This month’s volunteer spotlight is Julius Turangan, an active member of not one, but five ESD Association working groups: Ionization, Packaging, Handlers, Cleanrooms, and Gloves. Turangan is also a member of the Standards Committee.
Educational and professional background
Turangan has a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Adelaide, in Australia. He also has over 35 years of experience in manufacturing, engineering, quality control, and ESD prevention and control.
Working with a manufacturer, Turangan co-developed, alpha-tested, and implemented a continuous data collection and real-time ESD monitoring system (including static field, wriststraps, tool grounding, and ionization).
With the same manufacturer and an ionizer company, Turangan also helped to develop a feedback loop system that provides consistently balanced ionization of less than one volt at the proximity sensor.
Personal information, interests, and hobbies
Turangan is the father of two sons and grandfather of five and has been happily “married to the same lady” for 40 years. He enjoys traveling, teaching and training others, and playing chess.
Benefits of being an ESDA volunteer
According to Turangan participating as “a member of the standards group and the ESDA” has given him the opportunity “to learn and share new technologies of testing and developing world-wide standards and methods and even tools. . . in developing better protection or prevention” for the benefit of suppliers and customers alike, which results in a better quality of products.