Global EMC University
(4th Edition) at EMC 2010

Photos by Ken Wyatt
Global EMC University instructor Todd Hubing (far left) of Clemson University enjoys visiting with the students during a “Meet and Greet” reception.
Al Ruehli (left) of IBM joins Andy Marvin of the University of York at the “Meet and Greet” reception held for the Global EMC University students.

The Global EMC University was held in conjunction with the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on EMC in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This was the fourth consecutive time that the Global EMC University was held during the Symposium. It offers higher level instruction to engineers with some experience in EMC and also attracts attendance from EMC experts with many years experience who still retain their intellectual curiosity and the will to share in others’ expertise.
     Classes are taught by an international panel of educators, whose selection is based upon their reputation for excellence in areas of practical importance to EMC engineers and their demonstrated ability to communicate. Students receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for their participation in the class and are encouraged to attend symposium workshops, exhibits and social activities when they are not in class.
     Each year the curriculum is refreshed and this year new lectures on Reverberation Chambers and Novel Materials with EMC applications were introduced. A “Meet and Greet” reception was also introduced this year where participants could get together with the lecturers for snacks and a drink on the evening before the lectures started.
     The 2010 lectures presented during the Global EMC University included:

  • Capacitance and Inductance – Al Ruehli, IBM
  • Transmission Lines: Time-Domain and Signal Integrity – Jim Drewniak, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Transmission Lines: Frequency-Domain and Crosstalk – Marco Leone, University of Magdeburg
  • Conducted Emissions and Power Supply Filters – Mark Steffka, GM and University of Michigan - Dearborn
  • Antennas and Radiation EMC Standards – Andy Marvin, University of York, Chair of Faculty
  • Mode-Stirred Chambers – Frank Leferink, Thales & Twente University
  • Electromagnetic Shielding – Chris Holloway, NIST
  • EMC Applications of Composite and other Novel Materials – Sabrina Sarto, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’
  • Overview of Numerical Methods – Chuck Bunting, Oklahoma State University, Vice-Chair of Faculty
  • PCB Layout and System Configuration for EMC – Todd Hubing, Clemson University

     This year the attendance was 40 students and the feedback received was at its usual high level.
     Each year the Chair of the Global EMC University is passed on to the former Vice-Chair. Next year’s Global EMC University for 2011 will be chaired by Professor Chuck Bunting with assistance by Professor Mark Steffka as Vice-Chair. I understand that they are planning some exciting innovations in the Global University format, moving away
from the traditional lecture series and involving greater student participation. Look out for an exciting Global EMC
University in 2011.                EMC


Photo by Richard Georgerian
Mark Steffka of GM and the University of Michigan-Deaborn lectures during the Global EMC University program on the topic “Conducted Emissions and Power Supply Filters.”


Save the Date!
Global EMC University Offered in 2011

The Global EMC University will be offered again over August 14-19 at the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on EMC in Long Beach, California.
The Chair is Chuck Bunting from Oklahoma State University. Participants are encouraged to register early, because enrollment is limited.

The Global EMC University is several hours of instruction on basic EMC-related topics that is run in parallel with the traditional technical sessions at the annual IEEE EMC Symposium. Classes are taught by an international panel of educators, who are selected for this program based on their reputation for excellence in areas of practical importance to EMC engineers and their demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students who are new to the field.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded to the students who successfully complete the course.

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