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January 17, 2012

Mtg: Nanocomposite Alloy Design for High-Frequency Power Conversion Applications

by @ 8:34 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering

FRIDAY January 20, 2012
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Mike McHenry, Carnegie Mellon University
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab bldg 15-232, Berkeley
RSVP: Please respond by email with name, company to Peter Fischer, by Jan 18

Recent DOE workshops highlight the need for advanced soft magnetic materials leveraged in novel designs of power electronic components and systems for power conditioning and grid integration. Dramatic weight and size reductions are possible in (more…)

Mtg: Phase Evolution in the Fe3O4-Fe2TiO4 Pseudo-binary System: Implications for Remanent Magnetization in Martian Minerals

by @ 8:33 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

THURSDAY January 19, 2012
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Professor Michael E. McHenry, Carnegie Mellon University
Time: Networking and pizza at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: SJSU Engineering Building, Room 285/287, Seventh Street and San Fernando Steet, San Jose
RSVP: not required

Activity: Grand Prix – It’s Time to Race!

by @ 8:32 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

THURSDAY January 19, 2012
SF Grads of the Last Decade (GOLD)
Time: Registration at 6:45 PM; driving from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members, plus $7 membership (pay at door)
Place: GoKart Racer, 1541 Adrian Rd, Burlingame
RSVP: from website

Ever dream of competing in Formula 1?? Think you have the skills of Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel?? This is your chance to prove it!? Please join IEEE SF GOLD as we kick off 2012 with our first ever grand prix!? We’ll be racing at GoKartRacer in Burlingame.? The cost (more…)

Mtg: Power Quality: Practical, Simple, Hands-on Solutions to Intermittent Power Problems

by @ 8:31 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

THURSDAY January 19, 2012
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Alex McEachern, Power Standards Lab.
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: $25 for IEEE members; $15 for student and retired members; $30 for non-members
Place: Location changed to: Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord
RSVP: by January 16 with Michael Nakamura, or phone (510) 287-2066

Worldwide, we’re connecting sensitive loads like computers to a grid that was designed a hundred years ago for tough old motors, lights, and heaters.? So, not surprisingly, we’re seeing compatibility problems. These compatibility — or power quality — problems can (more…)

Mtg: Scattering and Migration for Remote and Noninvasive Imaging

by @ 8:30 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Optics/Displays

THURSDAY January 19, 2012
OEB Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Sean K. Lehman, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Time: Presentation from 12:30 – 2:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC) – Bldg 6475, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Greenville Road, Livermore
RSVP: by email to Ron Kane,

Mtg: Electric Vehicle Charging – Preventing Range Anxiety

by @ 8:29 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

WEDNESDAY January 18, 2012
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Gary Fox, GE Energy Services
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25.00 IEEE members, $30.00 non members, $10.00 Students
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Mtg: “Worlds Apart”: The Tools for Creating a Digital Movie

by @ 8:28 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software

TUESDAY January 17, 2012
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Michael Huber, Cogswell College: Project X
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

The world of digital animation has changed more with the advancement of technology and tools than any other story-telling medium, and this art form is still in its infancy.? As computing power and sophisticated software gets less expensive, student-created (more…)

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