his BSEE degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980, his MSEE from Purdue University in 1982 and his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in 1988. From 1982 to 1989, he was an EMC engineer with the IBM Communications Products Division in Research Triangle Park, NC. In 1989, he decided that he wanted to spend less time putting out fires and more time understanding the fundamental sources of EMC problems, so he went to the University of Missouri-Rolla where he worked with other faculty and students to establish the UMR EMC Laboratory. Recently, he was given the opportunity to participate in the establishment of a new laboratory at Clemson University. The new lab will focus on research in automotive and aerospace vehicular electronics where electromagnetic compatibility issues play a key role. Dr. Hubing is an active member of the IEEE EMC Society. He has served as an associate editor of the Transactions on EMC, Distinguished Lecturer, Technical Activities Committee Chair, Vice President for Member Services and President. However, most people remember him as the guy who used to write the Chapter Chatter column in the EMC Newsletter.

Bob Scully has been serving as the Johnson Space Center Electromagnetics Compatibility Group Lead Engineer since June 2000. In that role, he is currently supporting multiple programs, including the Space Shuttle and Space Station, and is serving as Co-Chair of the Space Shuttle Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) Control Panel. Mr. Scully has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, and is dissertation only towards a PhD in Electrical Engineering, also from the University of Texas at Arlington. Mr. Scully is a registered Texas Professional Engineer, and holds a National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (NARTE) Certification as an Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineer. He has completed an Electromagnetic Compatibility Certification Program with the University of Missouri Rolla. Within the EMC Society, Mr. Scully is currently serving as a Member of the Board of Directors, and is Chair of Technical Committee 4 (Electromagnetic Interference Control Technology), Vice Chair to Technical Committee 1 (EMC Management), and Secretary to the Technical Advisory Committee. Mr. Scully has over 20 years in military and commercial aviation electrical and electronics engineering, as well as electromagnetic compatibility. Mr. Scully and his wife of 32 years, Elizabeth, have two children. Both are currently serving proudly in the US Army. Donovan is an NCO in Special Forces. Gayla is a Lieutenant in Military Counterintelligence.

David Staggs (S’70-M’70-SM’84) is the former Director of Regulatory Compliance, Dell Computer Corporation, in Austin, Texas. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas. He is a NARTE Certified EMC Engineer and Vice Chair of the dB Society. David Staggs’ background includes over 30 years of Regulatory Compliance experience with Texas Instruments, Xerox, EMCO, Dell Computer, and as a consultant to corporations throughout the United States. Mr. Staggs is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and is currently a member of the IEEE EMC Society’s Board of Directors, where he is serving as Membership Chair and Public Relations Chair. He was a member of the IEEE EMC Standards Board and was Awards Chair. He has been Chairperson of the ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C63.4 Working Group on Electrostatic Discharge from its inception until publication as ANSI C63.16 -1993. He has previously chaired standards committees concerned with Grounding and LISN verification. He is a past Chairperson of the Central Texas EMC Society Chapter. He has written, published, and presented numerous papers for the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Symposiums and industry publications. He is a NARTE certified EMC Engineer. He was a member of the Industry Advisory Board for the College of Electrical Engineering at Texas Tech University. Since 1985, he has been on contract to the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)/National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation (NVLAP) program for EMC Test Laboratories as an EMC Assessor

Donald Sweeney, Senior EMC Engineer (NARTE Certificate Numbers EMC-001209-NE & EMC-001210-NT) is president of D.L.S. Electronic Systems, Inc. He is a graduate of the department of electrical engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana and has over 40 years experience in the electrical engineering field. Most of his time has been devoted to solving problems in electromagnetic engineering and closely related disciplines. He has worked for Extel Corporation, Teletype Corporation, Gates Radio, and Collins Radio prior to forming D.L.S. Electronic Systems, Inc.; a Wheeling, Illinois based company. He specializes in EMC, RFI & EMI consulting and testing. Don has taught at Oakton College and at the University of Wisconsin (at both the Madison and Milwaukee campuses), and consults nation-wide on electromagnetic compatibility. His company offers a class on EMC design developed over 20 years and he has taught these to more than 2,500 engineers. He has served as a special consultant to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He is the founding chairman of the U.S. Council of EMC Laboratories and a NARTE certified EMC Engineer. He is a senior member of the IEEE, past Chicago area Chapter Chairman of the IEEE EMC Society and has served eight years on the Board of Directors of the IEEE EMC Society. He serves on the IEEE EMC Standards Development Committee (SDCom), P299 Shielding, and P1688 Module Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Testing. He also serves as an Angel to the Chicago and Milwaukee IEEE EMC Chapters. As a member of the Board, he believes he presents an independent viewpoint. As a small business owner, he is concerned about cost.

Takeo Yoshino was born in 1929, in Tokyo, Japan. He received the B.E. degree in 1953 from the University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Tokyo, Japan. Since 1953, he has been a Researcher at the Department of Electronic Engineering of the UEC, and in 1973 was appointed Professor of the same Department of UEC, and since 1970 he has been the Director of UEC Sugadaira Space Radio Observatory until his retirement of 1997. After his retirement from UEC in 1997, he moved to the Fukui University of Technology as a chief professor until 2003. Since 2003, he returned to UEC as an Emeritus Professor of the UEC Historical Museum. From 1958 to 1960, he stayed at Syowa Station in Antarctica as a wintering party member of the third Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE), and from 1975 to 1977, he was at Syowa station again as the leader of the 17th Expedition. In Antarctica, his main field of interest was the investigation of the polar geophysical phenomena by the natural electromagnetic wave emissions observed by ground, rockets and satellites. He published many papers on the research results about natural radio wave emissions at polar and space regions by the satellite data and the burst VLBI system observation in millimeters and Terra-hertz bands radio astronomy. In addition, his interests fields extended to phenomena of the background radio noise increase related by earthquake and volcanic eruptions, and the rejection of EMC interference in the on-board circuits of satellite and rockets. He received the IEEE AP Best Paper Award in 1967, and the Distinguished Service Award on EMC from the Polish EMC Symposium in 1992 and 2000 respectively, and from EMC-J of IEICE, Japan in 2002. Also he received from the IEEE EMC Society the Certificate of Acknowledgement in 1999, the Certificate of Achievement in 2000, the Electromagnetic Compatibility Society Honorary Life Member Award in 2001, and the Certificate of Appreciation in 2004. Professor Yoshino is a member of the IEICE (Japan), honorary Life Member of the IEEE, EMC Society, Life member of IEEE, AGU, URSI, IAGA and COSPAR, as well as an advisory board member of the Zurich EMC Symposium, Wroclaw EMC Symposium, Lowell Observatory, and IEEE EMCS Tokyo Chapter (1991 to 95). From 1998 to 2003, he was elected to the IEEE EMC Society Board of Directors where he served as chair of the Region 10 membership service committee. EMC

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