Adrian Ildefonso has received the 2018 IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) Graduate Scholarship Award for his research contributions to the radiation effects community.
The IEEE NPSS is the premier professional association for the advancement of the nuclear and plasma sciences, sponsoring seven technical conferences and three peer-reviewed journals.
Ildefonso is a Ph.D. student in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), where he is advised by John D. Cressler, the Schlumberger Chair Professor in Electronics. Ildefonso’s research focuses on studying the effects of ionizing radiation on electronic devices, circuits, and systems designed using silicon-germanium (SiGe) technologies. The primary goal of his work is to build more robust systems for space-based applications by identifying and implementing novel design strategies that improve the radiation tolerance of analog and RF circuits.
This research has been supported by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the National Science Foundation, and has resulted in 13 co-authored peer-reviewed journal publications and 4 co-authored conference publications.