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September 25, 2012

Mtg: Spin Caloritronics

by @ 3:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

MONDAY November 5, 2012
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Pr. Gerrit E.W. Bauer, PhD, Institute of Materials Research, Tohoku University
Time: Networking and pizza at 7:00 PM; Prsentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required

The spin degree of freedom of the electron affects not only charge, but also heat and thermoelectric transport, leading to new effects in small structures that are studied in the field of spin caloritronics (from calor, the Latin word for heat).? This (more…)

Event: Senior Member Advancement Mixer

by @ 3:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

THURSDAY October 25, 2012
OEB Section
Helpers: current IEEE Fellows and Senior Members
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM for the “Senior Mixer”; 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM for exhibits and general exhibit viewing
Cost: $10 for member, $5 each for accompanying family members (up to 3). No cost for current Fellows, Senior Members (for 1/2-hour help with advancement reviews)
Place: Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland
RSVP: from website; limited to 60

The Oakland East Bay Section is hosting an Advancement Mixer to assist Members to upgrade to Senior Member and encourage grade advancement in our Section.? We have a capacity of 60 planned so sign up early รข?? details to follow for (more…)

Mtg: Antenna Synthesis: A New Way to Approach Antenna Design

by @ 3:06 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design

THURSDAY October 18, 2012
SCV Antennas and Propagation Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Jason Lohn, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley
Time: Networking with food at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon University, Building 23, Moffett Field
RSVP: from website

Current methods of designing and optimizing antennas by hand are time and labor intensive, limit complexity, and require significant expertise and experience.? AI search algorithms can overcome these limitations by automatically searching the (more…)

Mtg: Fuel Cells, Hydrogen and the California Carbon Mandate

by @ 2:35 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY November 14, 2012
OEB Life Members
Speaker: Prof. Donald Anthrop, San Jose State University (retired)
Time: Networking and buffet dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation following
Cost: $15
Place: Willow Tree Restaurant, 6513 Regional St, Dublin
RSVP: from website

For the environmentalists convinced that global warming caused by carbon dioxide emissions will destroy the planet, motor vehicles powered by fuel cells operating on hydrogen seemed like a sure way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.? Prodded by (more…)

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