December 18, 2014  - Crosstalk between PCB Traces (with real-time measurements) – Bogdan Adamcyzk, Ph.D.  Grand Valley State University – U of M Dearborn

April 16, 2015 – Smart Grid EMC Standards Harmonization – Jerry Ramie – U of M Dearborn

TBD – EMC War Stories – Candace Suriano, John Suriano, Kimball Williams – Sponsor – Intertek


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Dr James Drewniak was given a letter indicating that the chapter has recognized his professional commitment the education of the chapter members with a donation in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  James spoke at the November 20, 2014 chapter meeting on “Channel Modeling and Analysis for Signal Integrity in High-Speed Digital Designs”


Congratulations to Mark Steffka for Receiving the 2014 IEEE Region Four (R4) Jack Sherman Outstanding Member Award

Mark Steffka is the recipient of the IEEE Region Four (R4) Jack Sherman Outstanding Member Award.  The award will be presented during the awards ceremony of the IEEE-USA Meeting in Rhode Island on May 16, 2014.

Biographical Statement

Mark Steffka received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1981, and a M.S. from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1987.  He has almost 30 years of experience in the design and development of military, aerospace, and automotive electronics systems.  He is currently with General Motors’ Powertrain Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Group.  He is a lecturer at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and adjunct professor at the University of Detroit-Mercy.  He regularly teaches courses on EMC, antennas, and electronic communication systems at both universities.

Mark is the author and/or co-author of publications on EMC and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI).  A paper presented at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Congress on “Engine Component Effects of Spark-Ignition Caused Radio Frequency Engineering (RFI)” was “Judged by SAE to be among the most outstanding SAE technical papers of 2007”.  He is an IEEE member and professional activities include serving as a technical session chair for SAE and IEEE conferences; Technical Program Co-Chair for the 2008 IEEE International Symposium on EMC; and has been an instructor in the symposium’s “Global EMC University”.  Mark has been an invited speaker at IEEE and SAE conferences held in the United States and international locations.  He is a member of the ARRL EMC Committee, and holds the amateur radio call sign WW8MS.