The IEEE Council on Superconductivity Awards in the Field of Applied Superconductivity (2009)

The 2009 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Council on Superconductivity Max Swerdlow Award for Sustained Service to the Applied Superconductivity Community was presented to Prof. Luguang Yan of the Chinese Academy of Sciences during the opening Plenary Session of the 21st International Conference on Magnet Technology (MT-21), which was held in Hefei, Anhui Province, P. R. China, on 18-23 October 2009.  Dr. John Spargo, President of the IEEE Council on Superconductivity and Dr. Martin Nisenoff, Chair of the IEEE Council on Superconductivity Awards Committee made the presentation.

The IEEE Max Swerdlow Award for Sustained Service to the Applied Superconductivity Community

Institute of Electrical Engineering- Chinese Academy of Sciences
For sustained service to the applied superconductivity community that has had a lasting influence on the advancement of the technology, in particular
  • for organizing and directing Chinese programs in high magnetic field superconductive magnets, MHD power generation and MHD ship propulsion,
  • for initiating and directing programs in inductive energy storage systems, renewable energy power generation and MAGLEV transportation systems, and promoting the commercial operation of the first MAGLEV train in China, and,
  • for his role in promoting Chinese participation in many international programs and for his contribution to the international applied superconductivity community including serving as Chair of many international conferences including MHD-11, MAGLEV-2005, MT-15 and MT-21.