The SUMMA Foundation was founded in 1973 and registered with the IRS
as a philanthropic organization to promote scientific and educational activities
in the field of electromagnetics. Initial funds to the Foundation were contributed
by Dr. Carl E. Baum who has, from time to time, also donated the monetary parts
of his scientific awards to the Foundation plus additional funds. Contributions
have also been made to the Foundation by donors interested inpromoting various
scientific activities in the field of electromagnetics. Some of the Foundation
activities have had surpluses deposited back with the Foundation.
Announcing One New Theoretical Note!
Please join us in welcoming a newly-approved Theoretical Note, "Gauge Theory in Classical Electrodynamics" by D.V. Giri, F.M. Tesche, and M.A. Morgan!
Six winners of the Carl. E Baum Memorial Medal were announced at the GLOBALEM 2022 Awards Ceremony held at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi Hotel on Wed., NOv. 16, 2022. The certificate citations that accompanied the bold, brass medals read as follows:
George H. Baker: For contributions to EMP generation and hardening technology, for the development of standards and specifications, for the management of R&D programs and for his work with the U.S. National Security Council relating to the Executive Order on EMP
Dr. Paul R. Barnes: For contributions to EMP analysis and the development of the test and protection methods for commercial power systems
William R. Graham: For contributions to the development of hardening engineering, test and evaluation and for chairing the U.S. Congressional EMP Commission
Dr. Richard Hoad: For contributions to the understanding of EMP and HPEM effects and for the development of detection and protection concepts
Michel Ianoz: For contributions to EMP and lightning coupling techniques
Manuel W. Wik: For contributions to the standardization of EMP environments and hardening procedures for non-military installations, for work with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and for management of the Swedish EMP program
The SUMMA Foundation Congratulates Bill Radasky and Dave Giri!
Dr. William A. Radasky was elected Member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2021!
And Dr. David Venkata Giri is honored by the IEEE EMC Society as a recipient of the 2022 IEEE EMC Hall of Fame Award (click below to view awards)!
Giri Appointed DL of IEEE EMC Society 2020-2021
The IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society announced the appointment of Dr. DV Giri as a Distinguished Lecturer (DL) of IEEE EMC Society for two years of 2020 and 2021. The 50-year-old Society has members and chapters in nearly every country throughout the world. The SUMMA Foundation heartily congratulates "Dave" on this noteworthy accomplishment!
2019 CE Baum Memorial Medal Winners Announced!
Four winners of the Carl. E Baum Memorial Medal were announced at the ASIAEM 2019 Awards Ceremony held at The Wyndham Grand Hotel in Xi'an, China. The certificate citations that accompanied the bold, brass medals read as follows:
Dr. Jean P. Parmantier: For pioneering application of electromagnetic topology with the CRIPTE code for the calculation of electromagnetic response of complex systems
Dr. Dominique J. Serafin: For playing a leading role in developing theoretical and
experimental programs in France and for contributions to interaction analysis and system
Dr. Sergey Tkachenko: For theoretical investigations of high-frequency electromagnetic field coupling to transmission lines in different environments
Prof. Yan-zhao Xie: For contributions to EMP interaction, modeling and measurement
Best Paper Awards:
The awards process was chaired by Dr. Nicolas Mora with the support of a panel of judges. This award has been presented every 2 years (in odd years at the ASIAEM Conferences) based upon a review of nominated and self-nominated papers. Certificates from the conference organizers
were presented to the winners:
Title:EM Failures Analysis of Analogue and Digital Sensors from a Safety and Security Perspective Authors: Chaouki Kasmi, Fahad Al Yafei Affiliation: Directed Energy Research Center, UAE
Title:The Self-breakdown Characteristics of the Output Switch for EMP Simulator Authors: Fan Guo, Yanzhao Xie, Wei Jia, Zhiqiang Chen, Shi He; Wei Wu, Xiaoping He, Linshen Xie Affiliation: Xi'an Jiaotong University; Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, China
Title:Medium-Voltage Transformers under EMP-Conditions Authors: Armin W. Kaelin, Markus Nyffeler; Carlos Romero Affiliation: EMProtec AG; Armasuisse Science and Technology, Switzerland
Winners of the 2018 Carl E. Baum Memorial Medal Announced!
Two winners of the Carl. E Baum Memorial Medal were announced at the AMEREM 2018 Awards Ceremony held at the University of California Santa Barbara . The certificate citations that accompanied the bold, brass medals read as follows:
Mats Bäckström (SAAB Group, Retired) “For contributions to the development of HPEM test techniques and facilities”
William Prather (AFRL) “For contributions to EMP and HPM testing and hardening”
Best Paper Awards:
The SUMMA Foundation handed out the following four Best Paper Awards at AMEREM 2018, held at The University of California Santa Barbara Aug 27-31, 2018
Best HPEM Theoretical Paper — J.-P. Parmantier, I. Junqua, S. Bertuol and P. Schickele - ONERA, France
Best HPEM Applied Paper — M. Nyffeler and M. Kaelin - Switzerland
Best HPEM Student Paper — Y. Zhou, Y.-Z. Xie, S.-F. Wang (Xi'an Jiatong University, China)
Best HPEM Student Paper — M. Zhou, E. Ott, T.M. Antonsen, Jr., and S.M. Anlage (University of Maryland, USA)
Winners of the 2017 Carl E. Baum Memorial Medal Announced!
The four winners of the newly-minted Carl. E Baum Memorial Medal were announced at the banquet of ASIAEM2017 in Bangaluru, India. The certificate citations that accompanied the bold, brass medals read as follows:
D. Venkata Giri “For major contributions to EMP and HPM, and for ensuring the legacy of Carl E. Baum”
Kelvin S.H. Lee “For seminal contributions to EMP”
Frederick M. Tesche “For contributions to electromagnetic topology and EMC”
William A. Radasky “For contributions to understanding EMP generation and computation”