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Dr. Jeff Tallon CNZM, FRSNZ, HonFIPENZ is Senior Principal Scientist at Robinson Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington and, until recently, was concurrently Professor of Physics at Victoria University. He is internationally known for his research and discoveries in high-Tc superconductors (HTS), both fundamental and applied, leading to commercialization through the company HTS-110 Ltd. With colleagues he secured European and US patents for Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10 and a number of other HTS and over the past 25 years has led research in materials science, processing, flux pinning, novel superconducting materials and wire development. His more fundamental studies have focused on thermodynamics, magnetism, spectroscopy and electronic transport properties of HTS; especially in elucidating the phenomenology and nature of the once mysterious pseudogap that competes with superconductivity and which imposes severe limits on critical currents and critical fields. Dr Tallon’s other research interests include nanotechnology, hybrid organic/inorganic materials, spin crossover materials and physics at high pressure. He has received many awards for his work, including the Rutherford Medal, the Dan Walls Medal for Physics and the inaugural New Zealand Prime Minister’s Science Medal for commercialization of fundamental science. Dr Tallon has been a frequent Visiting Professor at Cambridge University and a Visiting Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge. He has published nearly 300 papers, with a Hirsch index of 50 and total citation close to 10,000. HTS-110 manufactures magnets, NMR systems, ion-implantation equipment, current leads and coils for motors and generators – all based on HTS Dr Jeff Tallon CNZM, FRSNZ, HonFIPENZ is Senior Principal Scientist at Robinson Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington and, until recently, was concurrently Professor of Physics at Victoria University. He is internationally known for his research and discoveries in high-Tc superconductors (HTS), both fundamental and applied, leading to commercialization through the company HTS-110 Ltd. With colleagues he secured European and US patents for Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10 and a number of other HTS and over the past 25 years has led research in materials science, processing, flux pinning, novel superconducting materials and wire development. His more fundamental studies have focused on thermodynamics, magnetism, spectroscopy and electronic transport properties of HTS; especially in elucidating the phenomenology and nature of the once mysterious pseudogap that competes with superconductivity and which imposes severe limits on critical currents and critical fields. Dr Tallon’s other research interests include nanotechnology, hybrid organic/inorganic materials, spin crossover materials and physics at high pressure. He has received many awards for his work, including the Rutherford Medal, the Dan Walls Medal for Physics and the inaugural New Zealand Prime Minister’s Science Medal for commercialization of fundamental science. Dr Tallon has been a frequent Visiting Professor at Cambridge University and a Visiting Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge. He has published nearly 300 papers, with a Hirsch index of 50 and total citation close to 10,000. HTS-110 manufactures magnets, NMR systems, ion-implantation equipment, current leads and coils for motors and generators – all based on HTS technology.technology.

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