Ken LaBel

Mr. LaBel has worked at NASA since 1983 after graduating from The Johns Hopkins University with a BES in EECS (minor in Mathematical Sciences). His career at NASA has included development of:

Hardware/software for ground systems,
Advanced technology,
Flight hardware,
Systems engineering, and,
Radiation hardness assurance/research for >50 NASA projects.

Mr. LaBel has published over 100 papers as author/co-author and is a recognized expert in radiation effects systems engineering. He has twice one best presentation awards at the Government Microcircuits and Applications Conference (GOMAC), multiple co-winner at IEEE Radiation Effects Data Workshop (REDW), and nominee at Radiation Effects on Components and Systems (RADECS) conference, Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC), and Hardened Electronics and Radiation Technology (HEART) Conference.

Key papers:
“Applying State of the Art Emerging Technology to Space Systems”, IEEE NSREC 1998
“Commercial Microelectronics Technologies for Applications in the Satellite Radiation Environment”, IEEE Aerospace Conference, 1997

Mr. LaBel has taught 3 short courses at the RADECS, and 1 each at NSREC and HEART. In addition, he is the 2009 NSREC Short Course Chair and 2012 General Chair.

Ken LaBel's e-mail address is or

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