Welcome to the Central Texas Chapter of the IEEE EMC Society.

As part of the Central Texas Section of the IEEE, our chapter is open to those interested in the field of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) design, test, and certification. This web site provides Chapter and Society news, Chapter meeting information, details of relevant conferences, local job openings and links to other sites of interest.

Upcoming Events

The Chapter will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at ETS-Lindgren in Cedar Park, TX. We will be hosting Ihsan Erdin of Celestica Engineering Services, who is one of the EMC Society’s current slate of Distinguished Lecturers. Mr. Erdin will speak on the topic of “Effectiveness of Decoupling Capacitors in Power Integrity”. In addition to the technical presentation, Ross Carlton will update us on the recent Board of Directors meeting held in early April at IEEE HQ. This meeting is free of charge and open to all. No reservations are required. A complimentary light dinner will be served. Additional meeting details can be found in the RSS feed to the right of this column or at this link.


∞ The Advance Program for the 2018 Joint IEEE EMC Society & APEMC Symposium (Singapore) has been published and is available on the Symposium website (see the link on the right side of the page). Please note that early-bird registration has closed. Regular rates are now in effect.

∞ Early-bird registration is open for the 2018 IEEE EMC, Signal and Power Integrity Symposium (Long Beach) until June 25, 2018. Register now while rates are at their lowest. When selecting your hotel, please seriously consider the host hotel since staying at the host hotel helps the EMC Society keep the Symposium costs low.

∞ The Chapter officers for 2018 are:

Chairman: Todd Steigerwald, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
Vice-Chair: Ross Carlton, ETS-Lindgren
Secretary: Mark Maynard, American Certification Body
Treasurer: Jack McFadden, ETS-Lindgren
Member-at-Large: vacant

 CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS. The Chapter is seeking individuals or companies that would like to present on a topic of interest to the Chapter at one of our meetings. We are interested in any and all topics that impact EMC – electrical design, mechanical design, standards, test methods, electromagnetic environmental effects, test equipment, etc. Please contact one of our officers if you are interested and/or would like more information.

  CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS. The Chapter will hold officer elections in November using the online IEEE voting tool. If you are interested in serving or if you wish to nominate a member for the honor, please contact me. Our preference is to bring new officers in as Secretary and then progress though the officer positions in an orderly manner but don’t let that stop you from volunteering. Also, we are always in need of members interested in volunteering for a specific purpose (student branch liaison, technical program coordinator, etc) or for a specific event (Future City, science fairs, table-top show, etc).

Email List

Join the Chapter’s email list by sending a message from the email account you want to use to listserv@listserv.ieee.org with “subscribe CTS-EMCS first_name last_name” as the first line in the body of the message. You will receive a confirmation of your request and email list instructions. This email list is open to anyone. This email list will be used by the Chapter for meeting announcements and other official Chapter communications. List members are not able to post to the list. To leave the list, send an email from the registered email account to CTS-EMCS-signoff-request@LISTSERV.IEEE.ORG.

LinkedIn Group

Join the Chapter’s LinkedIn group “IEEE EMC Society – Central Texas Chapter” by clicking the link and selecting the “Join Group” button. (A free LinkedIn account is required.) Please note that this group is only for IEEE EMC Society members residing in the Central-Texas area or as determined by the Chapter officers on a case by case basis. The LinkedIn group is intended as a forum for Chapter members to discuss Chapter business, local EMC issues, jobs, and events.