The Albuquerque Section of the IEEE would like to extend its condolences to the family of Dr. Lothar Hoeft. Dr. Hoeft passed away last night in Albuquerque.

During the twenty years he spent in the Air Force, he made significant contributions to research and development with the Air Force European Office Physical Science Program Office of Aerospace Research and Development and the-USAF Weapons Laboratory, where he was the Chief of Simulation and Laboratory Support and subsequently the Scientific and Technical Coordinator of the Chief Scientist’s Office. After his retirement from the Air Force as a Lt. Colonel, he was a Senior Scientist with BDM International and worked as a private consultant in the area of electromagnetic effects.

Bud’s work influenced the development of more effective cable and connector shielding and influenced the manner in which the Air Force monitors the shielding of aircraft. He was a prolific author of technical papers related to his work and an active member of various professional societies including the IEEE EMC Society, which recognized him as an Honorary Life Member in 2005 and a Society Fellow in 2008.

A viewing will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 3 at French’s Funeral Home (1111 University Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87102). A memorial service will take place on Monday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church (7701 Candelaria Rd NE). Bud will be buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 9:00 am on Tuesday, May 5.