The Nuclear and Plasma Science Society (NPSS) is a very international and culturally diverse group by sponsoring many conferences outside North America. The Transnational Committee (TNC) has been introduced at the end of 2000 in order to provide a framework for continuous participation in the organizational decisions in the NPSS for the growing membership outside the USA and Canada by developing and supporting any area of fast growing activities in the NPSS technical fields particularly in Asia, India, and Latin America. In addition, there are numerous chapters around the world and our international membership is continuously growing. NPSS strongly encourage participation in all of our Society in activities by our international colleagues, and look forward to expanding our activities into new geographical regions in the future.
Objectives: The main objective is attracting members to participate actively at the IEEE Volunteer work like Conference Attendees, paper Authors, Conference Committee Members and paper Reviewers, etc. It intends to initiate and facilitate the contact between IEEE Members in good standing and the adequate NPSS entity like the relevant Technical Committee, Conference Committee, Editors, Section Chapter, Award, etc. Another service is to provide and possibly train the TNC Members with updated insights about the NPSS Society like Technical Committee (TC) activities, NPSS Point of Contacts aid for Editorial and Award purposes.
Members of the TNC Committee are IEEE NPSS members from the Regions 8 (Extended Europe, Middle East and Africa), 9 (South America) and 10 (Asia -Pacific). Members at large are appointed yearly by the TNC chair. The TNC chair is an elected ADCOM member for a period of four years. The past chair is becoming the ‘co-chair’ for the same period in order to keep the experiences of the previous years. In addition, a list of contacts and correspondents will be maintained by the chair and updated every year.
Communication is based on mails, Basecamp web and some regular telephone/skype conference-calls in phase with the three ADCOM meeting (March, July and October). Report of the TNC chair will be presented and discussed prior to his presentation as well as the ADCOM voting items. The web site will be accordingly updated with relevant reports and information every time. An annual TNC committee meeting will take place during one of the NPSS conference. Nowadays, the NSS-MIC is the most attended conference by the TNC members. The terms of office of each appointed member is yearly renewable upon asking their feedback of the year and their intention to renew their engagement for the next year.
Each appointed member should:
- Be in good standing for the year
- Provide the TNC with a profile mentioning the member’s interests and main occupation
- Provide info and suggestions pertaining the TNC purposes to during the Year about its Region. Mention contacts he/she may have had
- Advise the TNC Chair about the motions to be presented.
- Participate as possible to the TNC telephone Conferences or TNC Meetings.
- Establish good and stable contact with some active and influent representatives of local countries and national communities.
- Use any event (conference/schools…) to attract, recruit and educate members that can become reviewers, conveners, possible TC members …and get experiences about NPSS activities
- Use membership statistics and feedback from local/regional events to be accessible to future organizers
The Transnational Committee involves more than 15 members from 14 countries.
Chair (2021-present) Martin Grossmann
Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland)
Past Chair (2015-2020) Christian Bohm
Stockholm University (Sweden)
Past-Past Chair (2013-2014) Patrick LeDu
INP Lyon (France)
University of Manchester (UK), UK representative
FZK-Dresden (Germany), GOLD liaison
CEA Cadarache (France), ANIMMA/ and Nuclear reactor instrumentation
Bruce Mellado Garcia
University of Witwatersrand, South Africa – South African representative
Porto Allegre (Brazil), South America representative
Zhen An Liu
IHEP CAS Beijing (China), China representative (RT2009)
Osaka University (Japan), Japan representative (RT2014)
Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic
Francisco Ramirez Jimén
Laboratorio de Detectores de Radiacion, Departamento de Sistemas Electronicos, Carretera Mexico
Wollogong University (Australia), Pacific representative
Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics in Prague, Czech Republic
CEA Saclay (France), 2016 NSS-MIC Strasbourg General Chair
Steven Meikle – AdCom President
The University of Sydney
Vesna Sossi – AdCom Vice-President
University of British Columbia (Canada)