Michael Eby

Penton Media


Mike received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering in 1986 and an M.S. degree in engineering management in 1994 from the University of South Florida. He is currently a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), and American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE).

Prior to joining EC&M as Editor-in-Chief in September 1999, Mike served as the Executive Editor of Transmission & Distribution World magazine for five years. Before joining Penton Media, Mike held various engineering titles within the Substation and Transmission Engineering Groups at Florida Power & Light Co., Juno Beach, FL.

Mike was awarded the Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE) Excellence in Engineering Award in 1993 and has received numerous regional and national editorial awards for his reporting and writing work in the electrical market.

Renewable Energy Conundrum
Every time I really start to believe we've finally reached the tipping point for widespread adoption of renewable energy resources in this country, something
A Fine Line
Making sure your safety program has a near-miss process goes a long way toward reaching the goal of a zero-injury workplace
Stop and Think
Why electrical engineers, contractors, and designers should stay on top of the latest research in electrical devices and equipment
Cashing In
How electrical engineers, contractors, and designers can cash in on rebate and tax deduction programs offered by the state/federal government and local electric utilities
It's a Virtual World, Baby
Looking at our cover image this month got me thinking about how fast our world has changed in such a relatively short time. Engineers can now design and
Economic stimulus package signed into law
I don't know about you, but I'm having a hard time seeing the short-term value of this pending legislation. As I sit down to write this column, the House
Basic Training
You would think one of the most basic concepts of an electrical system would be the most widely understood. But after years of working in the electrical
The Sky is Falling
Most everyone has read the children's story Chicken Little. Although the story is meant to teach courage, it can also be interpreted to mean don't believe
Faster, Cleaner, Cheaper
As I see it, for a new technology to be successful, it has to be many things. It must be faster than its predecessor or — at the very least — allow you to install it more quickly.
A Taxing Time
Man, things don't look and feel all that great right now, do they? The credit crisis has American and foreign businesses shaking in their boots, and the
Ready, Set Sorry, Time's Up!
Have you ever received a flyer or coupon in the mail that got you really excited, but then burst your bubble when you realized the sales date ended yesterday?
Enhancing Your Online Experience
There's no doubt many of you are using the EC&M Web site (www.ecmweb.com) on a regular basis. The latest report I read (July 2008) revealed a 34% increase in traffic compared to the same month last year — and an 11.2% increase over last month.
Starting Over
Imagine waking up one morning and finding the business that you've spent years, maybe even decades, pouring your heart and soul into has just disappeared.
Safety in Numbers
Safety is job one. Put safety first. Safety is no accident. These are all slogans you've probably heard a hundred times before. Unfortunately, each and
The Fight is On
There's no doubt solid-state lighting (SSL) technology has progressed rapidly in recent years. Most every small research group and high-tech firm focused
Electrical Testing Feed
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