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The IEEE Council on Superconductivity Awards in the Field of Applied Superconductivity (2010)
For sustained service to the applied superconductivity community that has had a lasting influence on the advancement of the technology, in particular:
- for his exceptional visionary and wise leadership in the IEEE Council on Superconductivity from 1994 through 2006 to promote, enhance and recognize the practice and practitioners of this technology, and.
- for his efforts in promoting the cooperation of the IEEE with other activities and organizations in superconductivity such as the Applied Superconductivity Conference and the Magnet Technology Conference in particular.
University of California – Berkeley (Retired)
For significant and sustained contributions in the field of superconductor high frequency detectors and mixers, in particular:
- for pioneering the development of SIS devices as mixers and detectors of microwave and millimeter wave radiation specifically for radio astronomy,
- for pioneering the use of superconductor transition edge bolometers and arrays of these bolometers with SQUID readout electronics which have been used for many astronomical applications, and
- for his many contributions to the mapping of the sky at millimeter wavelengths using superconducting
Brookhaven National Laboratory
For significant and sustained contribution in the field of large scale applications of superconductivity, in particular:
- for designing some of the first superconducting magnets with magnetic fields exceeding 10 Tesla,
- for pioneering the development of superconducting accelerator magnets using "cosine theta" windings,
- for designing and building one of the earliest 6 Tesla wiggler magnets used in the Brookhaven National Laboratory National Synchrotron Light Source, and,
- for pioneering development of HTS magnets capable of operating in high radiation environments and for possible use in future accelerator applications.
IEEE Dr. James Wong Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions to Applied Superconductor Materials Technology
University of Cambridge
For significant and sustained contributions in the development of superconducting materials by advancing the science of both low temperature and high temperature superconducting materials, in particular:
- for making contributions to the subject of flux pinning in Type II superconductors,
- for authoring, with the late Jan Evetts, the subject-defining monograph on critical currents in superconductors, and,
- for his leadership of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Superconductivity at the University of Cambridge which promote research across a wide range of superconducting science and technology.
National Institute of Standards and Technology - Boulder
For significant and sustained contributions in the characterization of superconducting materials, in particular:
- for his pioneering work in the study of strain scaling of the pinning forc in practical superconductors,
- for his insightful postulation of a unified (strain, temperature and magnetic field) scaling law,
- for his discovery of the method of making practical low-resistivity electrical contacts to high-Tc oxide superconductors, which is now the prevailing contact method for HTS materials,
- for authoring the book entitled "Experimental Techniques for Low Temperature Measurements", which has become the standard reference book for electrical measurements at cryogenic temperatures.
For demonstrating outstanding entrepreneurship skills in the field of applied superconductivity, in particular,
- for the founding of Niowave, Inc. and the commercialization of superconducting linear accelerators and electron injectors
- for the development of innovative superconducting niobium structures and manufacturing techniques, and,
- for transferring these technological advances to the Department of Energy and to defense, homeland security, medical and industrial applications