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Reed elected to serve on NPSS Adcom


Robert Reed, associate professor of electrical engineering, has been elected as one of three representatives from the Radiation Effects Technical Committee to the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Administrative Committee, effective Jan. 1, 2011, for a four-year term.

Robert Reed

Reed is a Fellow of the School of Engineering’s Institute for Space and Defense Electronics. ISDE is internationally known for its research on the effects of radiation on semiconductor materials, devices and circuits.

Reed’s radiation effects research activities included topics such as single event effect and displacement damage basic mechanisms and on-orbit performance analysis and prediction techniques. He has authored more than 130 papers on various topics in the radiation effects area.

He was awarded the 2004 Early Achievement Award from IEEE/NPSS and 2000 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Clemson University. Reed has been activity in the NSREC community since 1992 serving as 2010 Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference Technical Program Chairman, 2009-2010 Editor of IEEE Transaction on Nuclear Science, 2006 NSREC Short Course Chairman, 2004 NSREC Finance Chairman, 2002 NSREC Poster Session Chairman, and 2000 and 2008 NSREC Short Course Instructor.

Reed received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Clemson University in 1993 and 1994. After completion of his Ph.D. he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Naval Research Laboratory and later worked for Hughes Space and Communication. From 1997 to 2004, Robert was a research physicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center where he supported NASA space flight and research programs.