Nov 8 – 9, 2023
Europe/Zurich timezone


G-RADNEXT Workshop 2023

The Workshop for Industry on Radiation Hardness Testing of Semiconductor Devices and Systems at the RADNEXT Facilities



Date: November 8th – 9th 2023


In-person event


Location: CERN (Meyrin, Switzerland)


Organizers: PAC-G (IRT nanoelec), RADECS association, RADNEXT, CERN


Workshop fee: The attendance is free of charge




Registration link: Registrations will open soon.



Radiation effects in semiconductor devices have come to play a major role in the performance and reliability of today’s electronics. Several questions also arise from emerging applications (such as self-driving cars, nanosatellites, medical implants etc.). As the demand for radiation hardness testing is on the rise, the availability of radiation facilities providing industrial access to perform these tests at least for certain radiation types are not able to catch up with the increasing demand. Traditional testing methodologies also seem to be limited in face of new semiconductor technologies, the increased usage of commercial components of the shelf and new applications fields.

The RADNEXT program – an H2020 INFRAIA-02-2020 infrastructure project – started in June 2021 and is addressing most of these challenges. In particular, it aims at bridging the gap between industrial and academic users of radiation hardness testing and the irradiation facilities providing beam time to them. This workshop is primarily dedicated to the whole industrial community where radiation effects in semiconductor and other microelectronic devices play a crucial role: i.e. the chip designers, the foundries, space companies the end users, the testing companies and the testing equipment manufacturers and many more. The aim of the workshop is to connect the stakeholders from industry with radiation effects experts from academia and representatives from irradiation facilities to stimulate discussion, in the framework of the RADNEXT Initiative.

Building upon the experience, notably linked to the very positive outcome and feedback of the G-RAD workshop in December 2020 and the G-RAD(NEXT) workshop in May 2022, we propose you to join us in-person and continue from where we left “virtually” last year. For the first time this workshop will take place as a fully on-site event. We are proud to announce that the conference venue will be at the CERN campus in Meyrin, Switzerland. 

Technical program

The 2-day workshop starts at noon on the first day and ends in the afternoon on the second day. This allows participants to travel on the same day, respectively. The workshop will feature:

  • 2 invited keynote talks from renowned experts in the field
  • Technical session 1: Industry-relevant results gained from RADNEXT Transnational Access (TA) (invited talks only)
  • Technical Session 2: Young professionals from academia and industry presenting their results gained in RANDEXT TA and JRA campaigns or other relevant results in oral talks and in a curated poster session (abstract reviewed)
  • Technical Session 3: Industry-relevant results gained from RADNEXT Joint Research Activities (JRA) (invited talks only)
  • A networking buffet for all workshop participants
  • site visit to the CERN CHARM facility and/or a general visitor tour on selected sites of the CERN campus

After each technical session, an in-depth discussion is scheduled, where all participants are welcome to engage and discuss with each other. 

More details including speakers and topics will be announced in due time. 


G-RADNEXT 2023 aims to engage the industrial community with RADNEXT by proposing an event fully dedicated to industry with the following key objectives:


  • Collect needs, requirements, and trends from the industrial stakeholders to better support them within the RADNEXT activities
  • Highlighting the results obtained in TA and JRA of RADNEXT
  • Giving young professionals from industry and academia the opportunity to present their work
  • Offer networking opportunities between industry and facility experts

Target audience

  • Companies providing or using radiation testing services and consultancy
  • Facilities and research infrastructures providing access to users in the field of radiation testing or intending to provide access in the near future
  • Academics working in the field of radiation effects on semiconductors
  • Organizations involved in the standardisation of testing methods and workflows

Desired Outcomes

Our goal is to increase the level of engagement from industry with the members of the RADNEXT consortium, with a growth of the industrial quota of transnational access and proprietary/confidential access. We want to better serve the industrial community, and in this way to create value for the European industry and increase the socio-economic impact of RADNEXT. Last but not least, we are striving for fostering the European non-dependency and competitiveness in the field of radiation effects and radiation hardness assurance on electronic and microelectronic devices.


The workshop is organised in collaboration between the Platform for Advanced Characterisation (PAC-G), the RADECS association, RADNEXT and the workshop host CERN. 

PAC-G, the Platform for Advanced Characterisation – Grenoble is a service platform dedicated to the characterisation in micro and nanoelectronics developed in Grenoble in the context of the IRT Nanoelec. This platform propose commercial confidential access to advanced synchrotron X-rays and neutrons end-stations available at the ESRF, the ILL and the LPSC to support the industry of semiconductors. PAC-G is very active in the domain of failure analysis and physical or chemical characterisation and since 2016 launched a programme in the domain of the radiation hardness testing.

The RADECS association, created in 1992, aims to promote basic and applied science and research in the field of radiation and its effects on materials, components and systems for space and ground level applications. RADECS association holds the annual RADECS European Conference and occasional RADECS workshops. It promotes research activities, scientific publications, co-operation and exchange with other relevant organisations on radiation effects. 

RADNEXT is the first distributed research infrastructure for the irradiation community to offer EU-funded Transnational Access (TA) for precompetitive and publishable research activities for industry and academia. It is an initiative recently funded in the context of the Horizon 2020 programme connecting more than 30 partners across Europe and beyond (through TRIUMF’s participation), including most of the major facilities providing active in the domain of irradiation.

The Radiation to Electronics (R2E) activity at CERN is responsible for ensuring a reliable CERN accelerator complex operation in relation to radiation effects on electronics. It achieves this purpose by monitoring and calculation of radiation levels as well as radiation effects testing at component and system level, including the operation of CERN irradiation facilities such as CC60 and CHARM.  



Steering committee


Ennio Capria – European Synchrotron Radiation Facility - Chair


Manon Letiche – Institute Laue Langevin - PAC-G

Ruben Garcia Alia – CERN - RADNEXT

Francoise Bezerra – CNES - RADECS


Gerd Datzmann – Datzmann interact & innovate – Organisation team leader



Industrial and scientific committee



Renaud Mangeret - Airbus Defence and Space – Chair


Magali Haussy - Thales Alenia Space in Belgium

Christian Chatry - TRAD

Jens Verbeeck - MAGICS Instruments NV

Tudor Chirila - Infineon Technologies AG

Gerald Soelkner - Infineon Technologies

Philippe Roche - STMicroelectronics

Gilles Gasiot - STMicroelectronics

Pierre Xiao Wang - 3D PLUS

Gonzalo Fernández Romero - ALTER Technology

Issam Nofal – IROC



Anastasia Pesce - ESA/ESTEC – Chair


Véronique Ferlet-Cavrois - ESA/ESTEC

Jonathan Pellish - NASA

Philippe Paillet - CEA

Maria Teresa Alvarez - National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA)

Jan Budroweit - German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Damien Lambert - CEA

Michael J. Campola – NASA

Benjamin Cheymol - LPSC



Organisation team


Gerd Datzmann – Datzmann interact & innovate – Organisation team leader


Pablo Federico Lopez – CERN – Local organisation coordinator

Cloe Levointurier-Vajda – CERN – Local organisation support

Sabrina el Yacoubi – CERN – Local organisation support

Giuseppe Lerner – CERN – Local organisation support


Marjolaine Giraud – ESRF - Communication support coordinator

Hanne Stas – KULeuven - Communication support

Ygor Aguiar – CERN - Communication support

40/S2-C01 - Salle Curie
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