Oktoberfest 2019 - IEEE Chicago


Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Professor Andy Marvin, FREng, Fellow IEEE - University of York, UK


6:00 - 7:00pm Oktoberfest Social Hour (includes food and drink)

7:00 - 7:30pm IEEE Chapter Annoucements

7:30 - 8:30pm Technical Presentation


It’s time for the annual IEEE Chicago Oktoberfest event where members, guests, and interested attendees come together for a festive evening of conversation and professional networking, learning, German food and refreshments...for FREE! This year's event is also a meeting of the Chicago Chapters of IEEE EMC Society.

"Shielded Enclosure Metrics"

Presented by Professor Andy Marvin, University of York, UK

The lecture describes the Prof. Marvin's research over the past decade investigating better ways of defining and assessing the shielding performance of equipment enclosures. The definition of enclosure Shielding Effectiveness and its limitations are reviewed. Then recent research on the use of surrogate contents to replicate real electronic enclosure contents is described leading to alternative definitions of enclosure shielding performance. Recently, the work has concentrated on shielding of equipment enclosures in the microwave frequency range. Here the reverberant nature of the enclosures is exploited and the contribution of the Absorption Cross-sections of the enclosure structure and contents and the Transmission Cross-sections of the enclosure apertures to the overall Shielding Effectiveness is described.

Prof. Andy Marvin is Professor Emeritus in the University of York’s Department of Electronic Engineering, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and an IEEE Life Fellow. He received his BEng, MEng and PhD degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Sheffield in 1978. From 1977 to 1979, he was with the British Aircraft Corporation at Filton, Bristol, UK working on antenna design and EMC. He was appointed to a Lectureship in Electronics at the University of York (UK) in 1979, promoted to Professor of Applied Electromagnetics in 1995, and retired as Professor Emeritus in 2017. He was appointed as Technical Director of York EMC Services at its founding in 1995 until acquisition by Eurofins in 2017.

His main research interests are EMC measurement and modelling techniques, EMC antennas and electromagnetic shielding measurement and modelling and is the author of more than 300 papers. In 1992, he and Dr. Stuart Porter invented the Bilog EMC measurement antenna. Prof. Marvin was Vice-Chairman of the IEEE Std-299 Working Group on Shielding Effectiveness Measurement that produced the IEEE Std 299.1 revision in 2013. From 1994 to 2015 he was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on EMC. He was a member of the UK National Measurement System Advisory Panels on Innovation Research and Development and Materials and Modelling from 2008 to 2015. He is a founder member of the International Steering Committee of EMC Europe conferences, Conference Co-Chair of EMC Europe 2011 (York) and Chair of the EMC Europe International Steering Committee for 2015 – 2018. 


This Oktoberfest event is also the annual fall professional networking meeting for the Chicago Chapter of the IEEE EMC Society. IEEE members and non-members are invited to attend to meet and get to know other attendees, learn more about IEEE, and establish valued professional connections.

Cost: This is a free event, but registration is required to attend.

Registration: Please submit your registration using the form below by October 10.

Questions: Contact Kathy Barri at Elite Electronic Engineering, Inc. (630-495-9770 x 200)