It is my honor to invite you to attend NSREC2022 in the friendly small city of Provo, Utah. My Conference Committee and I are excited to host all of you live again with an excellent conference and enjoyable social opportunities. I would be remiss if I didn’t remind you of the incredible outdoor opportunities that will surround you in Utah. The NSREC website will provide extensive links to them come September. The Wasatch Mountains will greet you daily, and Southern Utah proudly wears its necklace of 5 National Parks, starting less than 200 miles from Provo. Start planning your adventure now! On behalf of the many who make NSREC possible, I welcome you to NSREC 2022.
Thomas L. Turflinger
NSREC 2022 General Chair
The Aerospace Corporation
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 2021 Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) committee and volunteers, it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 59th NSREC to be held July 18-22, 2021. The conference will be in beautiful Provo, Utah at the Utah Valley Convention Center, in the Shadow of Mt. Timpanogos and the mighty Wasatch Mountains.
Most importantly, after two tough years apart, we will be “Back to the Past”, together again in a wonderful venue to renew old friendships and make new!
The conference begins Monday, July 18, with a one-day Short Course titled “Multi-Scale, Multi-Physics of Radiation Effects.” It is organized by Sylvain Girard, University of St. Etienne, and consists of four sections taught by leading experts in their respective fields. The short course is designed to provide an overview of the use of Modeling and Simulation Tools that are critical to Implement radiation-hardened systems today. An extensive set of written notes will be provided and in 2022, all attendees will receive the complete 1980-2022 Short Course Compendium (provided in a CD or Memory stick).
The Technical Program will be held from Tuesday, July 19 to Friday, July 22. Pascale Gouker, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, is the Technical Program Chair. She and her technical committee will select the outstanding contributed papers organized into 9 sessions of oral presentations and a poster session (Jonny Pellish, NASA/GSFC Poster Chair) that supports all sessions. In addition, the technical committee will select a set of quality presentations for the Radiation Effects Data Workshop (Zach Fleetwood, Space-X REDW Chair). Workshop posters will present radiation effects data on electronic and photonic devices and systems, and new simulation or test facilities. Finally, Pascale plans to invite three engaging guest speakers to give general interest presentations.
The Industrial Exhibit, organized by Tara Luther, Skywater Technologies, opens Tuesday morning. We anticipate 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, with their guests, are invited to a reception in the exhibit halls on Tuesday evening. The exhibits will conclude at noon Wednesday with an attendee luncheon.
Local Arrangements Chair, Daniel Loveless, University of Tennesee-Chattanooga (ably assisted by Mike Wirthlin, Brigham Young University), is organizing an outstanding social program. The Conference Social, on Wednesday evening, is planned to offer all a fantastic evening of entertainment as well as a taste of Utah. Two companion tours are also being planned.
On behalf of my Conference Committee, which also includes Finance Chair Matt Gadlage (NAVSEA Crane), Publicity Chair Teresa Farris (Archon-LLC), and Awards Chair Sarah Armstrong (NAVSEA Crane), I invite you to join us in Provo for a wonderful conference: Live again!!
Southern Utah is truly one of the most breath-taking and awe-inspiring parts of the United States. We look forward to seeing you in person next July!