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IEEE CSC Newsletter, Issue 5, 2016
IEEE Council on Superconductivity Presents Awards, Prizes, and Fellowships during the 2016 Applied Superconductivity Conference
The IEEE Council on Superconductivity presents awards, prizes, and fellowships each year to members of the applied superconductivity community in order to recognize outstanding contributions in the field of applied superconductivity by senior researchers, engineers, and managers, and to encourage outstanding graduate students to continue their careers in superconductivity. The presentations are made at international conferences on applied superconductivity associated with the IEEE Council on Superconductivity. In 2016, these awards and recognitions were made during the 2016 Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC 2016) that was held in Denver, CO (USA) from the 4th through the 9th of September.
IEEE Awards In the Field of Applied Superconductivity
The IEEE Council on Superconductivity presents awards to senior members of the community for their continuing and significant contributions to the field of applied superconductivity over an extended period of time. The IEEE Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions to The Field of Applied Superconductivity recognizes significant contributions to the advancement and maturing of both small-scale and large-scale applications of superconductivity. In 2016, this Award for contributions to small-scale applications, was presented to Michael Simmonds (Quantum Design (USA)), while the Awards for large-scale applications were presented to Shlomo Caspi (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA)), and Evgeny Klimenko (SC “SSC RF TRINITI”(Russian Federation) (to be presented to Prof. Klimenko in early 2017).
The IEEE Dr. James Wong Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions to Applied Superconductor Materials Technology, was presented to Edward W. Collings (The Ohio State University (USA)), and to Helmut Krauth (Bruker EAS (Germany)).
The third award presented by the Council on Superconductivity was The IEEE Max Swerdlow Award for Sustained Service to the Applied Superconductivity Community, which recognizes individuals who over a career have played a role in organizing and managing large industrial or government programs in applied superconductivity applications. This year, the Swerdlow Award was presented to Richard E. Harris (NIST, Boulder Laboratories (USA)).
The three awards described above, each carry with them a suitably engraved plaque, a suitably inscribed niobium medallion, and an honorarium of US $5,000.
The fourth award presented by the Council on Superconductivity in 2016 was The IEEE Carl H. Rosner Entrepreneurship Award, which recognizes young entrepreneurs active in exploiting superconductivity while they are still growing their businesses to encourage others to follow in their path. The recipient of this award in 2016 is Danko van der Laan (Advanced Conductor Technologies, LLC (USA)). The Rosner Award consists of an engraved plaque, a niobium medallion, and an honorarium of US $ 2,500.
Pictured below are the recipients of these several IEEE Awards presented during the 2016 Applied Superconductivity Conference. The photos were taken during both the IEEE Council on Superconductivity Awards ceremony and the CSC awards luncheon (arranged by Suzanne Strauss).
For additional information about these Award and previous recipients, please go to the following URL: ieeecsc.org/awards
Fig. 1. Shlomo Caspi, 2016 Recipient of the IEEE Award in the Field of Applied Superconductivity Large Scale is shown with past awardees.
In the front row, from left to right, are Paul C. W. Chu, Lucio Rossi, Shlomo Caspi, and Yukikazu Iwasa.
In the back row, from left to right, are Richard Thome, Michael Green. Joseph Minervini, Justin Schwartz, and Herman Ten Kate.
Fig. 2. Michael Simmonds 2016 Recipient of the IEEE Award in the Field of Applied Superconductivity Small Scale is shown with past awardees. In the front row, from left to right, are Catherine P. Foley, Martin Nisenoff, Michael Simmonds, and Arnold Silver.
In the back row, from left to right, are Vasili K. Semenov, Clark Hamilton, John Clarke, Kent Irwin, and Oleg Mukhanov.
Fig. 3. Richard E. Harris, 2016 Max Swerdlow Award for Sustained Service to the Applied Superconductivity Community with past Swerdlow awardees. From left to right, are Horst Rogalla, Richard E. Harris, Harold Weinstock, and Bruce Strauss.
Fig. 4. Helmut Krauth, (center) 2016 Recipient of The IEEE Dr. James Wong Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions to Applied Superconductor Materials Technology with (L) John X. Przybysz, Sr., Tech and Service Awards Chair, and (R) Antonio della Corte, CSC President.
Fig. 5. Edward Collings, (center) 2016 Recipient of The IEEE Dr. James Wong Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions to Applied Superconductor Materials Technology with (L) John X. Przybysz, Sr., Tech and Service Awards Chair, and (R) Antonio della Corte, CSC President.
IEEE Council on Superconductivity Van Duzer Prize
The IEEE Council on Superconductivity sponsors the Van Duzer Prize, which is awarded to the best-contributed paper published in IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity during each volume year. The objective of this prize is to encourage authors to prepare well-written and comprehensive contributions that may have exceptional archival values. The authors of the selected papers receive an inscribed certificate and an honorarium of US$ 1,000, which, if there are multiple authors, is divided among the authors.
The Van Duzer Prize paper for 2014 was entitled:
“Computation of Losses in HTS Under the Action of Varying Magnetic Fields and Currents”
which was published in IEEE Trans on Appl. Superconductivity, vol. 24, no. 1, February 2014, Paper 8200433, and was co-authored by Francesco Grilli, Enric Pardo, Antti Stenvall, Doan N. Nguyen, Weijia Yuan, and Fedor Gömöry.
The Van Duzer Prize paper for 2015 was entitled:
"One-Volt Josephson Arbitrary Waveform Synthesizer”
which was published in the IEEE Trans. Appl. Superconductivity, vol. 25, no. 1, February 2015, Paper 1300108, and co-authored by Samuel P. Benz, Steven B. Waltman, Anna E. Fox, Paul D. Dresselhaus, Alain Rüfenacht, Jason M. Underwood, Logan A. Howe, Robert E. Schwall, and Charles J. Burroughs, Jr.
For more information about the IEEE Council on Superconductivity Van Duzer Prize, please go to the following URL: ieeecsc.org/pages/ieee-council-superconductivity-van-duzer-prize.
Fig. 6. Photograph of the authors of The Van Duzer Prize paper for 2014
Shown from left to right, are Alan Kleinsasser (CSC Vice-President, Publications), Doan N. Nguyen, Fedor Gömöry, and Deep Gupta
(Chair, ASC Best Student Paper Contest). Authors not present when the photograph was taken include Francesco Grilli, Enric Pardo, Antti Stenvall, and Weijia Yuan.
Fig. 7 Photograph of the authors of The Van Duzer Prize paper for 2015
Shown in back row from left to right, are Alan Kleinsasser (CSC Vice-President, Publications), Jason Underwood, Robert E. Schwall,
Paul D. Dresselhaus, Steven B. Waltman, and Sam Benz
Front row from left to right, Charles J. Burroughs, Jr., Alain Rüfenacht, Logan Howe, Anna Fox, and Deep Gupta (Chair, ASC Best Student Paper Contest).
IEEE Graduate Study Fellowships in Applied Superconductivity
The IEEE Council on Superconductivity Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity is awarded annually to full-time graduate students pursuing a PhD (or equivalent) degree in the area of applied superconductivity at an accredited college or university, with the intent of encouraging students to enter and contribute to the field of applied superconductivity. The recipients of the IEEE Graduate Study Fellowships receive an inscribed certificate, and an honorarium of US $5,000.
The 2016 recipients of the IEEE Graduate Study Fellowships in superconductivity are Nikolay Bykovsky (EPFL - Swiss Plasma Center), Xiaohang Zhang (University of Colorado Boulder (USA)), Meysam Heydari Gharahcheshmeh (University of Houston (USA)), Jeroen van Nugteren (University of Twente (The Netherlands)), Bethany Niedzielski (Michigan State University (USA)), and Max Sieger (Leibniz Institute for Solid State & Materials Research (IFW) Dresden (Germany)).
For additional information about the IEEE Council on Superconductivity Graduate Study Fellowships, please go to the following URL: ieeecsc.org/awards/ieee-csc-fellowship-award.
Fig. 8. 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, In front of group is Kathleen Amm (General Chair, ASC 2016). (Nikolay Bykovsky not available)
Additional Photographs Taken at ASC 2016
President Antonio della Corte receiving encouraging words from VP Awards & Recognitions, Marty Nisenoff.
President Antonio della Corte addressing awardees during Monday's awards ceremony.
Photo of 2016 IEEE CSC Carl. H. Rosner Entrepreneurship Award recipient, Danko van der Laan,
taken during the ASC 2016 opening awards ceremony.
(Left to right): John X. Przybysz, Sr. (Tech. & Service Awards Chair), Robert L. Fagaly (Chair, Rosner Award Committee), Danko van der Laan (Rosner Award 2016), and Antonio della Corte (President, IEEE CSC).
View additional photographs in albums of CSC events here.
Congratulations to the following members of our community who have just achieved IEEE Senior Member status. Senior Member status is awarded to members who have demonstrated significant performance in technology and leadership over a period of at least five years.
Emanuela Barzi, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois, USA
Herbert Freyhardt, University of Göttingen, Germany (retired), and University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
Jianyi Jiang, Applied Superconductivity Center, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Hem Kanithi, Luvata, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
Tengming Shen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA
If you are well into your career in applied superconductivity, you are probably a candidate for Senior Membership in the IEEE. For IEEE members, elevation to Senior Member grade conveys a much-deserved recognition of your status in the field. Such elevation can be accomplished through a simple application process described here: http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/senior/sm_index.html.
The Council is always pleased to aid in the process of completing Senior Member applications for qualified applicants. Please contact the CSC Administrator, Jennifir McGillis, (email@example.com) and the Council will assist you in the processing of your application. You must provide us with a copy of your CV as well as your IEEE member number. Applications for elevation to Senior Member can be processed at any time during the year. You will need to provide three references who must be IEEE senior members or IEEE Fellows. If you are not familiar with colleagues who can be references, the Council will be glad to supply references depending on the technical content of your CV. The Council also provides lists of Senior Members affiliated with applied superconductivity on the CSC website: http://ieeecsc.org/senior-members.
Status as Senior Member is a pre-requisite to the very prestigious elevation to the grade of IEEE Fellow.
The IEEE Council on Superconductivity is pleased to continue one of its newest initiatives. The Council has begun conducting interviews with distinguished members of the Superconductivity community and will release these interviews in the form of Profile Articles. Here we bring you the Profile Article on Justin Schwartz. You can download the PDF of this Article here, or view it on the website here.
We are excited to release the articles on interesting and influential people in our field. If you would like to nominate someone for an interview, please contact the CSC Administrator, Jennifir McGillis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Council on Superconductivity is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 IEEE Council on Superconductivity Graduate Study Fellowship:
2016 Recipients of IEEE CSC Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity
Front row (L to R) Meysam Heydari Gharahcheshmeh, Bethany Niedzielski, and Xiaohang Zhang (not available- Nikolay Bykovsky)
Back row (L to R) Jennifir McGillis (CSC Administrator), Jeroen van Nugteren, Max Sieger, (former awardee), and Nate Newman (CSC Educational Grants Chair).
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!
Applications for the 2017 IEEE CSC Graduate Study Fellowship. They will open on November 1, 2016, and will close on January 15, 2017. Visit http://ieeecsc.org/awards/ieee-csc-fellowship-award to view the application, further information, and the list of past fellowship recipients.
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.
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.
Frequency: Annually, provided suitably qualified candidates are identified.
Funds: IEEE Council on Superconductivity will provide the funding for these awards:
Each Award will have an associated honorarium of US $5,000.Funds for this award will be provided by the IEEE Council on Superconductivity. 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. The IEEE Council on Superconductivity’s budget will remain net positive with the inclusion of funding for these fellowships.
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 certified transcripts from all colleges/universities attended and three letters of recommendation from college/university professors familiar with the applicant's work. Award recipients will be selected based on 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.
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 the 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 15, 2017. The committee will review the proposals and make a decision. 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.
More information on the IEEE CSC Graduate Study Fellowship and information on how to apply for the 2017 Fellowships, can be found here: http://ieeecsc.org/awards/ieee-csc-fellowship-award.
To see a full list of upcoming conferences, please go to the CSC Events Calendar on the CSC website.
Electronic Materials and Applications 2017 (EMA 2017) will be held January 18-20, 2017 in Orlando, FL, USA.
Electronic Materials and Applications 2017 is an international conference focused on electroceramic materials and their applications in electronic, electromechanical, magnetic, dielectric and optical components, devices and systems. The January 18–20 event features 16 comprehensive symposia and plenary talks from expert speakers.
Conference Website: http://ceramics.org/EMA2017
The 16th International Superconductive Electronics Conference, ISEC 2017, to be held June 12 – 16, 2017 in Sorrento, Italy
The 16th edition of the International Superconductive Electronics Conference (ISEC 2017) will be held in Sorrento (Napoli), a unique historical town and a very attractive resort situated in one of the most beautiful Mediterranean coastlines.
Along with the traditional topics, ISEC2017 will host sessions on more innovative, cutting-edge ones, including hybrids with unconventional pairing as well as quantum topological properties toward novel electronic solutions, interface states in topological superconductors, and insulators interfaced to superconductors.
Conference Website: http://www.isec2017.org
The 21st joint Cryogenic Engineering Conference and International Cryogenic Materials Conference, CEC/ICMC 2017, to be held July 9 – 13, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA
The Cryogenic Engineering Conference and the International Cryogenic Materials Conference (CEC-ICMC) are the premier international conferences for discussion and presentation of research pertaining to the production and application of low temperatures.
The Cryogenic Engineering Conference (CEC) focuses on the science and engineering required for cryogenic applications. Examples of topics in past conferences include liquefied gases for fuels, space applications of cryogenic liquids, cooling and performance of superconducting magnet systems in medical, transportation, power, and basic research applications, as well as the systems, machinery, control technology and thermodynamics required to produce low temperatures.
The International Cryogenic Materials Conference (ICMC) focuses on the development, characterization, fabrication and optimization of the materials used in cryogenic applications. This is typically broken into two broad categories: structural materials and superconducting materials. ICMC contributions cover both high and low temperature superconducting materials, from basic materials research through behavior of composite cables and wires in applications. Cryogenic structural materials cover a broad range, including non-metallic composites, polymeric resins and insulation materials, ferrous alloys, nickel-base alloys, aluminum alloys, and specialized materials for advanced cryocooler applications.
The technical program of the conferences will, as usual, feature the latest research and state-of-the-art developments in all cryogenics areas, including superconductivity, cryocoolers, cryogenic materials, and applications. Madison provides an exciting and relaxing backdrop for discussing the latest cryogenics results, sharing experience, and planning future collaborations and projects.
Conference Website: http://www.cec-icmc.org/
The 28th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics will be held August 9-16, 2017 at the Swedish Exhibition Centre/Gothia Towers, Gothenburg, Sweden.
The Low Temperature Physics Conference is an international event held every three years, under the auspices of the IUPAP through its Commission C5 on Low Temperature Physics. The aim of these conferences is to exchange information and views among the members of the international scientific community in the general field of Low Temperature Physics. It is a tradition that LT offers updates on the various topics, provided by the highest representatives of the field, as well as oral and poster contributions in the different areas. As usual, the conference covers five subtopics:
Gothenburg is situated in the center of Scandinavia, on the Swedish West Coast, and is easily accessed by air. The city’s two universities – Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg – both have a long tradition in low temperature physics research, particularly superconductivity and quantum transport.
Conference Website: http://www.lt28.se/
The 25th International Conference on Magnet Technology in 2017 from August 27 to September 1 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
It is the first time that an MT conference is hosted in the Netherlands and for this event, we have chosen the capital city of Amsterdam and its RAI Congress Center, both a natural and perfect choice for this event. The conference organization is a joint effort of the Applied Superconductivity and Cryogenics Laboratory at the University of Twente and the High Field Magnet Laboratory at the Radboud University Nijmegen.
The city of Amsterdam unites a vivid ambiance, a very rich cultural scenery with world-famous museums, theaters and concert halls, a large variety of restaurants and pubs, and of course a lovely and historic city center with its unique setting of canals, bridges, and Dutch alleys. Its compactness also means that traveling is easy with all means, but we recommend you to enjoy the city and its people more intensively by using the dense network of public transport (bus, tram or metro), by rental bike or simply by foot.
We highly appreciate the long lasting collaboration with IEEE. Your papers, when accepted after peer review, will be published in the IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity.
We are confident that MT25 will meet your expectations by offering an inspiring platform for scientists, engineers and vendors in the field of magnet technology to meet, discuss and share the latest results. We look forward to warmly welcome you in Amsterdam in August 2017.
Conference Website: http://www.mt-25.org/
The 13th Biennial European Conference On Applied Superconductivity, EUCAS 2017, will be held 17-21 September 2017 at the International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG), Switzerland.
EUCAS is a worldwide forum for scientists and engineers and provides an ideal platform to share knowledge and the most recent advances in all areas of applied superconductivity: from large-scale applications to miniature electronics devices, with a traditional focus on advanced materials and conductors. The broad scope is at the same time a challenge and an opportunity to foster novel, inter-disciplinary approaches and promote cross-fertilization among the various fields of applied superconductivity.
The Scientific Program Committee has taken up this challenge and is devising a diverse and exciting program. In line with the tradition of conferences on applied superconductivity, and following the successful experience of EUCAS 2015 in Lyon, all papers presented at the conference are eligible for submission to a peer-reviewed special issue of IEEE Transaction on Applied Superconductivity.
Conference Website: http://eucas2017.org/2017/
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