Frederick S. Emms was born in Sydney, Australia on 28 February 1961. He received a B.E. (Honours) in electrical engineering from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia in 1994.
From 1982 to 1999 he worked in Telstra’s (then Telecom Australia) electrical standards and calibration laboratories gaining NATA signatory status for a wide range of electrical and optic fiber tests. In 2000 he joined Telstra’s mobile network engineering team where he specialised in mobile handset network integration. In 2006 he left Telstra and joined the National Measurement Institute, Lindfield, Australia as a metrologist in the High Voltage Laboratory. During the past 10 years his main area of focus has been instrument transformers and their associated test systems.