IAPG Electrical Systems Working Group Meeting 2017

Aug 8, 2017 - Aug 10, 2017

Meeting Theme

The theme of the ESWG meeting is “Wide Bandgap Devices: Design, Materials, Reliability, and Applications”.

The theme of the Electrical Materials Panel and Open-Technical Session portion of the meeting is “Enabling Materials for Wide Bandgap Devices: Dielectrics and Soft Magnetic Materials for Passives and Advanced Conductors”.

Meeting Venue

NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC)
Guerin Management Center
21000 Brookpark Road
Cleveland, OH 44135



There are numerous hotel options surrounding NASA GRC. Please see attached “GRC Visitor Guide” for a full listing.

Meeting Attendees – Please Review Carefully

Attendance at the Electrical Systems Working Group/Electrical Materials Panel Meeting, scheduled for

August 8-10, 2017, is limited to:

  1. U.S. citizens/persons.
  2. Government employees, includes Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignees.

There will be a technical session held Thursday, August 10, 2017. This session is open to:

  1. U.S. citizens/persons.
  2. Government employees, includes Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignees.
  3. On-site contractors at a government operated laboratory working under NDA. Employer is precluded from competing for open R&D solicitation (captive).
  4. Employees of Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs). This only includes employees of the FFRDC, not the administering entity. Master list of FFRDCs is maintained here.
  5. Government Contractors – those currently holding grants or contracts with a U.S. government agency. This would include academic institutions, as well as both on-site and off-site performers.

Meeting Registration

Deadline for registration: July 28, 2017.

All presenters, as well as meeting attendees, are required to register for the meeting. No walk-in/day-of-meeting registrations will be permitted.

Tentative Overall Agenda – Full Agenda Forthcoming

While the agenda is preliminary and subject to change, the ESWG leaders have planned the following overall agenda:

Tuesday, August 8IAPG Electrical Systems Working Group (ESWG) Meeting
Government-only, all-day meeting
Wednesday, August 9Conclusion of ESWG Meeting (a.m.)
ESWG Electrical Materials Panel Meeting (p.m.)
Both meetings are government-only
Optional ESWG Social
Thursday, August 10NASA GRC Facility Tours – open per guidance above
Technical Session of the ESWG – open per guidance above

Facility Tours

Tours of NASA GRC facilities will be conducted the morning of Thursday, August 10, 2017.

Food Accommodations

$20.00 per day, will be collected as part of the on-line registration process for continental breakfast, lunch, beverages, and snacks provided throughout the meeting.

It is imperative we have actual numbers for the meal count as the number provided to the caterer is what we are held accountable for. If your attendance plans change, please contact Renee O’Brokta to cancel your registration. We will be able to adjust food quantities to avoid unnecessary charges. The deadline for cancellation is August 1, 2017. Refunds cannot be issued after this date.

Group Dinner

A group dinner/social is being planned for the evening of Wednesday, August 9, 2017. The cost is $25.00 per person and includes dinner and limited drinks. Please indicate on your registration if you would like to attend.

Area Guides

Additional Contact Information

If you need additional information, or have technical questions, please contact one of the following ESWG Leaders:

Joseph Borraccini, ESWG Chair
(703) 696-7823

Walter Santiago, ESWG Vice Chair
(216) 433-8486

Dr. Paul Ohodnicki, EM Panel Chair
(412) 386-7389

Dr. Randy Bowman, EM Panel Vice-Chair
(216) 433-3205