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

∞ SOCIETY BOARD OF DIRECTORS and STANDARDS COMMITTEE MEETING: The Board of Directors of the IEEE EMC Society and the Standards Development & Education Committee (SDECom) will be meeting at ETS-Lindgren in Cedar Park, TX from Sunday, April 7th to Tuesday, April 9th.

The SDECom will meet on Sunday, April 7th at the Springhill Suites, 1110 Discovery Boulevard, Cedar Park, TX 78613 from 10am to 5pm. SDECom is responsible for guiding the development of IEEE EMC standards, the training of those involved in the standards making process and the education of the EMC Society community on all aspects of EMC standards. For information about SDECom, please visit the website here. This meeting is open to all members of the IEEE EMC Society.

The Board of Directors (BoD) will meet on Monday, April 8th from 1pm to 5pm and on Tuesday, April 9th from 8am to 3pm. Both meetings will be held at ETS-Lindgren, 1301 Arrow Point Dive, Cedar Park, TX 78613.  BoD meetings are where the business of the Society is conducted on behalf of the membership. Information about the EMC Society BoD can be found here. This meeting is open to all members of the IEEE EMC Society.

∞ CHAPTER MEETING: The Chapter will hold its next meeting on Monday, April 8th at ETS-Lindgren in Cedar Park, TX starting at 6pm. We are holding this meeting on a Monday to be coincident with the Board of Directors meeting (see above). The topic of this meeting is Reverberation Chambers. Our speaker for the evening is Professor Alistair Duffy of de Montfort University, who also happens to be the President-Elect of the EMC Society. Alistair will provide a non-math-based overview of Reverberation Chambers, their uses, and will discuss current research being conducted. Following the presentation will be one or more demonstrations using a large, walk-in Reverberation Chamber. The currently planned demonstrations are (1) radiated RF immunity, and (2) shielding effectiveness. A number of Reverb experts will be in attendance at this meeting. This is a great opportunity for both an introduction to Reverb as well as an opportunity to ask questions of experts in the methodology. This meeting is free and open to anyone interested in attending. Additional meeting details can be found here. Please register using Eventbrite here if you will attend so we can plan adequately for seating and catering.

∞ NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY: Garmin in Olathe, Kansas has a new opening for an EMC Lab Team Leader. For more information, check out the Jobs section of the website.


∞ 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.