The Newsletter of the IEEE Tucson Section June 2002


The Bulletin of Electrical & Electronics Engineers of Tucson




Date: June 3, 2002

Day: Monday
Time: 6:00 PM
Speaker: Bruce Archambeault, Ph.D.
Place: AME S202 at the U of A

Computational modeling for electromagnetics is not magic. However, since there are a variety of different codes available from various software vendors, it can sometimes be confusing which code is best for which application. This discussion will focus on explaining each of the popular computational modeling techniques. Each modeling technique has strengths and weaknesses, depending on the application.

These modeling techniques are used for a variety of applications, such as EMI/EMC, antenna design and analysis, and electromagnetic-biological interaction. A discussion on how to validate the results of the various modeling techniques will also be presented.

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 worked in the EMC field since 1981, in product design and developing EMC software tools. His career includes positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, the SETH Corporation, and IBM, as well as work in the Air Force. Dr. Archambeault has authored and co-authored a number of papers in computational electromagnetics, mostly applied to real-world EMC applications. He is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility and a Board of Directors member of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society. He is also a co-author of the book EMI/EMC Computational Modeling Handbook (Kluwer Academic, 1998).


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Student Paper Contest

The Tucson Section ran a Student Paper contest this year and received four outstanding papers from students from the U of A. The winner of the Section contest went onto the Southwest Area meeting to compete in their contest and won that contest as well.

The Tucson Section would like to congratulate Vivek Farias for his winning paper on A 2-D Simulation of the Crystallization Process in the Presence of Impurities. We wish him luck taking the paper to the contest at WESCON in the Fall.


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Reliability Engineering Conferences

The 11th Annual Applied Reliability Engineering and Product Assurance Institute for Engineers and Managers and the 40th Annual Reliability Engineering and Management Institute Conferences will be held in Tucson and cover topics on reliability engineering and product assurance, reliability prediction techniques, and development testing. For more information about these and other Reliability Engineering conferences and seminars, contact Dr. Dimitri Kececioglu at 621-6120 or through email at You can also find more information the website:

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Tucson Section Meeting Monday, June 3, 2002

6:00 PM, at the U of A

AME S202

(NE corner of Speedway and Mountain – Parking available east of the building after 5 P.M.)

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