Clayton R. Paul
Global University

Clayton R. Paul Global University

Advance your EMC knowledge and career with 20 hours of in-depth classes on
EMC at the
IEEE EMC Society’s premier educational event.
August  1-5, 2022

The first Global University took place at the 2007 International Symposium on EMC in Honolulu, Hawaii. Janet O’Neil, the symposium chair, was looking for events to help encourage people relatively new to EMC to come to the symposium.  Dr. Clayton Paul proposed a series of courses taught by internationally recognized EMC instructors from around the world.  Together, they organized an event they named “Global University” consisting of ten, two-hour courses that ran throughout the symposium week.  The event proved to be very popular and has been a fixture at every EMC symposium since then.

In the early years, the name of the event changed from Global University to Global EMC University to Global EMC & SI University, as the topics and the nature of instruction evolved.  However, in 2013 the IEEE EMC Society Education Committee determined that the membership was best served by Global University as it was originally envisioned and organized by Dr. Paul.  The committee established strict standards for both the topics and instructors to ensure a high-quality educational experience.  They also renamed the event “Clayton R. Paul Global University.”

This year marks Global University’s 15th anniversary.  It’s perhaps fitting that Janet O’Neil is once again the symposium chair and that the Clayton R. Paul Global University continues to provide the type of quality EMC education to which Dr. Paul devoted most of his career.

The topics for this year’s Global University are those that have been proven to be valuable to participants in the “virtual format” of the last two symposia.  The planned return to an in-person event for this year will now provide the attendees with a significantly enhanced learning experience, due to the ability for interaction between instructors and attendees, as well as providing networking among attendees (of which both aspects have not been possible recently).

This year’s Global University will truly be an event that honors Dr. Paul’s efforts and dedication to the EMC Society as well as maintains his high standards in providing EMC educational opportunities!

PLEASE NOTE: The Clayton R. Paul Global University course content is intended for engineers who have been working in EMC and/or SIPI for several years and wish to be able to deepen their understanding.  It is suggested that those who would like to attend will have already participated in the “Fundamentals Tutorial” held on Monday during the annual IEEE EMC Society Symposium week.





Dr. Bruce Archambeault
Adjunct Professor, Missouri University of Science & Technology
IBM Distinguished Engineer Emeritus
Principal, Archambeault EMI/EMC Enterprises
IEEE Fellow
Past President, IEEE EMC Society

Topic: PCB and System Design for EMC

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 taught numerous seminars on EMC and Signal Integrity across the USA and the world, including the past 15 years at Oxford University. Dr. Archambeault has authored or co-authored a number of papers in computational electromagnetics, mostly applied to real-world EMC applications. He currently serves as the Immediate Past President of the EMC Society. He is the author of the book “PCB Design for Real-World EMI Control” and the lead author of the book titled “EMI/EMC Computational Modeling Handbook”.


Mr. Zhong Chen
MSEE Ohio State University
Director of RF Engineering, ETS-Lindgren
Chair of ASC ANSI C63 Subcommittee 1

Topic: Antennas

Mr. Zhong Chen is the Director of RF Engineering at ETS-Lindgren, located in Cedar Park, Texas.  He has over 25 years of experience in RF testing, anechoic chamber design, as well as EMC antenna and field probe design and measurements.  He is the Chairman of Subcommittee 1 of ANSI ASC C63 which is responsible for the antenna calibration and chamber/test site validation standards.  He is chairman of the IEEE Standard 1309 committee responsible for developing calibration standards for field probes, and IEEE Standard 1128 for absorber measurements.  His research interests include measurement uncertainty, time domain measurements for site validation and antenna calibration, and development of novel RF absorber materials.  Zhong Chen received his M.S.E.E. degree in electromagnetics from the Ohio State University at Columbus.  He may be reached at


Dr. Flavia Grassi
Professor, Politecnico Milano
Past Treasurer, IEEE EMC Society Italy Chapter

Topic: Signal Spectra

Dr. Flavia Grassi (M’07–SM’13) received the Laurea (M.Sc.) and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, in 2002 and 2006, respectively. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano. From 2008 to 2009, she was with the European Space Agency (ESA), ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands, as a Research Fellow. Her research interests include distributed-parameter circuit modeling, statistical techniques, characterization of measurement setups for EMC testing (aerospace and automotive sectors), and application of the powerline communications technology in ac and dc lines. Dr. Grassi received the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Young Scientist Award in 2008, and the IEEE Young Scientist Award at the 2016 Asia- Pacific International Symposium on EMC (APEMC), the IEEE EMC Society 2016 and 2021 Transactions Prize Paper Award, and the Best Symposium Paper Award at the 2015 and 2018 APEMC.


Mr. Lee Hill
MSEE, Missouri University of Science & Technology
Founding Partner, SILENT Solutions LLC & GmbH
Adjunct Faculty, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Associate Tutor, University of Oxford

Topic: Radiated Emissions

Mr. Lee Hill is Founding Partner of SILENT Solutions LLC, an EMC consulting firm he started in Silicon Valley in 1992. He is also Managing Director of Silent Solutions GmbH (Munich). Lee received his MSEE from the Missouri University of Science & Technology EMC Laboratory, studying under Dr.’s Van Doren, Hubing, and Drewniak. Lee teaches graduate EMC as adjunct faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and is also an EMC course instructor for University of Oxford (England). Lee is the named inventor of three US patents for EMI control. Lee was previously the chair of the IEEE EMC Society’s Clayton R. Paul Global University program and Distinguished Lecturer program, and served as a Distinguished Lecturer from 1994-96. Lee consults and teaches public and private in-person and online EMC courses worldwide, and has been teaching short courses on EMC design and troubleshooting for over thirty years, He has presented EMC courses in the United States, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Mexico, Canada, South Korea, Germany, France, Poland, Norway, Portugal, Italy, India, and United Kingdom.


Dr. Todd Hubing
Professor Emeritus, Clemson University
IEEE Fellow, ACES Fellow
Past President, IEEE EMC Society

Topic: Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

Dr. Todd Hubing is a Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University and President of LearnEMC. Dr. Hubing holds a BSEE degree from MIT, an MSEE degree from Purdue University and a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. He was an engineer at IBM for 7 years and a faculty member at the University of Missouri-Rolla for 17 years before joining Clemson University in 2006. As the Michelin Professor of Vehicle Electronics at Clemson, he established the Clemson Vehicular Electronics Laboratory where he supervised research projects and taught classes in vehicle electronics, electromagnetic compatibility and digital signal integrity. At LearnEMC, he provides EMC instruction, consulting and design assistance to engineers working in the automotive, aerospace and consumer electronics industries. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society, and a Past-President of the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society.


Dr. Chulsoon Hwang
Assistant Professor
Missouri University of Science & Technology

Topic: Power Integrity

Dr. Chulsoon Hwang is with the EMC Laboratory at Missouri S&T. He received the PhD degree from KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea in 2012. From 2012 to 2015, he was with Samsung Electronics as a Senior Engineer. In 2015, he joined the Missouri S&T where he is currently an assistant professor. He has authored or co-authored 100+ IEEE journal/conference papers. His research area includes RF desense, signal/power integrity, EMI/EMC, and machine learning. Dr. Hwang was a recipient of the AP-EMC Young Scientist Award, the Google Faculty Research Award, and Missouri S&T’s Faculty Research Award. He was a co-recipient of the IEEE EMC Best Paper Award, the AP-EMC Best Paper Award, and a two-time co-recipient of the DesignCon Best Paper Award.



Dr. Frank Leferink
Professor, University of Twente
Technical Authority, THALES Nederland
IEEE Fellow

Topic: Shielding

Dr. Frank Leferink (M’91–SM’08–F’19) received his B.Sc in 1984, M.Sc. in 1992 and his PhD in 2001, all electrical engineering, at the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands.  He has been with THALES in Hengelo, The Netherlands since 1984 and is now the Technical Authority EMC. He is also manager of the Network of Excellence on EMC of the THALES Group, with over 100 EMC engineers scattered over more than 20 units, worldwide. In 2003 he was appointed as (part-time, full research) professor, Chair for EMC at the University of Twente. At the University of Twente, he lectures the course EMC, and manages several research projects, with 2 researchers and 15 PhD student-researchers. Over 300 papers have been published at international conferences or peer reviewed journals, and he holds 5 patents. Frank Leferink is past-president of the Dutch EMC-ESD association, Chair of the IEEE EMC Benelux Chapter, Vice-Chair of ISC EMC Europe, Chairman of EMC Europe 2018 (Amsterdam), TPC Chair of APEMC 2021 (Bali), member of the Board of Directors of the IEEE EMC Society, and associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility and the IEEE Letters on Electromagnetic Compatibility Practice and Applications.


Dr. Arturo Mediano
Professor, University of Zaragosa

Topic: Crosstalk

Arturo Mediano received his M.Sc. (1990) and his Ph. D. (1997) in Electrical Engineering from University of Zaragoza (Spain), where he has held a teaching professorship in EMI/EMC/RF/SI from 1992. He has been involved in R&D projects with companies in the EMI/EMC, Signal Integrity and Radiofrequency (RF) fields for communications, industry, medical, and scientific applications since 1990. He has taught hundreds of courses/seminars for industries and institutions in the fields of EMI/EMC/SI/RF in Europe, USA, and APAC. Arturo Mediano is one of the Instructors of Besser Associates, Inc. (CA, USA), one of the world’s more important providers of continuing education for RF/MW professionals. He is offering periodically public and on site courses in EMI/EMC/SI and RF subjects through the USA, especially in Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area. He is the founder of The HF-Magic Lab®, a specialized laboratory for design, diagnostic, troubleshooting, and training in the EMI/EMC/SI and RF fields at I3A (University of Zaragoza).


Dr. Anne Roc’h
Assistant Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology

Topic: Real and Ideal Components

Dr. Anne Roc’h received her M.S. degree in Telecommunication from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Limoges (Limoges, France) in 2005 and her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Twente (Enschede, the Netherlands) in 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Frank Leferink. Her Ph.D. work focused on Behavioral Models for Common Mode EMI filters (received cum laude with two international students paper awards, first author). From June 2010 to March 2011, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, Eindhoven, the Netherlands). From March 2011 to June 2014, she worked as an EMC Design Engineer in the Electronic R&D Department of ASML, in the Netherlands.  Since 2014, she is an Assistant Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology. Her current research interests include the development of the adequate tools needed by industry to predict, quantify and control the propagation of EM noise in electronic products and installations. A specific focus is given to interfaces and interconnects in installations with (physics-based) predictive tools for EMI filtering, EM-propagation in cables and connectors, and characterization methods for shielding materials. She is currently coordinating the European Innovative training Network ETERNITY focusing on EM risk-based approach in Medical Technology.  Dr. ir. Anne Roc’h is a Senior Member of the IEEE EMC Society, a Board Member for the IEEE EMC Society Benelux and a Board Member of the Dutch EMC-ESD society. 


Dr. Shuo Wang
Professor, University of Florida
IEEE Fellow
Director, Power Electronics and Electrical Power Research Lab

Topic: Conducted Emissions

Dr. Shuo Wang received a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in 2005. He is currently a Full Professor and the Director of the Power Electronics and Electrical Power Research Lab at the University of Florida. He has authored and co-authored more than 200 IEEE journal and conference papers and holds around 30 pending/issued U.S./international patents. Dr. Wang was the recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2012. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility. He was a Technical Program Co-Chair for the IEEE 2014 International Electric Vehicle Conference. Dr. Shuo Wang’s research on the electromagnetic interference (EMI) in power electronics systems include the modeling, measurement, prediction and suppression of conductive, near field and radiated EMI in the applications of passive and active power devices, power module packaging, power converter PCB layout, power conversion systems, and multi-systems at power levels from below one watt to more than 100 kW.



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