Robert Reed received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from Clemson University, 1994. After which he worked at the Naval Research Laboratory and Hughes Space and Communication. From 1997 to 2004 Robert was a physicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center where he supported NASA space flight and research programs. He is currently a Professor at Vanderbilt University. His 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 hasauthored over 200 papers on various topics in the radiation effects area. Robert is an IEEE Fellow. He was awarded the 2004 Early Achievement Award from IEEE/NPSS and 2000 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Clemson University. Robert has been activity in the Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects community since 1992 serving in posts such as 2016 General Chairman, 2011 Technical Program Chairman, 2006 Short Course Chairman, and 2000 and 2008 Short Course Instructor.