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09/10/2017

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2nd International Workshop on Photonics Applied to Electromagnetic Measurements (PEM2017)

The 2nd International Workshop on Photonics Applied to Electromagnetic Measurements (PEM2017), hosted by the IT'IS Foundation, was held in Zurich, Switzerland on October 5 – 6, 2017. PEM2017. The PEM workshops, initiated by the PEM Technical Committee of the Japanese Institute of Electronic, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), are devoted to the research, development, and application of photonics in electromagnetic measurements and closely related fields, such as fiber-optic signal transmission, photonic signal processing, display integrated antennas, and photonic device technology.

 
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12/09/2017

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China's National Institute of Metrology Visits the IT'IS Foundation

Prof. Teng Junheng, Director of the National Institute of Metrology (NIM) China, along with several NIM Department Chairs visited the IT'IS Foundation on 11. September 2017.

 
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24/08/2017

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IT'IS at ICES TC95 Meeting in Rosslyn, VA, 14-16 Aug 2017

In August 2017, the International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES) Technical Committee 95 held their bi-annual meeting in Rosslyn, VA, to update electromagnetic exposure standards.

 
Aiping Yao Selected As URSI GASS 2017 Student Paper Competition Finalist
08/08/2017

Aiping Yao Selected As URSI GASS 2017 Student Paper Competition Finalist

Congratulations to IT'IS Foundation PhD student Aiping Yao, who was selected as a finalist in the Student Paper Competition at URSI GASS 2017 for her work entitled "Robust experimental evaluation method for the safety assessment of implants with respect to RF-induced heating during MRI", co-authored by Earl Zastrow and Niels Kuster.

In the paper, a method for the experimental assessment of radiofrequency (RF) induced heating of medical implants is proposed. A numerically-derived high-resolution induced specific absorption rate (SAR) distribution over the region of high-heating is used to assist in the estimation of power deposition. The new method should improve the experimental accuracy of traditional SAR-based evaluations, which are conventionally limited by the extreme spatial gradient of the induced SAR within the high-heating region. Three different generic implants, each with a single electrode, were used to successfully validate the method against numerical simulations. Power deposition in the region surrounding the implanted electrodes estimated by the proposed method could be validated with <0.7 dB (17%) uncertainty. Although this study is limited to implants with a single electrode, it is anticipated that the proposed method will also be applicable to devices with multiple electrodes, a common characteristic of medical implants currently in clinical usage.

Aiping finished in the top 10 among 73 student paper competitors. These top 10 finalist papers were of exceptionally high quality, and the Commission Chairs of URSI Gass 2017 had the unenviable task of having to choose five of them for oral presentations – as there was a tie for 5th and 6th place, six presenters advanced to the final round. Although Aiping's paper was not chosen for presentation, she will be recognized at the meeting banquet with a certificate for “Honorable Mention”.

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06/07/2017

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IT'IS and ZMT at Auden Group Seminar in Taipei, Taiwan July 6, 2017

Niels Kuster and Erdem Ofli were presenters at the Auden Group Seminar on the integration of next-generation electromagnetic technologies in biomedical applications held in Taipei, Taiwan July 6, 2017.

 
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02/05/2017

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Swiss Chamber of Technical and Forensic Experts Visit Zurich43

Members of the Swiss Chamber of Technical and Forensic Experts visited the IT'IS Foundation to learn about procedures for safety certification of wireless devices.

 
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28/04/2017

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ETH Zurich D-ITET Masters Students and VetClinics-UZH Faculty Visit Zurich43

Master students from the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (D-ITET) of the ETH Zurich visited Zurich43 for a seminar on "Non-ionising radiation: a health risk from low doses?". The visit was part of the course "Energy, Resources, Environment: Risks and Prospects" taught by Dr. Thomas Flüeler. The students toured the IT’IS research facilities, with stops at the Yellow Chamber, ICEy and TDS probes, and the AllyPally phantoms. The seminar continued with presentations from representatives of the VetSuisse faculty and Ärztinnen und Ärzte für Umweltschutz and concluded with time for questions and discussion.

 
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12/04/2017

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Two IT'IS Papers Supporting NIEHS NTP Study of Cell Phone RF Radiation and Carcinogensis in Rats Published Online

Two papers in support of the preliminary findings of the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) Study on Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation (RFR) and Carcinogensis have recently been published online in IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility.

 
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23/02/2017

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Faculty and Masters Students from the University of Kassel Visit Zurich43

Faculty and masters students from the University of Kassel Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE) degree program visited Zurich43 on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 for an introduction to IT'IS research programs and a tour of the laboratories.