Melanie Berg

Mrs. Melanie Berg has over 30-years of experience as a designer, verification engineer, instructor, and reviewer for ASIC and FPGA applications. Her more visible accomplishments are her contributions to the FPGA designs for the NASA sponsored New Horizons Pluto and Beyond Mission; and her research/development in mitigation strategies. Melanie is the founder of Space R3 LLC and is a member of the Radiation Effects and Analysis group at NASA/GSFC.  She has published and presented several papers regarding: ionization and microelectronic error-response characterization, reliable synchronous design methodology, robust verification techniques, mitigation strategies for critical circuitry, reliability/survivability prediction calculations, and hardness assurance for space flight systems.

Valerian Lalucaa

Valérian Lalucaa received the engineering degree in Electronics and applied physics from the ENSICAEN, Caen, France in 2010 and the PhD degree in microelectronics from ISAE-SUPAERO, Toulouse, France in 2013. He worked for two years in ISAE-SUPAERO and two years in IMEC as a post-doctoral research fellow on CMOS image sensor characterization and pixel design. He is currently an opto-electronic detection engineer with the Science Payload and Imaging Division for CNES, the French National Space Agency, in Toulouse. His work involves the development of imagers and cameras for future space missions.

Justin Likar

Mr. Justin Likar has 20 years of experience working in areas of space radiation effects, spacecraft charging effects, radiation hardness assurance and space weather.  Justin spent over 15 years working for the commercial and defense industry (first Lockheed Martin Space Systems then Goodrich). He has been with the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) for nearly 5 years where he is presently a Senior Engineer and Chief Technologist in the Space Environmental Effects Engineering group. He is also an instructor with the JHU Whiting School of Engineering.  Most recently he has supported, in lead capacities, missions including Europa Clipper, IMAP, a number of defense projects and activities relating to optimization of heavy ion Single Event Effects (SEE) test techniques. Justin remains active with several professional societies, including IEEE, where he frequently contributes to the Transactions on Nuclear Science, Transactions on Plasma Science and the Nuclear Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC); also the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, where has served as a Technical Committee Chair (Atmospheric and Space Effects) and is an Associate Fellow. He recently co-convened the Space Environment Engineering and Science Applications Workshop (SEESAW) and serves on the Steering Committee for the Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference (SCTC) and Applied Space Environments Conference (ASEC).

Takeshi Ohshima

Takeshi Ohshima is currently the director of Quantum Materials and Application Research Centers (QUARC), Takasaki Advanced Radiation Research Institute, National Institutes for Quantum Science and Technology (QST). He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Tsukuba in 1994. After his Ph.D, he joined the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (now QST), Japan in 1994. Since 2020 he has been a department director of QST. He also holds a position as a Guest Professor at Faculty of Pure and Applied Science, University of Tsukuba, Japan. His research interests are radiation effects on semiconductor materials and devices/solar cells for space and nuclear applications. He also studies defect engineering (creation of color centers and spin defects) for quantum technologies.

Robert Walters

Dr. Walters is the Portfolio Lead for Spacecraft Components Branch within the Air Force Research Laboratory.  He received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics in 1994.  Dr. Walters has extensive expertise in spacecraft systems, in particular power systems and survivability in the space environment.  As the Portfolio Lead, he is responsible for crafting and executing a diverse technology portfolio that encompasses all aspects of a spacecraft.

Mitsuru Imaizumi

Mitsuru Imaizumi is a senior research engineer at JAXA Tsukuba Space Center. He earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science from Toyota Technological Institute in 1999, and his professor was Dr. Masafumi Yamaguchi. He has been in charge of research and development of space solar cells and panels for more than twenty years. Before joining JAXA, he worked for a steel company but was doing MOCVD growth of III-V materials. Owing to the experience, he is currently dealing with III-V muti-junction space solar cells. Recent topic of his research is combing InGaP/GaAs dual-junction cell and CuInGaSe cell with mechanical stack technology to realize never radiation-degrading high-efficiency solar cell.

Masafumi Yamaguchi

Masafumi Yamaguchi has received his Ph.D. degree from Hokkaido Univeristy, Japan (1978).  He is now Professor Emeritus and Invited Research Fellow at the Toyota Technological Institute, Japan, Visiting Professor, Chiba Institute of Technology, Chairman of the PV R&D Review Committee under the NEDO, former Project Leader of the PV R&D Project under the NEDO, former Research Supervisor of the  Creative Clean Energy Generation using Solar Energy under the JST. He has received numerous awards such as the Becquerel Prize from the Eurpean Commission in 2004, the William Cherry Award from the IEEE in 2008, the PVSEC Award  in 2011, the WCPEC Award in 2014 for his outstanding contribution to the development of science and technology of photovoltaic solar energy, and to the International collaboration and cooperation.

Li Chen

Li Chen received the B.S degree from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China in 1991, and M.Eng and Ph.D. degree from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in 2000 and 2004, respectively. Dr. Chen has been the faculty member of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Saskatchewan since 2006, where he was endowed with the Barbhold Chair Professor in Information Technology. He was promoted to Associate Professor and Professor in 2011 and 2016, respectively. His main research interests are radiation effects and radiation-tolerant microelectronics. He was the Session Chair of 2021 IEEE Nuclear and Space Radiation Effect Conference, the Vice General Chair of the 3rd International Conference on Radiation Effects of Electronic Devices in May 2019, the Technical Chair of 2017 International Workshop on Reliability of Micro- and Nano-Electronic Devices in Harsh Environment, and the Technical Advisor Committee board member for CMC Microelectronics from 2013 to 2018. He has more than 100 publications in referred journals and conferences proceedings.

Christian Poivey

Christian Poivey graduated from l’Institut des Sciences de l’Ingénieur (ISI) Clermont-Ferrand, France in 1985. Then, he carried out research work on electrical simulation tools in the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA) at Bruyeres Le Chatel, France. In 1988, he was awarded the degree of “docteur ingenieur” from the University of Clermont-Ferrand II for this work. In 1988 he joined Matra Marconi Space (MMS, now AIRBUS DEFENCE&SPACE), Velizy, France. From 1988 to 1992, he worked as a part engineer. In 1992, he moved to the position of radiation effect engineer in MMS radiation group. In 2000, he joined the radiation effect group of NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA. There, he was the radiation lead on ST5, LRO, and MMS projects. He also conducted studies about Single Event Effects (SEE) in linear devices and Virtex-4 FPGA and flight data analysis. Since 2007, he works in the European Space Agency (ESA), Noordwijk, The Netherlands. There, he has supported numerous projects about Radiation Hardness Assurance (RHA) issues. He was also the lead for the drafting of European Cooperation for Space Standard (ECSS) RHA standard. He is also the lead for 2 flight data experiments flown on ALPHASAT and PROBA-2 spacecraft.

Dr. Poivey has served the radiation effects community in numerous capacities. For the RADiation Effects in Components and Systems (RADECS) conference and the IEEE Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) he has served as a Short Course Instructor, and Session Chair. He was the technical chair of NSREC 2012 and RADECS 2018. He has also served as editor and reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science journal.

Dr. Poivey has authored or co-authored more than 50 papers and has given presentations at several conferences (including the IEEE NSREC, RADECS, and SEE Symposium).

Andrea Coronetti

Andrea Coronetti received his PhD in Applied Physics from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, in 2021 while working in the Radiation to Electronics (R2E) project at CERN. He is currently post-doc at the University of Montpellier, France, under RADNEXT while working at CERN. He has a transversal role throughout RADNEXT that involves his participation in the joint research activities of WP6 “System-level testing standardization” and stretches all over the various RADNEXT WPs dedicated to Transnational Access (TA).