Mike Xapsos is a research physicist in the Radiation Effects and Analysis Group at NASA Goddard Space
Flight Center where he oversees its work on the space radiation environment. This involves developing models
of the environment and evaluating radiation requirements for NASA missions. He is the Project Scientist for the
Living With a Star (LWS) Space Environment Testbeds (SET) Project, responsible for its scientific objective of
improving the performance of space hardware. Prior to joining NASA in 2001 he worked in the Radiation Effects
Branch at the Naval Research Laboratory, where he also researched problems in device radiation physics.
He holds a Bachelorís degree in physics and chemistry from Canisius College and a PhD degree in physics
from the University of Notre Dame. He has held the position of Guest Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Nuclear
Science December Issue, Technical Program Chairman for the IEEE Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects
Conference (NSREC), General Chairman for the Aerospace Single Event Effects Symposium, and is currently
on the Steering Committee for the NSREC. He has published over 75 technical papers and holds 1 US patent.
Mike Xapsos's e-mail address is Michael.A.Xapsos@nasa.gov.
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