Speaker Biographies

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

Mr. Daryl Gerke, PE is a co-founder of Kimmel Gerke Associates, an engineering consulting firm specializing in EMI/EMC design issues. Since 1987, Daryl and his late business partner (Bill Kimmel) solved or prevented hundreds of EMI problems across the electronics industry. They also trained over 10,000 students in their public and in-house seminars. Daryl has a BSEE from the University of Nebraska, and is a NARTE Certified EMC Engineer and a Registered Professional Engineer (PE.)  www.emiguru.com

 

 

 

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Dr. Constantine A. Balanis (S’62 – M’68 – SM’74 – F’86 – LF’04) received the BSEE degree from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, in 1964, the MEE degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, in 1966, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, in l969. From 1964-1970 he was with NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton VA, and from 1970-1983 he was with the Department of Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.  Since 1983 he has been with the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, where he is Regents’ Professor.  His research interests are in computational electromagnetics, flexible antennas and high impedance surfaces, smart antennas, and multipath propagation.  He received in 2004 a Honorary Doctorate from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the 2014 LAPC James R. James Lifetime Achievement Award (UK), the 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, the 2012 Distinguished Achievement Alumnus Award (College of Engineering, The Ohio State University), the 2005 Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, the 2000 IEEE Millennium Award, the 1996 Graduate Mentor Award of Arizona State University, the 1992 Special Professionalism Award of the IEEE Phoenix Section, the 1989 Individual Achievement Award of the IEEE Region 6, and the 1987-1988 Graduate Teaching Excellence Award, School of Engineering, Arizona State University.

Dr. Balanis is a Life Fellow of the IEEE.  He has served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (1974-1977) and the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (1981-1984); as Editor of the Newsletter for the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (1982-1983); as Second Vice-President (1984) and member of the Administrative Committee (1984-85) of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society; and Distinguished Lecturer (2003-2005), Chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Program (1988-1991), member of the AdCom (1992-95, 1997-1999) and Chair of the Awards and Fellows Committee (2009-2011) all of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.  He is the author of Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design (Wiley, 2005, 1997, 1982), Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics (Wiley, 2012, 1989) and Introduction to Smart Antennas (Morgan and Claypool, 2007), and editor of Modern Antenna Handbook (Wiley, 2008) and for the Morgan & Claypool Publishers,  series on Antennas and Propagation series, and series on Computational Electromagnetics.

 

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Dr. William Young holds a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in electrical engineering. He worked at Sandia National Laboratories from 1998 to 2010. He joined the Electromagnetics Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2010 where he focused on a variety of wireless communication challenges. He currently heads up the Shared Spectrum Metrology Group in the Communications Technology Laboratory at NIST, which focuses on metrology research for quantifying the effects of spectrum sharing approaches, including coexistence testing and analysis.  He also serves as a technical expert and technical lead for the National Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network (NASCTN).

 

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Mr. Harry Skinner is a Director and Senior Principal Engineer in Intel Labs. Since joining Intel in 1996, Harry has held a variety of positions, all dealing with Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). For the vast majority of his tenure Harry has directed Intel’s EMC/EMI Research and Development while driving industry EMC guideline development for initiatives such as PCI Express* and SATA. More recently Harry has been driving Intel’s research for Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) and Antennas. Other noteworthy projects include dithered clocks for IA platforms (SSC), ATX SE EMI containment guidelines (u-seam and waveguide implementations), and EMI design of Intel’s mobile modules. Before coming to Intel, Harry spent six years with IBM. He has been awarded greater than twenty patents, has multiple patents pending, and has published numerous papers at IEEE symposiums and other technical forums. Harry received a first-class honors Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) degree in electronics and electrical engineering from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

 

 

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Dr. Vignesh Rajamani is an expert in the electromagnetic characterization and application of reverberation chambers and holds a position of Senior Associate, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Practice at Exponent. A main thrust of his research and project experience in the area of reverberation chambers has been towards increasing test accuracy. His expertise includes statistical electromagnetics, validation and optimization techniques for computational electromagnetics, communication system test in complex multipath environments, EMI/C Issues with Unmanned Aerial Systems, antenna systems and radio frequency (RF) design, and estimation probability of failure of electronic systems due to electromagnetic interference and compatibility.

Dr. Rajamani is the Vice President of Member Services for the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Society and involved with several technical committees and educational activities through the EMC Society. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and served as a distinguished lecturer for the IEEE EMC Society for term 2013-2014. He has lectured around the world on reverberation chamber test methodologies and has taught design engineering seminars for faculty and students at many universities focusing on challenges in engineering education and prepare the faculty to handle them by spreading a significant number of Project Based Learning (PBL) classes across the curriculum. Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Rajamani was with Oklahoma State University as a Visiting Assistant Professor where he taught courses in engineering design and performed research in probability of failure of electronic systems in harsh electromagnetic environments.

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Mark Goldstein is President of International Research Center and a technophile and technology visionary, activist, advisor, and entrepreneur with extensive experience and connections throughout myriad technology sectors. He has provided consulting, custom research, and strategic support for business, legal, and public policy clients across a variety of technology disciplines and arenas since 1992 following an engineering management career. He is involved with a number of policy, economic development, professional, and trade groups, and a frequent speaker and trainer.

 

 

 

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Zhong Chen is the Director of RF Engineering at ETS-Lindgren, located in Cedar Park, Texas.  He has more than 20 years of experience in RF testing as well as EMC antenna and field probe design and measurements.  He is an active member of the ANSI ASC C63® parent committee and chairman of its Subcommittee 1 which is responsible for the antenna calibration and test site validation standards, including ANSI C63.4, C63.5 and the new C63.25.  He is chairman of the IEEE 1309 committee for developing calibration standards for field probes.  Zhong Chen received his M.S.E.E. degree in electromagnetics from the Ohio State University at Columbus.  He may be reached at zhong.chen@ets-lindgren.com.

 

 

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