2019 Rochester Section Joint Chapters Meeting


An evening of IEEE Technical Presentations and Networking

The IEEE Rochester Section is having its joint meeting for all IEEE chapters on April 9th, 2019. 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. Reservations are required to attend the dinner and keynote presentation.  Please come back to this site for updates on the JCM.


  • Open to general public.
  • IEEE Members: No charge for attending technical presentations.
  • Dinner Reservations are required to attend the Keynote.


A limited number of dinner tickets remain!

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


All American buffet with strip loin, roasted salmon, vegetarian penne arrabiata, and much more.

  Date and Time




  • 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 07 March 2019 05:00 AM
  • Ends 09 April 2019 10:00 AM
  • All times are US/Eastern
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Keynote Presentation

Keynote Presentation of RES & STEM Bridges


Keynote Lecture: The Chandra X-Ray Observatory

90% of the Matter in the Universe, we cannot see … until NOW! The third in NASA's Series called The Great Observatories, images with X-Rays have revealed some of the unseen matter! This talk will expose the audience to the intended uses for this satellite telescope, and its place in the evolution of our knowledge of the Universe. Launched in July of 1999, The Chandra Telescope is being used to study the X-Ray properties of distant Galaxies, neutron stars, black holes, quasars, and other high-energy sources. X-Rays are absorbed by the Earth's atmosphere, so our only knowledge of cosmic X-Ray sources, comes from previous satellites like the High Energy Astronomy Observatory (HEAO-2), also known as the Einstein Observatory: launched in the 1970's. Images from these early satellites, sparked many questions, and triggered the need for the increased capability Chandra represents. Instead of reflecting, X-Rays would pass right through conventional glass mirrors, so this telescope utilizes grazing-incidence optics to focus incident rays through a focal length of 10 meters. Chandra is almost 50 feet long, 14 feet in diameter, and weighs 10,000 pounds. In spite of the absence of an atmosphere, the telescope will be maintained at 50 ± 2.5 F° while in space.  In addition to imaging capability, Chandra carries two diffraction gratings, allowing spectrographic separations of incident rays, for temperature and chemical composition analysis of distant, high-energy sources. The speaker was part of the design team at Eastman Kodak Company, where the telescope was designed, fabricated, and assembled. This presentation will cover the technological advances made in creating the most perfect reflective surfaces ever produced; in establishing strain-free mounts for 450-pound mirrors; in assembling and aligning multi-story components, in Class-100 clean-room conditions, and other "solutions" which advanced the state-of-the-art called mechanical engineering. This presentation includes several images returned by this Telescope, which represent a 100 X improvement over our previous imaging and information gathering capability, in these very significant, high-energy wave-lengths.


The Keynote Speaker will give their presentation during the dinner ceremony.   Pre-registration is required to attend the dinner and Keynote presentation.


We are proud to have Dr. Jon Kriegel, Director of STEM Bridges, RES Director, Volunteer Coordinator, and 2 time past president, as the Keynote Speaker of the 2019 Joint Chapter Meeting.

Jon Kriegel has 40 years design engineering experience, working for several blue-chip corporations including 27 years at Eastman Kodak.  Jon has contributed to the design of business products from copiers and ink-jet printers, to the Chandra Telescope, in the NASA Series called the Great Observatories.  Mr. Kriegel holds 5 US patents. Jon has accumulated more than a decade of teaching experience as a faculty member at both Rochester Institute of Technology and Monroe Community College. Jon served for four years, as the Chair of the Rochester ASME Section, and has presented a number of papers at ASME Conferences. Concerned about America’s loss of technical competence, Jon has been a player in several local and national programs, focused on improving the delivery of mathematics and science, to students of all ages.  He is a member of the Finger Lakes STEM Hub, the Seneca Waterways Boy Scout Council and the Rochester Council of Scientific Societies. Jon was the 2004 and 2017 President of the Rochester Engineering Society, and spokesperson and Chair of a local engineering competition focused on Middle School students, known as the E3 Fair. (E3 stands for Engineering, Exploration and Experimentation). As a retiree, Jon has spearheaded the RES STEM Bridges Initiative to place people with a STEM backgrounds, in local school classrooms, as Volunteer STEM Coaches.

Address:Rochester, 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.

Technical Presentations

4:30 – 5:30 PM  SESSION I

A: Cache Side-Channel Attack and Defense on Mobile and IoT Devices, by Ziming Zhao, RIT (SLA 2120)

B: Model-based elasticity imaging for abdominal aortic aneurysm modeling, by Michael Richards, RIT (SLA 2130)

C: Power-Efficient Datacenter Networks with Server-to-Server Millimeter-Wave Wireless Communications, by Amlan Ganguly, RIT (SLA 2140)

5:30 – 6:30 PM  SESSION II

A: The case for Software Defined Radio (SDR) in Industrial IoT, by Aaron Roof, Vanteon (SLA 2120)

B: 1500 – That’s a lot of STEM Volunteers, by Jon Kriegel, STEM Bridges & RES (SLA 2130)

C: Achieving Optimal EMC-best practices for Printed Circuit Board Component Selection, Stack-up, Trace Routing, and Signal Return Path Management, by Jim Herrmann, Applied Logix (SLA 2140)

5:30 – 7:00 PM  CHAPTER POSTER SESSION (SLA 2210 & 2220)

Local research will be on display. Best student poster prize will be awarded.

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


3:00 - 4:00 PM IEEE Rochester ExCom Meeting (SLA 2140)


4:30 – 5:25 PM  TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION I (SLA 2110, 2120, or 2130)*

5:30 – 6:25 PM  TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION II (SLA 2110, 2120, or 2130)*

5:30 – 7:00 PM  CHAPTER POSTER SESSION (SLA 2210 + 2220)

     Local research will be on display. Best student poster prize will be awarded.

6:15 – 7:15 PM  NETWORKING-cash bar (SLA 2210 + 2220)


*PDH Credit approved (check back for updates)


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