Oral-History:IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society Interviews


IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society Interviews

  • Joe Butler - Butler built his career as an EMC engineer, at RCA Aerospace, Raetheon, and Chomerics, working mainly on military projects. He was president of the IEEE EMC society in 2000-2001.
  • William E. Cory - Cory was introduced to the field of EMC through his work in defense. He worked as an engineer for the U.S. Air Force, Lockheed, and the Southwest Research Institute. He is a 1971 IEEE Life Fellow.
  • Andrew Drozd - Drozd has spent most of his career as head of his own EMC firm, ANDRO Computational Solutions. He is an IEEE Fellow, cited for his the development of knowledge-based codes for modeling and simulation of complex systems for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). He was president of the IEEE EMC Society in 2006-2007.
  • William G."Bill" Duff - Duff conducted research on EMC through contracts with the Air Force. He has published widely on the topic, including six manuscripts. A former president of the EMC Society, he was inducted into the IEEE EMC Hall of Fame in 2010.
  • Joseph Fischer - Fischer worked as an engineer for various companies before founding his own, Fischer Custom Communications. He is a former president of the EMC Society.
  • Don Heirman Heirman spent most of his career at Bell Labs, and since has retirement from the Labs, has built a thriving EMC consulting business. Much of his work has been on EMC Standards. He served as EMC Society President in 1980-1981.
  • H. Robert "Bob" Hofmann - Hofmann spent his career at Bell Labs, serving as head of their EMC committee. In addition to his leadership in setting EMC standards and regulations, he served as president of IEEE’s EMC Society.
  • Dan Hoolihan - A physicist by training, Hoolihan began his engineering career in EMC at Control Data. He is currently president of Hoolihan EMC Consulting and serves on the Board of Directors for the EMC Society.
  • Todd Hubing - Hubing left a career in industry to pursue academic research in EMC. He taught at University Missouri Rolla, where he founded one of the first EMC research centers in the country. After 17 years, he left UMR for Clemson University, where he currently works in their International Center for Automotive Research. Hubing is a former president of the EMC Society.
  • Elya Joffe - The first Israeli president of the EMC Society, Joffe began his long career in defense consulting as a soldier in the IDF. His training in EMC engineering has taken him across the globe, from working with Voice of America to Lockheed Martin and back. This experience fed back into his career as president, characterized by his efforts to globalize EMC Society.
  • Milton Kant - Kant worked as an engineer for the Air Force before beginning a career in industry. He is a cofounder of the IRE Professional Group on Radio Interference.
  • Warren A. Kesselman - Kesselman spent his career as an engineer for the Army at Fort Monmouth, where he was Chief of the COMSEC Division, head of the EMC team, and deputy director of the Space and Terrestrial Communcations Directorate.
  • James McNaul - McNaul joined the Army Signal Corps as an engineer before joining the private sector. He served as the second president of the EMC Society, which he helped to found.
  • Ralph M. Showers - Showers began researching radio interference at the Moore School during WWII. In addition to teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, he was active within IRE, serving as chair of Committee 27 Radio Frequency Interference.
  • Chester Smith - Smith worked as an engineer for the Army Signal Corps during WWII. An early member of the EMC Society, he helped to develop national standards for controlling interference effects.
  • Leonard Thomas Sr. - Thomas researched interference reduction for the Navy during WWII before joining the Electromagnetic Compatibility Analysis Center at the Department of Defense. He was the first U.S. representative to the International Special Committee on Radio Interference and is an IEEE Fellow.
  • Kimball Williams - Williams spent most of his career at Eaton Corporation where he became the principal engineer, overseeing their EMC Laboratory. His work with IEEE includes serving as president of the EMC Society.
  • Anthony Zimbalatti - Zimbalatti worked for the Army Signal Corps at Fort Monmouth before joining the private sector. He worked at Sperry and Grumman, and was a founding member of the Radio Frequency Interference Society.