New Distinguished Lecturers, New Alternate Lecture Formats

There are four new Distinguished Lecturers for the IEEE EMC Society: Dr. Eric Bogatin, Dr. Alistair Duffy, Professor Stephan Frei, and Dr. Tzong-Lin Wu. These colleagues have a wide spectrum of expertise and experience, and all have industry experience as practicing engineers. The new lecturers are introduced herein, together with the representative topics on which they are interested in lecturing.
Also new this year for the EMC Society Distinguished Lecturer (DL) program will be a trial of live web-cast and DVD recorded lectures. The web-cast lectures are hosted by the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) using WebEx. The DL will lecture from home, and the receiving audience needs only a computer, projector, and high-speed internet connection to receive the live lecture and interact with the DL. Alternatively, some DLs will be able to come to Rolla, Missouri to record lectures that will be available for distribution on DVD. Please contact Dr. Jun Fan ( to arrange a web-cast lecture using WebEx, and he will schedule it, and work with the DL you have invited to host the lecture. Dr. Fan will be developing this new format on a trial basis for 2008.

Dr. Eric Bogatin received his BS degree in physics from MIT, and MS and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He has held senior engineering and management positions at Bell Labs, Raychem, Sun Microsystems, Ansoft, and Interconnect Devices. Over the last 30 years, he has written four books, over 200 columns and more than 200 feature articles on signal integrity and interconnect design. He is currently president of Bogatin Enterprises, focusing on training and education for Signal Integrity Engineers. The areas on which his lectures will focus are:
• Separating myth from reality in signal integrity – quantifying the answer
• Gigabit interconnect design
• Inductance, characteristic impedance, and differential impedance in signal integrity
• Special topics in signal integrity
• Engineering best practices for signal integrity design

Dr. Alistair Duffy is a Reader in Electromagnetics at De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom. He read for his BEng(Hons) and MEng degrees in Cardiff (University College, University of Wales) graduating in 1988 and 1989 respectively. During his first degree, he was sponsored by Oyster Terminals Ltd who specialised in hand-held controllers and data collectors. He worked there after graduation for two years (1988 – 1990) where he took on a variety of roles including buyer, development engineer, sales support engineer and marketing engineer. The lure of electromagnetics was too great and in 1990 he went to work as a research assistant in Nottingham University reading also for a Ph.D. with Professors Christopoulos and Benson, graduating with a Ph.D. in “Coupling of electromagnetic waves into wires – experiments and simulations”. After a one-year post doctoral study at Nottingham, he moved to Leicester to lecture in communications and researching in related electromagnetic phenomena. He is currently also the Head of the Engineering Division at De Montfort University, he has published approximately 150 technical papers and also holds an MBA. Dr. Duffy’s areas of specialization, and the topics on which the lectures are based, center on three of the main topics that have taken up many waking hours (and some sleeping hours as well), including:
• Computational electromagnetics
• Communications cables
• Reverberation chambers
The time spent in a more commercial function in industry still has not left him and he is also interested in technology strategy, particularly forecasting.

Professor Stephan Frei was a research assistant for EMC at the Technical University in Berlin, Institute of Electrical Power Engineering from 1995-1999. There, he investigated the influence of ESD on electronic devices and the occurrence rate of ESD in typical environments. In 1999 he began to work at the car manufacturer AUDI AG, where he introduced and developed new methods for the computation of EMC in automobiles. Also the data flow and process integration of EMC-computation were important topics of his work. Beginning from 2001, he was as senior engineer responsible for the EMC development of a product line and international standardization. Since 2006 he is a professor for vehicular electronic systems at Dortmund University of Technology. At the university, he works on automotive EMC and ESD problems. Professor Frei is member or chairman of numerous standardization and working groups. The topics on which he will lecture are:
• Automobile applications of computational methods in EMC
• ESD with application to automobiles
• Simulation methods for signal integrity of automotive bus systems

Dr. Tzong-Lin Wu received the B.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan, in 1991 and 1995, respectively. From 1995 to 1996, he was a senior Engineer at the Microelectronics Technology, Inc., Hsinchu, Taiwan. From 1996 to 1998, he joined the Central Research Institute, Tatung Company, Taipei, Taiwan, where he was involved with the analysis and measurement of EMC/EMI problems of high-speed digital systems. From 1998 to 2005, he was with the Electrical Engineering Department of National Sun Yat-Sen University. He is currently a professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering, NTU, Taiwan. His research interests include EMC/EMI and signal/power integrity design for high-speed digital/optical systems. Dr. Wu received the Excellent Research Award and Excellent Advisor Award from NSYSU in 2000 and 2003, respectively, Outstanding Young Engineers Award from the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineers (CIEE) in 2002, and Wu Ta-You Memorial Award from National Science Council (NSC) in 2005. He was also listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World in 2001. Dr. Wu has served as the Chair of the Taipei Section, Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) and the Treasurer of Taipei Section, IEEE both since 2007. He has served as the associate editor of the International Journal of Electrical Engineering (IJEE) since 2006. Dr. Wu is a senior member of IEEE and the member of IEICE and CIEE. Topics that Dr. Wu will lecture on are:
• Signal integrity and link path design for high-speed circuits
• Power integrity issues and possible solutions in high-speed packages
• EBG structures and RF noise isolation in advanced packages

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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