IEEE GHTC 2017 @ San Jose Airport Doubletree Hotel
Oct 19 – Oct 22 all-day

IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference

Now in its 7th year, GHTC is the flagship IEEE Conference focusing on innovation, deployment and adaptation of Technology for Humanitarian Goals and Sustainable Development.

GHTC invites presenters to showcase innovation and progress in technology and methodology addressing the socio-cultural and socio-economic needs of vulnerable and resource-constrained end-user communities in developing and developed countries, as well as confronting the challenges of both natural and man-made disasters.

Key focus areas that are particularly relevant include (but are not limited to):

  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture & Food Security
  • Quality Education
  • Affordable & Clean Energy
  • Clean Water & Sanitation
  • Connectivity & Communication
  • Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities
  • Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery
  • Other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

[PDF] 2017 IEEE GHTC – Call for Papers

Electron-Beam Fabricated Diffractive Optics for Earth and Space Applications–Daniel Wilson PhD @ Moore Laboratory of Engineering, Room B270 California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109
Oct 19 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Electron-beam fabricated diffractive optical elements have proven to be enabling for a variety of NASA instruments. By combining the precision of the electron-beam tool with carefully calibrated fabrication techniques, three-dimensional surfaces can be created with accuracies down to tens of nanometers. This allows us to fabricate high-performance diffractive optics such as precisely blazed gratings and computer-generated holograms that are designed using optical wavefront engineering algorithms. Further, we have developed techniques for e-beam writing on curved surfaces, allowing us to fabricate convex or concave gratings for compact imaging spectrometers, many of which have flown on airborne and spaceborne missions (e.g. Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars, Moon Mineralogy Mapper, and Portable Remote Imaging Spectrometer). We have also developed techniques for e-beam fabricating grayscale phase-profiled occulting spots for exoplanet imaging coronagraphs, and spot array generators for the Mars 2020 rover. This presentation will give an overview of our diffractive optics fabrication techniques and the instrument applications.

About the Speaker: Dr. Daniel Wilson is a Principal Engineer in the JPL’s Instrument Electronics and Sensors Section. He leads JPL’s efforts in developing high-performance imaging spectrometer gratings and has research interests in the design and electron-beam fabrication of diffractive optical elements and instruments. He joined JPL in 1994 and has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He was awarded JPL’s Lew Allen Award for Excellence and the NASA Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal for his work on e-beam fabricated gratings.

Directions and Parking: Parking on the Caltech campus is accessible from Michigan Avenue, south of Del Mar Avenue. Parking is free after 5 pm. Moore Lab location: 

Reservation: Please RSVP with your IEEE membership # to You are welcome to bring your spouse as a guest. Non-members can go to, then send your membership number.

Please see the event flyer for agenda and other details.

CLASTECH 2017 @ Proud Bird Events Center
Oct 20 @ 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM



October 20, 2017 — Advanced Registration closes 10/13


Friday, October 20, 2017, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, for the 2017 CLASTECH Symposium and Exhibition. We will be back at the Proud Bird- the renovation has been great, so come by and check it out. The format will be the same as the previous years, with engaging talks, table top exhibits, and good food, for $20 early registration, or $40 onsite (same as last year). Use this webpage to register.

Parking is Free!

Check out our web page-

Contact for more information

Preliminary Antenna Talks

“Monolithic Optical Phased Arrays “, by Prof. Hossein Hashemi, USC

“Time-Varying Electromagnetic Systems”, by Prof. Ethan Wang, UCLA

“Low cost phased-arrays for Ku- and Ka-band SATCOM and 5G “, by Prof. Gabriel Rebeiz, UCSD

“Liquid-crystal Based Reconfigurable Holographic Metamaterial Electronically Scanned Antennas “, by Dr. Nathan Kuntdz, Kymeta.

“HFSS Dynamic Range Reduces Trips to the Antenna Range”, by Dr. Larry Williams, Ansys.

Preliminary Microwave talks

“Engineered and Full 3D RF Materials”, by Dr. Vesna Radisic Northrop Grumman

“Plasmonic Terahertz Devices for High-Sensitivity Terahertz Imaging and Sensing Systems “, by Prof. Mona Jarrahi, UCLA

“Time Domain Measurements for Test Site Validation above 1 GHz: Implications of Site VSWR Measurement Uncertainties on Radiated Emissions Measurements”, by Zhong Chen, ETS-Lindgren

“PolyStrata Technology: Enabling New Architectures for Phased Arrays”, by David Sherrer , president of Nuvotronics.

2017 Region 6 Fall Southern Area Meeting @ Glendale Community College, Student Center
Oct 28 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Region 6 Southern Area Meeting

You’re invited to join the Region 6 joint Southern area meeting at Glendale Community College.

We’ll focus on student branch training and reports from the sections congress.

Registration- Please register your attendance as soon as possible, and no later than Saturday, October 21 using this eventbrite page (Sign up for a lunch ticket if you plan to attend, so we can have a good headcount and contact information)

Agenda– TBD

The focus will be on the Sections Congress and student branch training, so please contact your student branch leaders.  I’ll be reaching out to them, but my contact info may be out of date

Directions– will post, but for now here is a link to the campus

2017 IEEE SusTech @ Phoenix Airport Marriott Hotel
Nov 12 – Nov 14 all-day


5th IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability



Airport Marriott, Phoenix Arizona

November 12-14, 2017

Welcome to the 2017 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability – Engineering and the Environment (SusTech). SusTech 2017 is sponsored by the IEEE Oregon Section, IEEE Region 6, IEEE Phoenix Section and IEEE-USA. Technical co-sponsors are the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT).

We have never faced such a test, but neither have we encountered such great opportunity. You have the power to secure the well-being of this and succeeding generations.” -UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the UN Climate Change Conference Paris 2015

Environmental Sustainability is at the forefront of global issues facing humanity. Advances in technology, policy and social behavior are essential for the pursuit of environmentally sound development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the future.

The IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2017) aims to explore the development and application of science, engineering, and technology to promote sustainability.

If you are passionate about the environment and sustainability, if you are developing innovative solutions to drive sustainable development, if you are interested in connecting to, learning from and collaborating with engineering, science, technology and community leaders, you MUST attend SusTech 2017.

The Conference will be held at Airport Marriott, 1101 North 44th Street Phoenix, AZ 85008 on November 12-14, 2017.

The goal of the IEEE Technologies for Sustainability (Sustech) Conference is to explore the development and application of science, engineering and technology to promote sustainability in these areas:

Focus Area Topics
Renewable/Alternative Energy (e.g. solar, wind, tidal, fuel cells, energy harvesting, nuclear, thermal, power distribution)
Energy Efficiency (e.g. sensors and measurement, energy saving controls,ÿ data centers, power saving, Smart Environment)
Internet of Things – IOT for sustainability (e.g.: sensors, computing, control, communication, storage and drive electronics targeted for IOT applications, medical electronics)
Smart Grid (e.g. communications, control, power electronics, industrial and home applications, energy storage, demand control and response)
Transportation Electrification (e.g. electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, aviation/drones, motors, drive controls, batteries, sensors, electronics & fuel economy, environmental & power distribution impacts)
eWaste (e.g. reduction, conversion, disposal, recycling, materials harvesting, reuse, managing product lifecycle)
Water Management (e.g. sensors, controls, systems to allocate, treat, reclaim, and conserve water)
Electronics (e.g. sustainable manufacturing and industrial applications, components and systems, global materials supply, reuse and repair of consumer electronics, Open repair manuals and on-line repair and electronics sustainability resources, best practices)
Societal Implications / Quality of Life (e.g. engineering of sustainable solutions, implementation challenges for sustainable technologies, Smart Cities, health & medical electronics, global education & human resources, ethics and professional responsibility, risk management, public policy)
Section Monthly Meeting @ IHOP
Nov 14 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Foothill Section Monthly Meeting

6:30 – 7:00 – Networking

7:00 – 9:30 – Meeting Proper

Section Monthly Meeting @ IHOP
Dec 12 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Foothill Section Monthly Meeting

6:30 – 7:00 – Networking

7:00 – 9:30 – Meeting Proper

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