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Meeting Notice

The Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society presents:

"Ask the EMC Experts"

An interactive meeting where you can ask a panel of area EMC experts, questions concerning EMC topics.

Date: September 8, 2005

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Fairlane Campus - U of M Dearborn (Map Code FCN)

University of Michigan
School of Management
Fairlane Center North - Room 110
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126

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Please pre-register for this free event online at: then select "September" Registration Deadline: Noon on the day prior to the event.


Schedule of Events 
5:30  6:00 Pizza and Refreshments by Delta Technology Solutions 

6:00  7:00 Question the Panel
The Chapter Presentation is a FREE event.  IEEE Non-Members Welcome!

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Vino Pathmanathan'a Bio:

Vino Pathmanathan received his BSEE in 1994 and his MSEE in 1996 from Wright State University in Dayton Ohio. He worked for ITT as an automation engineer and then as a controls engineer becoming an EMC test engineer in 1998. Vino then worked for Valeo and presently is in charge of the TRW EMC lab. Vino's spare time is spent with the lovely and intelligent engineer Mrs. Gowry Pathmanathan.

Tom Holmes Bio:

Tom Holmes is a graduate of Kettering University/GMI, and is currently an RF & Microwave Applications Engineer for Agilent Technologies. Prior to that he was supervisor of the Electronic Validation Testing Lab and EMC Development for ITT Industries in Dayton, OH. He has three patents, two related to EMC suppression of Automotive DC motors.His hobbies include amateur radio (N8ZM), fast cars, and grandson EJ.

Kimball Williams Bio:

Kimball Williams is a Senior Manager with Denso Americas in Southfield, Michigan, USA. He holds a BSEE degree from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. His professional experience includes the following: Principal EMC Engineer, at Eaton Corporation for 26 years, Member of the IEEE EMC Society Board of Directors and current President Member of the IEEE EMC Society Standards Committee, Secretary of the South Eastern Michigan Chapter of the IEEE EMC-S National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (NARTE) certified EMC & ESD engineer and a member of the Board for NARTE, Member of the SAE EMI and EMR Technical Committees, Member of the US Technical Advisory Groups to CISPR/D and ISO/TC22, He holds one patent in the field of electro-technology, He is also an amateur radio operator (N8FNC), scuba diver and private pilot.


Bill Gilmore's Bio

Bill Gilmore, Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineer in Core EMC, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Powertrain & Chassis Component EMC for DaimlerChrysler has over thirty years of electronic product design and development experience, including automotive, numerical control machine tool, radio communications, instrumentation, military, industrial and commercial electronics. Bill majored in Physics and Mathematics at the University of Detroit. Bill Gilmore brings to our Ask the EMC Expert panel over fifteen years experience in Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), as an expert in root cause analysis and remediation of issues. He is the principal author of the DaimlerChrysler grounding Design Standard. Bill is the co-developer of a method for measuring the interference of vehicle electrical systems to AM radio and simultaneously evaluating multiple remediation methods objectively. He authored DaimlerChrysler's Radio Communications Equipment Installation Recommendations, for Amateur and commercial two-way communication equipment, a current Service Bulletin for all vehicle lines.

Bill Gilmore is the co-author of the Institute of 1999 Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) paper on automotive EMC. Bill Gilmore was the originator and project leader for DaimlerChrysler Challenge Grant to Electrosciences Department, Ohio State University to study grounding and noise current flow in automotive electrical systems, which led to the aforementioned paper and the grounding design standard US and foreign patents on electronic devices, notably the dual use of a single sensor element currently in use in TMAP and other sensors. Bill is a member of SAE Single Edge Nibble Transmission protocol task force (J-2716), which will provide greatly improved EMC performance for sensors in the automotive electrical environment, as well as potential cost reduction. He is a member of SAE Electrostatic Discharge in Fuel Systems Subcommittee of Fuels and Lubricants Committee (J-1645).

Bill Gilmore is active in Amateur Radio, he has over thirty years of Amateur Radio experience (station operation, equipment construction): with an Amateur Extra Class license. Bill is the principal organizer and participant for six years of an annual exhibit at Hamvention (the de facto Amateur Radio International convention in Dayton, OH, with over twenty-five thousand attendees) involving DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation. Bill is the vice chairman for Professional Activities and continuing Education for Southeastern Michigan Section of IEEE EMC Society. Bill is a former member and secretary of SAE Bus communications Working Group (J-1850) as well as a former member of several DaimlerChrysler EMC committees, including independent laboratory evaluation, corporate EMC specifications, and technical operations.


James Muccioli Bio:

Mr. Muccioli is Chief Technology Officer with X2Y Attenuators, LLC an Intellectual Property Company that develops advanced passive component solutions for the electronics industry. Mr. Muccioli has over twenty years of specialized experience in EMC design, analysis and testing, both with Daimler Chrysler and United Technologies. He is inventor or co-inventor of 19 Patents while at Daimler Chrysler. Mr. Muccioli is currently both Chairman of the SAE Integrated Circuit EMC Task Force and a former Member of the Board of Directors of the IEEE EMC Society and was the only member of the EMC Society to be selected as an IEEE Fellow in 1998 for contributions to integrated circuit design practices to minimize EMI. Mr. Muccioli is a NARTE certified EMC and ESD engineer and an active member of SAE J-1113/J-551 EMC committees. He has taught EMC courses at Lawrence Technical University and the University of Michigan-Dearborn as well as seminars through Jastech-EMC Consulting, LLC. Jim has BSEE and MSEE degrees from the University of Michigan and is a co-inventor on numerous adaptations to the X2Y Technology.


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