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The IEEE Dr. James Wong Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions to Applied Superconductivity Materials Technology to be presented to Judith Louise MacManus-Driscoll

The IEEE Dr. James Wong Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions to Applied Superconductivity Materials Technology to be presented to Judith Louise MacManus-Driscoll

The Council on Superconductivity is pleased to announce the selection of Professor Judith L. MacManus-Driscoll of the University of Cambridge to receive the IEEE Dr. James Wong Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions to Applied Superconductivity Materials Technology. This IEEE Award recognizes a living individual for a career of meritorious achievements and outstanding technical contributions in the field of applied superconductor materials technology.

The Award will be presented to Prof. Driscoll during the European Conference on Applied Superconductivity to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, 17-21 September 2017. Prof. Driscoll will receive a plaque, an inscribed medallion, and a cash award of US $5,000.

Citation

Prof. Driscoll will be recognized for continuing and significant contributions in the field of superconductivity 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.

Prof. Judith MacManus-Driscoll
 
Descriptions of the Award and past laureates are found on the web at http://ieeecsc.org/awards.