We are pleased to announce that we are once again offering a minicourse on vacuum electronics technology under the auspices of the Twenty-first International Vacuum Electronics Conference (IVEC) that will be held in Monterey, California in April 2020. The minicourse will be held on April 20, 2020 at the Marriott Conference Center in Monterey where the main conference will also be held. The lectures will focus on the science and technology of vacuum electronics devices of both the slow and fast-wave persuasion. The lectures will cover the introduction to the physics of these devices and methods and techniques for designing various subsystems.

Attendees at this minicourse can obtain an IEEE Certificate that offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for attending. An IEEE Certificate is a guarantee of educational quality and a credential that engineers can proudly share. In order to receive this you would need to make sure you fill out an evaluation form onsite and hand it back in to the IVEC registration desk.

2020 Presenters and Presentations

Dr. Frederic Andre
Product Line Architect, Thales AVS
Basics of TWT Amplifiers

Mr. Roberto Dionisio
Microwave Engineer, European Space Research and Technology Centre
Spaceborne TWTs

Mr. Scott Forrest
Senior Process Engineer, Communications and Power Industries
Brazing Science and Engineering for Vacuum Electronic Devices

Prof. Tim Horn
Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University
Dr. Diana Gamzina
Staff Scientist, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Additive Manufacturing for Vacuum Electronics

Prof. John Booske
Professor, University of Wisconsin
Linear Beam Theory

Prof. Tom Antonsen
Professor, University of Maryland
Vacuum Electronics Theory, Modeling, & Simulation

Dr. Joan Yater
Research Physicist, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory