Introducing Members Newly Elected to the EMC Society Board of Directors
The following members began a three-year term on the Board effective January 1, 2008. Abbreviated biographies of these members are provided below.


COLIN BRENCH (M’80-SM’07) is currently with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) where he is a staff engineer. Previously he had been working for Hewlett-Packard (formerly Compaq and Digital Equipment Corp.) for 22 years, where he was a Master Engineer on the Technical Staff. At SwRI, his responsibilities include developing new EMC technologies, providing consulting, participating in internal and external research programs, and collaborating with the EMC community at large.
His early training began in England where he received his B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering at The City University, London, in 1975.
Mr. Brench has been particularly active in the area of antenna and shielding behavior since the early 1970’s when he was involved in amateur radio. After moving to the United States in 1978, his experience grew as he worked with waveguides and antennas, power supplies, FCC compliance of computer systems, and EMC design and testing. In addition to his work at HP, for the past 10 years Mr. Brench has been presenting numerous EMC training classes that embrace a broad range of topics including microprocessor packaging, printed circuit module issues, system design, grounding and shielding, and computational modeling for EMC. In many of these classes, explanations are clarified with a combination of simulations and data from product related measurements. Mr. Brench is a co-author of the book, EMI/EMC Computational Modeling Handbook (Kluwer Academic, 2nd Edition 2001), and has authored over 20 technical papers and articles. In addition, he holds over ten patents for various methods of EMI control, and a similar number are in process. He has been a NARTE certified EMC Engineer since 1990, and has been active in ANSI ASC C63 since 1991. He was Chairman of a working group under ANSI C63.1 from 1992 to 1997, working on the development and design of a new international reference antenna for EMI measurements.
Mr. Brench became a member of the IEEE EMC Society (EMCS) in 1980. He was appointed an EMCS Distinguished Lecturer from 2001 to 2002 and gave talks to 12 EMCS Chapters; he remains an active speaker at Chapter meetings. In 2002, he was awarded the Certificate of Technical Achievement by the IEEE EMCS for his contributions to the development of EMC modeling directed to understanding EMI shielding and antenna behavior. He was Treasurer for the 2003 EMC Symposium and the Experiments/Demonstrations Coordinator for the 2007 EMC Symposium. Mr. Brench has also been an active member of the IEEE EMCS Technical Committee 9 (EMCS TC-9) since its inception in 1994. TC9 is a committee focused on all aspects of computational EM for EMI and EMC work.

ROBERT DAVIS (S’72-M’73-M’80) has been an EMI/EMC Engineer for 32 years. Mr. Davis has been working for Lockheed Martin Corporation, located in Syracuse, New York, for the past 17 years as a Lead E3 Engineer on various DoD related programs. His efforts focused on both design and test. Prior to working for Lockheed Martin Corporation, Mr. Davis worked with American Electronic Laboratories (currently BAE), located in Allaire, New Jersey, as manager of the EMI/EMC and TEMPEST department.
In addition to managing both EMI and TEMPEST design and test activities, Mr. Davis was responsible for managing a major EMI/EMC engineering support contract with the Army’s CECOM organization located at Fort Monmouth. Prior to this, Mr. Davis worked for Data Products Corporation, located in Wallingford, Connecticut, where he provided both design and analysis support in the area of EMI/EMC, TEMPEST and EMP. Prior to this, Mr. Davis worked for Hamilton Standard Corporation, located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, on the NASA Space Shuttle program where he had EMI/EMC design and test responsibility for the Space Suit and several electronic modules for the shuttle. Prior to this, Mr. Davis worked for the Electromagnetic Compatibility Analysis Center (ECAC) in Annapolis, Maryland where he performed EMC co-site analysis for deployment of radar systems at various locations abroad.
Mr. Davis supported the ANSI ASC C63.4 committee in the early 1980’s in developing a medical device standard. Mr. Davis has been an IEEE EMC member for close to 30 years. He is presently an active member of the P299 (Enclosure Shielding Effectiveness Measurement Techniques) and PAR1688 (EMI Standard for Replaceable Electronic Modules) standard development working groups. He is also a member of the TC-4 and TC-6 technical committees. He is presently Secretary for the 2010 IEEE EMC Symposium. Mr. Davis is also very active in the GEIA G-46 EMC Subcommittee, where he has served as Chairman for the past five years and Vice-chairman for two years prior. Mr. Davis has been actively attending BoD meetings for the past three years.

FRED HEATHER (M’88-SM’98) is the Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) Lead for the US government’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. He is responsible for the E3 technical management of the F-35 air system. He provides the systems integration engineering management for the air system contractor, the DoD Services and the international coalition country partners. His office is located at the Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, Maryland where he has been employed since 1977. He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, and is a NARTE certified Senior EMC Engineer. As an EMC Society Board member, he has opened the board meetings to others by facilitating teleconferencing and internet sharing of visuals, is a member of the 50th Anniversary Committee and actively works behind the scenes on Society membership surveys. Beyond the Board, Mr. Heather also serves at the RAC Chair, PAR-1688 Replaceable Electronic Module Working Group Chair and Chair for the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on EMC.

RANDY J. JOST (S’77-M’82-SM’93) received his BSEE (1978), MSEE (1980) and Ph.D. (1988) from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has been involved in the area of applied electromagnetics for over 35 years, dating back to when he received the FCC First Class Radiotelephone Operators License while still in high school. He is also the holder of an Amateur Extra license, call sign N8NAZ.
From 1984 to 1988, he taught at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) in Dayton, Ohio, having received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the US Air Force in 1982. While assigned there, he was instrumental in developing the Low Observables Technology Master’s Degree program. Upon leaving AFIT, he worked for the Air Force Research Laboratory, in the Signature Technology Directorate, at Wright-Patterson AFB until 1991. His duties there included responsibility for overseeing the development of new technology in the areas of electromagnetic measurements, antennas and the integration of sensors into aerospace platforms. From 1991 to 1996, he worked as a Program Manager for SRI, International in Rosslyn, Virginia. While there he was a program manager, responsible for research into ultra wideband measurement systems and the characterization of electromagnetic measurement facilities. During this period, he also served as an IPA for the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for two years, where he performed similar duties. In 1996, he moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico and took a position as the Technical Director/Director of Engineering for Johnson Controls, the operations and maintenance contractor at the National RCS Test Facility, located at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. While there, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance and system improvements for the measurement ranges located at the facility. During this time, he was one of the leaders of the successful effort to establish a national characterization program for RCS measurements. He served in that capacity from 1996 through 2000. Dr. Jost recently retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the US Air Force Reserve, where his last assignment was with the Directed Energy Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, investigating the effects of high power EM signals on aerospace systems. Dr. Jost is currently a Senior Scientist for the Space Dynamics Laboratory at Utah State University (USU) in Logan, Utah, as well as an adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering as well as the Department of Physics at USU. His areas of research interest include electromagnetic compatibility, computational electromagnetics, the calibration and characterization of electromagnetic ranges, the measurement of dielectric, magnetic and optical materials, radar and microwave engineering, and remote sensing. He recently published a book on electromagnetics and has taught numerous short courses, both in the United States and overseas in the areas of electromagnetic signatures, radar and antenna measurements, and the propagation of EM energy, especially wireless signals. He has hosted a series of workshops on the calibration and characterization of electro-optical systems, in conjunction with the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
In the EMC Society, Dr. Jost has served on the Education and Student Activities Committee since 2001 and is currently the Vice-Chair of that committee. Additionally, he is an active member of TC-9 and also serves as the Sister Societies representative. He is active in several other IEEE Societies, and currently reviews papers for the APS, MTT, GRSS and Education Societies. He has also served as the Student Branch advisor at Utah State University and is currently the Region 6 NE Area Student Activities Chair.

FRANCESCA MARADEI (M’94-SM’06) is an Associate Professor at “La Sapienza” University in Rome, Italy. She has a Degree in Electrical Engineering from “La Sapienza” University, a Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA) in Electrical Engineering from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from “La Sapienza” University. Ms. Maradei joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at “La Sapienza” University, Rome in 1996 where, before becoming an Associate Professor, she served as an Assistant Professor until 2000. She is the author of more than 100 papers in the field of numerical techniques and their application to EMC problems. She has also been invited to present papers at several international conferences including: IEEE CEFC’94, Aix les Bains, France, 1994; 11th Annual ACES Conference, Monterey, California, USA, 1995; COMPUMAG, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1997; IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Austin, Texas, USA, 1997; PIERS’98, Nantes, France, 1998; URSI’99, Toronto, Canada, 1999; PIERS’04, Pisa, Italy, 2004; EMC’04, Sendai, Japan, 2004; and URSI’2005, New Delhi, India, 2005. Since 1993, Ms. Maradei has been teaching courses on Principles of Electrical Engineering, EMC, and Numerical Procedures for Solving EMC Problems. From 1997 to 2000, she was a lecturer for the Erasmus Intensive Course on EMC supported by the ERASMUS ICP 1054/B/06 and addressed to Ph.D. students.
Ms. Maradei is currently the Chapter Coordinator for the IEEE EMC Society. She served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on EMC from 1999 to 2000. She is a member of the IEEE EMC Society Technical Committee on Computational Electromagnetics and for the past several years, she has served as a technical paper reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, and IEEE Transactions on Magnetics.

MARK I. MONTROSE (S’76-M’82-SM’93) graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, both in 1979. He received a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Santa Clara, California in 1983. Mr. Montrose is the owner and principal consultant of Montrose Compliance Services, Inc. specializing in international regulatory compliance with an emphasis on applied EMC engineering, training, testing, certification, printed circuit board design and layout, signal integrity and product safety. Before becoming a consultant, Mr. Montrose was the principal EMC engineer and manager of regulatory compliance departments at several major companies in the Silicon Valley, California.
His professional experience includes nearly 27 years of applied EMC engineering and consulting in addition to teaching professional training courses and being a guest speaker at EMC venues worldwide. He is the author of several books published by Wiley-IEEE Press, including Printed Circuit Board Design Techniques for EMC Compliance–A Handbook for Designers, 1st ed.–1996/2nd ed.–2000; EMC and the Printed Circuit Board–Design, Theory and Layout Made Simple, 1999; Testing for EMC Compliance – Approaches and Techniques, 2004. He has also authored and presented applied (hands-on) technical papers at IEEE EMC Society conferences in Europe, Asia and the United States in addition to being published in the IEEE Transactions on EMC.
Mr. Montrose is the recipient of the EMC Society’s Certificate of Technical Achievement and Laurence G. Cumming Award. He is a life member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) with the Amateur Extra Class license of K6WJ. Continuing professional activities within the EMC Society include promoting EMC education using a simplified approach, performing sophisticated EMC research on PCB design and layout for signal integrity and EMI, and presenting technical papers on various aspects of EMC engineering. EMC

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