Meeting Notice

Special Meeting Location

The Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society presents:

The nation's leading EMC educator – Henry OTT

Date: November 24, 2009

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: U of M Dearborn Map Code IVAS Room 1011

University of Michigan - Dearborn
Main Campus – IVAS Building – Auditorium
Please Park in areas
E1 – E4
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, Michigan 48128
(Special Meeting Location)


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Book Purchase Link: (Offer limited to first 24 orders only)

Special IEEE EMC Meeting Price $80 (List Price $120)



Deadline: Noon on the day prior to the event

Schedule of Events


5:30 – 6:00 Pizza and Refreshments in the atrium will be provided by:


EQS System Engineering Representatives Logo: EM TEST


Note: No food is allowed in the auditorium


6:00 – 7:00 Presentation

The Chapter Presentation is a FREE event.  IEEE Non-Members Welcome!

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Abstract: Henry will discuss the content of his new book - why he wrote it - and what topics he felt needed to be included since the publication of his second edition was 20 years ago.

Henry has agreed to do a "Q and A" session - so please submit your questions to by Sunday.








HENRY W. OTT is President and Principal Consultant of Henry Ott Consultants, an EMC/ESD training and consulting organization located in Livingston, New Jersey.  Mr. Ott has literally "written the book" on the subject of EMC, and is considered by many to be the nation's leading EMC educator.  He not only knows the subject, but has the rare ability to communicate that knowledge to others.  Mr. Ott has over thirty years of experience in the field of EMC.

"Few engineers know as much about electromagnetic compatibility, or EMC, as consultant Henry Ott, keynote speaker at the upcoming PCB Design Conference East."  Quoted from an article on Henry Ott in the July 17, 2000 issue of EE Times.

Prior to starting his own consulting company, he was with AT&T Bell Laboratories (now Alcatel-Lucent), Whippany, New Jersey, for 30 years, where he was a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff. At Bell Labs, he worked on projects relating to missile guidance systems, nuclear effects instrumentation, analog and digital tape recorders, telephone transmission and signaling systems, microprocessors, and acted as a consultant on Electromagnetic Compatibility.

He is the author of two books, "Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering" (Wiley, 2009) and the popular "Noise Reduction Techniques in Electronic Systems" (Wiley 1976 and 1988).  "Noise Reduction Techniques in Electronic Systems" is often referred to as the "bible" on EMC.  The first edition has been translated into Japanese, Russian, Bulgarian, and Polish, and the second edition has been translated into Italian, Japanese, and Chinese. Together, the two English editions have sold over 65,000 copies. We will have copies of his new book available for sale and signing at the meeting.

Mr. Ott is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and an Honorary Life Member of the IEEE EMC Society.   For over twenty years Mr. Ott has served the EMC Society in various capacities including: member of the Board of Directors, Education Committee Chairman, Symposium Committee Chairman, and Vice President for Conferences. In addition he is a past Distinguished Lecturer for the EMC Society, and lectures extensively on the subject of EMC.  He is a member of the ESD Association and is a NARTE Certified Electrostatic Discharge Control Engineer.  He  holds an amateur radio (ham radio) operator's license with the call sign WA2IRQ.


Mr. Ott is the holder of four patents and author of numerous technical papers.  He received his BSEE degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1957, and his MSEE degree from New York University in 1963.  Mr. Ott has also received many awards for his outstanding contributions to the field of Electromagnetic Compatibility.


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