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Upcoming Events:

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

5:30pm: Networking/light dinner
6:30pm: Presentation
7:45pm: Adjourn

Water and soft drinks are free. Light dinner is available for a small fee.

Location: Agilent Technologies


Using Absorbing Materials for high frequency EMI/EMC performance


Bruce Archambeault


Many of today’s electronic systems include data rates above 1 GHz. In fact, data rates in the 10-20 Gb/s range are becoming quite common. EMI/EMC containment using traditional shielding approaches is nearly impossible, requiring the use of absorbing materials. However, vendors offer a confusing range of materials and EMC engineers typically must try-it-and-see in order to determine if a material will be effective or not. This seminar will examine these materials and their applications in order to help the engineers understand the tradeoffs from various materials and their possible uses


Bruce Archambeault

Dr. Bruce Archambeault is an IEEE Fellow, an IBM Distinguished Engineer Emeritus and an Adjunct Professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He received his B.S.E.E degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1977 and his M.S.E.E degree from Northeastern University in 1981. He received his Ph. D. from the University of New Hampshire in 1997. His doctoral research was in the area of computational electromagnetics applied to real-world EMC problems. He has taught numerous seminars on EMC and Signal Integrity across the USA and the world, including the past 12 years at Oxford University.

Dr. Archambeault has authored or co-authored a number of papers in computational electromagnetics, mostly applied to real-world EMC applications. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the IEEE EMC Society and a past Board of Directors member for the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES). He currently serves as the Vice president for Conferences of the EMC Society. He has served as a past IEEE/EMCS Distinguished Lecturer , EMCS TAC Chair and Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility. He is the author of the book “PCB Design for Real-World EMI Control” and the lead author of the book titled “EMI/EMC Computational Modeling Handbook”.