Category: Board & Organization

ASEF Board Election

ASEF Board Election

The Applied Superconductivity Educational Foundation is run by a board of directors, the majority of whom are elected by participants at the conference. At each Applied Superconductivity Conference, two representatives from each of the topical areas of Electronics, Materials and Large Scale, are elected for a six-year term. Suggestions of volunteers for candidates to run for the Board are solicited. Persons submitting a valid petition before the indicated deadline will be placed on the ballot. A valid petition must (a) be signed by 10 or more people who have attended either of the last two conferences; (b) cannot have more than 2 signatures from persons from the same organization as the nominee.

Inquiries or nominations should be sent no later than March 23, 2022 to:

Judy Wu, University of Kansas
ASC 2022 Board Nominations Chair
Arthur Lichtenberger, University of Virginia
ASEF President, ASC 2022 Conference Chair

Voting Opens: October 23

2022 Nominees

Short bios can be viewed by clicking on the images below. These will also be posted on the Board Election Poster Boards located near the Registration Desks at the Hawaii Convention Center. Votes will be collected electronically and a link will be sent to all registered attendees when voting is open.

Voting will open on Sunday, October 23, 2022 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.


E L E C T R O N I C S  
Emily Barrentine
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Edward Leonard, Jr.
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
Hirotaka Terai
National Institute of Information and
Communications Technology, Japan
L A R G E  S C A L E
Antonella Chiuchiolo
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Germany
Sastry Pamidi
Center for Advanced Power Systems and
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
Tiina Salmi
Tampere University, Finland
Giuseppe Celentano
ENEA – Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Italy
Boris Maiorov
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Yanwei Ma
Institute of Electrical Engineering,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


Job Postings

Job Postings

Below are job postings provided by potential employers in the Applied Superconductivity field. If you are an employer and would like to provide your available jobs, please email the following information to Company name, name of position, link to the position description, location of job opportunity.

All job opportunities will be listed in the order they are received.

Below are job postings provided by potential employers in the Applied Superconductivity field. If you are an employer and would like to provide your available jobs, please email the following information to Company name, name of position, link to the position description, location of job opportunity.

All job opportunities will be listed in the order they are received.

Date Received: October 25, 2022

Zero Point Cryogenics

Drafting Technologist CAD / CAM – click here for details
Edmonton, Canada

Date Received: October 19, 2022

High Temperature Superconductors, Inc. (HTS)

Process/Senior Process Engineer
Santa Barbara, CA

Materials Scientist
Santa Barbara, CA

Date Received: October 5, 2022

IMEC USA Nanoelectronics Design Center, Inc.

Superconducting IC Design Researcher
IMEC USA Facility in Kissimmee, FL

Design Engineer for Superconducting Electronics (Entry Level)
IMEC USA Facility in Kissimmee, FL

Lab Technician for Superconducting Electronics
IMEC USA Facility in Kissimmee, FL

Date Received: October 2, 2022

University of Houston

Research Assistant Professor
Houston, TX

Research and Design Engineer
Houston, TX

Date Received: September 30, 2022

KIT – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, IMT – Institute of Microstructure Technology

PhD Candidate Position: Development and Applications of a Micro Pulse Tube Cryo Cooler
Germany, Karlsruh Region, Campus North Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Date Received: September 23, 2022


Superconducting Magnet Engineer
San Carlos, CA, USA

Date Received: September 6, 2022

University of Twente – Faculty of Science and Technology – Energy Materials & Systems Group

PhD position on Study of quench training on Nb3Sn Superconductors for Accelerator Magnets
University of Twente Campus, Laboratory of Superconductivity and Cryogenics, Enschede, The Netherlands

Date Received: September 4, 2022


Research Scientist
Houston, TX, USA

Manufacturing Engineer
Houston, TX, USA

Date Received: August 23, 2022

KIT – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, ITEP – Institute of Technical Physics, Research Field Superconducting Magnet Technology

PostDoc Magnet Technology
Germany, Karlsruhe Region, Campus North Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

PostDoc Rotating Machines
Germany, Karlsruhe Region, Campus North Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Date Received: August 16, 2022

Mevion Medical Systems

Superconducting Magnet Engineer
Littleton, MA USA

Cryogenic Engineer
Littleton, MA USA

Principal Cryogenics Technician
Littleton, MA USA

R&D Engineer, Physics and Applied Mechanics
Littleton, MA USA

R&D Engineer, Electrical
Littleton, MA USA

Assistant Physicist
Littleton, MA USA

Important Dates

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Open February 2, 2022
IEEE Awards Nominations Due February 1, 2022
ELEVATE Virtual Abstract Writing Workshop February 9, 2022
Early Abstract Submission Deadline for Visa Letters March 1, 2022
ELEVATE Virtual Abstract Writing Workshop March 9, 2022
Abstract Submission Deadline March 23, 2022
Student Paper Competition – Extended Abstracts Due March 23, 2022
Board Nominations Due March 23, 2022
Program Committee Meeting April 22 – 24, 2022
Emailed Notification of Abstract Acceptance May 25, 2022
Student Competition Finalists Notified May 25, 2022
Registration Opens June 22, 2022
Hotel Reservation Opens June 22, 2022
Exhibit Booth Registration Deadline August 17, 2022
Early Fee Registration Deadline September 7, 2022
Hotel Reservation Deadline September 14, 2022
Registration and Exhibit Registration Cancellation Deadline September 21, 2022
Pre-Conference Registration Deadline October 12, 2022
ASC Conference October 23 – 28, 2022
Manuscript Submission Starts November 3, 2022
Manuscript Submission Deadline November 13, 2022


Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

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Board Committee

2022 Board Committee

Board Officers

Arthur Lichtenberger President/Conference Chair University of Virginia Virginia, USA
Luisa Chiesa Vice President (ASC 2024 Chair) Tufts University Massachusetts, USA
Eric Hellstrom Secretary NHMFL/FSU Florida, USA
Bruce Strauss Treasurer IEEE CSC Washington DC, USA
Kathleen Amm Assistant Treasurer BNL New York, USA
Matthew Jewell Past President/Conference Chair 2018 University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Wisconsin, USA
Lance Cooley Past President/Conference Chair 2020 NHMFL/FSU Florida, USA
Giovanni Piero Pepe ESAS co-rep University of Naples Federico II Italy
Luca Bottura ESAS co-rep CERN Switzerland
John Przybysz CSC President IEEE CSC Maryland, USA



ASC Elected Board Members




Anna Fox NIST Colorado, USA
Shane Cybart UC Riverside California, USA
Anna Leese de Escobar Laconic Enterprises Illinois, USA
Ronny Stolz Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology Germany
Maria Salatino Stanford University California, USA
Nobuyuki Yoshikawa Yokohama National University Japan


Large Scale


Satoshi Awaji Tohoku University Japan
Iain Dixon NHMFL/FSU Florida, USA
Gen Nishijima NIMS Japan
Mathias Noe KIT/ITEM Germany
Ezio Todesco CERN Switzerland
Xiaorong Wang LBNL California, USA




Michael Eisterer Atomic Institute, TU Vienna Austria
Fedor Gömöry IEE, Slovak Academy of Sciences Slovakia
Luigi Muzzi ENEA & ICAS Italy
Jeff Parrell Bruker OST New Jersey, USA
Carmine Senatore University of Geneva Switzerland
Tengming Shen LBNL California, USA


Conference Appointments


Samuel Benz Program Chair NIST Colorado, USA
Anna Fox Electronics Topical Sub-Chair DoC/NIST/PML Colorado, USA
Gen Nishijima Large Scale Topical Sub-Chair NIMS Japan
Tengming Shen Materials Topical Sub-Chair LBNL California, USA
Sasha Ishmael ELEVATE Chair Lupine Materials & Technology Florida, USA
Ashleigh Francis Diversity and Inclusion Chair Commonwealth Fusion Systems Massachusettes, USA
James Meen ASC Education-Outreach Co-Chair University of Houston Texas, USA
Karoline Mueller ASC Education-Outreach Co-Chair University of Houston Texas, USA
Paolo Ferracin Short Course Chair LBNL California, USA
Maria Salatino Student Support Chair Stanford University California, USA
Miranda Thompson Rising Professionals Board Representative University of Colorado Boulder/NIST Colorado, USA
Chao Li Rising Professionals Board Representative Tianjin University/University of Cambridge China
Siwei Chen Rising Professionals Board Representative University of Houston Texas, USA
Deepnarayan Gupta Student Paper Competition Chair New York, USA
Al Zeller Editor in Chief NHMFL/FSU Florida, USA
Tabitha Sebastino Marketing Chair PGC New York, USA
Austin Capers Exhibits Chair Scientific Instruments Florida, USA
Judy Wu Nominations Chair University of Kansas Kansas, USA
Matthew Jewell Sponsorship Co-Chair University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Wisconsin, USA
Satoshi Awaji Sponsorship Co-Chair Tohoku University Japan


Representative from Other Organizations


Michael Green ASC Representative on ESAS LBNL California, USA
Joseph Minervini IEEE CSC Awards and Presentations MIT Massachusetts, USA


ASEF Board Message

ASEF Board Message

A statement on the Invasion of Ukraine by the Applied Superconductivity Educational Foundation
(8 March 2022)


The Applied Superconductivity Educational Foundation (ASEF) represents a diverse international community of scientists, students, educators, and industrial partners. The ASEF Board strongly condemns the unprovoked Russian act of war and affirms democratic Ukraine’s sovereignty and independence. Our deep concern is with the Ukraine citizenry including fellow colleagues and students who are now in harm’s way, many fleeing violence and death for the hope of safety. We encourage our members to contribute to the various crisis relief funds in support of the Ukrainian people.

The mission of the ASEF, and its Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC), is to promote international exploration, learning and the exchange of scientific and technical ideas, breakthroughs and accomplishments, and to provide an array of educational and interactive experiences and events. ASEF believes scientific interaction and collaboration across geopolitical boundaries helps build bridges and make the world more connected with increased cultural understanding. We will therefore continue to interact with and support all of our international members around the world as allowed by U.S. law. The ASEF will not accept Russian sponsorship or advertising for ASC’22.

The ASEF Officers
A. Lichtenberger, President, L. Chiesa, Vice President, B. Strauss and K. Amm, Treasurers, E. Hellstrom, Secretary
on behalf of the ASEF Board

Ancillary Meetings

Ancillary Meetings

We anticipate that a number of ancillary meetings will be held in conjunction with ASC 2022. If you would like to arrange a meeting during the Conference, please contact the ASC 2022 Conference Manager, Paula Pair, by email for assistance.

Limited space at the Hawaii Convention Center is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please provide the following information pertaining to your meeting:

Time (start and end times)
Anticipated attendance
Setup (U-shape, conference style, etc.)
Audio visual requirements
Internet requirements
Electrical requirements
Food and beverage requirements
Subject/Title of Meeting
Organizer’s contact information (with email address)
On-site point of contact (if not the Meeting Organizer noted above)

Upon receipt of the information above, meeting organizers will receive a meeting space request confirmation from Paula Pair. Once a meeting room is assigned, Paula will send an e-introduction to the meeting organizer and the proper point of contact at the Hawaii Convention Center by email.

In all cases, the meeting organizer will be responsible for setting up direct billing arrangements with the convention center’s point of contact. ASC 2022 is not responsible for ancillary meeting related expenses.

ASC Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Applied Superconductivity Conference Meetings

It is the policy of the Applied Superconductivity Educational Foundation (ASEF) that all participants, including attendees, exhibitors, staff, volunteers, officers, and all other stakeholders involved in Applied Superconductivity Conferences (ASC) will conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner that is welcoming to all participants and free from inappropriate behavior, including any form of discrimination, harassment, bullying, violence or retaliation. Participants will treat each other with respect and consideration to create a collegial, inclusive, and professional environment at ASC meetings and activities related to meetings. Creating a supportive environment to enable scientific discourse at ASC meetings is the responsibility of all participants.

Participants will not exhibit any inappropriate actions or statements based on individual characteristics such as age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, religion, marital status, nationality, political affiliation, ability status, educational background, or any other characteristic protected by law. Actions inconsistent with this code of conduct, including disruptive or harassing behavior of any kind will not be tolerated. Harassment includes but is not limited to inappropriate or intimidating behavior and language, unwelcome jokes or comments, unwanted touching or attention, offensive images, and stalking.

Violations of this code of conduct policy should be reported to a Board member or a member of the ASC diversity and inclusion committee as soon as possible. Identities of Board members are on the ASC websites. If a participant observes inappropriate comments or actions and personal intervention seems appropriate and safe to correct the problem, they should use their best judgment in determining appropriate intervention. In the case of any threat of violence, venue security personnel or appropriate law enforcement authorities should be contacted.

Sanctions for violations may include, but are not limited to, verbal or written warning, ejection from a meeting without refund, exclusion from other ASC activities, and/or action by security personnel or appropriate authorities. Retaliation for complaints of inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated.

Terms and Conditions for Applied Superconductivity Conference Meetings

Terms and Conditions for Applied Superconductivity Conference Meetings

Submission of a registration is regarded as affirmation of your acceptance of the Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC) Meeting Terms & Conditions.

  • Privacy and use of information: ASC maintains a Privacy Policy. ASC is committed to protecting your personal information and maintaining data in a secure manner. You acknowledge that ASC may use your personal data consistent with this policy, including meeting content and logistics (e.g., listing you name in the program when you are a presenter). You also acknowledge use of your information in accordance with the Privacy Policy for third party services, such as a housing bureau. Except as described in the Privacy Policy, ASC will not disclose your personal data to a third party without your consent except when required to do so by law.
  • Event conduct: ASC maintains a Code of Conduct. ASC is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment to all participants, including staff, vendors, and other support. You agree to abide by the Code of Conduct and its principles, and participants are furthermore expected to be tolerant, inclusive, and respectful. If you observe or experience unacceptable behavior, contact onsite event staff or an ASC Board Member as soon as possible. These persons will be identified by unique ribbons or lanyards on the identification badge.
  • Event safety and security: ASC provides event security at all times. Attendees must wear identification badges when participating in the meeting and any events connected to the meeting listed in the official program. If you observe a direct threat, contact venue security personnel or appropriate law enforcement authorities immediately.
  • Use of photographic and video devices to take notes: It is not ethically acceptable to record by use of a phone or camera the entire content of a presentation or poster without the consent of the presenter. Extensive photographic or video note-taking is also disruptive to other attendees. You agree to refrain from extensive photography or recording of presentations. Session chairs may instruct participants to stop disruptive behavior, and participants agree to abide by instructions from session chairs. Occasional photographic or video note-taking is permissible, provided that care is taken to not disrupt other participants. ASC has provided the means for authors to upload supplemental material in connection with the presentation identifier, which may include a copy of the presentation. Attendees are also encouraged to request materials directly from the presenter instead of extensive photographic note-taking.


Other Conferences & Events

Other Conferences & Events

IEEE CSC Superconductivity News Forum (SNF) Superconductivity News

Cryogenic Society of America, Inc.

2022 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit
May 8 – 13, 2022 | Honolulu, HI
May 23 – 25, 2022 | Virtual

3rd International Conference on Cryogenics and Refrigeration Technologies
May 18 – 20, 2022 | Bucharest, Romania

MEM & HTS4Fusion Conductor Workshop 2022
June 19 – 24, 2022 | Karlsruhe, Germany

Foundations of Cryocoolers Short Course
June 27, 2022 | Bethlehem, PA

International Cryocooler Conference ICC22
June 27 – 30, 2022 | Bethlehem, PA

29th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics
August 15 – 22, 2022 | Sapporo, Japan

2022 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit
November 27 – December 2, 2022 | Boston, MA

International Forum on Applied Superconductivity and Magnetism (IFASM OCEANIA 2022)
December 6 – 8, 2022 | Cold Coast, Australia

CHATS on Applied Superconductivity

May 3-5, 2023
Torino, Italy

30th Space Cryogenics Workshop
July 16 – 18, 2023
Kailua-Kona, HI

Cryogenic Engineering Conference & International Materials Conference (CEC/ICMC 2023)
July 9 – 13, 2023 | Honolulu, HI

16th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity (EUCAS 2023)

September 3 – 7, 2023 | Bologna, Italy

International Conference on Magnet Technology (MT-28)!en
September 10 – 15, 2023 | Provence, France


Cryogenic Society of America – CSA


NHMFL – Applied Superconductivity Center

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