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Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society

BRINGSThe Administrative Committee of the NPSS facilitates all of the activities of the society. The first activity of record in this field was the formation of a Nuclear Studies Committee in the IRE in 1947 to determine the proper role of the IRE in this new technical field. Subsequently, in 1949 a petition was filed for the formation of a Professional Group on Nuclear Science, and it was approved on April 5, 1949, with L. R. Hafstad as Chairman. On April 29, an organizational meeting was held. The membership at that time consisting of 54, increasing to 970 by the end of the year.

Today NPSS has between 2500 and 3000 members. AdCom consists of five officers, eight editors, twelve functional committee chairs, eight technical committee chairs, fifteen elected members and fourteen liaisons. It meets three times each year to conduct business. The first meeting in the year is an extended retreat, where strategic plans are discussed.

AdCom March 2021:

NPSS Officers

President: Steven Meikle

Vice President: Vesna Sossi

Past President: Ron Schrimpf

Secretary: Albe Larsen

Treasurer: Ralf Engels

Assistant Treasurer: Ron Keyser

Membership

Adcom Members, Committee Chairpersons, Representatives, ...

Administrative Committee (Voting Members; Class of 2021)

Craig Woody (RI)
Jeffrey Black (RE)
Frank Hegeler (PPST)
Chris Deeney (PSAC)
David Abbott (CANPS)

Administrative Committee (Voting Members; Class of 2022)

Adam Alessio (NMISC)
Keith Avery (REC)
Sara Pozzi (RITC)
Evgenya Simakov (PAST)

Administrative Committee (Voting Member; Class of 2023)

Arati Dasgupta (PSAC)
Ken Galloway (RE)
Joshua Leckbee (PPST)
Roger Raman (FTC)

Administrative Committee (Voting Members; Class of 2024)

Robert Miyaoka (NMISC)
Christine Coverdale (PSAC)
Martin Grossman (TNC)

Technical Committee Chairpersons (Voting Members)

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN NUCLEAR & PLASMA SCIENCES: Martin Grossmann
FUSION TECHNOLOGY: Martin Nieto-Perez
NUCLEAR AND MEDICAL IMAGING SCIENCES: Roger Fulton
PARTICLE ACCELERATOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Marion White
PLASMA SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS: Jason Marshall
PULSED POWER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: David Wetz
RADIATION EFFECTS: Janet Barth
RADIATION INSTRUMENTATION: John Valentine

Functional Committee Chairpersons (Non-Voting Members)

AWARDS: Stefan Ritt
CHAPTERS: Steven Gold
COMMUNICATIONS: Peter Clout
CONFERENCES: Susanne Kuehn (Chiara Guazzoni, Vice Chair)
DISTINGUISHED LECTURES: Dan Fleetwood
FELLOWS: Alberto del Guerra
FINANCE: Harold Flescher (John Verboncouer, Vice Chair)
MEMBERSHIP: Sal Portillo
MEMBERSHIP VICE CHAIR: Jean-Luc Leray
NOMINATIONS: Ron Schrimpf
PUBLICATIONS: Paul Dressendorfer
TRANSNATIONAL: Martin Grossmann
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS: Srilalan Krishnamoorthy

Liaison Representatives (Non-Voting Representatives)

EAB EDUCATION COMMITTEE: Edl Schamiloglu
FUSION ENERGY SCIENCES ADVISORY COMMITTEE (FESAC):  John Verboncouer
ICALEPCS LIAISON: Peter Clout
IEEE FELLOWS EVALUATION COMMITTEE: Alberto Del Guerra
IEEE NANOTECHNOLOGY COUNCIL : John Verboncouer
IEEE SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY: Raymond Larsen
IEEE-USA R&D POLICY COMMITTEE: Sandra Biedron
IEEE-USA ENERGY POLICY COMMITTEE: Daniel Brunner
IEEE-USA AI POLICY COMMITTEE: Brendan Godfrey
IEEE-USA AI COMMUNICATIONS POLICY  COMMITTEE: Brendan Godfrey
NCRP: Richard Kouzes
RADECS: Ken Galloway (Harold Flescher, secondary)
SOCIAL MEDIA: Martin Purschke
TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING LIAISON: Margaret Daube-Witherspoon
TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING LIAISON: Robert Miyaoka
WOMEN IN ENGINEERING: Cinzia Da Via

Editors (Non-Voting Representatives)

NPSS NEWSLETTER EDITOR: Albe Larsen
WEBMASTER: Richard Kouzes
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING EDITOR: Leslie Ying
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SENSORS EDITOR: H. Troy Nagle
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE EDITOR: Zane Bell
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE EDITOR: Steve Gitomer
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON RADIATION AND PLASMA MEDICAL SCIENCE EDITOR: Demitris Visvikis

AdCom Contact Information

AdCom Members

David Abbott
Jefferson Lab
Newport News, VA
AdCom 2021 (CANPS)
Email:  abbottd@jlab.org

 

 

Adam Alessio
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
AdCom 2021 (NMISC)
Email: aalessio@msu.edu

 

 

Keith Avery
Kirtland AFB, NM
AdCom 2022 (REC)
Email: Keith.avery.2@us.af.mil

 

 

 

Janet M. Barth
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Emeritus)
Ludington, MI
Chair: Radiation Effects Technical Committee
Email:  jbarth@ieee.org

 

 

Zane Bell
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (retired)
Oak Ridge, TN
Editor-in-Chief TNS
Email: Zane Bell

 

 

Sandra Biedron
University of New Mexico
Liaison: IEEE-USA R&D Policy Committee
Email: biedron@unm.edu

 

 

 

Jeffrey Black
Sandia National Laboratory
Albuquerque, NM
AdCom 2021 (REC)
Email: jefblac@sandia.gov

 

 

Daniel Brunner
Liaison: IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee

 

 

Peter N. Clout
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2251
Chair: Communications Functional Committee
Liaison: ICALEPCS

TAB Finance Committee
Email: p.clout@ieee.org

 

Christina Coverdale
Sandia National Laboratory
AdCom 2024 (PSAC)
Email: cacover@sandia.gov

 

 

Arati Dasgupta
Naval Research Laboratory
AdCom 2023 (PSAC)
Email: arati.dasgupta@nrl.navy.mil

 

 

Margaret Daube-Witherspoon
University of Pennsylvania
Liaison: TMI
email: daubewit@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

 

 

Cinzia Da Via
The University of Manchester
Manchester, UK
Liaison: WIE
Email: Cinzia.DaVia@manchester.ac.uk

 

 

Christopher Deeney
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, WA
AdCom 2021 (PSAC)
Email: AIFLIN2412@msn.com

 

 

Paul Dressendorferdressendorfer
Sandia National Laboratories (retired)
Albuquerque, NM
Chair: Publications Functional Committee

Email: p.dressendorfer@ieee.org

 

 

Ralf EngelsEngels
Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
52425 Juelich, Germany
NPSS Treasurer
Email: r.engels@fz-juelich.de

 

 

Daniel M. Fleetwoodfleetwood
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Chair: Distinguished Lecturer Program
Liaison: IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Program
Email: Dan.Fleetwood@vanderbilt.edu

 

Roger Fulton
Sydney, Australia
Chair: Nuclear Medical and Imaging Science Technical Committee
Email: roger.fulton@sydney.edu.au

 

 

Harold L. FlescherHFlescher
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
IEEE Finance Committee
Email: h.flescher@ieee.org

 

 

Ken Galloway
Vanderbilt University School of Engineering
Nashville, TN
AdCom 2023 (REC)
Email: Kenneth.f.galloway@vanderbilt.edu

 

 

Steven J. GitomerGitomer
US Civilian Research and Development Foundation
Los Alamos National Laboratory (retired)
Santa Fe, NM
Editor-in-Chief TPS
Email: sgitomer@aol.com
Web: ieee-npss.org/publications/transactions-on-plasma-science/

 

Brendan GodfreyBrendan Godfrey
Missouri City, TX
Liaison: IEEE-USA R&D Policy Committee
Email: brendan.godfrey@ieee.org

 

 

Steven H. GoldStevenGold
Parker, CO
Chair: Chapters and Local Activities
Email: steeve@ieee.org

 

 

 

Martin Grossmann
Paul Scherrer Institute
Villigen PSI, Schweiz
Chair: Computer Applications in Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Technical Committee
Chair: Transnational Committee

Email: martin.grossmann@psi.ch

 

 

Chiara Guazzoni
Dipartmento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria
Politecnico di Milano and INFN
Milan, Italy
Past-Chair: Radiation Instrumentation
Vice Chair: Conferences

Email: chiara.guazzoni@mi.infn.it

 

Alberto del Guerra
University of Pisa
Chair: Fellows Committee
Email: alberto.del.guerra@unipi.it

 

 

Frank Hegeler
Naval Research Lab
Washington, DC
AdCom 2021 (PPST)
Email: frank.hegeler@nrl.navy.mil

 

 

Ronald M. Keyser
Software & Information Services
Oak Ridge, TN
NPSS Assistant Treasurer
Email: RonKeyser@ieee.org

 

 

Richard T. Kouzeskouzes
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Seattle, WA
Web Master
Nuclear Power Initiative
Liaison: NCRP

Email: rkouzes@ieee.org

 

Srilalan Krishnamoorthy
University of Pennsylvania
Chair: Young Professionals Functional Committee
Email: Srilalan@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

 

 

Susanne Kuehn
CERN
Geneva, Switzerland
Conferences Chair
Email: Susanne.Kuehn@cern.ch

 

 

Alberta M. Dawson LarsenA_Larsen
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Menlo Park, CA
NPSS Secretary
Newsletter Editor

Email: a.m.larsen@ieee.org

 

Raymond S. LarsenRay-Larson
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Menlo Park, CA
Liaison: Social Implications of Technology
Liaison: IEEE Smart Village, PES, IEEE HAHC SIGHT Committees

Email: larsen@slac.stanford.edu

 

Joshua Leckbee
Sandia National Laboratory
Adcom 2023 (PPST)
email: jjleckb@sandia.gov

 

 

 

Jane M. LehrJane-Lehr
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
Chair: Fellow Candidate Search Functional Committee
Email: jmlehr@unm.edu

 

 

Jean-Luc Lerayleray
Consultant, CEA and ITER
Antony, France
Vice Chair Europe: Membership Functional Committee
Email: jlorange33@orange.fr

 

 

Jason Marshall
Naval Research Laboratory
Washington DC, USA
Chair: PSAC
Email: j.alexander.marshall@ieee.org

 

 

 

Steve Meikle•Steve Meikle
The University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
NPSS President (NMISC)
Email: steven.meikle@sydney.edu.au

 

 

 

Robert Miyaoka
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Adcom 2024 (NMISC)
Liaison: TMI Liaison

Email: rmiyaoka@uw.edu

 

 

Martin Nieto-Perez
Chair: Fusion Technology Technical Committee
Email: m.nieto@ieee.org

 

 

 

Sal PortilloSal
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
Chair: Membership Functional Committee
Email: sportil@unm.edu

 

 

Sara Pozzi
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
AdCom 2022 (RITC)
Email: pozzisa@umich.edu

 

 

Martin L. Purschkepurschke
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY
Liaison: Social Media
Email: purschke@bnl.gov

 

 

Roger Raman
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Princeton, NJ
AdCom FTC 2023
Email: rraman@pppl.gov

 

 

Stefan Rittstefan-ritt
Paul Scherrer Institute
Switzerland
Chair: Awards
Email: stefan.ritt@psi.ch
Web: http://midas.psi.ch/~stefan

 

 

Edl Schamiloglu Edl_Photo
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
Liaison: EAB Education Committee
Email: edls@unm.edu
Web: http://www.ece.unm.edu/faculty/edl

 

 

Ron SchrimpfSchrimpf
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
NPSS Past President
Chair: Nominations

Web: http://www.vuse.vanderbilt.edu/~schrimpf/

 

 

Evgenya Simakov
Los Alamos National Laboratory
AdCom PAST 2024
Email: smirnova@lanl.gov

 

 

Vesna SossiVesna_cropped_ok
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
NPSS Vice President (NMISC)
Email: vesna@physics.ubc.ca

 

 

John Valentine
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, USA
Chair: Radiation Instrumentation
Email: jdvalentine@lbl.gov

 

 

John Verboncoeur•john-verboncoeur
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Chair: Awards Committee
Chair: Vice-Chair Finance
Liaison: Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (FESAC)
Liaison: IEEE NanoTechnology Council

Email: johnv@msu.edu

 

Dimitris Visvikis
University of Brest
Brest, France 29200
Editor-in-Chief TRPMS
Email: Dimitris@univ-brest.fr

 

 

David Wetz
The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas
Chair: Pulsed Power Technical Committee
Email: wetz@uta.edu

 

 

Marion White
Chair: PAST
Email: Mwhite@anl.gov

 

 

 

Craig Woody
Brookhaven National Lab
Upton, NY
AdCom 2020 (RI)
Email: woody@bnl.gov

 

 

AdCom Meetings and Minutes

Meetings for 2022

  • March 3-5, Santa Fe, NM
  • June 26-27, Seattle, WA
  • November 11-12, Milan, IT (after NSS-MIC)

All Meeting Minutes & Motions

Click on the meeting below for the list of files.

March 4-6, 2021, Vancouver, CA (virtual)
June 27-28, 2021, Toronto, CA (after TAB, virtual)
October 22-23, 2021, Yokohama, Japan (after NSS-MIC, virtual)

March 5-7, 2020, Santa Fe, NM
July 10-11, 2020, New Brunswick, NJ (virtual)
November 6-7, 2020, Boston, MA (after NSS/MIC) (virtual)

March 8-9, 2019, Nashville, TN
June 28-29, 2019, Orlando, FL
November 1-2, 2019, Manchester, England (after NSS/MIC)

March 9-10, 2018, La Fonda, Santa Fe, NM
July 21, 2018, Waikoloa Village, HI
November 10, 2018, Sydney, Australia

March 3-4,  2017, DoubleTree, St. Augustine, FL
July 22, 2017, New Orleans, LA
October 28, 2017, Atlanta, GA

March 2016 Meeting
July 2016 Meeting
November 2016 Meeting

February 2015 Meeting
July 2015 Meeting
November 2015 Meeting

November 2014 Meeting
July 2014 Meeting
March 2014 Meeting

November 2013 Meeting
July 2013 Meeting
March 2013 Meeting

November 2012 Meeting
July 2012 Meeting
March 2012 Meeting

October 2011 Meeting
July 2011 Meeting
March 2011 Meeting

November 2010 Meeting
July 2010 Meeting
March 2010 Meeting

October 2009 Meeting
July 2009 Meeting
March 2009 Meeting

October 2008 Meeting
July 2008 Meeting
February 2008 Meeting

November 2007 Meeting
June 2007 Meeting
February 2007 Meeting

November 2006 Meeting
July 2006 Meeting
February 2006 Meeting

October 2005 Meeting
June 2005 Meeting
March 2005 Meeting

October 2004 Meeting
July 2004 Meeting
March 2004 Meeting

October 2003 Meeting
July 2003 Meeting
March 2003 Meeting

November 2002 Meeting
May 2002 Meeting
March 2002 Meeting

November 2001 Meeting
July 2001 Meeting
March 2001 Meeting

October 2000 Meeting
July 2000 Meeting
March 2000 Meeting

Meeting Minutes 1949-1959
Meeting Minutes 1960-1969
Meeting Minutes 1970-1979
Meeting Minutes 1980-1989
Meeting Minutes 1990-1999

Motions from all meetings 1970 – 1988 (pdf)
Motions from all meetings 1989 – 2000 (pdf)
Motions from all meetings 2000 – 2005 (pdf)
Motions from all meetings 2006 – 2010 (pdf)
Motions from all meetings 2011 – 2015 (pdf)
Motions from all meetings 2016 – 2020 (pdf)

 

Additional Resources

Acronyms and Abbreviations

ABET: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
AdCom: Administrative Committee
APP: All Periodicals Package
APS-DPB: Americal Physical Society – Division of Physics of Beams
BoD: Board of Directors
BoG: Board of Governors
CANPS: Computer Applications in Nuclear and Plasma Sciences
CB: Concentration Banking
CCIP: Committee on Communications and Information Policy
CEAA: Committee on Engineering Accreditation Activities
COMAR: Committee on Man and Radiation
ComCom: Communications Committee of NPSS
CRADA (CRDA): Cooperative Research and Development Agreement
CS: Co-Sponsored conference
CTAA: Committee on Technology Accreditation Activities
DL: Distinguished Lecturers
DME: Design and Manufacturing Engineering
EAB: Educational Activities Board
EAC: Engineering Accreditation Commission
EHS: Environment, Health and Safety Committee
ESONE: European Studies On Norms for Electronics
ExCom: Executive Committee
FC: Functional Committee
FCC: Functional Committee Chair
FESAC: Fusion Energy Science Advisory Committee
FinCom: Finance Committee of NPSS
FS: Financially Sponsored conference
FT: Fusion Technology
– DIII-D: Doublet III – 4th Iteration
– ITER: International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor
– JET: Joint European Torus
– TFTR: Tritium Fusion Test Reactor
ICALEPCS: International Conference on Acclerators and Large Physics Control Systems
ICOPS: International Conference on Plasma Sciences
IEC: International Electro-Technical Committee
IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IEL: Electronic Library
ITS: Intelligent Transportation Systems Committee
JOLLY: Journal on-line launch year
Laboratories and Organizations:
– ANL: Argonne National Laboratory
– BNL: Brookhaven National Laboratory
– CERN: Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (European Laboratory for Particle Physics)
– DOD: Department of Defense
– DOE: Department of Energy
– EPA: Environmental Protection Agency
– FAA: Federal Aviation Administration
– FNAL: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
– IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
– LANL: Los Alamos National Laboratory
– LBNL: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
– LLNL: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
– NAS: National Academy of Science
– NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
– NRL: Naval Research Laboratory
– NSF: National Science Foundation
– ORNL: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
– PNNL: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
– PPPL: Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
– S&T: Science and Technology
– SLAC: Stanford Linear Accerlerator Center
MIC: Medical Imaging Conference
MoU: Memorandum of Understanding
N&A: Nominations and Appointments
NCRPM: National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements
NEMA: National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NID: Nuclear Instruments and Detectors
NIDCOM: Nuclear Instruments and Detector Committee
NIM: Nuclear Instrumentation Methods (original source of acronym)
NMIS: Nuclear Medical Imaging Sciences
– CT: Computed Tomography
– MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
– MRS: Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
– NMISC: Nuclear Medical and Imaging Science Council
– NMISTC Nuclear Medical Imaging Sciences Technical Committee
– PET: Positron Emission Tomography
– SPECT: Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography
NPEC: Nuclear Power Engineering
NPS: Nuclear and Plasma Sciences
NPSS: Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society
NSREC: Nuclear & Space Radiation Effects Conference
NSS: Nuclear Science Symposium
NTDC: New Technology Direction Liaison
OI: Organizational Improvement
OpCom: Operating Committee
OU: Operational Unit
PAC: Particle Accelerator Conference
PACE: Professional Activities Council for Engineers
PAST: Particle Accelerator Science and Technology
POP: Pre-Order Plan (selected conference proceedings)
POP+: Pre-Order Plan (additional proceedings)
PP: Pulsed Power
PPC: Pulsed Power Conference
PPST (PPS&T): Pulsed Power Science and Technology
PPSTC: Pulsed Power Science and Technology Committee
PSAC: Plasma Science and Applications Committee
PUB: Publications Board
R&D: Research and Development
RAB: Regional Activities Board
REC: Radiation Effects Committee
– APS: Aerospace Policy Committee
– CHERBS Conference on High-Energy Background Radiation in Space
– EMP: Electromagnetic Pulse
– RADECS European Symposium on Radiation and Its Effects on Components and Systems
– RESG: Radiation Effects Steering Group
– RISC: Radiation Instrumentation Steering Committee
– SEV: Single Event Upset
– SGEMP: System Generated EMP
RIC: Radiation Instrumentation and Control
RTCA: Real-Time Computer Applications in Nuclear, Particle & Plasma
S/C: Society/Council
SAMIEEE: Society Access to Membership Information in the IEEE
SFE: Symposium on Fusion Engineering
SPARC: Strategic Planning and Review Committee
SPC: Strategic Planning Committee
STAIF: Space Technology and Applications International Forum
TAB: Technical Activities Board
TAC: Technology Accreditation Commission
TC: Technical Committee
TCC: Technical Committee Chair
TCS: Technically Co-Sponsored conference
TMI: Transactions on Medical Imaging
– EDICS: Editors Information Classification Scheme
– EMBS: Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
– SPS: Signal Processing Society
– UFFC: Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society
TNS: Transactions on Nuclear Science
TPC: Technology Policy Council
TPS: Transactions on Plasma Science
USAB: United States Activities Board

NPSS Constitution and Bylaws & Policies

Initiative Submission Form

Each year NPSS funds strategic initiatives. Initiatives can be for one, two or three years (no longer however), and a completed Review Form must be submitted for approval at the beginning and for each successive year. Initiatives start January 1 and are funded for that year. Our Finance Committee reviews and ranks all initiatives, and our Administrative Committee (AdCom) approves funding for each.

IEEE NPSS Policies and Operations Manual

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Calendar of NPSS Events
Send new events for the calendar to rkouzes@ieee.org