Dr. William A. Seidler, a senior research scientist at the UAH Research Institute, has been awarded the Peter Haas Award by the Hardened Electronics and Radiation Technology (HEART) Conference for his contributions to the nuclear survivability of military systems. The Peter Haas Award was developed by the HEART Conference in 1990 to recognize individuals "who have demonstrated outstanding and innovative technical contributions or leadership in the successful development of U.S. hardened military and space systems." The HEART Conference is the premier government conference for the dissemination of restricted information on nuclear radiation effects on electronic systems. Peter Haas was a pioneer in the field of nuclear weapons effects beginning in the mid 1950s. He proposed and conducted some of the landmark experiments on nuclear effects on electronic systems at the Nevada and Pacific Nuclear Test Sites. After joining the Defense Nuclear Agency in 1965, Mr. Haas rose to the position of deputy director of science and technology, where he was a strong advocate for nuclear weapons effects testing.