"It is my great pleasure to invite you to attend the NSREC 2020 in historic Santa Fe. Our conference committee has been assembling outstanding technical and social programs that will offer exciting experiences in science and culture, which is what Northern New Mexico is known for. I would like to thank the many volunteers, supporters, staff, authors, exhibitors, and attendees for their important contributions to making the NSREC 2020 conference a great and continued success."
Hugh Barnaby NSREC 2020 General Chair Arizona State University
On behalf of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), its Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS), the Radiation Effects Steering Group (RESG) and the 2020 Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 57th NSREC. The conference will be held from December 1-4, 2020 at the Hilton Buffalo Thunder in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The conference begins Tuesday, December 1, with a one-day Short Course entitled “New Technologies Meet Radiation Effects.” The course, organized by Ken Galloway from Vanderbilt University, consists of four lectures featuring both introductory material and advanced topics, taught by leading experts. The first lecture will discuss how our understanding of radiation effects in electronics is impacted by device and circuit scaling to smaller and smaller dimensions. The second lecture will review today’s emerging non-volatile memory technologies and discuss the effects of radiation on these technologies. The third lecture will discuss wide band-gap power technologies and the impact of radiation on power device reliability and survivability in space. The final lecture will address the use of commercial-off-the-shelf components (COTS) in commercial space systems and implications for radiation hardness assurance.
The Technical Program will be held from Wednesday, December 2 to Friday, December 4. Philippe Adell, from the NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology (JPL), is the Technical Program Chair. He and his committee are assembling an outstanding technical program consisting of ten sessions. Contributed papers in the sessions will be given as oral or poster presentations. Papers are selected after peer review of submitted summaries, which are due February 7th, 2020. The committee will also select a set of high-quality presentations for the Radiation Effects Data Workshop. Workshop posters will present radiation effects data on electronic and photonic devices and systems, and new simulation or test facilities. Finally, Philippe has invited three engaging speakers to give general interest presentations from Wednesday to Friday.
The Industrial Exhibit, organized by Scott Jordan from Jazz Semiconductor Trusted Foundry, Inc., opens Tuesday morning. The exhibit will allow one-on-one discussions between conference attendees and exhibitors on the latest developments in areas such as radiation-hardened and radiation-tolerant electronics, engineering services, facilities, modeling, and equipment. Attendees will be able to visit the booths during scheduled breaks. Attendees and guests are invited to a reception in the exhibit hall on Tuesday evening. An attendees-only luncheon will be provided during the exhibits, which will conclude afternoon on Thursday, December 3.
Local Arrangements Chair, Michael McLain, from Sandia National Laboratories, has organized a wonderful social program. The Conference Social on Wednesday evening will be held at the International Folk Art Museum on world famous Museum Hill in Santa Fe. Given the many attractions to see in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico, Michael has scheduled three companion tours for the conference which will include: shopping and sightseeing in legendary Santa Fe; a day of art museums, the Margarita Trail and a visit to the miraculous El Santuario de Chimayo.
The NSREC 2020 Conference Committee, including Ken, Philippe, Scott, Michael, Publicity Chair Teresa Farris (Archon LLC), Finance Chair Daniel Loveless (University of Tennessee, Chattanooga), Awards Chair Marta Bagatin (University of Padua), Poster Chair Andrew Sternberg (Vanderbilt University), Radiation Effects Data Workshop Chair Farokh Irom (JPL), and Web Developer Dolores Black (Sandia National Laboratories) welcomes you to Santa Fe, The City Different.
We look forward to seeing you in Santa Fe, in the mountains of northern New Mexico, this December!