Chair’s Invitation

Chair’s Invitation

“It is my distinct honor to invite you to attend NSREC 2023 in the heart of America, Kansas City, Missouri. My Conference Committee and I are excited to host all of you with some Midwest hospitality while providing an outstanding conference and time to enjoy all of the social opportunities. Kansas City is known as the City of Fountains and home to professional sports, world class art, museums, music, and some of the best barbeque in America. The NSREC website will provide extensive links to all that Kansas City has to offer starting in September. Start planning your adventure now! On behalf of the many who make NSREC possible, I welcome you to NSREC 2023. Kansas City here we come!”

Keith Avery
NSREC 2023 General Chair
Air Force Research Laboratory

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 2023 Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) committee and volunteers, it is my sincere pleasure to invite you to attend the 60th NSREC to be held July 24-28, 2023. The conference will be in heart of America, Kansas City, Missouri at the Sheraton Crown Center.

Come enjoy learning, laughing and enjoying the community we call NSREC, where a lifetime of friendships renews and begins.

The conference begins Monday, July 24th, with a one-day Short Course titled “Radiation Considerations for Board Level Computers”. It is organized by Ethan Cannon of the
The Boeing Company and consists of four sections taught by leading experts in their respective fields. The short course is designed to provide an overview of radiation effects in the computing system and testing at the system level. An extensive set of written notes will be provided.

The Technical Program will be held from Tuesday, July 25th to Friday, July 28th. Jonny Pellish, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, is the Technical Program Chair. Jonny and his technical committee will select the outstanding contributed papers organized into 9 sessions of oral presentations and a poster session (Jeff George, Los Alamos National Laboratory – Poster Chair) that supports all sessions. In addition, the technical committee will select a set of quality presentations for the Radiation Effects Data Workshop (Andrea Coronetti, CNES – REDW Chair). Workshop posters will present radiation effects data on electronic and photonic devices and systems, and new simulation or test facilities. Finally, Jonny plans to invite three engaging guest speakers to give general interest presentations.

The Industrial Exhibit, organized by Ken LaBel, SSAI in support of NASA, opens Tuesday morning. We have a full slate of exhibitors demonstrating their 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 and during lunch on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Attendees and their their guests, are invited to a reception in the exhibit halls on Tuesday evening. The exhibits will conclude at noon Wednesday with the exhibitor raffle.

Local Arrangements Chair, Sarah Armstrong, NAVSEA Crane, is organizing an outstanding social program for attendees and guests. The Conference Social, on Wednesday evening, is planned to offer all a fantastic evening of entertainment as well as a taste of Kansas City. Two or three companion tours are also being planned.

On behalf of my Conference Committee, which also includes Finance Chair Nathan Nowlin (Sandia National Laboratory), Publicity Chair Teresa Farris (Archon-LLC), Awards Chair Julien Mekki (CNES), Webmaster Greg Allen (NASA/JPL), Publicity Adrian Ildefonso (NRL), A/V Carl Szabo and Martha O’Bryan (NASA) and Meeting Planner John Teehan (IEEE MCE). I invite you to join us in Kansas City for an outstanding conference.

Kansas City welcomes you as only America’s Midwest can with a warm welcome, great food and activities to suit everyone.

We look forward to seeing you in person this July!