Nelson E Lourenco

Research Engineer
GTRI Advanced Concepts Lab
Dr. Nelson Lourenco is a Research Engineer in the Advanced Concepts Laboratory at GTRI. Nelson received the B.S., M.S., and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2009, 2012, and 2016, respectively. His PhD research focused on investigating transient radiation phenomena within Silicon-Germanium (SiGe) technologies, using heavy-ion and advanced laser techniques to develop radiation-hardened systems intended for orbital and deep-space environments. He has authored/co-authored over 55 refereed journal and conference publications to date. Nelson was awarded the 2014 IEEE Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (IEEE NSREC) Outstanding Student Paper Award for his manuscript “On the Transient Response of a Complementary (npn + pnp) SiGe HBT BiCMOS Technology.” Nelson was the recipient of the 2015 NPSS Graduate Scholarship Award, 2015 NSF EAPSI fellowship, 2016 Roger P. Webb ECE GRA Excellence Award, and 2017 Sigma Xi Best PhD Thesis Award for his research contributions to radiation effects in silicon-based heterojunction integrated circuit platforms. During his NSF EAPSI fellowship, Nelson worked in collaboration with Dr. Kazuyuki Hirose and Dr. Daisuke Kobayashi at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), a division of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in Sagamihara, Japan. In May 2016, Nelson joined the Advanced Concepts Laboratory at GTRI as a Research Engineer. His research focuses on developing novel ASIC/MMICs for analog, mixed-signal, and RF systems, as well as electronic sub-system development for aerospace/space applications. Current research interests: Cryogenic electronics, microwave/millimeter-wave integrated circuits, radiation effects in microelectronic technologies, modeling and simulation of radiation effects (single-event effects and total ionizing dose), high-reliability electronics for space systems