Instructors' BiosDonald L. Sweeney
Donald L. Sweeney, senior EMC Engineer, is President of D.L.S. Electronic Systems, Inc. He is a graduate of the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana and has over 40 years experience in the EMC and electrical engineering fields. Don specializes in EMC, RFI and EMI consulting and testing. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin and Oakton College. Before forming D.L.S., he worked for Extel, Teletype, Gates Radio and Collins Radio.
Don has served as a special consultant to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and also consults for companies worldwide. He is past chairman of the Chicago area IEEE EMC Society, founding chairman of U.S. Council of EMC Laboratories (USCEL), served on the board of directors of the IEEE EMC Society for 12 years, is a member of the IEEE EMC Standards Development Committees, serves as guardian "angel" for several standards and an iNARTE certified EMC Engineer.
Roger Swanberg, Senior EMC Engineer at D.L.S., teaches circuit board design. He is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and has held various positions in the electrical engineering field for over 35 years. Roger has worked for Motorola and Zenith in color TV design, Nuvatec Design Consulting as a consultant and EMC testing manager, US Robotics as an EMC designer and regulatory compliance manager plus Motorola Lighting and Motorola Cellular as an EMC and electronics designer.
Roger is presently Vice-Chairman for the Chicago Section of the IEEE EMC Society.
Tim Lusha, EMC Engineer, has been with D.L.S. for the past 17 years. He has four iNARTE certifications: EMC Engineer, EMC Laboratory Engineer, EMC and ESD Technician. He is a current member of RTCA/DO-160, IEEE and ESDA. Tim has worked at D.L.S.’s Wisconsin facility involved in FCC, EC and VCCI commercial requirements as well as measurement uncertainty, transmitters and calibrations. He is presently at our Wheeling location immersed in MIL STD 461 and DO-160 topics, custom test setups, software programs and networks for lightning and related testing. Tim is a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Milwaukee, WI in addition to graduate coursework in engineering and other courses in mechanical design.