2023 Awards

Radiation Effects Steering Group Awards

Additional information regarding the Radiation Effects Committee (REC), Radiation Effects Steering Committee (RESG), past Radiation Effects Award winners, and NSREC and NPSS Awards can be found at http://ieee-npss.org/technical-committees/radiation-effects/.


Janet Barth

For leadership of and contributions to the advancement of the design, building, deployment, and operation of capable, robust space systems.

2023 Radiation Effects Award

Ken LaBel

For sustained contributions to the radiation survivability of electronics in space and leadership across the radiation effects community.

2023 Radiation Effects Early Achievement Award

Rubén García Alía

For contribution to the understanding of single event effects in microelectronics used in accelerator and space applications.

2023 NSREC Meritorious Service Award

Dave and Melba Bushmire

In gratitude to Dave and Melba Bushmire for their exemplary service to the Nuclear and Radiation Effects Community

2022 NSREC Outstanding Conference Paper Award

Radiation-Induced Faults Propagation in Quantum Bits and Quantum Circuits

D. Oliveira, E. Auden, and P. Rech

2022 NSREC Meritorious Conference Paper Award

Fragmented High-Energy Heavy Ion Beams for Electronics Testing

R. García Alía, K. Bilko, F. Cerutti, A. Coronetti, N. Emriskova, L. Esposito, F. Salvat Pujol, A. Waets, S. Girard, F. Saigné, M. Durante, C. Schuy, and T. Wagner

2022 NSREC Outstanding Student Paper Award

Scaling Trends for Single-Event Cross-Section for Conventional D-FF at Bulk FinFET Technology Nodes

Y. Xiong, N. Pieper, A. Feeley, B. Narasimham, D. Ball, B. Bhuva

2022 NSREC Outstanding Data Workshop Presentation Award

A Heavy-Ion Single-Event Effects Test Facility at Michigan State University

S. Lidia, T. Glasmacher, S. Kim, G. Machicoane, P. Ostroumov, A. Stolz

2023 IEEE/NPSS Paul Phelps Award Recipients

Jeffrey Teng

Georgia Tech

Tomasz Rajkowski

Université de Montpellier

Sarah Azimi

University of Trento

Yoni Xiong

Vanderbilt University

Radiation Effects Award
Radiation Effects Early Achievement Award

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2024 Radiation Effects Award and the 2024 Radiation Effects Early Achievement Award.

The winners of the awards will be announced Tuesday morning, July 23 at the 2024 NSREC in Ottawa, Canada.

Cash awards and plaques will be presented at that time. Please submit nominations online by following links to the Radiation Effects Award Submission and the Radiation Effects Early Achievement Award Submission. Please reach out to Mike Tostanoski, Senior Member-at-Large for the Radiation Effects Steering Group, with any questions. Mike can be contacted at mtostanoski@radiationtestsolutions.com.

Radiation Effects Award

The purpose of the Radiation Effects Award is to recognize individuals who have had a sustained history of outstanding and innovative technical and/or leadership contributions to the radiation effects community. The basis of the award is for individuals who have: (1) a substantial, long-term history of technical contributions that have had major impact on the radiation effects community. Examples include benchmark work that initiated major research and development activities or a major body of work that provided a solution to a widely recognized problem in radiation effects; and/or (2) a demonstrated long-term history of outstanding and innovative leadership contributions in support of the radiation effects community. Examples include initiation or development of innovative approaches for promoting cooperation and exchange of technical information or outstanding leadership in support of the professional development of the members of the radiation effects community.

Radiation Effects Early Achievement Award

The purpose of the Radiation Effects Early Achievement Award is to recognize an individual early in his or her career whose technical contributions and leadership have had a significant impact on the field of radiation effects. The basis of the award is for individuals whose technical contributions and leadership during the first ten years of the recipient’s career that have had a major impact on the Radiation Effects Community. Examples include work that provides a solution to important technical problems in radiation effects or work that identifies significant new issues in the field. Other factors are cumulative research contributions over the first part of the career, internationally recognized leadership, and mentorship. It is the intent of the RESG to give special consideration for this award to members of the community who are IEEE/NPSS members.

Phelps Continuing Education Grant

Grant Description

To promote continuing education and encourage membership in NPSS.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Paul Phelps Continuing Education Grant. The deadline for submitting nominations is January 29 of each year.

Selection Criteria

Exceptional promise as a student, postdoc or research associate in any of the fields of NPSS, or exceptional work in those fields by currently unemployed NPSS members with an expectation that attendance to one or more of the Short Courses will result in an improved possibility of obtaining a job in an NPSS field.


Outstanding members of NPSS who are either Student Members, Post-Doctoral Fellows or Research Associates, or unemployed members needing assistance in changing career direction.

Grant Presentation and Prize

$750 will be provided to each grant recipient to be used to cover tuition costs and/or travel costs to attend the current year IEEE NSREC Short Course and a certificate will be presented at the IEEE NSREC Short Course.

Nomination Form

Please follow the link to the Phelps Continuing Education Grant online form to nominate a candidate. Additional information can be obtained from Megan Casey, Member-at-Large for the Radiation Effects Steering Group. Megan can be reached at megan.c.casey@nasa.gov.