2018 Rochester Section Joint Chapters Meeting

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The IEEE Rochester Section is having its joint meeting for all IEEE chapters on March 28th, 2018 that is open to the general public. The meeting will feature a keynote presentation and two parallel sessions with technical presentations from different chapters and societies.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet and network with people from all engineering disciplines and to learn more about the activities of the different IEEE chapters and societies in the Rochester area. The technical sessions are free to attend for IEEE members. Reservations are required to attend the dinner and keynote presentation.  Please come back to this site for updates on the JCM.  

Join us at one our outstanding yearly events - Registration for the technical presentations is not required.

However, if you wish to attend what looks to be a truly spectacular keynote presentation, please register early for the dinner.   

Registration

  • Dinner Reservations are required.
  • No charge for attending technical presentations for IEEE Members.
  • LAST DAY FOR DINNER RESERVATIONS IS MARCH 23rd, 2018
  • AFTER MARCH 23rd, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE DINNER BUT MAY REGISTER ON-SITE FOR THE OPEN SESSIONS!

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION RATES UNTIL MARCH 14th!  Click on the registration button to see how much you will save by registering early!

Regular Registration:

  • $45.00 (IEEE Member or IEEE Member significant other), $45 (IEEE Fellow or Senior Member)
  • $30.00 (IEEE Student Member), $35.00 (Student Non-members)
  • $55.00 (Non-members)


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  Location

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  • Louise Slaughter Hall
  • 78 Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Rochester, New York
  • United States 14623
  • Building: RIT Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies Conference Center
  • Room Number: Building 78

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  • Starts 01 January 2018 07:52 AM
  • Ends 28 March 2018 06:00 PM
  • All times are US/Eastern
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  Speakers

Keynote Presentation
Keynote Presentation

The Keynote Speaker will give their presentation during the dinner ceremony.   In over to attend the keynote presentation, you are required to register for the dinner below.  

This year, we are proud to have Dr. Kelly Robinson as the Keynote Speaker of the 2018 Joint Chapter Meeting.

 

 

 

Static Control for the Flexible Packaging Industry

Worldwide growth in flexible packaging is driven by technical advances including improving barrier properties to extend food shelf life and implementing value adding, emerging, “smart packaging” technologies that, for example, indicate spoilage and provide inventory control via embedded RFID tags. The economically important flexible packaging market is projected to exceed $100B USD worldwide by 2020.

Static electricity causes a number of problems in the flexible packaging industry including igniting solvent vapors, shocking operators, damaging sensitive layers, attracting dust and debris to finished product, and causing cut-sheets to stick together. Reducing annual static losses of 1% to 4% is a multimillion dollar opportunity in North America and exceeds $1B worldwide. After a brief review of the flexible packaging industry, the major sources of static charging for moving films are presented as well as methods for measuring static and techniques for controlling static. After a demonstration of the neutralizing performance of several commercial static dissipators, several best-practice, static control examples are presented including a gravure, solvent coater and an unwinding roll of bare polymer film.

I encourage questions and comments through-out the presentation.

Biography:

In 2007, Kelly Robinson founded Electrostatic Answers, an engineering consulting company dedicated to eliminating injury and waste from static electricity that has served over 100 clients including many Fortune 500 companies. Kelly has over 35 years of industrial problem-solving experience including restoring manufacturing lines to service and commercializing new products.

Dr. Robinson is a Professional Engineer licensed in New York State, holds the PhD in electrical engineering from Colorado State University, and he is a Patent Agent. Kelly is an accomplished engineer.

• IEEE Fellow (2011) cited for contributions to the static performance of manufacturing operations.

• NFPA (National Fire Protection Assoc.) Static Electricity Committee Member (2015-present)

• Inventor on 14 US patents 

• IEEE-IAS Electrostatic Processes Committee (EPC) Chair (1987-89)

• ESA (Electrostatics Society of America) President (2005-08)

 

Kelly is an active technical writer and speaker on static control.

• Journal of Electrostatics associate editor

• Paper, Film & Foil Converter (PFFC) contributing editor on static control

• Converting Quarterly contributor with articles on preventing static fires

• International Converting Exhibition (ICE USA) “Ask the Experts” static control contributor (2013 – present).

Email:

Address:New York, United States

Chapter Technical Presentations

Chapter Technical Presentations

There will be two sessions of three presentations.  You are not required to register for the technical presentations (attendence is free).  

Please visit the event notice (link provided) and register for each of the technical presentations you intend to attend.

 

Chapter Technical Presentations

4:30 – 5:25 PM  SESSION I

A: IEEE Computer Society & Computational Intelligence Society -- PHY-Layer Encryption and Modulation Obfuscation: Challenges and Solutions by Hanif Rahbari, RIT (Room: SLA 2120)

B: IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society -- Patent Licensing by William Fowlkes, IP.com (Room: SLA 2130)

C: IEEE Geoscience and remote Sensing Society -- MX1: A New Multi-modal UAS Payload System with High Accuracy GPS and IMU by Timothy  Bauch, RIT (Room: SLA 2140)

5:30 – 6:25 PM  SESSION II

A: IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society & Antennas and Propagation Society -- Metamaterials for Microwave Applications by Jun (Brandon) Choi, SUNY University at Buffalo (Room: SLA 2120)

B:IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society -- Photoacoustic Imaging: Technology Development and Application for Cancer Diagnosis, Navalgund Rao, RIT (Room: SLA 2130)

C: IEEE Photonics Society -- Opportunities for growth and investment in Optics, Photonics and Imaging Sujatha Ramanujan, Luminate Inc. (Room: SLA 2140)

5:30 – 7:00 PM  CHAPTER POSTER SESSION

Local research will be on display. Best student poster prize of $100.

Please contact Cristian Linte regarding presenting a poster at the meeting.





Agenda

4:00 – 4:30 PM  REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS      

4:30 – 5:25 PM  CHAPTER TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION I

5:30 – 6:25 PM  CHAPTER TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION II

5:30 – 7:00 PM  CHAPTER POSTER SESSION

     Local research will be on display. Best student poster prize of $100.

6:15 – 7:15 PM  NETWORKING-cash bar

7:30 – 8:30 PM  DINNER AND KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 


*PDH Credit approved (check back for updates)



DINNER: 

“ALL AMERICAN BUFFET” with strip loin, roasted salmon, vegetarian penne arrabiata and much more.