The IEEE Council on Superconductivity sponsors the Van Duzer Prize, awarded to the best-contributed paper published in IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity during each volume year.
The award is named in honor of Professor Theodore Van Duzer, founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity. Professor Van Duzer (M'60-SM'75-F'77-LF'93) received the Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1960. He has been on the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, since 1961. He is co-author of two textbooks, Principles of Superconductive Devices and Circuits, and Fields and Waves in Communication Electronics, and has published widely in the research literature on superconductor electronics. His current research interests focus on Josephson devices and multi-gigahertz digital superconductor circuits, including hybrids with cryogenic semiconductor components. Dr. Van Duzer is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.
To recognize a career of meritorious achievements and outstanding technical contributions by a living individual in the field of applied superconductivity. The award will recognize individuals for contributions in the field of applied superconductivity over a period of time (nominally more than twenty years) based on novel and innovative concepts proposed by the individual, the authorship or co-authorship of a number of publications of major significance to the field of applied superconductivity and the presentation of a number of invited and plenary talks at major national and international conferences and meetings in applied superconductivity, including the Applied Superconductivity Conference.
IEEE Dr. James Wong Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions to Applied Superconductor Materials TechnologyView Award Recipients
Formerly the Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions in the Field of Applied Superconductivity (Materials), and renamed in 2014, this Award recognizes a living individual for a career of meritorious achievements and outstanding technical contributions in the field of applied superconductor materials technology, over a period of time (nominally more than twenty years) based on novel and innovative concepts and theories proposed by the individual, the authorship or co-authorship of many publications of major significance to the field of applied superconductor materials technology, and the impact that the candidate's contributions have had on the development and maturing of applied superconductivity. This Award is named for Dr. James Wong who received the IEEE Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions in the Field of Applied Superconductivity in 2011 for his pioneering work in producing commercial grade superconducting cables and conductors. In 1962, Dr. Wong founded Supercon, Inc. which has produced a variety of niobium-titanium and niobium-tin superconducting wires, cables, and conductors for many commercial and research application and has supplied production quantities of high-quality superconducting wire for a longer time than any other company in the world.
This Award recognizes sustained service to the applied superconductivity community that has had a lasting influence on the advancement of the technology either through the demonstration of exceptional service to and leadership within the community, the formulation and promotion of major programs in applied superconductivity or through leadership and management roles in major research organizations.
The Award is named for the late Max Swerdlow. Starting in the 1960's and continuing for more than 20 years, he served as the Program Manger for Superconductivity at the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). His office funded the majority of the programs in the US on superconducting materials and large-scale applications of superconductivity other than those funded by the Department of Energy. Max Swerdlow's dedication and perseverance in the support of these activities played a crucial role in the maturing of applied superconductivity.
This Award recognizes the potential impact of superconductivity on the fields of electrical engineering, physics, medicine and energy by rewarding young entrepreneurs who have established a successful business or had the primary responsibility within a commercial organization to commercialize a device or service based on a property of superconductivity. The award will recognize young entrepreneurs while they are still growing their businesses to encourage others to follow their path.
This award is named for Mr. Carl H. Rosner, whose career is an excellent example of a successful entrepreneur in the commercialization of superconductivity. Early in his professional career, Mr. Rosner left the research department of a large industrial company to start a small company, Intermagnetics General Corporation (IGC), which focused on the design and manufacturing of superconducting magnets, mostly for the scientific research community. Within five years, the company was viable and self-sustaining. Over the next thirty years, Mr. Rosner grew IGC into a publicly-owned company with annual revenue in excess of 300 million dollars. For his contributions to the field of applied superconductivity, in general, and for the commercialization of superconducting systems, in particular, Mr. Rosner was one of the initial recipients of the IEEE Council on Superconductivity Max Swerdlow Award for Sustained Service to the Applied Superconductivity Community.
The fellowship is awarded annually to a full-time graduate student currently pursuing a PhD (or equivalent) degree in the area of applied superconductivity, at an accredited college or university of recognized standing worldwide. The intention of the award is to encourage students to enter and contribute to the field of applied superconductivity.