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atomThe purpose of the Radiation Instrumentation Technical Committee (RITC) is to promote the development and application of radiation detectors, radiation instrumentation, nuclear electronics and measurement techniques for ionizing radiation and to serve the interests of people involved in the aforementioned activities. All IEEE NPSS members who have an interest in these topics are self-identified as RITC members.

The RITC is managed by the Radiation Instrumentation Steering Committee (RISC), which has 15 members-at-large elected from the general membership of the RITC. Five people are elected to the RISC each year, and each person is elected to a 3-year term. The Steering Committee manages the activities of the Technical Committee.

The RISC, in conjunction with the Nuclear Medical and Imaging Sciences Council (NMISC), oversees the annual Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference and is responsible for providing the long-range planning for the NSS/MIC, such as site selection and choosing a General Chairperson. The responsibility is with RISC for the even year editions of the conference.

The RISC provides input to the editorial board of the Transactions on Nuclear Science. RISC promotes radiation detectors and instrumentation together with related electronics and software generally by nominating members of the Committee for IEEE Fellow status and for various IEEE Awards. RISC itself manages three IEEE Awards for which it has direct control of the nomination and award processes through the RISC Awards Subcommittee: the Radiation Instrumentation Early Career Award, the Emilio Gatti Technical Achievement Award and the Glenn F. Knoll Outstanding Achievement Award. These are presented annually at the NSS in a dedicated Award Session.

RITC member participation in the Committee activities is fundamental and strongly encouraged. Several ways of serving and participating are possible, from upgrading ones membership from standard member status to senior member status, to nominating deserving persons for the RISC Awards, to self-nominating as a candidate for the Member-At-Large position and to giving suggestions and contributions for scientific and educational activities beneficial to the RITC Community.

Membership

Steering Committee Officers

The RITC is managed by the Radiation Instrumentation Steering Committee (RISC), which has 18 members elected from the general membership of the radiation instrumentation community. Five people are elected to the RISC each year; each person is elected to a 3-year term. The RISC manages the activities of the RITC.

Chiara Guazzoni – Chair
Politecnico di Milano and INFN Milan, Italy
Phone: +39 02 2399 6147

John Valentine – Vice Chair
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Phone: +1 510 486-4920

Lorenzo Fabris – Immediate Past Chair
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Phone: +1 865 576 2474

Merry Keyser – Secretary
Software & Information Services, USA

Elected members-at-large

Member at Large 2017-2019

Gian Franco Dalla Betta
INFN Trento, Italy

Martin Grossmann
PSI Zurich, Switzerland

Michael Lerch
Wollongong University, Australia

Satoshi Mihara
KEK, Japan

Francisco Javier Ramirez Jimen
Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Mexico

Member at Large 2018-2020

Jason Hayward
University of Tennessee, USA

Hartmut Hillemanns
CERN, Switzerland

Srilalan Krishnamoorthy
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Zhen-An Liu
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Yoshinobu Unno
High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan

Member at Large 2019-2021

Reynold J. Cooper
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Audrey Corbeil Therrien
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA

Giulia Hull
Institut de Physique Nucléaire d’Orsay, France

Paul Lecoq
CERN, Switzerland

Abdallah Lyoussi
French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission, France

Voting Ex-Officio Members

Chiara Guazzoni – Chair
Politecnico di Milano and INFN Milan

John Valentine – Vice Chair
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Lorenzo Fabris – Immediate Past Chair
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Sara Pozzi – AdCom Representative (2019-2022)
University of Michigan, USA

Craig Woody – AdCom Representative (2018-2021)
Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA

Non-voting Ex-Officio Members

Ron SchrimpfNPSS President
Vanderbilt University, USA

Alberto Del Guerra – Joint Oversight Sub-Committee Chair
University of Pisa, Italy

JaeSung Lee – NMISC Chair
Seoul National University, Korea

Zane Bell – Editor-in-Chief, TNS
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Arnold Burger – Radiation Instrumentation Senior Editor
Fisk University, USA

RISC Awards Subcommittee

Paul Lecoq, Chair, CERN

Award Committee Members
– Zane Bell, ORNL
– Hartmut Hillemanns, CERN
– Susanne Kuehn, CERN
– Richard Lanza, MIT
– Patrick Le Du, IN2P3

The NSS/MIC Joint Oversight Sub-Committee Members

The Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC) is a conference jointly organized by the Radiation Instrumentation Technical Committee (RITC) and the Nuclear and Medical Imaging Sciences Technical Committee (NMISTC). In order to coordinate the NSS/MIC conference site selection, the Joint Oversight Subcommittee (JOS) makes site visits and recommends the conference locations. The Joint Executive Subcommittee (JES), consisting of the RITC and NMISTC President, Past President, and President-Elect, takes the JOS recommendation and makes the final conference site selection. The current members of the JOS are found here.

Nominations for New Members

Nominations of candidates for election into the RITC is open the beginning of each year, with nominations due in June. The Steering Committee governs activities and issues relevant to the IEEE NPSS radiation instrumentation community. Candidates must be official members of the IEEE NPSS. Self nominations are encouraged. Please send all nominations by May 31st to Lorenzo Fabris, RITC Nominations Chair, who can be reached at fabrisl@ornl.gov, and Merry Keyser at merrykeyser@ieee.org.

Technical committee information

Constitution and Bylaws

Radiation Instrumentation Early Career Award

Description

This award is given to a young investigator in recognition of significant and innovative technical contributions to the fields of radiation instrumentation and measurement techniques for ionizing radiation. The prize, consisting of $1,500 and an engraved plaque, will be awarded at the IEEE/NPSS Nuclear Science Symposium.

Eligibility

Individuals whose highest degree has been awarded within 10 years of the date of nomination, and includes current graduate students.

Selection Criteria

Nominees will be judged according to their contributions to the fields of radiation instrumentation and measurement techniques for ionizing radiation as demonstrated by the technical merit and creativity of their research. Priority will be given to nominees whose research has been published in peer-reviewed journals.

Deadline

Nominations must be received by July 15.

Instructions

For tips on how to write a successful award nomination refer to Tips for Writing a Successful NPSS Award Nomination (pdf).

The nomination must be compliant with the IEEE Policy on Award Limitations, which states “Normally, an individual shall receive only one honor in recognition of a given achievement, unless the significance of the achievement is such as to merit subsequently a higher award. A higher award may be given in the following year or thereafter.”

Nomination forms are available in pdf format or in doc format.

Completed packets should be submitted ONLY VIA EMAIL to the RISC Awards Sub-Committee Chair:   Paul Lecoq CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

The nominator should provide the information requested in the nomination form. Please do not submit materials beyond those requested.

Award Committee Members

The members of the Radiation Instrumentation Early Career Award Committee are being nominated. Please check again in a few weeks.

Conflict of Interest

We take seriously to manage and solve any Conflict of Interest that should arise; Committee Members cannot nominate anybody to the award. In case Committee Members are asked to write a reference letter for any nominee, the Member will stay as Committee Member but will not provide evaluation for that nominee.

Past Recipients

2018 Jean-François Pratte
2017 Yuntao Wu
2016 Marc Andre Tétrault
2015 Areg Danagoulian
2014 Jelena Ninkovic
2013 Rafael Ballabriga
2012 Feng Zhang
2011 Andrew Goertzen
2010 Matteo Porro
2009 Stuart Kleinfelder
2008 Grzegorz Deptuch
2006 L. Eric Smith
2004 Chiara Guazzoni

Glenn F. Knoll Radiation Instrumentation Outstanding Achievement Award

Description

This award is given to an individual in recognition of outstanding and enduring contributions to the field of radiation instrumentation. The prize, consisting of $3,000 and an engraved plaque, is awarded at the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium.

Eligibility

Any individual whose long-standing contributions to the field are particularly worthy of recognition.

Selection Criteria

Primary consideration will be given to nominees who have made original and significant innovations in the field of radiation instrumentation. Other factors include a nominee’s overall research contribution and his/her influence on radiation instrumentation through education.

Deadline

Nominations must be received by July 15.

Instructions

For tips on how to write a successful award nomination refer to Tips for Writing a Successful NPSS Award Nomination (pdf).

The nomination must be compliant with the IEEE Policy on Award Limitations, which states “Normally, an individual shall receive only one honor in recognition of a given achievement, unless the significance of the achievement is such as to merit subsequently a higher award. A higher award may be given in the following year or thereafter.”

Nomination forms are available in pdf format or in doc format.

Completed packets should be submitted ONLY VIA EMAIL to the RISC Awards Sub-Committee Chair: Paul Lecoq CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

The nominator should provide the information requested in the nomination form. Please do not submit materials beyond those requested.

Award Committee Members

The members of the Glenn F. Knoll Radiation Instrumentation Outstanding Achievement Award Committee are being nominated. Please check again in a few weeks.

Conflict of Interest

We take seriously to manage and solve any Conflict of Interest that should arise; Committee Members cannot nominate anybody to the award. In case Committee Members are asked to write a reference letter for any nominee, the Member will stay as Committee Member but will not provide evaluation for that nominee.

Past Recipients

2018 GFK RIOA Marek Moszyński
2017 GFK RIOA Tadayuki Takahashi
2016 GFK RIOA Christopher Damerell
2015 GFK RIOA Sherwood Parker
2014 GFK RIOA Robert Klanner
2013 RIOA Lars Furenlid
2012 RIOA Richard Wigmans
2011 RIOA Gerhard Lutz
2010 RIOA Veljko Radeka
2009 RIOA Carel van Ejik
2007 RIOA Glenn Knoll
2005 RIOA Ralph James
2003 RIOA Emilio Gatti
2001 RIOA Steve Derenzo

IEEE Emilio Gatti Radiation Instrumentation Technical Achievement Award

Description

This award is given to an individual in recognition of mid-career significant and innovative technical contributions in the field of radiation detectors, radiation instrumentation, and/or nuclear electronics, and/or measurement techniques for ionizing radiation. The award consists of US$2,000 and an engraved plaque and is awarded at the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium.

Eligibilty

Any individual with at least ten years of professional experience and significant contributions in the areas of radiation detectors, radiation instrumentation, and/or nuclear electronics, and/or measurement techniques for ionizing radiation can be nominated. For the scope of this award, mid-career is defined as no less than 10 years and no more than 28 years of research after obtaining the highest degree (Masters; PhD).

Selection Criteria

Primary consideration will be given to nominees who have made original and significant innovations in the field of radiation detectors, radiation instrumentation, and/or nuclear electronics, and/or measurement techniques for ionizing radiation. Other factors can include the cumulative research contributions over the first part of the career and the level of internationally recognized leadership. In addition, the roles of the nominee as a mentor may also be considered.

Deadline

Nominations must be received by July 15.

Instructions

For tips on how to write a successful award nomination refer to Tips for Writing a Successful NPSS Award Nomination (pdf).

The nomination must be compliant with the IEEE Policy on Award Limitations, which states “Normally, an individual shall receive only one honor in recognition of a given achievement, unless the significance of the achievement is such as to merit subsequently a higher award. A higher award may be given in the following year or thereafter.”

Nomination forms are available  in pdf format or in doc format.

Completed packets should be submitted ONLY VIA EMAIL to the RISC Awards Sub-Committee Chair: Paul Lecoq CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

The nominator should provide the information requested in the nomination form. Please do not submit materials beyond those requested.

Conflict of Interest

We take seriously to manage and solve any Conflict of Interest that should arise; Committee Members cannot nominate anybody to the award. In case Committee Members are asked to write a reference letter for any nominee, the Member will stay as Committee Member but will not provide evaluation for that nominee.

Award Committee Members

The members of the IEEE Emilio Gatti Technical Achievement Award Committee are being nominated. Please check again in a few weeks.

Past Awardees

2018 no awardee