EMC and ESD Lab Techniques
For several years now, TMC applies the WBSO, a fiscal facility for companies whose employees perform R&D work. In this context, R&D means the development of technologically new products, new software and technical scientific research. The contribution to the wage costs is invested again in the knowledge and education of TMC Employeneurs. Therefore, TMC is proud to announce that in 2014, due to their participation in the WBSO process, TMC can send some Employeneurs to the renowned Oxford University for a 2- or 3-day Professional Development Course. TMC Electronics Employeneur Bram Wittens had the privilege to be the first to travel to Oxford.
He shares his first impressions and writes: “In the context of the WBSO program, I got the opportunity to follow a short professional development course at Oxford University in the UK. Being an electrical engineer, I chose for a 2-day course called EMC and ESD Lab Techniques for Designers. However, there are many more courses available, for all kind of disciplines, interests and subjects.
My 4-day journey to Oxford began on Wednesday at lunchtime, starting at the train station in Eindhoven. Via Schiphol and Heathrow airport I travelled to Oxford, where I stayed at B&B The Falcon. After a good night’s sleep and enjoying the famous English breakfast, the first course day took place, followed by the second on the next day.
Without going too much into the course details, I can say the course itself was interesting. I saw and learned a lot about practical and handy EMC measurement methods in these 2 days. The facilities around the course were well taken care of too: tea, coffee, water to recover during breaks and even a hot meal for lunch.
Because my return flight was on an early Sunday evening, I spent the (free) time till Sunday afternoon exploring Oxford and its surroundings. I started by watching the amazing World Cup match of Spain against The Netherlands at a local sports pub on Friday evening, followed by a visit to Blenheim Palace and Gardens in Woodstock (12 km from Oxford) on Saturday and a guided walking tour through Oxford on Sunday.
Unfortunately," Bram end "all journeys come to an end. I wish to thank TMC for giving me this opportunity and having this experience.”
And as a last tip he states: "Don’t forget your UK-adapter plug..."