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March 2, 2009

Mtg: Controlling Magnetism with Light

by @ 7:23 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

WEDNESDAY May 28, 2009
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Theo Rasing, Institute for Molecules and Materials, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Time:9:30 AM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Berkeley
RSVP: at least 2 days in advance by email to

The interaction of light with magnetic matter is well known: magneto optical Faraday or Kerr effects are frequently used to probe the magnetic state of materials. or manipulate the polarisation of light.? The inverse effects (more…)

Mtg: Applying Digital Relays To Enhance Industrial Power System Protection

by @ 6:05 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

TUESDAY April 28, 2009
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Gregory B. Rauch, P.E., Matzinger-Keegan, Inc.
Time: Social at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco (near Embarcadero BART)
RSVP: by email to Frank Sylvester, SFDPW,, 415.558.4591

Microprocessor-based digital protective relays revolutionized power system protection with their introduction in the early 1980â??s.? The primary advantages of digital relays compared to electromechanical and (more…)

Mtg: Spintronics: Nanoscience and Nanoelectronics

by @ 1:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

MONDAY April 20, 2009
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Hideo Ohno, Tohoku University, and 2009 IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer
Time: 2:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Berkeley
RSVP: at least 2 days in advance by email to
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Spintronics explores the physics of interplay between spin and charge in condensed matter.? It is one of the most active areas of magnetism.? In particular, electrical manipulation of spin and magnetization in nanostructures (more…)

Mtg: Energy Savings Programs â?? A Practical Approach to Implementation

by @ 11:01 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

THURSDAY March 19, 2009
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Finn Schenck, Integrated Building Solutions
Time: No-host social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room; 2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord (near the Concord Hilton)
RSVP: by March 18, by email to Gregg Boltz,, (925) 210-2571

The speaker will discuss several “Easy to Implement” energy saving opportunities, and review some of the tools available to monitor, measure, report on, and validate the success of energy saving programs.? Energy saving (more…)

Mtg: Condition Monitoring of Power Transformers using Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA)

by @ 10:03 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

MONDAY March 16, 2009
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Ahmad Shahsiah, senior engineer, Exponent, Inc (Failure Analysis Associates)
Time: Light lunch and talk at 12:00 PM Noon
Cost: Free for IEEE members, $5 for non-members
Place: Pacific Gas & Electric Office, 77 Beale St. Room 305, San Francisco
RSVP: by March 14 to John Joven,, 415-973-4873

Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA) is a well-established method to monitor and predict the condition of devices with oil-cellulose insulation, especially power transformers. IEC 60599 defines characteristic gases for power (more…)

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