Invitation to AGM - 2015
Dear IEEE Sweden Section Member
It is our pleasure to invite you to an exciting IEEE evening on Wednesday 18 March 2015:
· Annual General Meeting of the IEEE Sweden Section
· Seminar with IEEE Fellow Prof Rajeev Thottappillil – “Understanding lightning
and electromagnetic interference”
Time: 18 March 2015, 18:00 local time. Registration starts 17:30
Venue: Stockholm, KTH Campus, Lecture room D3, Lindstedtsvägen 5, floor 3
The evening is planned to run as follows:
· 17:30 – Registration. Coffee, tea, beverages and sandwiches.
· 18:00 – IEEE Sweden Section - Annual General Meeting
· 19:00 – Seminar with IEEE Fellow Prof Rajeev Thottappillil
· 21:00 – Closing
Please, check our website www.ieee.se regularly for updated information and AGM documents.
IEEE seminar – “Understanding lightning and electromagnetic interference”
Our new IEEE Fellow, Professor Rajeev Thottappillil, will guide us through lightning and electromagnetic interference, including impacts on the society, transportation, telecommunication and power systems:
Lightning is a propagating electrical discharge whose path length is measured in tens of meters to several kilometers, carrying peak currents up to a few hundred thousand Amperes, and that occurs in a fraction of a second. Lightning creates electromagnetic interference with electronic and electrical systems. This lecture reviews important properties of lightning, and principles of protection of large distributed electrical systems from the deleterious effects of lightning. In addition, investigations on susceptibility of civilian infrastructure – such as railways and telecommunications – to intentional electromagnetic interference is also discussed.
An IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor. Prof Rajeev Thottappillil is with KTH Royal Institute of Technology, where he holds the Chair in Electric Power Engineering and Design. He is also the Director of the research center SweGRIDS – Smart Electric Grids and Storage.
Prof. Thottappillil has an outstanding background: He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering 1992 from the University of Florida, USA. In 1995 he moved to Sweden and the High Voltage Research Institute at Uppsala University, where he became Professor in 2000. Electromagnetics of lightning, effects of lightning on electrified railways, and intentional electromagnetic interference were the major research topics during this time. In 2008 he moved to KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
He has published more than 200 scientific articles related to lightning and electromagnetic compatibility, which also include 5 book chapters and over 90 journal publications. In 2009 he was a co-recipient of the Richard B Schulz award for the best IEEE EMC Transaction Paper in year 2008.
We wish you very welcome to this very interesting IEEE evening!
Please feel free to invite or bring a friend, e g a colleague or maybe a potential IEEE member.
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Chair IEEE Sweden Section