The IEEE Council on Superconductivity Awards in the Field of Applied Superconductivity (2007)

The 2007 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Award for Sustained and Significant Contributions in the field of Applied Superconductivity was presented during the opening Plenary Session of the 21st International Conference on Magnet Technology (MT-20), which was held in Philadelphia, PA, USA, on 26-31 August 2007   by Dr. John Spargo, President of the IEEE Council on Superconductivity and Dr. Martin Nisenoff, Chair of the IEEE Council on Superconductivity Awards Committee. (See the Awards Process).

The IEEE Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions in the Field of Applied Superconductivity

For significant and sustained contributions in the field of large scale applications of superconductivity, in particular,
  • for his leadership of  the Magnet and Superconductor Group in the Accelerator Technology Department at CERN where he was responsible for the acquisition of 1232 superconducting dipole magnets and 392 superconducting quadrupole magnets for the Large Hadron Collider which was the largest single acquisition of superconducting devices in the world.
  • for his contributions in the design of various earlier superconducting magnet systems such as the ATLAS BT toroid detector at CERN,  and,
  • for his mentoring and training, while he was at  the University of Milan and INFN, of many of the next generation of leaders in the superconducting magnet  community.