Alistair Duffy is Professor of Electromagnetics and Head of Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Technology at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He received the Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and an MEng degree from University College, Cardiff, UK, in 1988 and 1989, respectively. After receiving the Master’s degree, he joined the research group of Professors Christopoulos and Benson at Nottingham University. There he worked on experimental validation of numerical modeling and received his PhD in 1993. Dr Duffy completed his professional education in 2004 with an MBA from Open University, UK. He is widely published, with over 200 technical papers and articles, mostly on his research interests of validation of computational electromagnetics; physical layer components, particularly communications cabling, and electromagnetic compatibility testing.
Dr Duffy has contributed to many successful conferences through refereeing functions or organising committee responsibilities. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Wire and Cable Symposium, which attracts approximately 1,000 delegates annually. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on EMC and an Associate Editor of the ACES Journal. Other professional activities include standards body work in the UK (British Standards Institute) and in the IEEE, where he is currently Chair of the EMC Society's Standards Development and Education Committee (SDECom). He is also the Society’s Global EMC Symposium Coordinator. From 2008 to 2009 he served the IEEE EMC Society as a Distinguished Lecturer. In 2015, Dr Duffy was elected to the grade of IEEE Fellow for the development of validation methods in computational electromagnetics.
Dr Duffy was a Series Editor for undergraduate textbooks published by Butterworth-Heinemann (now part of Elsevier) and SciTech Publishing (now part of the IET) on EMC. He has supervised 20 PhD students during his career.