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Recent Awardees 2015

Recent Awardees 2015

IEEE SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AWARD RECIPIENTS 2015

 
 
THE IEEE AWARD FOR CONTINUING AND SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO
THE FIELD OF APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY
(SMALL SCALE APPLICATIONS)
 
oleg mukhanov
Oleg Mukhanov
Hypres, Inc.
 

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

  • for co-inventing and  experimentally verifying the operation of Rapid Single Flux Quantum (RSFQ) superconducting digital logic circuits, which are currently  the logic family most widely used in superconducting digital systems,
  • for invention and co-invention of numerous RSFQ circuits and subsystems including Digital-RF Receivers, and
  • for inventing a family of very low power dissipation RSFQ circuits for use in superconducting logic and memory in high performance computing systems.

 
THE IEEE AWARD FOR CONTINUING AND SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIELD
OF APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY
(LARGE SCALE APPLICATIONS)
 
Markiewicz
W. Denis Markiewicz
Florida State University
 
For continuing and significant contributions in the field of large scale applications of superconductivity, in particular,
  • for his contribution to the development of the technology for very high field solenoids, in the early days with Nb3Sn tape and later with REBCO tape;
  • for delivering the first 600 MHz NMR spectrometer magnet, and contributions to the development of clinical magnetic resonance imaging magnets;
  • for originating the Ultra-Wide-Bore 900 MHz NMR spectrometer magnet, which allowed significant advances in NMR science and technology;
  • for his work on understanding the relation between critical temperature and strain in Nb3Sn.
 
Richard J. Thome
Richard J. Thome
RJ Thome Consulting Services, LLC
 
For continuing and significant contributions in the field of large scale applications of superconductivity, in particular,
  • for his supportive work on understanding cryogenic stabilization; for his contribution to the understanding of electromagnetic forces and stresses in the design of large magnet structures;
  • for his project work on magnetic confinement fusion, MHD power generation, magnetic levitation, launchers, and ship propulsion;
  • for his leadership of the ITER magnet design team in its early stages; and
  • for his contributions to the education and mentoring of many engineers in superconducting technology and magnet system engineering, while working for General Atomics, MIT, Magnetic Corporation of America, and the AVCO Everett Research Laboratory.
 
 
THE IEEE DR. JAMES WONG AWARD FOR CONTINUING AND SIGNIFICANT
CONTRIBUTIONS TO APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY
 
Peter Lee
Seung Ok Hong
Oxford Superconducting Technology
 
For continuing and significant contributions in the field of superconducting materials research, in  particular,
  • for his role in achieving engineering current densities of over 3000 A-mm-2 in commercial NbTi at 5 T and 4.2 K,
  • for his work in commercializing ‘wire in channel’ conductors to provide the low cost, high copper conductor needed for MRI,
  • for his work on RRP internal tin Nb3Sn conductors - the first
    wire to achieve 3000 A-mm-2  at 12 T and 4.2 K, and
  • for developing Bi-2212 round wire, enabling HTS Rutherford cable to be made for future accelerators.
 
 
THE IEEE MAX SWERDLOW AWARD FOR SUSTAINED SERVICE TO THE APPLIED
SUPERCONDUCTIVITY COMMUNITY
 
Paul Ching-Wu Chu
David G. Hawksworth
Tokamak Energy
 
For sustained leadership and exceptional service to the applied superconductivity community, in particular,
  • for playing a key role in the process which has changed MRI from a scientific novelty to a reliable, trusted and widely available clinical procedure,
  • for leading the development at Oxford Magnet Technology of 4T whole body and 1T and 1.5T active shield MRI systems and an ongoing range of cost and performance optimized MRI magnet systems, and
  • for promoting a culture of quality and ‘best practice’ in the production of MRI magnets.