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, 2010. Abbreviated biographies of these members are provided below.

LARRY COHEN has had extensive experience in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) engineering and management, shipboard antenna integration and radar system design for the past thirty years. Larry is currently employed by the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. In this capacity Larry has worked in the areas of: (1) shipboard electromagnetic interference (EMI) problem identification, quantification and resolution; (2) aircraft electromagnetic hardening, lightning and electromagnetic pulse (EMP) protective measures; (3) mode-stirred chamber research; and (4) radar absorption material (RAM) design, test and integration. In addition, Larry has been the NRL Principal Investigator (PI) for the IFF Mode 5 improvement program as well as for a number of radar antenna and transmitter upgrades. Recently Larry has conducted research into the interference effects from radar to WiMAX and other advanced wireless systems. Larry received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The George Washington University in 1975 and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1994. Larry is certified as an EMC engineer by the International National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (iNARTE). Larry served as the Technical Program Chairman for the IEEE 2000 International Symposium on EMC and was elected to the IEEE EMC Society Board of Directors in 1999. Larry currently serves as the Chairman of TC-6 Spectrum Management, Secretary for the Education and Student Activities Committee, and Technical Programs Chairman for the IEEE 2010 International Symposium on EMC.


ALISTAIR DUFFY is a Reader in Electromagnetics at De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester, UK and Head of the Engineering Division in the School of Engineering and Technology at DMU. He received his BEng (Hons) and MEng degrees in 1988 and 1989, respectively, from University College, Cardiff, and University of Wales. He read for his PhD with professors Christopoulos and Benson at Nottingham University, graduating in 1993. He also holds an MBA from the Open University, UK, graduating in 2004. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, formerly the IEE), a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute. He has published approximately 150 papers, mostly on his research interests of validation of computational electromagnetics; physical layer components, particularly communications cabling, and electromagnetic compatibility testing. These are the three areas on which he lectured as an IEEE EMC Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2008/2009. Dr. Duffy’s professional service has seen him contribute to many successful conferences through refereeing functions or organising committee responsibilities (he is currently on the organising committee for the International Wire and Cable Symposium, which attracts approximately 1,000 delegates annually). He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on EMC and is Editor-in-Chief of the Transactions of the IWCS, as well as Editor-in-Chief of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Newsletter. He is currently a member of the IEEE EMC Society Technical Committee TC-9 (Computational Electromagnetics).


DANIEL HOOLIHAN is currently President of Hoolihan EMC Consulting located in Lindstrom, Minnesota. Mr. Hoolihan has been a member of the IEEE since 1983 and is presently a Senior Member. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Society (EMCS) of the IEEE almost continuously since 1987. He is the past-president of the EMCS (1998–1999) and has held many positions with the EMCS Board in his years of service. He served as the Chair of the 2002 IEEE International Symposium on EMC which was held in Minneapolis in August 2002. He helped found the EMC Chapter of the Twin Cities Section in 1985 and has been active in the local chapter since that time. Mr. Hoolihan has been consulting in EMC Engineering since January 2000. He specializes in EMC laboratory evaluations, EMC standards, and EMC education. He is a consultant to the United States Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the area of Telecom Certification Body (TCB) and Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) evaluations. He also assists on the NIST National Voluntary Conformity Assessment Systems Evaluation (NVCASE) Program. He is also an assessor for the NIST National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for both EMC/Telecom and Voting Systems. He is presently the Vice-Chair of the ANSI-Accredited Standards Committee C63 on EMC. His formal education includes a Bachelors Degree in Physics from Saint John’s University (Minnesota), a Masters Degree in Physics from Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge), and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis).


ANDREW C. MARVIN, M Eng, Ph.D (Sheffield), C. Eng MIET and Senior Member of the IEEE is a Full Professor at the Department of Electronics, University of York, UK since 1995. Professor Marvin was previously a Senior Lecturer (1986) and Lecturer (1979) at York. He is Technical Director of York EMC Services Ltd. since 1995. He is ­currently Deputy Head of the Department of Electronics. Formerly, he was an Engineer at British Aerospace (Bristol) from 1977 to 1979 and a Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield from 1975 to 1979. His research interests are currently shielding measurement techniques, mode-stirred chamber measurements and EMC in aerospace applications. He has been presenting EMC courses since 1982. He has been a member of the IEEE EMC Society for 25 years, is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on EMC (1993–present), a member of the IEEE EMC Society Education Committee, Vice-Chair of the IEEE Standard 299 Working Group on Shielding Effectiveness Measurements (membership since 2004, vice-chair from 2006 to date), Chair of the IEEE Standard 299 Working Group Sub-Committee 2B (Non in-situ electrically small enclosures in Reverberation Chambers) since 2007, and a Faculty Member of the IEEE EMC Society Global EMC University (Vice-Chair for 2009, Chair for 2010). He attends the IEEE EMC Society’s annual symposia when possible and contributed an experiment on the pitfalls of ignoring Faraday’s Law when measuring voltage to the original EMC Education Manual titled, “The Thinking Engineer’s Voltage Measurement.” He co-authored the 2004 IEEE EMC Society Best Symposium Paper Award.


MICHAEL OLIVER is Vice President of Electrical/EMC Engineering of MAJR Products Corporation in Saegertown, PA from March 2003 to the present. He is in charge of new product development, customer EMC consultation and education, technical quoting, and is the ISO-9001 Quality Management Representative. He holds three patents (one pending) on thermal management-EMI/RFI shielding devices. He is responsible for developing internal product test standards and external environmental and emission testing to ensure compliance to military and commercial specifications. He designed an Aperture Attenuation Modeling Program to assist EMC design engineers prior to MIL-STD-461, FCC, and/or CE testing. Mr. Oliver holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Gannon University and a Certificate of Electronic Technology from Parkway West Technical and has been an Electrical/EMC Engineer since 1989. Mr. Oliver has written numerous technical papers on electromagnetic shielding components and product enhancement published in several engineering periodicals. He has developed test specifications for military antenna/radome, O.A.T.S., and anechoic chamber measurements. Mr. Oliver is a member of the technical working group that developed the IEEE P1302 Standard and is Chairman of the 2012 IEEE EMC Society Symposium to be held in Pittsburgh. He is the Chairman and founder of the IEEE EMC Society Chapter in Pittsburgh, a member representative of the IEEE EMC Society Standards Advisory and Coordination Committee (SACCom), and a member of the EMC Society’s TC-4 Shielding Design Working Group.

VESNA ROJE studied electrical engineering at the University of Split in Croatia, Faculty of Electrical Engineering. After receiving her first diploma (Eng. Degree) she continued her studies at the University of Zagreb where she received a Master of Science degree and then a Ph.D. degree in 1974 and 1983, respectively. Since 1967, she has been with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture at the University of Split. She was promoted to assistant professor at the Department of Electronics in 1985 where she continued her academic career and finally accepted the position of a full professor in 1997. Professor Roje’s interests include electromagnetic wave theory, boundary value problems and computational electromagnetic modeling, enhancing the quality of understanding of the impact of emerging developments in communications technology to EMC. The current research interest of her team is focused on electromagnetic coupling problems for various wire configurations including developing numerical models in the frequency and time domains useful for different EMC applications. She has published over 120 scientific papers in international journals and conference proceedings. Profesor Roje is a Full member of the Croatian Technical Academy of Science and has been a member of the IEEE for more than 25 years. She is the founder and the chair of the Croatia EMC Chapter recognized in March 2005. Due to her leadership, Professor Roje accepted the Chapter Founders Award in 2006 and the 2008 Chapter-of-the-Year Award of the IEEE EMC Society.


TAKEO YOSHINO is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Electro-Communications (UEC) and Honorary Chair of the UEC Museum of Communications since 2003 to the present. He received the B.E. degree in 1953 from the UEC, in Tokyo, Japan. Soon after that, he worked as a Research Associate at the Dept. of Electronics Engineering of the UEC, and since 1970 became the Director of the UEC Sugadaira Space Radio Observatory. Since 1973, he was a Professor at the UEC until his retirement in1997. After that, he joined the Fukui University of Technology assuming the position of Chief of the Graduate School until 2003. From 1958 to 1960, he was at the Syowa Station in Antarctica as a wintering party member of the third Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE), and from 1975 to 1977, he returned once again to the Syowa Station as the leader of the 17th JARE. In Antarctica, his main field of interest was the investigation of the polar geophysical phenomena and the natural EM wave emissions observed by ground, rockets and satellites. He has published many papers on natural radio wave propagations and emissions at polar and space regions by satellites, including the burst VLBI system observations in the millimeter and Terra-hertz radio astronomy bands. In addition, his interest areas include the phenomena of increasing background radio noise related to pre-earthquake events and volcanic eruptions. He has received numerous EMC Society awards, including the Honorary Life Member Award and the Laurence G. Cumming Award for Outstanding Service. He is a past chair of the Tokyo EMC Chapter and is currently the Region 10 Membership Coordinator.                                                                                                                                                                                       EMC


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