Clayton R. Paul
Global University

Clayton R. Paul Global University


Advance your EMC knowledge and career with 20 hours of in-depth classes on
EMC at the
IEEE EMC Society’s premier educational event.
27-29 July 2021

You could travel the world to try to find the best university-level courses on EMC. Or you could just attend this year’s Clayton R. Paul Global University to find our Society’s most skilled and experienced educators presenting a comprehensive program of EMC information that you need for your career.

Clayton R. Paul Global University debuted at the 2007 IEEE EMC Symposium in Honolulu, Hawaii. A total of 59 engineers attended a series ten two-hour sessions from a group of international & distinguished educators.

While this special program has been a part of the IEEE EMC Symposiums for many years, the Education Committee has made a special effort this year to renew the program and rededicate its vision to more closely align with Dr. Paul’s and Dr. Canavero’s original vision. One particular goal is to provide a clear distinction between content presented in Fundamentals and that of the Clayton R. Paul Global University.


“Our ultimate goal is when you return to your work site after the course for you to be able to solve EMC problems that you could not solve before. Moreover we want to change the way you think about EMC so that your solution of EMC problems will be enhanced markedly. So be prepared for an intensive and rewarding learning experience.”
– 2007 Co-Chairs and Organizers, Drs. Clayton Paul and Flavio Canavero




Dr. Flavia Grassi
Associate Professor, Politecnico Milano
Past Treasurer, IEEE EMC Society Italy Chapter

Topic: Signal Spectra

Flavia Grassi (M’07–SM’13) received the Laurea (M.Sc.) and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, in 2002 and 2006, respectively.

She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano. From 2008 to 2009, she was with the European Space Agency (ESA), ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands, as a Research Fellow. Her research interests include distributed-parameter circuit modeling, statistical techniques, characterization of measurement setups for EMC testing (aerospace and automotive sectors), and application of the powerline communications technology in ac and dc lines.

Dr. Grassi received the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Young Scientist Award in 2008, and the IEEE Young Scientist Award at the 2016 Asia- Pacific International Symposium on EMC (APEMC), the IEEE EMC Society 2016 Transactions Prize Paper Award, and the Best Symposium Paper Award at the 2015 and 2018 APEMC.



Mr. Lorandt Foelkel
M. Eng, UniTBv, (Transylvania University of Brasov)
Global Business Development Manager for Energy Harvesting & Field Application Engineer
Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG, Waldenburg, Germany

Topic: Non-Ideal Components

Lorandt Foelkel is Würth’s application engineer for EMI/EMC situations and switched mode power supply (SMPS) design for industrial and automotive electronics applications. He is the company spokesperson for worldwide EMC & RF Electronic design seminars. Since 2005, he has presented more than 800 seminars to design engineers, providing easy-to-understand descriptions of and solutions to PCB-level EMC problems. With more than 30 years’ experience in electronic design, including 21 years in product management for passive components at Würth Elektronik eiSos, Lorandt has extensive experience in EMC, EMI filter design, and efficiency improvement for SMPS. After his study at “University Transylvania Brasov” in Kronstadt, he worked for nine years as a service engineer for consumer electronics then four years as a design engineer for ATEX (explosion safety) remote controllers.



Dr. Todd Hubing
Professor Emeritus, Clemson University
IEEE Fellow, ACES Fellow
Past President, IEEE EMC Society

Topic: Crosstalk

Dr. Todd Hubing is a Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University and President of LearnEMC. Dr. Hubing holds a BSEE degree from MIT, an MSEE degree from Purdue University and a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. He was an engineer at IBM for 7 years and a faculty member at the University of Missouri-Rolla for 17 years before joining Clemson University in 2006. As the Michelin Professor of Vehicle Electronics at Clemson, he established the Clemson Vehicular Electronics Laboratory where he supervised research projects and taught classes in vehicle electronics, electromagnetic compatibility and digital signal integrity. At LearnEMC, he provides EMC instruction, consulting and design assistance to engineers working in the automotive, aerospace and consumer electronics industries. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society, and a Past-President of the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society.



Mr. Zhong Chen
MSEE Ohio State University
Director of RF Engineering, ETS-Lindgren
Chair of ASC ANSI C63 Subcommittee 1

Topic: Antennas

Zhong Chen is the Director of RF Engineering at ETS-Lindgren, located in Cedar Park, Texas.  He has over 25 years of experience in RF testing, anechoic chamber design, as well as EMC antenna and field probe design and measurements.  He is the Chairman of Subcommittee 1 of ANSI ASC C63 which is responsible for the antenna calibration and chamber/test site validation standards.  He is chairman of the IEEE Standard 1309 committee responsible for developing calibration standards for field probes, and IEEE Standard 1128 for absorber measurements.  His research interests include measurement uncertainty, time domain measurements for site validation and antenna calibration, and development of novel RF absorber materials.  Zhong Chen received his M.S.E.E. degree in electromagnetics from the Ohio State University at Columbus.  He may be reached at



Dr. Frank Leferink
Professor, University of Twente
Technical Authority, THALES Nederland
IEEE Fellow

Topic: Shielding

Dr. Frank Leferink (M’91–SM’08–F’19) received his B.Sc in 1984, M.Sc. in 1992 and his PhD in 2001, all electrical engineering, at the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands.
He has been with THALES in Hengelo, The Netherlands since 1984 and is now the Technical Authority EMC. He is also manager of the Network of Excellence on EMC of the THALES Group, with over 100 EMC engineers scattered over more than 20 units, worldwide.

In 2003 he was appointed as (part-time, full research) professor, Chair for EMC at the University of Twente. At the University of Twente, he lectures the course EMC, and manages several research projects, with 2 researchers and 15 PhD student-researchers. Over 300 papers have been published at international conferences or peer reviewed journals, and he holds 5 patents.
Frank Leferink is past-president of the Dutch EMC-ESD association, Chair of the IEEE EMC Benelux Chapter, Vice-Chair of ISC EMC Europe, Chairman of EMC Europe 2018 (Amsterdam), TPC Chair of APEMC 2021 (Bali), member of the Board of Directors of the IEEE EMC Society, and associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility and the IEEE Letters on Electromagnetic Compatibility Practice and Applications.



Dr. Chulsoon Hwang
Assistant Professor
Missouri University of Science & Technology

Topic: Power Integrity

Dr. Chulsoon Hwang is with the EMC Laboratory at Missouri S&T. He received the PhD degree from KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea in 2012. From 2012 to 2015, he was with Samsung Electronics as a Senior Engineer. In 2015, he joined the Missouri S&T where he is currently an assistant professor. He has authored or co-authored 100+ IEEE journal/conference papers. His research area includes RF desense, signal/power integrity, EMI/EMC, and machine learning.
Dr. Hwang was a recipient of the AP-EMC Young Scientist Award, the Google Faculty Research Award, and Missouri S&T’s Faculty Research Award. He was a co-recipient of the IEEE EMC Best Paper Award, the AP-EMC Best Paper Award, and a two-time co-recipient of the DesignCon Best Paper Award.



Dr. Shuo Wang
Professor, University of Florida
IEEE Fellow
Director, Power Electronics and Electrical Power Research Lab

Topic: Conducted Emissions

Dr. Shuo Wang received a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in 2005. He is currently a Full Professor and the Director of the Power Electronics and Electrical Power Research Lab at the University of Florida.

He has authored and co-authored more than 200 IEEE journal and conference papers and holds around 30 pending/issued U.S./international patents. Dr. Wang was the recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2012. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility. He was a Technical Program Co-Chair for the IEEE 2014 International Electric Vehicle Conference.

Dr. Shuo Wang’s research on the electromagnetic interference (EMI) in power electronics systems include the modeling, measurement, prediction and suppression of conductive, near field and radiated EMI in the applications of passive and active power devices, power module packaging, power converter PCB layout, power conversion systems, and multi-systems at power levels from below one watt to more than 100 kW.



Mr. Lee Hill
MSEE, Missouri University of Science & Technology
Founding Partner, SILENT Solutions LLC & GmbH
Adjunct Faculty, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Associate Tutor, University of Oxford

Topic: Radiated Emissions

Lee Hill is Founding Partner of SILENT Solutions LLC, an EMC consulting firm he started in Silicon Valley in 1992. He is also Managing Director of Silent Solutions GmbH (Munich).
Lee received his MSEE from the Missouri University of Science & Technology EMC Laboratory, studying under Dr.’s Van Doren, Hubing, and Drewniak.
Lee teaches graduate EMC as adjunct faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and is also an EMC course instructor for University of Oxford (England). Lee is the named inventor of three US patents for EMI control. He currently chairs the IEEE EMC Symposium’s Global University program. Lee was previously the chair of the IEEE EMC Society’s Distinguished Lecturer Program, and served as a Distinguished Lecturer from 1994-96.

Lee consults and teaches worldwide, and has been teaching short courses on EMC design and troubleshooting for twenty-five years, He has presented EMC courses in the United States, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Mexico, Canada, South Korea, Germany, France, Poland, Norway, India, and United Kingdom.



Dr. David Pommerenke
Professor, Graz University of Technology, Austria
IEEE Fellow
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on EMC

Topic: Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

Dr. David Pommerenke received his Diploma and PhD from the Technical University Berlin, Germany. His research interests are system-level ESD, electronics, numerical simulations, EMC measurement methods and instrumentation. He received the Ph.D. from the Technical University Berlin, Germany in 1996. After working at Hewlett Packard for 5 years he joined the EMC Laboratory at the Missouri University of S&T in 2001. In 2020 he moved to the Graz University of Technology, TUG/SAL Graz EMC lab, where he is an electrical engineering professor specializing in EMC.  He has published more than 200 technical papers and is an inventor of 13 patents. His main research interests are ESD measurement/instrumentation and EMC. He is IEEE fellow and Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on EMC. 



Dr. Bruce Archambeault
Adjunct Professor, Missouri University of Science & Technology
IBM Distinguished Engineer Emeritus
Principal, Archambeault EMI/EMC Enterprises
IEEE Fellow
Past President, IEEE EMC Society

Topic: PCB and System Design for EMC

Dr. Bruce Archambeault received his Ph. D. from the University of New Hampshire in 1997. His doctoral research was in the area of computational electromagnetics applied to real-world EMC problems. He has taught numerous seminars on EMC and Signal Integrity across the USA and the world, including the past 15 years at Oxford University.

Dr. Archambeault has authored or co-authored a number of papers in computational electromagnetics, mostly applied to real-world EMC applications. He currently serves as the Immediate Past President of the EMC Society. He is the author of the book “PCB Design for Real-World EMI Control” and the lead author of the book titled “EMI/EMC Computational Modeling Handbook”.


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