Chair’s Invitation

Chair’s Invitation

“It is my distinct honor to invite you to attend NSREC 2024 in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, Ontario!  My Conference Committee and I are excited to host all of you in this wonderful small city.  We hope that you enjoy this outstanding conference and make time to enjoy all the social opportunities. Ottawa is the educational and cultural heart of Canada with many universities and cultural institutions, including the National Arts Centre and the National Gallery of Canada.  As the year continues, the NSREC website and brochure will provide information on different local offerings Ottawa has, so that you and your family can make your plans. On behalf of the many who make NSREC possible, I welcome you to NSREC 2024. Canada Ho!”

Heather Quinn

NSREC 2024 General Chair

General Chair

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 2024 Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) committee and volunteers, it is my sincere pleasure to invite you to attend the 61st NSREC to be held July 22-26, 2024. The conference will be held in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, Ontario, at the Shaw Centre.

The conference begins Monday, July 22nd, with a one-day Short Course titled “Radiation Effects on Electronic and Photonic Technologies: from Basic Concepts to Advanced Mechanisms”. It is organized by Vincent Goiffon of ISAE SUPAERO. The day covers the main three radiation effects in electronics with a special fourth section on photonics. This short course provides the basic knowledge necessary to understand how radiation affects electronics, which will provide a wonderful introduction to the topic for new attendees and a brush-up on knowledge for more experienced attendees. The Short Course notebook will provide an in-depth write up of the discussion.

The Technical Program will be held from Tuesday, July 23rd to Friday, July 26th. William Robinson, Georgia Tech Research Institute, is the Technical Program Chair. William and his technical committee will oversee the development an outstanding contributed papers organized into nine sessions of oral presentations and a poster session.  William will be working with Daisuke Kobayashi, JAXA, who will oversee the poster session. In addition, the technical committee will oversee the development of the Radiation Effects Data Workshop with the Data Workshop Chair, Li Chen, University of Saskatchewan. Workshop posters will present radiation effects data on electronics or test facilities. Finally, the technical program includes three invited speakers that present on topics of general interest to the NSREC community.

The Industrial Exhibit, organized by Nadia Rezzak, Microchip, opens Tuesday morning. Our exhibitors will display their latest developments, including electronics, engineering services, facilities, modeling, and equipment. Attendees will be able to visit the booths during scheduled breaks, and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday. A special Industrial Exhibits Reception will be held on Tuesday night that attendees and their guests can attend.  The exhibits will conclude at noon Wednesday with the ever-popular exhibitor raffle.

Ottawa is a lovely small city filled with wonderful official and unofficial museums, including The Unofficial Museum of Fueling up and The Unofficial Museum of Saying Football Instead of Soccer!  Local Arrangements Chair, Anthony Sanders, NASA GSFC, is organizing an outstanding social program for attendees and guests. The conference social, which is held on Wednesday evening, will be held at the outstanding Canadian History Museum with cocktails, sit-down dinner, and a tour of the museum.  This venue is a must see for attendees with its beautiful architecture reminiscent of canoe paddles and its river-front view of Parliament.  There will also be two companion tours, including a trip to the Canadian Parliament and the Canadian War Museum.

On behalf of my Conference Committee, which also includes Finance Chair Ethan Cannon (The Boeing Corporation); Publicity Chairs Teresa Farris (Archon-LLC) and Michael Campola (NASA GSFC); Awards Chair Sylvain Girard (Université de Saint-Etienne); Webmaster Greg Allen (NASA/JPL); A/V Carl Szabo (NASA) and Martha O’Bryan (NASA); and Meeting Planner John Teehan (IEEE MCE), I invite you to join us in Ottawa for an outstanding conference!

We look forward to seeing you in person this July!