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Carl Baum
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.


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 testing
  • 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

Announcing One New Memo, One New Physics Note, One SSN and Six Interaction Notes and Three Memos!

LM2, L. West, The Power Grid Response to Lightning, EMP Considerations, 24 March 2020

PhN 23 Additional Properties of the Ilectron, D.V. Giri and I.L. Gallon, 6 April 2020

IN 634 A Preliminary Assessment of Radio Frequency Threats to Airports, D.V. Giri, F.M. Tesche, Pierre Bertholet and Markus Nyffeler, 28 January 2020

IN 635 High-Power Electromagnetics (HPEM) Testing and Analysis of Swiss Civil Defense Facility Using an Impulse Radiating Antenna (IRA) in both Transient and CW Operation, F.M. Tesche, D.V. Giri, P.F. Bertholet, Armn Kälin, A. Jaquier and M. Nyffeler, 2 February 2020

LM1, L. West, Lightning Environments for EMP Analysts, 15 Jan 2020

SSN 582 Analysis of Stray Capacitances in Compact Marx Generators, D.V Giri and Shubho Banerjee, 22 December 2019

IN 630 Direct-Strike Lightning Response Estimates of Buried Cables within a Communication Facility, F.M. Tesche, D.V. Giri and Armin Kalin, 6 November 2019

IN 631 HEMP Response Estimates of Buried Cables within a Communications Facility, F.M. Tesche, D.V. Giri and Armin Kalin, 7 November 2019

IN 632 Transformer Responses to Fast Transient Excitations, F.M. Tesche, D.V. Giri and Markus Nyffeler, 19 November 2019

IN 633 On the Behavior and Measurement of Electromagnetic Fields within an Enclosure, F.M. Tesche, D.V. Giri and Markus Nyffeler, 19 November 2019

Memo 15: Technical Program Statistics for ASIAEM 2019

Memo 16: Awards Presented at ASIAEM 2019







With the evolving situation concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone this year's conference EuroEM 2020 in Hamburg in favor of a combined AsiaEM / EuroEM conference in 2021 in Abu Dhabi (date to be announced soon).


Winners of the 2018 Carl E. Baum Memorial Medal Announced!

The four 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)

IEEE EMC Mag Celebrates Baum/Giri Memoir
Click here to view an excerpt from Vol. 5, Quarter 4, of the 2016 IEEE Electromagetic Compatibility Magazine which has just come to our attention!

Please click this sentence to read an electronic pdf version of Dave Giri's book, "My Journey With Carl."


                                

                           

Please click this sentence to view all the photos from ASIAEM 2017!

Click this sentence to view the ASIAEM 2017 Program Book

Click this sentence to view the abstracts from ASIAEM 2017

The ASIAEM2017 symposium was held in Bengaluru, India. Please click here to download the brochure!

New ASIAEM Memos Published:

AMEREM/EUROEM/ASIAEM Memos, Memo 11, Technical Program for ASIAEM 2017; Prepared by D.V. Giri, D.C. Pande and William Radasky, 15 August 2017

AMEREM/EUROEM/ASIAEM Memos, Memo 12, Carl E Baum Medal; D.V. Giri and Z. Sholapurwala, 15 August 2017



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”

 

A letter from the New Editor. Please click to read.



EUROEM 2016 took place July 11-14 at the Imperial College London, UK.

Please click this sentence to view the conference website.

Download all the abstracts by clicking here! (Caution, this is a 37 megabyte download)

Click this sentence to view the EUROEM2016 Technical Program.



AMEREM 2014 was held from July 27 to Aug. 1, 2014 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

The Final Program Book is available here!

Download all the Abstracts by clicking here!
(Caution: This is a 40 megabyte download) 

The YouTube video above is a collection of over 200 photographs that were taken during AMEREM 2014, set to the music of Dr. Carl E. Baum. If you would like to download an AVI video of the same thing, please click here but note: this is a 150 megabyte file. The resolution is considerably higher than the YouTube video, however. Also, your computer may need a plug-in to play this video properly.


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