Category: ELEVATE

Short Courses

Short Courses

1. Design of Superconducting Magnets for Particle Accelerators and Detectors

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Hawaii Convention Center, Room 325B
Fee: Full conference participant early: $300; regular: $375; onsite: $450
Student participant early: $225; regular: $275; onsite: $325
Fee includes a continental breakfast and coffee breaks.
Instructors: Susana Izquierdo Bermudez and Herman ten Kate

Course Description: This course covers the design of superconducting magnets for particle accelerators and detectors. The lectures are intended for physicists and engineers working in the areas of magnet technology and applied superconductivity, and interested in basic principles, physical parameters, analytical and numerical tools used for superconducting magnet design. For each of the applications considered, the courses will start by presenting the properties and characteristics of superconducting strands and cables. The main concepts related to magnetic design and coil lay-outs will be then outlined. In addition, the lectures will deal with the mechanics and fabrication techniques of a superconducting magnet, focusing in particular on coils and the structural components aimed at containing the electro-magnetic forces and managing the stresses. Finally, a description of the different systems devoted to cool and protect a magnet after a quench will be provided.

2. High Temperature Superconductors: From the Materials to Magnet Technology

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Hawaii Convention Center, Room 325A
Fee: Full conference participant early: $300; regular: $375; onsite: $450
Student participant early: $225; regular: $275; onsite: $325
Fee includes a continental breakfast and coffee breaks.
Instructors: Carmine Senatore and Tengming Shen

Course Description: This course addresses the current state and prospects of high temperature superconductor (HTS) technology. After three decades of arduous development, three high-Tc cuprate materials have been developed into long-length composite conductors with high critical current density at magnetic fields or temperatures beyond the reach of Nb-Ti and Nb3Sn. The scope of the course is to illustrate the close synergetic relationship between the development of a deeper understanding of the material properties and the progresses in the conductor technology, with a focus on high field magnet applications. The course is organized in four parts:

  1. An introduction to high temperature superconductivity;
  2. The basics of HTS conductor fabrication (REBCO coated conductors, BSCCO-2223 tapes and BSCCO-2212 wires), including latest developments to improve performance;
  3. An overview of the electromagnetic, electromechanical and thermophysical properties of tape, wire, and cable conductors;
  4. Critical issues and innovative design concepts for the HTS-based magnets with an overview of noteworthy ongoing projects, including magnets for >1 GHz NMR spectroscopy, high-field fusions, and the next generation of high energy particle colliders.

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3. Superconducting Power Devices and Cryogen-Free HTS Magnets

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Hawaii Convention Center, Room 326A
Fee: Full conference participant early: $300; regular: $375; onsite: $450
Student participant early: $225; regular: $275; onsite: $325
Fee includes a continental breakfast and coffee breaks.
Instructors: Tabea Arndt, Antonio Morandi, Kiruba S. Haran

Course Description: Power devices using Superconductors (especially High-Temperature Superconductors HTS) can be designed to have outstanding performances e.g. very high capacity, efficiency and/ or compactness. However, design and engineering have to be adopted to access the full potential using HTS. The short course on Superconducting Power Devices will be organized in four slots covering:

  1. Superconductivity for electric power grid – power cables, transformers and fault current limiters, part 1 (AM)
  2. Superconductivity for electric power grid – power cables, transformers and fault current limiters, part 2 (AM)
  3. Superconducting rotating machines (KH)
  4. Cryogen-free HTS magnets (TA).

The short course will cover the basic design of each application and present appropriate case studies underpinning the designs. The short course will provide an overview on present limitations, future directions and research needs in the field of these Superconducting Power Devices.

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4. Superconducting Quantum Electronics and Sensing

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Hawaii Convention Center, Room 327
Fee: Full conference participant early: $300; regular: $375; onsite: $450
Student participant early: $225; regular: $275; onsite: $325
Fee includes a continental breakfast and coffee breaks.
Instructor: Pascal Febvre, Mikko Kiviranta, Thomas George McConkey

Course Description: Superconducting electronics is currently gaining momentum due to concerns about energy efficiency for complex electronics systems and quantum electronics. Superconductors can be used as patterned thin films for detectors by using either their thermal or fast intrinsic electrodynamic properties at different wavelengths. Nevertheless a central part of superconducting electronics is based on the use of active devices, Josephson junctions, to perform different electronics tasks, either analogue, digital or quantum, and to sense electromagnetic or magnetic signals in a wide frequency range. After describing the physics and the main properties of superconductors, we will focus on the use of Josephson junctions and show how they are used for applications like the voltage standard, RF heterodyne detection and magnetic detection with Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs).

Digital electronics will also be presented with an emphasis on principles of operation as well as design methods and an overview of design tools and capabilities. At last the quantum mode of operation of Josephson junctions used in superconducting qu-bits will be introduced, along with associated properties and some examples of realizations.

Outline:

I – Physics and main properties of superconductors
II – Superconducting microwave passive elements: microstrip and coplanar lines
III – RF properties of Josephson junctions: applications to voltage standard and RF detectors
IV – Magnetic properties of Josephson junctions: applications to SQUID magnetometers, gradiometers and more
V – Digital properties of Josephson junctions: the Single-Flux-Quantum digital logic
VI –  Quantum properties of  Josephson junctions: quantum approach and superconducting qu-bits

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5. High Temperature Superconductors for Electrical Engineering Applications: Cables and Motors

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Hawaii Convention Center, Room 326B
Fee: Full conference participant early: $250; regular: $300; onsite: $375
Student participant early: $175; regular: $225; onsite: $275
Fee includes a continental breakfast and a coffee break.
Instructors: Kévin Berger and Rémi Dorget

Course Description: The aim of this course is to introduce participants to the various theoretical and practical aspects of the design and modeling of superconducting applications such as electrical machines involving bulk superconductors and power cables based on High Temperature Superconducting materials (HTS). A general state of the interest of such applications will first be established through several concrete examples. Then, the key elements of the modeling of these systems and different numerical tools will be presented, including the necessary databases. Finally, two real-life cases will be presented in more detail: the use of a DC HTS cable in the French railway network and the design and manufacture of an HTS motor for aircraft applications.

 

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Short Course Instructors

Tabea Arndt holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. After working at Vacuumschmelze GmbH/Hanau, EAS & EHTS/Hanau, Bruker Biospin/Hanau and Siemens Corporate Technology/Erlangen, in 2019 she joined KIT/Karlsruhe/Germany, faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology as a co-director of the Institute of Technical Physics leading the research field “Superconducting Magnet Technology”. She worked in a variety of public funded and industrial projects (NMR-, MRI-, laboratory and industrial magnets and applications in Electrical Engineering like SFCL, Motors/Generators and cables). She was member/board member/ chairperson of Conectus, ISIS and representative to ESAS and now serves as the curator of the German Ministry of Economy and Climate’s Research Field “High-Temperature Superconductivity” in “Energy Efficiency in Industry”. Since 2008 she is a delegate to the IEA TCP HTS. For a number of years she served as a member/deputy chair of an engineering review panel for ERC-grants and as a reviewer for several foundations and state organizations. Since 2021, her research field at ITEP coordinates a collaborative research project on HTS and liquid hydrogen within the German National Hydrogen Strategy. Recently, the research team is addressing challenges in applications of windings and magnets based on 2G-HTS, again.

Kévin Berger received the M.S. and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy, France, in 2002 and 2006 respectively. His main research topics concern the study of superconducting cables in the railway network and the magnetization of HTS bulks for practical applications such as electrical motors. He is also interested in the potential new bulk materials such as YBCO foams, MgB2 and iron-based superconductors.

After his Ph.D. in 2016, he worked two years at G2ELab and Néel Institute in Grenoble with Prof. Pascal Tixador on the design and realization of an 800 kJ HTS SMES, the first conduction-cooled SMES realized in Europe. Having spent one year in the industry (Exxelia Group) designing magnetic components for aircraft and space applications, he reached an associate professor position at the University of Lorraine, Group of Research in Electrical Engineering of Nancy (GREEN), in France since 2010. He is the author of five book chapters and more than sixty peer-reviewed international journal articles. He is still involved in the development of analytical and numerical tools and is the organizing Committee Chair of the 8th edition of the International Workshop on Numerical Modelling of High Temperature Superconductors, to be held in Nancy, France, from June 14th to 16th, 2022, https://htsmod2022.sciencesconf.org.

Dr. Berger is currently engaged in two H2020 projects: IMOTHEP related to the “Future propulsion and integration: towards a hybrid/electric aircraft” and SMAGRINET regarding “Smart grid competence hub for boosting research, innovation and educational capacities for energy transition”, https://www.smagrinet.eu. Since many years, he is an expert in the TC 90 of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) which prepare International Standards (IS) related to superconducting materials and devices.

Rémi Dorget was born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France in 1996. He received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Lorraine, Nancy, France, in 2019. He is currently PhD candidate with Safran tech in the “Electrical and Electronic Systems Research group” and the University of Lorraine within the “Groupe de Recherche en Energie Electrique de Nancy, GREEN”. His research topics are the design, the construction and the tests of superconducting electrical machines for aircraft applications.

Pascal Febvre has been working on superconducting electronics since 1991 after receiving his diploma of Physics and Chemistry from the Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI). He developed THz superconducting (SIS) receivers at the Observatory of Paris in France from 1991 to 1997 for balloon-borne experiments with the French, Swedish and European Space Agencies, and at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA) in Pasadena for an airborne experiment in 1992-1993. He joined the laboratory of Microwave and Characterization at Université Savoie Mont Blanc in France in 1997 as a tenure-track associate-professor to work on fast superconducting digital electronics (SFQ electronics) for scientific and telecommunication applications. Current developments are focused on digital magnetometers for geophysics applications and software tools for digital circuits. P. Febvre has authored over 180 international journal and conference papers. He is Senior Member of IEEE and President of the European FLUXONICS Society since 2013. He is involved since 2004 in the dissemination of superconducting electronics in Europe through the regular organization of workshops, conferences and summer schools.

Kiruba S. Haran (Fellow, IEEE) received the B.Sc. degree in electronic and electrical engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife City, Nigeria, in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree in electric power engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA, in 2000.

He is a Professor of electrical and computer engineering with the University of Illinois, Urbana– Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA. He spent 13 years with GE Research, Niskayuna, NY, USA, as a Senior Engineer and a Manager with Electrical Machines Laboratory devloping and validating megawatt scale superconducting machines for airborne power systems. His research interests include high-specific-power electrical machines and drives, with both superconducting and noncryogenic approaches. He has over 20 years of experience in developing electric machinery and is a co-founder of Hinetics LLC (spin-off of UIUC) focusing on compact air-core electric technology.

Susana Izquierdo Bermudez is currently a staff scientist in the Superconducting Magnets and Cryostats Group at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva. After graduating in Energy and Mechanical Engineering at the University Carlos III of Madrid, Leganes, Spain, in 2010, she joined the CERN Magnet group to work on the preparation activities for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) First Long Shut down. In 2012 she started working in the Magnet Design and Technology Section, on the development of high field Nb3Sn accelerator magnets. Since 2020, she is responsible of the Nb3Sn inner triplet quadrupole magnets for the HiLumi LHC.

Mr. Mikko Kiviranta received his MSc in Technical Physics from the Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University) in 1992. He is a graduate school dropout. He currently holds the position of Principal Scientist at the VTT Technology Research Centre of Finland Ltd. He has designed dc SQUIDs and worked with SQUID-based systems for more than three decades, from doi:10.1007/978-1-4613-0581-1_150 to doi:10.1063/5.0066240, with an emphasis on the practical aspects of the SQUID use.

Thomas George McConkey joined IBMQuantum three years ago as a microwave design engineer, working on a number of quantum chip designs and developing the open source quantum-EDA tool, Qiskit Metal. Thomas had completed a PhD in 2018 at the University of Waterloo / IQC on the project of ‘Extensible Architecture for Superconducting Quantum Computing’ as a member of the Digital Quantum Matter group. Additionally, he took part in a number of science outreach activities, ranging from running of ‘cryogenic experiments’ for IQC summer school programs to consulting on ‘QUANTUM: The Exhibit’.

Antonio Morandi holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering. Since 2006 he is with the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering where is professor of Electrical Engineering, Electric Energy Storage and Applied Superconductivity. He is supervisor of PhD programs on Applied Superconductivity. His research interests are on power applications of High Temperature Superconductors and advanced energy systems. He has coordinated several research projects in this field funded by Public Agencies and by private companies and has contributed to the prototyping of superconducting power apparatus (FCL and SMES) and to the development of modelling and design tools. Antonio Morandi is author of more than 60 technical papers published in international journals and conferences. He is inventor of three patents. He is reviewer of research projects in the energy sector for the European Commission, the Italian Ministry of University and Research and foreign research institutes. He has given several invited talks at international conferences and research associations and is member of several program committees in international conferences. Antonio Morandi is member of the ESAS – European Society for Applied Superconductivity board. He is member of the Italian mirror Committee IEC TC90 – Superconductivity and is member of the International Steering Committee on HTS Modeling. He has been the chairman of International Workshop HTSModelling2016 and will co-chair the 16th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity – EUCAS 2023, to be hosted in Bologna, Italy from 3 – 7 September 2023. He is a senior member of IEEE and serves as associate editor for IEEE Transaction on Applied Superconductivity.

Carmine Senatore was appointed head of the Group of Applied Superconductivity at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, in 2010. He received his MSc degree cum laude in Physics in 2000 and his doctoral degree in 2004 at the University of Salerno, Italy. His formation as solid state physicist was focused on the vortex dynamics in high-Tc superconductors. Presently, his primary activity is on superconducting materials for large-scale applications. The research of Prof. Senatore is driven by the challenge to understand and control the basic properties required for the practical implementation of superconductors. This includes all material aspects that play a role in tuning the superconductor properties as well as innovative approaches to the processing of superconducting wires and tapes. His activities focus on the development of both low- and high-Tc superconductors for applications in various fields, from the high field magnets for NMR/MRI systems and particle accelerators to the emerging applications in the electric power infrastructure. Recently, his group has developed and tested in collaboration with Bruker BioSpin a superconducting coil able to generate a magnetic field of 25 Tesla. Senatore also takes part in the CERN study for the next generation accelerator magnets in view of a 100 TeV energy-frontier hadron collider.

Tengming Shen is currently a physicist staff scientist with the Berkeley Center for Magnet Technology at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he researches and develops LTS and HTS superconducting magnets and materials for particle accelerators, particle beam therapy, fusion, nuclear physics, and ultrastable cryogenic microscopes. Between 2010 and 2015, he was a Peoples Fellow and a scientist with Fermilab. Dr. Shen obtained his PhD in electrical engineering in 2010 at the Florida State University with a thesis on Ag/Bi-2212 round wires and magnets at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. His work with HTS materials and magnets has earned him several awards, including an early career award from the U.S. Department of Energy, Peoples Fellowship from Fermilab, Cryogenic Materials for Excellence award from the International Cryogenic Materials Conference, and Roger Boom Award from the Cryogenic Society of America. He has been active at ASCs, and serves as a board member and the materials program chair for the ASC2022. He taught the short courses on HTS superconducting materials and magnets at the ASC2016 and ASC2020 and enjoyed the experience.

Herman ten Kate (Dutch, born in 1955) is emeritus professor at the University of Twente where he was educated and stared his carrier in 1980; since 1997 occupying the Chair of Industrial Application of Superconductivity. In addition he worked at CERN from 1996 until his retirement in April 2020 as Magnet System Project Leader of the ATLAS Experiment, comprising the world’s largest operational superconducting magnet of three huge toroidal magnets and a solenoid. With his team he supported other detector magnet developments as well with coordinated R&D for proposed particle physics experiments like for the Future Circular Collider, linear colliders as CLIC/ILC, antimatter detector PANDA, neutrino detector BabyMIND and solar axions detector BabyIAXO. He continued his work at CERN as honorable member at the Experimental Physics Department. In July 2013 he received the IEEE Lifetime Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions in the Field of Applied Superconductivity. As emeritus professor at the University of Twente he continued his work for guiding PhD students, participating in various magnet review committees, and supporting various R&D projects in collaboration with industries and institutes around the globe.

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Outreach

ELEVATE - Outreach

ASEF and ASC 2022 are planning ELEVATE Outreach events to occur prior to and during the ASC 2022 conference. Please check back for updates on these events.

On Thursday October 20, 2022 (the Thursday before the Applied Superconductivity Conference), ASEF will demonstrate superconductivity at UH Mānoa to students and faculty at UH, to high-school and college educators (through AAPT), and, remotely, to the wider community. A one-hour lecture on superconductivity will begin at 3 p.m. After 4 p.m., there will be a variety of demonstrations with particular emphasis on demonstrations that can be used in the classroom to illustrate important principles but also including rides on the IEEE superconducting levitator. Kits for use in classrooms will be provided to educators who pre-register for the colloquium.

The Applied Superconductivity Educational Foundation, ASEF Science Friday public outreach event will be held at the lush Hawaii Convention Center on Friday, October 28, 2022, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Kamehameha Exhibit Hall II-III on the last day of the 2022 Applied Superconductivity Conference. This event, open to the public, is a collaboration between the ASEF and the Hawaii Department of Education which will transport more the 400 high school students from public schools to the convention center. Many of these students represent schools at which the ASEF ELEVATE Outreach Team will have provided demonstrations, given lectures about superconductivity, and highlighted the ASC’22 conference the week before the conference. A diverse and welcoming team of students, young professionals, and seasoned scientists, and industry experts from the ASC’22 conference will engage the public and local students in a transformational educational extravaganza including rides on the IEEE superconducting levitator!

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

ELEVATE Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our student attendees are the future of our conference and our field of research.  ELEVATE Program organizers have curated an array of activities encompassing not only conference specific training, but ongoing career guidance and networking opportunities with seasoned members of our research and industry partners.

Workshop Descriptions

Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 and Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m. EST and 5:00 p.m. EST

Location: Virtual

Fee: Complimentary to those that register

Organizer: Abiola Temidayo Oloye, Applied Superconductivity Center, NHMFL, FSU

Event Description: Scientific communication is an essential but often overlooked skill in higher educational institutions. To address this gap, ASC’22 DEI presents a Virtual Abstract Writing Workshop (VAWW) with the aim to help prepare participants, aimed particularly at students and young professionals, to write higher quality abstracts. Great abstracts should be able to capture the readers’ attention with as little words as possible while conveying an effective summary of their scientific processes and results. Given that the language standard for scientific communication is generally in the English language, persons whose first language is not English face additional challenges in the scientific writing process. This event will address this need by providing examples of good quality abstracts and explore the pitfalls of abstract writing and how to avoid them while providing useful resources for non-native English speakers. This virtual event will be held during the abstract submission window.

Workshop Instructor:

Dr. Peter J. Lee, Deputy Director: Applied Superconductivity Center, NHMFL, FSU

Peter Lee was Program Chair for the 2020 Applied Superconductivity Conference and has served on the Program Committee since 2000. He was also on the Editorial Board of IEEE Trans. Applied Superconductivity from 2008 to 2018. He is currently Deputy Director of the Applied Superconductivity Center at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (Florida State University).

Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022 and Sunday, August 28, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m. EDT and 5:00 p.m. EDT

Location: Virtual

Fee: Complimentary to those that register

Organizer: Charlie Sanabria, CFS Energy

Event Description: Despite being one of the most crucial steps in the scientific process, scientific writing is rarely taught in educational institutions. In this virtual manuscript preparation workshop we will go through some of the most common elements of style which can make scientific papers more impactful and easier to read. Our workshop will touch many areas: from basic scientific objectivity, to paragraph and manuscript structure, as well as storytelling and flow. We will show various examples of sentences, figures, tables, and paragraphs which can be transformed to create a clearer message—making the key take-aways stand out and, most importantly, be remembered by the readers.

The event is open to all ASC 2022 participants. Registration is required. Please join the discussion!

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Date: Monday, October 24, 2022

Time: 12:45 p.m.

Location: Ballroom A

Speaker: Dr. Julia M. Williams

Organizer: Dr. Daniel S. Davis, Applied Superconductivity Center, NHMFL, FSU

Event Description: As you prepare to initiate a job search, you will certainly update your resume, maybe even your wardrobe. But have you considered how you will talk about yourself and your work when a recruiter asks, So tell me about your research? Rather than speaking off the cuff, successful job seekers create a professional “story” that helps them describe not only what they did but why it prepared them well for the job they want. During this lunchtime session, you’ll have the chance to hear effective professional “stories,” as well as write your own story. You’ll also try out your story and receive feedback. By the end of the session, you’ll have a professional story that brings your resume to life.

Those attending this course will have the opportunity of signing up for a single 15-minute one-on-one coaching session with Julia taking place during the Monday or Tuesday poster sessions.

The event is open to all ASC 2022 participants. Registration is required. Please join the discussion!

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Time: 12:45 p.m.

Location: Ballroom BC

Organizer: Ashleigh Francis, Applied Superconductivity Center, NHMFL, FSU

Event Description: The Applied Superconductivity Educational Foundation recognizes and is strongly committed to the significance and importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This year we have created an interactive DEI event featuring a panel of speakers to address the relevant topics brought forward from the superconducting community during our last event. These include: Unconscious bias; building awareness; achieving purposeful integration of this awareness into your professional practice; Communication and conflict management; engagement of members of your organization. We feel it is especially relevant to include in our discussion the influence of health, well-being and geo-political environment on diversity and inclusion. A pre-recorded talk will be released prior to the event to stimulate discussion and attendees will be given the opportunity to ask questions and interact directly with the in-person panel members.

Our panelists for 2022 are:

Dr. Ernesto Bosque

Ernesto Bosque is a Research Faculty member at the Applied Superconductivity Center at the National High Magnetic Field Lab (ASC-NHMFL).
Following a B.S. in mechanical engineering from at the Florida State University, he continued at FSU to earn a PhD under Prof. S. Van Sciver at the NHMFL, experimentally investigating heat and mass transfer phenomena subsequent a catastrophic loss of the isolation vacuum around Helium-II systems. Transitioning from cryogenics, he began his superconducting magnet work under U. Trociewitz in the HTS Coils Group, focused on driving Bi-2212 high temperature superconductor technology into magnet technology. His postdoc focused on multiphysics finite element analysis on prototype coil designs to predict their operational performance limits and comparing the models with experimental results, which served as feedback to validate and improve the modeling effort. As Bi-2212 requires a heat treatment at high temperature and pressure, another focus became a deeper understanding of the heat treatment. He heads operation of a large, high-pressure furnace required for processing the wind-and-react Bi-2212 coils for the coil program at the ASC, as well as for collaborations with industry and the US Magnet Development Program, specifically with LBNL. Over the last few years he has also taken on a Technology Manager role for insulated REBCO efforts within the NHMFL 40T All Superconducting Magnet Project. With over a decade of his career at the lab, he has also served as the Diversity Chair of the NHMFL for several years.

Dr. Tannaz Farrahi

Tannaz Farrahi is a PREP Postdoctoral Fellow in Quantum Nanophotonic Group at the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) and Department of Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder where she conducts research in the novel design and nano/micro-fabrication of Quantum Detectors such as superconducting nanowire single photons detectors (SNSPDs) and transition edge sensors (TES), test and characterization. Tannaz received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of the Virginia where she was a doctoral Grote Reber fellow with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) from 2014-2017. Her doctoral dissertation titled “Development of Advanced Technologies for High Frequency Radio Astronomy Detectors” in part resulted in the realization of SIS mixers for the 2nd generation of Band-6 detectors of ALMA radio telescope in collaboration with NRAO. Tannaz’s research interests lie in the area of Quantum Hardware Engineering, Superconducting Electronics, Nanofabrication, and Material science. Dr. Farrahi has published more than 20 peer reviewed conference and journal articles and 4 book chapters. Tannaz has served as the technical coordinator of IEEE-IST conference from 2014-2020. She currently serves as an ASC 2022 electronics organizing committee and the innovation chair program of IEEE-IST 2022.

Ricardo Donaton

Ricardo Donaton is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the IBM Quantum team working on quantum processor development, fabrication and delivery for quantum systems deployment. He currently leads the effort of developing new interconnects and packaging fab processes for quantum computing applications, bringing them from research into development. He has extensive experience in materials and technology development from his work at IBM Quantum, IBM Semiconductor Research and Development Center and IMEC. During his career Ricardo has managed large and small teams of engineers and researchers from different nationalities and had the opportunity to go on an international assignment in France, acting as a technical lead for an emerging technology and also as project manager. This, combined with his Latino background – he was born and raised in São Paulo, Brasil - helped him to solidify a strong cross-cultural awareness. He is a member of the Hispanics@IBM community and a mentor in IBM. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from IMEC / Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

 

ELEVATE Plenary Sessions

ELEVATE Plenary Sessions

Plenary sessions, by definition, are intended to be complete, unreserved and inclusive to all.  The ELEVATE program organizers are proud to offer multiple plenary scale sessions both during the conference proper and in advance of the event.  These sessions are intended to promote emerging topics within our field and encourage open dialogue amongst our entire community.

Plenary Sessions Descriptions

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Time: 12:45 p.m.

Location: Ballroom BC

Organizer: Ashleigh Francis, Applied Superconductivity Center, NHMFL, FSU

Event Description: The Applied Superconductivity Educational Foundation recognizes and is strongly committed to the significance and importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This year we have created an interactive DEI event featuring a panel of speakers to address the relevant topics brought forward from the superconducting community during our last event. These include: Unconscious bias; building awareness; achieving purposeful integration of this awareness into your professional practice; Communication and conflict management; engagement of members of your organization. We feel it is especially relevant to include in our discussion the influence of health, well-being and geo-political environment on diversity and inclusion. A pre-recorded talk will be released prior to the event to stimulate discussion and attendees will be given the opportunity to ask questions and interact directly with the in-person panel members.

Our panelists for 2022 are:

 

Dr. Ernesto Bosque

Ernesto Bosque is a Research Faculty member at the Applied Superconductivity Center at the National High Magnetic Field Lab (ASC-NHMFL).
Following a B.S. in mechanical engineering from at the Florida State University, he continued at FSU to earn a PhD under Prof. S. Van Sciver at the NHMFL, experimentally investigating heat and mass transfer phenomena subsequent a catastrophic loss of the isolation vacuum around Helium-II systems. Transitioning from cryogenics, he began his superconducting magnet work under U. Trociewitz in the HTS Coils Group, focused on driving Bi-2212 high temperature superconductor technology into magnet technology. His postdoc focused on multiphysics finite element analysis on prototype coil designs to predict their operational performance limits and comparing the models with experimental results, which served as feedback to validate and improve the modeling effort. As Bi-2212 requires a heat treatment at high temperature and pressure, another focus became a deeper understanding of the heat treatment. He heads operation of a large, high-pressure furnace required for processing the wind-and-react Bi-2212 coils for the coil program at the ASC, as well as for collaborations with industry and the US Magnet Development Program, specifically with LBNL. Over the last few years he has also taken on a Technology Manager role for insulated REBCO efforts within the NHMFL 40T All Superconducting Magnet Project. With over a decade of his career at the lab, he has also served as the Diversity Chair of the NHMFL for several years.

Dr. Tannaz Farrahi

Tannaz Farrahi is a PREP Postdoctoral Fellow in Quantum Nanophotonic Group at the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) and Department of Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder where she conducts research in the novel design and nano/micro-fabrication of Quantum Detectors such as superconducting nanowire single photons detectors (SNSPDs) and transition edge sensors (TES), test and characterization. Tannaz received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of the Virginia where she was a doctoral Grote Reber fellow with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) from 2014-2017. Her doctoral dissertation titled “Development of Advanced Technologies for High Frequency Radio Astronomy Detectors” in part resulted in the realization of SIS mixers for the 2nd generation of Band-6 detectors of ALMA radio telescope in collaboration with NRAO. Tannaz’s research interests lie in the area of Quantum Hardware Engineering, Superconducting Electronics, Nanofabrication, and Material science. Dr. Farrahi has published more than 20 peer reviewed conference and journal articles and 4 book chapters. Tannaz has served as the technical coordinator of IEEE-IST conference from 2014-2020. She currently serves as an ASC 2022 electronics organizing committee and the innovation chair program of IEEE-IST 2022.

Ricardo Donaton

Ricardo Donaton is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the IBM Quantum team working on quantum processor development, fabrication and delivery for quantum systems deployment. He currently leads the effort of developing new interconnects and packaging fab processes for quantum computing applications, bringing them from research into development. He has extensive experience in materials and technology development from his work at IBM Quantum, IBM Semiconductor Research and Development Center and IMEC. During his career Ricardo has managed large and small teams of engineers and researchers from different nationalities and had the opportunity to go on an international assignment in France, acting as a technical lead for an emerging technology and also as project manager. This, combined with his Latino background – he was born and raised in São Paulo, Brasil - helped him to solidify a strong cross-cultural awareness. He is a member of the Hispanics@IBM community and a mentor in IBM. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from IMEC / Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: Ballroom BC

Organizer: Luigi Muzzi, ENEA

Event Description: In the frame of the ELEVATE Program, for the purpose of promoting professional & leadership development, an Early Career Plenaries event has been organized at the 2022 Applied Superconductivity Conference. This event follows the line traced by successful Young Scientist Plenary events at past Applied Superconductivity and Magnet Technology conferences, offering to early career scientists that are contributing significantly to developments in applied superconductivity, the prestigious opportunity to illustrate with short plenary talks their achievements or vision for future directions in our field. The early career scientists will be selected among recommendations made by the Program Committee, to have demonstrated outstanding, significant potential in the field of superconductivity and have gained the recognition and interest of other scientists in the community. The organizing committee believes that this addition to the plenary sessions gives the entire applied superconductivity community exposure to the novel thoughts, approaches and unexplored paths that these early career scientists can deliver.

Early Career Plenary Speakers:

Simon Otten

Simon Otten obtained a MSc in applied physics from Twente University in 2014. After that he worked at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology as a PhD student on the topic of REBCO Roebel cables. Since 2019, he is a postdoctoral researcher at Twente University and is involved in research for different applications of superconductors, including Nb3Sn accelerator magnets and HTS linear motors.

Presentation title: Small-scale tests for improving training and mechanical performance of accelerator magnets

Daniel Davis

Dr. Daniel S. Davis has recently finished his Postdoc to start a Visiting Research Faculty position at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory's Applied Superconductivity Center. There he continues his work on ultra-high-field HTS magnet technology, driven by a strong passion for HTS technology R&D and the desire for mentoring students. Beginning with his PhD thesis studies of quench management of Bi-2212 magnets (FSU-Physics-2019), he has balanced experimental, simulation, and analysis efforts, leveraging and strengthening collaborations with the high energy physics community, particularly with the US-DOE-MDP and CERN. During a six- month stay at the LBNL with Dr. Tengming Shen, which was made possible by a DOE- SCGSR grant that he was awarded, he developed HTS quench simulations together with Dr. Emmanuele Ravaioli using LEDET (now part of CERN's STEAM framework) for both UHF solenoids and HEP cable-wound dipoles to demonstrate a path to implementing Bi-2212 in full-scale industrial and accelerator magnets. His current work includes both HEP/fusion motivated cable-wound high field test solenoids of both Bi-2212 Rutherford cable and ReBCO CORC® as well as industry collaborations towards 25 T class compact research magnets and UHF NMR magnets beyond 30 T/1.2 GHz made with Bi-2212 round wire.

Presentation title: High Field Coil Testing: Developing the full potential of HTS technology

Daniel Bafia

Daniel Bafia is an associate scientist at the superconducting quantum materials and systems center at Fermilab studying the origins of RF loss in materials used in the fabrication of 3-D resonators and superconducting qubits. In addition to his research, he currently serves as the cavity technical lead at Fermilab for the LCLS-II HE project. He obtained his PhD from Illinois Institute of Technology in 2020 where he focused on understanding the origins of loss in niobium superconducting radio-frequency cavities which won him first place at the IPAC’19 conference student poster competition.

Presentation title: Niobium Valley: The Site of the World’s Next Superconducting Quantum Computer

Laura Piperno

Laura Piperno is a postoctoral fellow currently working on Iron-based superconductors (IBSCs) at ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development. Graduated in chemistry in 2016 with a thesis on chemical deposition of YBa2Cu3O7-x, she has been applying her skills to fusion-related projects ever since. Dr. Piperno received her Ph.D. in Applied Electronics from Roma Tre University, and kept collaborating with national and international institutions such as the aforementioned ENEA and Roma Tre University, the Italian National Research Council (CNR), the Barcelona Institute of Material Science (ICMAB), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (TUCN). Her research led to the publication of about twenty peer reviewed journal articles and received several awards such as ESAS Young Researcher Awards, E-MRS Graduate Student Award and Park AFM Scholarship. In early 2022, she won the EUROfusion researcher grant with a project aimed at developing new low-cost, chemical methodologies for the integration of IBSCs in the state-of-the-art conductor technology.

Presentation title: Low-cost coated conductors: chemical techniques for Iron-based materials

Jasmin Congreve

Jasmin Congreve is a postdoctoral researcher in the Bulk Superconductivity Group in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. Her recent work has focused on developing superconducting joints utilizing bulk (RE)BCO superconductors. She completed a PhD in 2019 in the same group. This focused on improving the mechanical properties of bulk YBCO, and developed a reliable fabrication route for YBCO-Ag single grains. Jasmin’s expertise is in the fabrication, joining and mechanical characterization of bulk (RE)BCO.

Presentation title: High-performance joints in bulk superconductors: making them a reality

Joel Weber

Joel Weber is a PREP Senior Research Associate in the Quantum Sensors Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He currently conducts research on the design, fabrication, and testing of transition edge sensors for high- resolution x-ray spectroscopy with a focus on developing novel, bilayer detectors. Joel received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder followed by a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at NIST during which time his work centered on light-emitting nanowire probes for scanning tunneling microscopy and nanoscale lithography.

Presentation title: Expanding the measurement capability of a transition edge sensor array

Uday Goteti

Uday Goteti is a Postdoctoral scholar in Department of Physics at University of California, San Diego under the supervision of Prof. Robert Dynes. He is currently working on disordered superconducting circuits to develop understanding of information processing in neural networks and designing circuits for applications in Neuromorphic computing. He received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University, Alabama in 2019. His research interests include novel devices and circuits for low-power and high-speed computing beyond von-Neumann architectures.

Presentation title: Disordered superconducting loop networks for Neuromorphic computing

Short Courses & Workshops

ELEVATE - Short Courses & Workshops

ASEF continues to offer the most in depth short courses and workshops available anywhere.  These educational sessions are designed to heighten one’s understanding in a substantial way that is accommodating to attendees busy schedules and other obligations.  Sessions will be offered in person during the conference week and virtually throughout the year.

Course & Workshop Descriptions

The classes are aimed at instructing attendees on different topics related to applied superconductivity, namely large scale, material and electronics applications. They are suitable for undergraduate or graduate students interested in superconducting applications, as well as physicists or engineers working on superconductivity-related fields who wish to broaden their background.

Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 and Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m. EST and 5:00 p.m. EST

Location: Virtual

Fee: Complimentary to those that register

Organizer: Abiola Temidayo Oloye, Applied Superconductivity Center, NHMFL, FSU

Event Description: Scientific communication is an essential but often overlooked skill in higher educational institutions. To address this gap, ASC’22 DEI presents a Virtual Abstract Writing Workshop (VAWW) with the aim to help prepare participants, aimed particularly at students and young professionals, to write higher quality abstracts. Great abstracts should be able to capture the readers’ attention with as little words as possible while conveying an effective summary of their scientific processes and results. Given that the language standard for scientific communication is generally in the English language, persons whose first language is not English face additional challenges in the scientific writing process. This event will address this need by providing examples of good quality abstracts and explore the pitfalls of abstract writing and how to avoid them while providing useful resources for non-native English speakers. This virtual event will be held during the abstract submission window.

Workshop Instructor:

Dr. Peter J. Lee, Deputy Director: Applied Superconductivity Center, NHMFL, FSU

Peter Lee was Program Chair for the 2020 Applied Superconductivity Conference and has served on the Program Committee since 2000. He was also on the Editorial Board of IEEE Trans. Applied Superconductivity from 2008 to 2018. He is currently Deputy Director of the Applied Superconductivity Center at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (Florida State University).

Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022 and Sunday, August 28, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m. EDT and 5:00 p.m. EDT

Location: Virtual

Fee: Complimentary to those that register

Organizer: Charlie Sanabria, CFS Energy

Event Description: Despite being one of the most crucial steps in the scientific process, scientific writing is rarely taught in educational institutions. In this virtual manuscript preparation workshop we will go through some of the most common elements of style which can make scientific papers more impactful and easier to read. Our workshop will touch many areas: from basic scientific objectivity, to paragraph and manuscript structure, as well as storytelling and flow. We will show various examples of sentences, figures, tables, and paragraphs which can be transformed to create a clearer message—making the key take-aways stand out and, most importantly, be remembered by the readers.

The event is open to all ASC 2022 participants. Registration is required. Please join the discussion!

Register Now

As part of the Elevate Program, and with the goal of to promote educational opportunities and professional and leadership development, Short Course will be offered at ASC 2022. The Courses will follow the structure adopted in previous ASC and EUCAS Conferences. The classes are aimed at instructing attendees on different topics related to applied superconductivity, namely large scale, material and electronics applications. They are suitable for undergraduate or graduate students interested in superconducting applications, as well as physicists or engineers working on superconductivity-related fields who wish to broaden their background.

Pre-registering for these Short Courses is required. Sign up for these Short Courses conveniently while registering for ASC’22 by October 16, 2022.

For detailed information on the ASC'22 Short Courses, click here.

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Hawaii Convention Center, Room 326B

Speaker: Dr. Julia M. Williams

Organizer: Chao Li, Tianjin University, University of Cambridge

Event Description: This course will provide students with proven strategies that can help them make their presentations effective, clear, and compelling. It consists of a 1-hour presentation followed by a 1-hour small group coaching session. This event aims at providing tips to improve the presentation of an oral contribution to a conference and how to better prepare students for job interviews. Those attending this course will have the opportunity of signing up for a single 15-minute one-on-one coaching session with Julia taking place during the Monday or Tuesday poster sessions.  

Date: Monday, October 24, 2022

Time: 12:45 p.m.

Location: Ballroom A

Speaker: Dr. Julia M. Williams

Organizer: Dr. Daniel S. Davis, Applied Superconductivity Center, NHMFL, FSU

Event Description: As you prepare to initiate a job search, you will certainly update your resume, maybe even your wardrobe. But have you considered how you will talk about yourself and your work when a recruiter asks, So tell me about your research? Rather than speaking off the cuff, successful job seekers create a professional “story” that helps them describe not only what they did but why it prepared them well for the job they want. During this lunchtime session, you’ll have the chance to hear effective professional “stories,” as well as write your own story. You’ll also try out your story and receive feedback. By the end of the session, you’ll have a professional story that brings your resume to life.

Those attending this course will have the opportunity of signing up for a single 15-minute one-on-one coaching session with Julia taking place during the Monday or Tuesday poster sessions.

The event is open to all ASC 2022 participants. Registration is required. Please join the discussion!

Student Program

ELEVATE - Student Program

Our student attendees are the future of our conference and our field of research.  ELEVATE Program organizers have curated an array of activities encompassing not only conference specific training, but ongoing career guidance and networking opportunities with seasoned members of our research and industry partners. ASC’22 encourages all students to attend the ELEVATE sessions held over the lunch hour. For each session a student attends, their name will be placed into a random drawing for three PC laptops. The laptops will be awarded after the Friday plenary session.

Student Program Descriptions

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Hawaii Convention Center

Speaker: Dr. Julia M. Williams

Organizer: Chao Li, Tianjin University, University of Cambridge

Event Description: This course will provide students with proven strategies that can help them make their presentations effective, clear, and compelling. It consists of a 1-hour presentation followed by a 1-hour small group coaching session. This event aims at providing tips to improve the presentation of an oral contribution to a conference and how to better prepare students for job interviews. Those attending this course will have the opportunity of signing up for a single 15-minute one-on-one coaching session with Julia taking place during the Monday or Tuesday poster sessions.  

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Time: 7:00 a.m.

Location: Ballroom A

Organizer: Miranda Thompson, University of Colorado at Boulder/NIST

Event Description: Students will be co-moderating sessions under the supervision of selected mentor moderators throughout the duration of the conference. Students optimally selected that will have demonstrated interest, at the abstract submission, in co-moderating a conference session will be trained by conference moderators and will co-moderate with them a conference session. ASC is the first one to offer this opportunity at a scientific conference.

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Location: Hawaii Convention Center

Organizer: Deepnarayan Gupta

Event Description: In addition to the regular abstract, eligible contestants are required to submit a 2-page extended abstract for review by the Contest Committee who will select finalists. Finalists will then be asked to present in a Student Paper Contest Oral Session. Winners will be presented with a monetary award. More information.

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Location: Ballroom A

Organizer: Maria Salatino, Stanford University

Event Description: A dynamic panel of representatives from international universities, laboratories and industries will interact with graduate students and young professionals about the emerging topics in the field of Applied Superconductivity and the required skill set for job applications in the field of ASC of an oral contribution to a conference and how to better prepare students for job interviews.

Organizer: Siwei Chen, University of Houston

Event Description: Each student will be paired to a selected senior ASC/Program Committee Member and trained to co-review the ASC’22 submitted abstracts. ASC is the first one to offer this opportunity at a scientific conference.

Date: Wednesday, October 26

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Event Description: Put your comfortable shoes on and join ASC hosts to experience the local bar scene on this walking tour. Your hosts will provide the first beverages to get the party started. Check back for further details. Registration is required and a sign-in form will be available in Honolulu at the Student Information Desk. Sign up by Wednesday morning to receive your ticket.

Technical Program Committee Shadowing & Abstract Review

Date: October 26, 2022
Time:   6:30 pm
Location:  Lucky Strike Bowling Alley
Fee:  Complimentary to all registered students

Technical Program Committee Shadowing/Abstract Review

Event date & time: 10/26/2022 8:30 – 10:30 pm

Each student will be paired to a selected senior ASC/Program Committee Member and trained to co-review the ASC’22 submitted abstracts. ASC is the first one to offer this opportunity at a scientific conference.

Session Moderator Training

Date: October 23, 2022
Time:   5:00 pm
Location:  TBA
Fee:  N/A

Session Moderator Training

Event date & time: 10/23/2022 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Students will be co-moderating sessions under the supervision of selected mentor moderators throughout the duration of the conference. Students optimally selected that will have demonstrated interest, at the abstract submission, in co-moderating a conference session will be trained by conference moderators and will co-moderate with them a conference session. ASC is the first one to offer this opportunity at a scientific conference.

Interactive Student Career Event

Date: October 27, 2022
Time:   12:30 pm
Location:  Ballroom A
Fee:  Complimentary

Interactive Student Career Event

Event date & time: 10/27/2022 12:30 – 2:30 pm

A dynamic panel of representatives from international universities, laboratories and industries will interact with graduate students and young professionals about the emerging topics in the field of Applied Superconductivity and the required skill set for job applications in the field of ASC.ion of an oral contribution to a conference and how to better prepare students for job interviews.

Effective Technical Presentations Workshop and Coaching Sessions

Date: October 23, 2022
Time:   5:00 pm
Location:  TBA
Fee:  N/A

Effective Technical Presentations Workshop

Event date & time: 10/23/2022 5:00 – 6:00 pm

A 1-hour course will provide students with proven strategies that can help them make their presentations effective, clear, and compelling.


Effective Technical Presentations Coaching Sessions

Event dates & times: 10/24 – 16/2022 During Poster Sessions

The 1-hour course will be followed by a one-to-one 15-minute slot coaching session about oral presentations or job interviews. This event aims at providing tips to improve the presentation of an oral contribution to a conference and how to better prepare students for job interviews.

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