Chapters Corner

by
Dr. Richard H. Dee,
Magnetics Society Chapters Chair

NEWS NEWS NEWS…

Chapter Chair Meeting
There was a chapter chair meeting held during the MMM Conference in San Jose, CA this last November 2005. Present were chapter chairs or reps from Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Romania, UKRI, Washington, Pittsburgh and Santa Clara as well as the Society Chapters Chair Richard Dee, the President of the Society Kevin O’Grady, and the Distinguished Lecturer coordinator Roy Chantrell. Issues concerning funding, distinguished lecturers, membership, membership listing, and activities were discussed while enjoying a nice lunch.

Keep an eye out for emails concerning a future meeting of chapter chairs at the upcoming INTERMAG conference in San Diego.

New Pikes Peak Chapter Forming
We’ve heard news that members in the Colorado Springs area of the Pikes Peak Section of the IEEE (Colorado, USA) have submitted a petition to the IEEE to form a local Magnetics Society Chapter under the leadership of Radek Lopusnik. We wish them all the best for the future.

News from the Romanian Chapter
This year we shall organize a Joint conference:
5th International Workshop “Materials for Electrical Engineering” (MmdE-2006),
joint with the 3rd International Conference IEEE – ROMSC (Romanian Magnetics Society Chapter) It will be in Bucharest between 15 and 17 June 2006.

Also we have just received the confirmation from Cecelia Jankowski (IEEE Regional Activities) that our IEEE Student Branch was approved. The members have already sent a petition to form a Student Branch Chapter (Magnetics Society).

News from the Korean Chapter
Prof. C. L. Chien, Physics, Johns Hopkins University, one of the 2005 Distinguished Lecturers, presented an invited talk entitled as 'Spin Torque and Nanorings' at the 2005 Korean Magnetics Society Winter Conference, December 8-10, 2005 in Yong Pyong Ski Resort. This talk was sponsored by IEEE Magnetics Society through 2005 DL Program, and by IEEE Magnetics Society Korea Chapter (Chaired by Prof. Young K. Kim at Korea University).

News from the Poland Chapter
The Magnetics Chapter in Poland will be highly involved in organization 9th International Workshop on 1 & 2 Dimensional Magnetic Measurements and Testing which will be held in Czestochowa, Poland, 18-19 September 2006. You can find all available at the moment information on website of the Conference www.2-dm.com.

If you are the local chapter chairman reading this, please share with us all that’s happening in your chapter and local area (e.g. talks, people activity, magnetics news, company or university news etc.). Forward a paragraph (or two), a picture, a reference to an interesting article or something inventive or newsworthy (in your opinion) to me at r.dee@ieee.org so we can include in the next MagSoc newsletter.

Dr. Richard H. Dee
Magnetics Society Chapters Chair
r.dee@ieee.org