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IEEE CSC Graduate Study Fellowship

IEEE CSC Graduate Study Fellowship

IEEE CSC Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity

The Council on Superconductivity Committee on Graduate Fellowships is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 IEEE Council on Superconductivity Graduate Study Fellowship:
 
Nikolay Bykovsky, EPFL - Swiss Plasma Center
Meysam Heydari Gharahcheshmeh, University of Houston
Bethany Niedzielski, Michigan State University
Max Sieger, Leibniz Institute for Solid State & Materials Research (IFW) Dresden
Jeroen van Nugteren, University of Twente
Xiaohang Zhang, University of Colorado / NIST
 
We are very pleased to see that this Fellowship, in a short time since its inception, has become a very competitive and important award. Congratulations to all the 2016 winners!
 
Application: Word Version PDF Version

 

*Applications for the 2017 IEEE CSC Graduate Study Fellowship will open on November 1, 2016, 
and will be accepted until January 15, 2017*

 

IEEE CSC Graduate Study Fellowship Committee Chair: Nate Newman (Contact him by clicking here)

Description: The fellowship is awarded annually to a full-time graduate student 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.

Administration: This award will be administered by the IEEE Council on Superconductivity.

Eligibility: To be eligible, the recipient must be pursuing full-time graduate work at an accredited college/university and pursuing or planning to pursue research activities in applied superconductivity. The applicant must have majored in engineering, materials, chemistry, physics or a related area and have received a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent from an accredited college of recognized standing worldwide. Applicants are required to submit a completed application, certified transcripts (can be received electronically) from all colleges/universities attended, and three letters of recommendation, to include the applicant’s thesis advisor (if applicable), at least one educator (who could be the thesis advisor), or a recent employer (if work was technical in nature) who can  provide first-hand information about  the strength of the application. Award recipients will be selected based upon the quality of their prior work, the impact of their current research or the impact of their potential research in superconductivity, and their financial need. We expect to distribute the Awards equally across the electronics, materials and large-scale areas of superconductivity. In addition, the awards will be distributed across a diverse range of universities or colleges in terms of applications and geographical location. The CSC Graduate Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity can be awarded to an individual no more than two times. The Eligibility and Selection process shall comply with procedures and regulation established in IEEE and Council governing documents, particularly with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Awards Limitations. 

Prize Items: Each IEEE CSC Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity will consist of an honorarium of US$ 5,000, a suitably inscribed certificate, and a complimentary membership (or renewal) in IEEE and one of CSC's sponsoring Societies.   

Frequency: Annually, provided suitably qualified candidates are identified.

Funds:  IEEE Council on Superconductivity will provide the funding for these awards:

  1. Each Award will have an associated honorarium of US $5,000.
  2. Funds for this award will be provided by the IEEE Council on Superconductivity.    
  3. The maximum number of awards in a given year will be determined by the number of highly qualified candidates and the total Fellowship budget provided by the Council on Superconductivity for that year.
  4. The IEEE Council on Superconductivity’s budget will remain net positive with the inclusion of funding for these fellowships.

Nominee Solicitation: Nominations will be solicited by announcements at major applied superconductivity conferences such as the Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC) and the Magnet Technology (MT) Conference, on their websites, on the IEEE Council on Superconductivity’s website, and on other websites, in relevant publications, or at other events designated by the president of the IEEE Council on Superconductivity.

Award Committee: The Graduate Fellowship Award Committee will consist of a Chair appointed by the President of the Council on Superconductivity and 7 members selected by the Chair with the approval of CSC President. The President of the IEEE Council on Superconductivity will be an ex-officio non-voting member. The President may appoint additional non-voting ex-officio members. The voting members should have diverse backgrounds and be distributed both geographically and among the 3 categories: electronics, materials and large-scale superconductivity.

Schedule: Applications must be received no later than January 15th of the year for which the Award may be granted.   The committee will review the proposals and make a decision by April. The successful applicants will be informed of the award at least 8 weeks prior to the event at which the award is to be presented so that they can attend and be recognized.  It is not required that awardees attend the award event to receive the award.

Selection/Basis for Judging: Award recipients will be selected based upon, in rank order:  the quality of their prior work, the impact of their current research, impact of their potential research in superconductivity and their financial need. If a conflict of interest for any voting member or ex-officio member is identified with respect to an application for award, such as an application from a student with institutional or familial ties to the member, the member shall excuse themselves from the selection process for the application.

Presentation: Awards may be announced at the Applied Superconductivity Conference, at the Magnet Technology conference, or at other events designated by the President of the IEEE Council on Superconductivity.

Publicity: Solicitations of applications for the IEEE CSC Graduate Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity will be posted on the IEEE CSC website and relevant conference websites and announced at relevant conferences and in relevant publications. A call for applications will be included in the IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity.

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Recipients of IEEE Council on Superconductivity Graduate Study Fellowships

Class of 2016
Nikolay Bykovsky EPFL - Swiss Plasma Center
Meysam Heydari Gharahcheshmeh University of Houston
Bethany Niedzielski Michigan State University
Max Sieger Leibniz Institute for Solid State & Materials Research (IFW) Dresden
Jeroen van Nugteren University of Twente
Xiaohang Zhang University of Colorado / NIST

Photograph of 2016 recipients of IEEE Council on Superconductivity Graduate Study Fellowships in Applied Superconductivity.
Shown from left to right are 
Meysam Heydari Gharahcheshmeh, Bethany Niedzielski, Max Sieger, Jeroen van Nugteren, and  Xiaohang Zhang. Standing in front of the awardees is Dr. Kathleen Amm (Member, CSC Graduate Study Fellowship Committee and ASC 2016 General Chair). 
Nikolay Bykovsky, another recipient of a 2016 IEEE Graduate Study Fellowship, was not present when 
photograph was taken.

 

 
Class of 2015
Angelo Di Bernardo University of Cambridge
Guangze Li The Ohio State University
Yingzhen Liu Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Emmanuele Ravaioli University of Twente
Matthew Reagor Yale University
Claudia Stahl Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
 
Class of 2014
Nathaniel  Allen Tufts University
Roberto Bonifetto Politecnico di Torino
Golsa Naderi North Carolina State University
Xizhu Peng Yokohama National University
Emmanuele Ravaioli University of Twente
Xiaohang Zhang University of Colorado Boulder
 
Photograph of 2014 recipients of IEEE Council on Superconductivity Graduate Study Fellowships in Applied Superconductivity shown with officers from IEEE Council on Superconductivity. Shown from left to right are Dr. Martin Nisenoff, (CSC Vice President, Awards and Recognition), Xizhu Peng, Xiaohang Zhang, Golsa Naderi, Emmanuele Ravaioli, Nathaniel Allen and Dr. Kathleen Amm (Chair, CSC Graduate Study Fellowship Committee). Roberto Bonifetto, another recipient of a 2014 IEEE Graduate Study Fellowship, was not present when photograph was taken.
 
View the video of the presentation of the 2014 Graduate Study Fellowships here: http://ieeecsc.org/pages/ieee-csc-awards-asc-2014-videos
 
Class of 2013
Soumen Kar Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Jiaying Ling Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Carlos Sanabria Florida State University
Mark Volkmann University of Stellenbosch
Jeremy Weiss Florida State University
Chao Zhou University of Twente
 
Class of 2012
Amir Kajbafvala North Carolina State University
Peter Lowell University of Colorado Boulder
Amy Lowitz University of Wisconsin - Madison
Faraz Najafi Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Adam J. Sirois University of Colorado Boulder
 
Class of 2011
Kyle Damborsky Texas A&M University
Peter Lowell University of Colorado Boulder
Peter Nag Brown University
Franco Julio Mangiarotti Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Johannes Maximilian Meckbach Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Matthijs Mentick University of Twente