Longtime S&T professor honored for pioneering work in electromagnetic compatibility

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On September 6, 2022
Dr. Thomas P. Van Doren

Dr. Thomas P. Van Doren, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, has received the Hall of Fame Award from the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Society for his pioneering work in the EMC field.

Van Doren was honored during the IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility held in August in Spokane, Washington. He was recognized “for a lifetime of exemplary achievement in EMC education.” His accomplishments include developing short courses on grounding and shielding of electronic systems and circuit board layout to reduce noise emission. He taught these and related courses hundreds of times to more than 19,000 engineers and technicians over his 31-year career at S&T and created the first EMC course at Missouri S&T nearly 40 years ago.

“Tom is a true pioneer in the field of electromagnetic compatibility whose popular short courses and commitment to continuing education made Missouri S&T the go-to institution for dozens of companies seeking solutions to electromagnetic interference problems,” says Dr. Daryl Beetner, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of Missouri S&T’s EMC Laboratory. “All of Tom’s colleagues here at S&T are very pleased with this well-deserved recognition.”

Van Doren is one of the founding members of the Missouri S&T EMC Laboratory, which is widely recognized worldwide as one of the largest and best university labs in the area.

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