The IEEE Council on Superconductivity Awards in the Field of Applied Superconductivity (2012)

The Council on Superconductivity of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has established three Awards, approved by the IEEE, to recognize researchers, engineers and managers, who during their professional careers, have made outstanding contributions to the field of applied superconductivity. These Awards include the IEEE Council on Superconductivity Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions in the Field of Applied Superconductivity and the IEEE Council on Superconductivity Max Swerdlow Award for Sustained Service to the Applied Superconductivity Community. For detailed description of these Awards and the nomination process please go to: IEEE CSC Awards

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

National Institute of Standards and Technology - Boulder

For continuing and significant contributions in the field of superconductor digital electronic technology, in particular:

  • for his work in developing high speed, high resolution superconductor analog to digital converters and,
  • for his effort to develop the Josephson voltage standard into a robust system and for promoting and expediting its acceptance worldwide as the International Primary Voltage Standard.

Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory (Retired)
For continuing and significant contributions to the development of superconducting materials by advancing the science of both low-temperature and high-temperature superconducting materials, in particular:
  • for his many significant theoretical contributions to the electrodynamic behavior of current-carrying superconductors,
  • for applying his theoretical understanding to explain the observed behavior in various applications of superconductivity, both large-scale and small-scale, and,
  • for his service as Science Editor of "High-Tc Update" from 1987 to 2000, when he briefly reviewed and summarized the "tsunami" of papers that  were written following the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Michigan State
For continuing and significant contribution in  the field of large scale applications of superconductivity, in particular:
  • for his role in designing, building and testing numerous superconducting magnets and associated cryogenic systems for experiments in various laboratories around the world and for various particle accelerators and their detection systems, and,
  • for his services as Chair and Editor of many international conferences including the Applied Superconductivity Conference, the International Cryogenic Materials Conference and the Magnet Technology  Conference.

The IEEE Council on Superconductivity Carl H. Rosner Entrepreneurship Award

Out of the Fog Research, LLC
For demonstrating outstanding entrepreneurship skills in the field of applied superconductivity, in particular:
  • for founding Out of the Fog Research, LLC, with the goal of commercializing cryogenic RF technology,
  • for the development of innovative superconducting RF technology and the  successful at-sea testing of HTS tunable filters, and,
  • for transitioning these technological advances into US defense systems.

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

U.S Department of Energy
For sustained service to the applied superconductivity community that has had a lasting influence on the advancement of the technology, in particular:
  • for his leading role as researcher and manager at national laboratories, industry, in the U.S. Government, in R&D, production, and system engineering of superconducting wires and magnets
  • for his pioneering work in combining vigorous engineering practices with solid cost analysis in the specification, design and construction of a variety of challenging High Energy Physics projects, and,
  • for his long term leadership in the applied superconductivity community through his volunteer work in private and public sectors, guiding the activities of numerous conferences and organizations including the Applied Superconductivity Conference, the Magnet Technology Conference, and the IEEE Council on Superconductivity.