CLAYTON R. PAUL GLOBAL EMC AND SI UNIVERSITY INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHIES

Dr. Eric Bogatin: 

Dr. Eric Bogatin is currently a Signal Integrity Evangelist with Teledyne LeCroy, a leading manufacturer of high performance scopes. He received his BS in physics from MIT and MS and PhD 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. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he teaches graduate classes in signal integrity. Many of his papers and columns are posted on the www.BeTheSignal.com web site.


Charles F. Bunting:
 

Charles BuntingCharles F. Bunting (S’89–M’94–SM’11) was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He received the A.A.S. degree in electronics technology from Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA, in 1985, and the B.S. degree (with highest honors) in engineering technology from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA in 1989. He received the M.S. degree in 1992 the Ph.D. degree in 1994 from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA both in electrical engineering.

He was with the Naval Aviation Depot, Norfolk, as an Apprentice, an Electronics Mechanic, and an Electronics Measurement Equipment Mechanic, from 1981 to 1989.  From 1994 to 2001, he was an Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology, Old Dominion University where he worked closely with NASA Langley Research Center on electromagnetic field penetration in aircraft structures and reverberation chamber simulation using finite element techniques. In 2001, he joined the faculty of Oklahoma State University as an Associate Professor and was promoted to Full Professor in 2011. In 2012 he was named as the Halliburton Professor of Engineering.  In late 2012 he was appointed Associate Dean of Research for the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology.

His chief interests include engineering education, applied computational electromagnetics, statistical electromagnetics, electromagnetic characterization and application of reverberation chambers, and the analysis and development of near infrared tomography and microwave acoustic tomography for prostate cancer detection.

Dr. Bunting is very active the IEEE EMC society where he chairs tutorials, serves on numerous committees, is a past Distinguished Lecturer (2011-2012), and is a member of the Board of Directors.


James L. Drewniak:
 

James DrewniakJames L. Drewniak received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He is with Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory in the Electrical Engineering Department at Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla).  His research and teaching interests include electromagnetic compatibility in high-speed digital and mixed-signal designs, signal and power integrity, electronic packaging, electromagnetic compatibility in power electronic based systems, electronics, and antenna design.

He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

 

Jun Fan:

Jun FanJun Fan (S’97-M’00-SM’06) received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1994 and 1997, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 2000. From 2000 to 2007, he worked for NCR Corporation, San Diego, CA, as a Consultant Engineer. In July 2007, he joined the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla), and is currently an Associate Professor and Director of the Missouri S&T EMC Laboratory. His research interests include signal integrity and EMI designs in high-speed digital systems, dc power-bus modeling, intra-system EMI and RF interference, PCB noise reduction, differential signaling, and cable/connector designs. Dr. Fan served as the Chair of the IEEE EMC Society TC-9 Computational Electromagnetics Committee from 2006 to 2008, and was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE EMC Society in 2007 and 2008. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee of the IEEE EMC Society, and is an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility and EMC Magazine. Dr. Fan received an IEEE EMC Society Technical Achievement Award in August 2009.

 

Lee Hill:

Lee Hill is Founding Partner of SILENT, an independent electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and RF design firm established in 1992 that provides worldwide EMC and RF design, troubleshooting and training.
He is a member of adjunct faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts, He is also a regular EMC course instructor for Oxford University (England).
This is Lee’s third consecutive year teaching at Global University.  In past years Lee was also an EMC instructor for UC Berkeley, HP, Agilent, Freescale Semiconductor, and General Motors University. 

Previously Lee was Principal EMC and Systems Engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation’s Workstation Systems Engineering Group in Palo Alto, California. 

Lee received the Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering & Electromagnetics with highest honors from the University of Missouri-Rolla, (now Missouri University of Science and Technology) Mr. Hill was awarded the 1993 IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship and the 1994 Missouri Collegiate Entrepreneur Award. 

Lee has over twenty-five years of experience in the EMC design and retrofit of complex electronic systems. He has been teaching short courses on EMC design and troubleshooting for twenty years
Lee is the named inventor of three US patents for EMI control in electronic systems, and provides expert witness services for patent litigation.

 

Elya B. Joffe: 

Mr. Joffe is employed by K.T.M. Project Engineering - an engineering consulting company in Israel, since 1987. He currently holds a position of the V.P. of Engineering and works as a Senior EMC engineering Specialist and consultant. Elya holds a B.ScEE in Electrical Engineering from the Ben Gurion University in Israel, is a Registered Professional Engineer.

Mr. Joffe is also an iNARTE (International Association for Radio, Telecommunications and Electromagnetics Engineers) certified Senior EMC Engineer, ESD Control Engineer and EMC Master Design Engineer. Since the merger of iNARTE with Exemplar Global (RABQSA International), he also serves as member and Chair of the Exemplar Global BoD and as Immediate Past Chairman of the iNARTE Advisory Committee.

Elya has 30 years of experience in government and industry, in EMC/E3 (Electromagnetic Compatibility/Electromagnetic Environmental Effects) for electronic systems and platforms (in particular – aircraft and aerospace). He is actively involved, as an EMC/E3 Specialist, in the EMC design of commercial and defense systems, from circuits to full platforms. His work covers various fields in the discipline of EMC, such as NEMP and Lightning Protection design.

Mr. Joffe is also well known in Israel and abroad for his activities in EMC training and education, and has authored, developed and presents many courses on Electromagnetic Compatibility and related topics. He has authored and co-authored over 30 papers in EMC and EMC-related topics, both in the IEEE Transactions on EMC and Broadcasting, as well as in the proceedings of International EMC and Product Safety Engineering Symposia.
Elya is also the main Author of the Book: "Grounds for Grounding: A Circuit to System Handbook", published by John E. Wiley & Sons, 2009.
Mr. Joffe is Senior Member of IEEE, and has served as a member of the IEEE EMC Society of the Board of Directors since the year 2000 and is the Past President of the IEEE EMC Society. He is the Immediate Past President of the IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society. He is also a Past Chairman of the Israel IEEE EMC Chapter. He is also a member of the Board of Governors and VP for Conferences of the Society for Social Implications of Technology (SSIT).

Mr. Joffe is a past member of the IEEE Education Activities Board (EAB) and Chaired the IEEE Continuing Education Committee (CEC).
Mr. Joffe also served as a “Distinguished Lecturer” of the IEEE EMC Society, for the years 1999 through 2000 and now serves as a “Distinguished Lecturer” for the Consumer Electronics Society (2013 to 2014).

Mr. Joffe received several awards from the IEEE and EMC Society for his activities. In particular - he is a recipient of the IEEE EMC Society “Laurence G. Cumming Award for Outstanding Service” for “outstanding Service and leadership as the Israeli IEEE EMC Chapter Chairman, contributing to the EMC standardization of commercial products in Israel, promotion of the IEEE International EMC Symposium as Chairman and Contributing to the overall success of the IEEE EMC Society” (Ca. 2002), the "Honorary Life Member Award" of the IEEE EMC Society for "outstanding service to the EMC Society in globalization, regional and international standardization, and for on-going EMC chapters and membership initiatives" (Ca. 2004), the IEEE EMC Society "Technical; Achievement Award" for "over two decades of significant professional achievements in airborne and avionics EMC and printed circuit design/analysis for fast digital/analog signals and for significant contributions to the understanding of interference coupling to avionics, and RFI emissions from avionics and cost effective EMC measures for increasing systems' immunity to EMI" (Ca. 2004), the IEEE EMC Society "Symposium Chair Award" "in appreciation for contribution as Chair of the 2003 IEEE Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility in Istanbul" (Ca. 2004) and the IEEE “Third Millennium Medal” “…in recognition and appreciation of valued services and outstanding contributions”.

Mr. Joffe is also the recipient of the very prestigious "2006 IEEE RAB Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award" "For outstanding contribution to enhancement of the transnational character of IEEE through promotion of conferences, membership and chapter development on a regional and global basis".

Mr. Joffe is a member of the very prestigious honor societies: IEEE Eta-Kappa-Nu (IEEE-HKN) and the "dB Society".


Antonio Orlandi:
 

Antonio OrlandiAntonio Orlandi (M’90-SM’97-F’07) was born in Milan, Italy in 1963. Since 1990 he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of L’Aquila where he is currently Full Professor and Chair of the UAq EMC Laboratory. Author of more than 270 technical papers, he has published in the field of electromagnetic compatibility in lightning protection systems and power drive systems. Current research interests are in the field of numerical methods and modeling techniques to approach signal/power integrity, EMC/EMI  issues in high speed digital systems. Dr. Orlandi received the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY Best Paper Award in 1997, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ADVANCED PACKAGING Best Paper Award in 2011, the IEEE EMC SOCIETY TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in 2003 and 2012 the IBM SHARED UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AWARD in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2012, the CST UNIVERSITY AWARD in 2004, the IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON EMC BEST PAPER AWARD in 2009, 2010, 2013 and the DESIGNCON  BEST PAPER AWARD in 2011 and 2012. He is currently Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY, member of the “Education”, TC-9 “Computational Electromagnetics” and Past Chairman of the TC-10 “Signal Integrity” Committees of the IEEE EMC Society. From 1996 to 2000, and from 2010 up today has been Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY, from 2001 to 2006 served as Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MOBILE COMPUTING and from 1999 to the end of the Symposium was Chairman of the TC-5 “Signal Integrity” Technical Committee of the International Zurich Symposium and Technical Exhibition on EMC.

Dr. David Pommerenke:

Since 2001 Dr. David Pommerenke is Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Missouri University of S&T in Rolla, MO in the Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory. He has been involved in research and teaching in the areas of ESD, High Voltage ESD, Instrumentation Design, Numerical Methods, and other EMC topics. Prior to joining MST, David was a Research Engineer at the Hewlett Packard Roseville Hardware Test Center from 1996-2001. From 1990-1995, he was a Research Assistant with the Institute for High Voltage and Power Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany where he received his Ph.D. David’s enthusiasm and interests center on measurement techniques, data analysis, application and enhancement of numerical tools as well as the design of fast electronics and RF circuits. His present research covers system level ESD, high speed channel emulation and scanning methodologies for EMC and Immunity analysis. He was core technical contributor to the IEC 61000-4-2 2008 ESD test standard, is associated editor for the IEEE Transactions on EMC. He published 200+ papers and is inventor on 13 patents.


Farhad Rachidi:
 

Farhad Rachidi (M’93–SM’02–F’10) received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, in 1986 and 1991 respectively. He worked at the Power Systems Laboratory of the same institute until 1996. In 1997, he joined the Lightning Research Laboratory of the University of Toronto in Canada and from April 1998 until September 1999, he was with Montena EMC in Switzerland. He is currently a Titular Professor and the head of the EMC Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Rachidi served as the Vice-Chair of the European COST Action on the Physics of Lightning Flash and its Effects (2005-2009) and the Chairman of the 2008 European Electromagnetics International Symposium (EUROEM). He is presently the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY, the President of the International Conference on Lightning Protection (ICLP) and the President of the Swiss National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). Farhad Rachidi is the author or coauthor of over 300 scientific papers published in reviewed journals and presented at international conferences. In 2005, he was the recipient of the IEEE Technical Achievement Award and the CIGRE Technical Committee Award. In 2006, he was awarded the Blondel Medal from the French Association of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Information Technology and Communication (SEE). 

 

Mark Steffka:

Mark SteffkaMark Steffka, B.S.E., M.S., is on the faculty of the ECE department at the University of Michigan - Dearborn, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit – Mercy, and an Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Technical Specialist at General Motors. His university experience includes teaching undergraduate, graduate, and professional development courses on EMC, antennas, and electronic communications.  His extensive industry background consists of over 30 years’ experience with military and aerospace communications, industrial electronics, and automotive systems.

Mr. Steffka is the author and/or co-author of numerous technical papers and publications on EMC presented at various Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) conferences.  He has been an IEEE EMC Society Distinguished Lecturer and is currently the Chair of the IEEE EMC Society Education and Student Activities Committee (ESAC).