About Me

Personal Biography – Technical and Professional Experience (not to exceed 125 words in length)

Frank Leferink (M’91–SM’08) received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees, all in electrical engineering, at the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, in 1984, 1992, and 2001, respectively. He has been with THALES in Hengelo, The Netherlands since 1984 and is currently the Technical Authority EMC. In 2003, he was appointed as (part-time, full research) Professor, Chair for EMC at the University of Twente. He published more than 200 peer reviewed papers. Dr. Leferink is the chair of the IEEE EMC Benelux Chapter, a Member of ISC EMC Europe, and an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON EMC.


Factual summary of IEEE/EMCS Activities (not to exceed 150 words in length)


  • 2010 – present Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on EMC
  • 2014 – present Region 8 Membership Coordinator


  • 2006 – present Chairperson of the IEEE BeNeLux Section EMC Society Chapter
  • 2002 – 2006 Treasurer of the IEEE BeNeLux Section EMC Society Chapter


  • 2010 & 2011 Lecturer for the IEEE Global EMC University


  • 2011 Knight in the Order of Orange Nassau (Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau)
  • 2003 3rd Prize Thales Innovators Award 2003


Nominee Statement (not to exceed 150 words in length):

More than 30 years ago I started my career in EMC, and since then I worked in the EMC laboratory, performed EMC research studies, educated engineers, and was involved in the development of new systems taking EMC into account. The IEEE EMC Society was and is my reference, finding valuable information, research papers, practical papers but most important: finding experienced colleges for exchanging knowledge. Although I am an active EMCS member for several years, I would like to contribute to the Society even more by becoming member of the Board of Directors. I hope to promote more value for EMCS membership, by disseminating and exchange of experience and knowledge to and by the members. As president and later active member of the Dutch EMC-ESD Society activities like EMC on Tour, with EMC Demonstrations, sparking interest among members and students, have been developed. I would like to use my experience to develop the EMCS, for and by the members.