This Award recognizes sustained service to the applied superconductivity community that has had a lasting influence on the advancement of the technology either through the demonstration of exceptional service to and leadership within the community (significantly beyond only technical direction), the formulation and promotion of major programs in applied superconductivity or through leadership and management roles in major national and international research organizations. The Award is named for the late Max Swerdlow. Starting in the 1960's and continuing for more than 20 years, he served as the Program Manger for Superconductivity at the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). His office funded the majority of the programs in the US on superconducting materials and large-scale applications of superconductivity other than those funded by the Department of Energy. Max Swerdlow's dedication and perseverance in the support of these activities played a crucial role in the maturing of applied superconductivity.
The nomination can be made by anyone who is familiar with the individual’s work.
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