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Scott Lytle, Chair of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), congratulating Mr. Jerry Begel and informing him that his professional commitment to the education of chapter members will be honored by a donation in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Mr. Begel lecture was entitled: A Brief History of Military Communications

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Kimball Williams (l.), Director of Speaker Arrangements, Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), presenting letters to Candace Suriano (c.) and John Suriano (r.).  The letters acknowledge their professional commitment to the education of chapter members and that a donation will be made in their names to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  They spoke at the October 19, 2017 chapter  “Maker Meeting”.

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Kimball Williams (r.), Director of Speaker Arrangements, Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), presenting letters to Mr. Tom Hagen (c.) and Mr. Jim Abshier (l.).  The letters acknowledge their professional commitment to the education of chapter members and that a donation will be made in their names to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  They spoke at the July 20, 2017 chapter meeting on “Radio Astronomy for the Amateur.”

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Scott Lytle, Chair of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), presenting a letter to Mr. Scott Niemiec.  The letter acknowledges his professional commitment to the education of chapter members and that a donation will be made in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Mr. Niemiec spoke at the June 15, 2017 chapter meeting on “Spectrum Analyzer Pre-Selection.”

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Scott Lytle, Chair of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), congratulating Mr. Kenneth Wyatt and informing him that his professional commitment to the education of chapter members will be honored by a donation in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Mr. Wyatt spoke at the chapter’s EMC Fest, May 11, 2017, on the following topics: EMC Essentials, Common EMC Issues, Developing an EMC Troubleshooting Kit and Pre-Compliance Testing & Case Studies.

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Scott Lytle, Chair of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), congratulating Mr. Ed Hare and informing him that his professional commitment to the education of the chapter members will be honored by a donation in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Mr. Hare spoke at the April 20, 2017 chapter meeting on “The ARRL Lab: Trials, Tribulations and (Tall?) Tales.”

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Scott Lytle, Chair of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), presenting a letter to Mr. Scott Piper.  The letter acknowledges his professional commitment to the education of chapter members and that a donation will be made in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Mr. Piper spoke at the March 16, 2017 chapter meeting on “Electromagnetic Shielding for EMC.”

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Scott Lytle, Chair of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), presenting a letter to Mr. Kimball Williams.  The letter acknowledges his professional commitment to the education of chapter members and that a donation will be made in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Mr. Williams spoke at the January 19, 2017 chapter meeting on “EMC Laboratory Statistical Process Control (SPC).”

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Steve Tomba, Secretary of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), presenting a letter to Dr. C. J. Reddy.  The letter acknowledges his professional commitment to the education of chapter members and that a donation will be made in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Dr. Reddy spoke at the December 15, 2016 chapter meeting on “The Role of Electromagnetic Simulations in Product Design.”

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Scott Lytle, Chair of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), presenting a letter to Dr. Bryon Neufeld.  The letter acknowledges his professional commitment to the education of the chapter members and that a donation will be made in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Dr. Neufeld spoke at the November 17, 2016 joint meeting of the chapter on “Electromagnetic Engineering for Automotive Applications.”

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Scott Lytle, Chair of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), presenting a letter to Dr. Naoki Shinohara.  The letter acknowledges his professional commitment to the education of the IEEE SEM EMC Chapter VIII and Trident Chapter IV members and that a donation will be made in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Dr. Shinohara spoke at the October 17, 2016 joint meeting of the chapters on “Wireless Power Transfer via Radiowaves.”

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Akio Fujimaki, Vice-Chair of Professional Activity, Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), presenting a letter to Mr. Jon Kinney.  The letter acknowledges his professional commitment to the education of chapter members and that a donation will be made in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Mr. Kinney spoke at the September, 15, 2016 chapter meeting on “Automotive Time-Domain Reflectometry.”

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Frank Sabath, President EMC Society, presenting to Mark Steffka the 2016 Laurence G. Cumming Award for Outstanding Service.  The award plaque citation is “For outstanding service to the EMC community, significantly in the area of EMC education.”  The award was presented at the EMC 2016 Conference on July 28, 2016 at The Westin Hotel in Ottawa, Canada.

Mark has been a significant contributor to the EMC society since 2001.  He chaired the first IEEE Southeastern Michigan EMC Fest which is now held annually by the EMC Chapter with more than 100 in attendance.  He has served the EMC Society as chair of a number of symposia and technical sessions; chaired the Education & Student Activities Committee for over four years; and served as an Distinguished Lecturer.

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Scott Lytle, Chair of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), presenting a letter to Dr. Chunfei Yi.  The letter acknowledges his professional commitment to the education of chapter members and that a donation will be made in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Dr. Yi spoke at the August 18, 2016 chapter meeting on “High-Speed Signal Integrity Fundamentals.”

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Scott Lytle, Chair of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), presenting a letter to Dr. Kate Remley.  The letter acknowledges her professional commitment to the education of chapter members and that a donation will be made in her name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Dr. Remley spoke at the July 21, 2016 chapter meeting on “An Introduction to Free-Field Measurements of Wireless Devices in Reverberation Chambers (RCs): A general overview of wireless tests in RCs.”

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Scott Lytle, Chair of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), presenting a letter to Mr. Arnie Nielson.  The letter acknowledges his professional commitment to the education of chapter members and that a donation will be made in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Mr. Nielson spoke at the June 16, 2016 chapter meeting on “Automotive EMC Consulting – An Improv Approach, How Hard Can It Be?”

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Cyrous Rostamzadeh receiving the 2015 IEEE Region 4 Outstanding Professional Award from Bob Parro,  R4 Director.  The award was presented on January 30, 2016 at the 2016 IEEE Regions 4, 5 & 6 Joint Meeting which was held in Las Vegas.

The award citation is “Who, through his technical abilities and leadership has made significant contribution to the engineering profession.  His example and dedication to the profession has inspired all who know him, and to lead them in the furthering of the high standards of the engineering profession as prescribed by the IEEEE.

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Steve Tomba (left), Secretary, and Scott Lytle (right), Chair, of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), presenting letters to Dr. Bruce Archambeault and Mr. Lee Hill indicating that each of them will recognized for their professional commitment to the education of our chapter members with a donation to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Their names will be listed in a future issue of the IEEE EMC Magazine as a donor to the fund.  They gave presentations at the EMC Fest 2016 on May 5th which was held at the Embassy Suites, Livonia, MI with over 200 attendees.

Dr. Archambeault topics were “The Ground Myth: The term ‘ground’ is probably the most misused and misunderstood term in EMC engineering” and “Decoupling PCB’s for EMC and Functionality in the Real-World.”

Mr. Hill spoke and gave demonstrations on “EMC Troubleshooting tools and techniques for emissions and immunity.”

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Mr. Chris Semanson received an award for his professional commitment to the education of chapter members with a donation in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Mr. Semanson spoke at the March 17, 2016 chapter meeting on “LTSpice simulation and FEKO EMC modeling and simulation.

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Akio Fujimaki, Vice Chair for Professional Services, Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), presenting a letter to Mr. Jason Smith for his professional commitment to the education of chapter members with a donation in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Mr. Smith spoke at the February 18, 2016 chapter meeting on “High Power Amplifier Proper Use, Care and Selection.”

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Scott Lytle, Chair of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), presenting a letter to Mr. Mike Hertz for his professional commitment to the education of chapter members with a donation in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Mr. Hertz spoke at the January 21, 2016 chapter meeting on “New Oscilloscope Techniques for EMC/EMI/ESD Testing.”

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Scott Lytle, Chair of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), presenting a letter to Dr. Robert Scully for his professional commitment to the education of chapter members with a donation in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Dr. Scully spoke at the December 17, 2015 chapter meeting on “Lightning Protection for the Orion Space Vehicle.”

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The Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), chapter recognized Dennis Schwaiger’s professional commitment to the education of the chapter members with a donation in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Dennis spoke at the November 19, 2015 chapter meeting on “EMC Interplay Between the Engine Cooling Fan and the Heat Exchanger.”

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The Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), chapter recognized Dr. Jun Fan’s professional commitment to the education of the chapter members with a donation in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Dr. Kim spoke at the October 15, 2015 chapter meeting on “Power distribution network design for high-speed printed circuit boards.”

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The Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), chapter recognized Bill Wangard’s professional commitment to the education of the chapter members with a donation in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Mr. Wangard spoke at the October 6, 2015 chapter meeting on “Capturing Pulsed / Intermittent Signals with Frequency Swept, Frequency Stepped, and Time Domain Scan Methodologies.”

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Congratulations to Scott Lytle for Receiving the IEEE 2015 Sustained Service to the EMC Society Award

Jim Woodyard, EMC Chapter VIII Awards Director, presenting to Scott Lytle, on behalf of the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society, the 2015 Sustained Service to the EMC Society Award. The award was presented at the October 7th IEEE SEM EMC Chapter VIII meeting. The award was announced in August at the EMC 2015 Symposium held in Dresden. The award citation reads: For service since 2000, successfully leading the Southeastern Michigan EMC Chapter to become the most successful Chapter in the Section and also spearheading each year’s very successful “EMC Fest.” Scott is the current chair of the chapter and has served continuously as chair for the past 15 years.

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Mr. Cyrous Rostamzadeh received the IEEESEM Section Outstanding Member Award for contributions to the EMC Chapter VIII and the SEM Section.  The award was presented at the 2015 Spring Conference of the IEEESEM Section on April 28th.

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Kimball Williams received The Jack Sherman Outstanding Member Award for significant professional and technical contributions to the Institute. His example and dedication to the profession has inspired all who know him to further the high standards prescribed by IEEE. The award was presented at the January 24, 2015 IEEE Region 4-6 Meeting in San Diego.

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The Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), chapter recognized Dr. Joungho Kim’s professional commitment to the education of the chapter members with a donation in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Dr. Kim spoke at the July 16, 2015 chapter meeting on ““Low EMF Design of Wireless Power Transfer Using Magnetic Field Resonance.”

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Steve Tomba, Secretary of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), presenting a letter to Mr. Keith Frazier indicating that the chapter has recognized his professional commitment to the education of the chapter members with a donation in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Mr. Frazier spoke at the June 18, 2015 chapter meeting on ““Impact of Mismatch Error on Mobile Phone Simulation for Automotive EMC Testing.”

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Scott Lytle, Chair of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), presenting a letter to Dr. John Norgard indicating that the chapter has recognized his professional commitment to the education of the chapter members with a donation in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Dr. Norgard spoke at the May 21, 2015 chapter meeting on “Space Exploration: EMI/EMC Problems/Solutions NASA ~ Past/Present/Future Missions ‘Orion’ Mars/Moon Spacecraft”.

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Scott Lytle, Chair of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), presenting a letter to Elya Joffe indicating that the chapter has recognized his professional commitment to the education of the chapter members with a donation in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Mr. Joffe conducted a seminar on “The Grounds for Grounding” at the 2015 EMC Fest that was held on May 7th.

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Scott Lytle, Chair of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), presenting a letter to John and Candace Suriano indicating that the chapter has recognized his professional commitment to the education of the chapter members with a donation in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.   The Suriano’s conducted a seminar on “Robots with Arduino” at the 2015 Spring Section Conference on April 28th.

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Steve Tomba, Secretary of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII) presenting a letter indicating that the chapter has recognized the professional commitment of Mr. Jerry Ramie to the education of the chapter members with a donation in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Mr. Ramie spoke at the April 16, 2015 chapter meeting on “Smart Grid EMC Standards Harmonization”.

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Congratulations to Scott Lytle for Receiving the 2015 ESD Outstanding MemberAward

 

Dr. Nicholas Langhals, Vice Chair off the IEEE Southeastern Michigan (IEEE SEM) Section, presenting the 2015 ESD Outstanding Member Award to Scott Lytle for outstanding contributions to the success of IEEE SEM activities. The award was presented at the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) 2015 Gold Banquet on March 11, 2015.  Scott has been chair of the IEEE SEM Chapter 8 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Society since 2008. His leadership has resulted in the chapter being the most successful chapter in IEEE SEM as measured by membership, monthly technical programs and community outreach educational programs.  He has spearheaded the chapter’s annual EMCFest which draws internationally known EMC speakers and EMC vendors.  The EMCFest serves to generate revenue for the chapter’s programs and maintain a high interest level of the membership.

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Scott Lytle, Chair of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII) presenting a letter indicating the chapter has recognized the professional commitment of Ms. Joanna Hill to the education of the chapter members with a donation in her name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Ms. Hill spoke at the February 19, 2015 chapter meeting on “EMC for Business Managers”.

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Scott Lytle, Chair of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII) presenting a letter indicating that the chapter has recognized the professional commitment of Mr. Scott Piper to the education of the chapter members with a donation in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Mr. Piper spoke at the January 15, 2015 chapter meeting on “Verifying Numerical Modeling Results Using Measurements”.

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Congratulations to James Muccioli for Receiving the IEEE Region 4 Outstanding Professional Award.

James Muccioli received the 2012 IEEE Region 4 Outstanding Professional Award for the development of innovative EMC testing methods used widely in EMC testing.  He has also contributed to the wider technical community through teaching and committee service.  The award was presented on April 18, 2013 at the IEEE Southeastern Michigan Spring 2013 Conference.

Biographical Statement

James Muccioli received the B.S.E.E. Degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn; the M.S.E.E. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; and is an IEEE Fellow.  He held a number of technical positions with Chrysler Corporation; was Chief Technology Officer at X2Y Attenuators, LLC; and is currently a consultant at Jastech EMC Consulting, LLC.  He has been active in the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) branch of Electrical Engineering; participated in the Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE); been involved in the development of international EMC standards; participated in numerous symposia; and taught short courses in EMC technology.  While at Chrysler Corporation he was a Senior Engineering Specialist and responsible for the development of both the EMC test capability and the current International SAE Automotive EMC Standards.

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EMC Society Award Nominations

Please contact Jim Woodyard, Awards Director Chair, jrwwoodyard@gmail.com

The Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII) has recognized the following speakers for their commitment to the education of our members.  Each gave a presentation at a monthly Chapter VIII meeting.  A donation has been made in the name of each speaker to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Their names will be listed in the IEEE EMC Magazine as a donor to the fund.

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