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2017 Awardees

2017 Awardees

IEEE COUNCIL ON SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AWARD RECIPIENTS 2017

 
 
AWARD FOR CONTINUING AND SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS IN
THE FIELD OF APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY
(SMALL-SCALE APPLICATIONS)
 
GREGORY GOLTSMAN
GREGORY GOLTSMAN
Moscow State Pedagogical University
 

For continuing and significant contributions in the field of superconductive electronics, in particular:  

  • for invention and advancement of the superconducting hot-electron bolometric mixer, now one of the key astrophysics detectors,
  • for invention and advancement of the superconducting single-photon detector, which has enabled new high-speed optical communication applications, and
  • for contributions to the understanding of electron energy relaxation processes in impure superconducting films.

AWARD FOR CONTINUING AND SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE FIELD
OF APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY
(LARGE-SCALE APPLICATIONS)
 
LUCA BOTTURA
LUCA BOTTURA
CERN
 
For continuing and significant contributions in the field of 
large-scale applications of superconductivity, in particular:
  • for developing computer codes for the design and analysis of operating margin stability and quench of cable-in-conduit superconductors,
  • for conducting the field measurement of the LHC superconducting magnets, and developing a parametric field model for the LHC operation,
  • for leading the development of advanced superconducting magnets for future accelerator projects, and
  • for promoting superconducting technology internationally through technical editorship, scientific networking, and organization of scientific events.

 

EVGENY KLIMENKO
EVGENY YU. KLIMENKO
(Retired)
 
For continuing and significant contributions in the field of 
large-scale applications of superconductivity, in particular:
  • for pioneering works on the forced-flow cooled superconducting magnets,
  • for discovery and proof of the key role of smooth superconducting-to-normal state transition for stable operation of superconducting magnets with high current density, and
  • for development of the T-15 conductor and qualification program for the first in the world Nb3Sn superconducting Tokamak
 

IEEE DR. JAMES WONG AWARD FOR CONTINUING AND SIGNIFICANT
CONTRIBUTIONS TO APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTOR MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY
 
MacManus-Driscoll
JUDITH L. MACMANUS-DRISCOLL
University of Cambridge
 
For continuing and significant contributions in the field of superconducting materials research, in  particular,
  • for the first demonstration of strong pinning enhancement in YBCO-based thin films for coated conductors (using BaZrO3 nanoparticle additions), followed by proposal and demonstration of further improved pinning using group IV and V elemental additions;
  • for the first demonstration of pO2-controlled liquid assisted growth of YBCO conductors, and subsequent advocacy of this method for next 20 + years, and
  • for undertaking and applying basic materials science studies to demonstrate novel ways to induce very effective pinning in MgB2 and (Bi,Pb)-2212.
 

MAX SWERDLOW AWARD FOR SUSTAINED SERVICE TO THE APPLIED
SUPERCONDUCTIVITY COMMUNITY
 
Kenichi Sato
KENICHI SATO
Japan Science and Technology Agency
 
For sustained service to the applied superconductivity community, in particular:
  • for developing magnet-grade HTS wires and their applications to power cables, magnets, and motors (1988-2016),
  • for serving as Secretary of IEC/TC90 (1989-2013), Program Officer of JST (2009-present) and Co-Editor of Superconductivity News Forum (2014-present), and
  • for serving as President of the Cryogenics and Superconductivity Society of Japan (2012-2016), and a Board Member of ICMC (2001-present).