EUCAS 2021
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EUCAS 2021 Plenary Talks
Superconductivity for Green Energy

Monday, September 6, 2021, 13.00-14.00 (CEST)


Speaker 1: Tabea Arndt (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Moderators: Konstantin Kovalev, Pascal Tixador

Tabea Arndt is a physicist who started her studies at the University Karlsruhe, Germany, on the subject of RE-123 thin films receiving her Ph.D. in 1995. She got a grant "Secure Talents for Innovation" and moved to Vacuumschmelze GmbH working on magnetic materials, alloys, and wires of low and high-temperature superconductors (NbTi, Nb3Sn, Bi-2223) to be used in magnet and energy technology. In 2008 she joined Siemens CT, Erlangen, and became Head of Research Group "Superconducting Applications", so changing focus from materials to applications. She pushed solutions and applications in the field of superconductivity by internal and public-funded projects, e.g. on Y-123, Roebel-cables, MgB2, Superconducting Fault Current Limiters, Motors & Generators, Transformers, Cable Solutions, Magnets, and Electric Aircrafts. In 2015 she became Principal Key Expert "Electromagnetic Systems" being responsible for the high level scientific and technical approaches. In 2019 she moved to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as a co-director of the Institute of Technical Physics (ITEP), faculty of electrical engineering and information technology, and as a full professor on Superconducting Magnet Technology covering research in magnets, high-current components for fusion and hydrogen and in the field of rotating machines.
Superconductivity for Green Energy

Monday, September 6, 2021,13.00-14.00 (CEST)


Speaker 2: Mathias Noe (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Moderators: Konstantin Kovalev, Pascal Tixador

Mathias Noe received his M.S. in Power Engineering in 1991 and his Ph.D. in 1998, both from the University of Hanover in Germany. After a Postdoc position at the Ecole Polytechnic Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland, he joined Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe in 1998 and became later group leader for high-temperature superconducting power devices at the Institute for Technical Physics. Since 2006 he is the director of the Institute for Technical Physics at the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and the full professor for technical applications of high-temperature superconductivity at the faculty of electrical engineering and information technology of the University Karlsruhe. In 2009 Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Karlsruhe University merged with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Prof. Noe is active in the field of new energy technology and applied superconductivity since 1991 and is the author of more than 100 reviewed articles in this field.
Innovative coated conductors from SuperOx for power applications

Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 13.00-14.00 (CEST)


Speaker: Sergey Samoilenkov (SuperOx)
Moderators: Igor Rudnev, Susanne Speller

Sergey Samoilenkov completed his Ph.D. in chemistry with Moscow State University in 1999 on a topic of REBCO thin films. In the early 2000's he was employed as a scientific staff by the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, working on superconducting tapes technology and functional coatings for the aerospace industry. He took part in the founding of SuperOx company in 2006 and became the first company's technical director. Since 2013, he serves as a CEO of this company. His scientific background involves material science of superconductors, thin-film growth of functional oxides, and the development of power equipment. He co-authored more than 100 papers, 16 patents, is a member of the Scientific Council of Rosseti (one of the worlds' largest grid companies) and GIGRE working group on cryogenic insulation.
Bulk superconductors and their applications, present and future

Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 13.00-14.00 (CEST)


Speaker: John Durrell (University of Cambridge)
Moderators: Valeria Braccini, Bernhard Holzapfel

John Durrell is a Reader in Superconductor Engineering at the University of Cambridge's Engineering Department where he is the leader of the Bulk Superconductivity Group. He is also a Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. Dr. Durrell's research interests centre around the structure and properties of the Flux Line Lattice in superconductors. Consequently, his research interests and publications span from experimental condensed matter physics to the commercialization of practical superconducting materials. Since joining the Engineering Department Dr. Durrell's interests have been primarily centered on the synthesis and characterization, as well as applications, of superconducting bulks. Dr. Durrell has previously worked in understanding the effects of pinning enhancing additions and grain boundaries in practical "coated conductor" superconducting wires. Dr. Durrell was co-chair of the 2019 EUCAS conference, has served as a member of the board of ESAS, and is a member of the Executive Board of the journal Superconductor Science and Technology.
Looking Forward from Twenty Years of Superconducting Single-Photon Detectors

Thursday, September 9, 2021, 13.00-14.00 (CEST)

Speaker: Karl Berggren (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Moderators: Pascal Febvre, Grigory Goltsman

Karl Berggren is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, where he heads the Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication Group. His current research focuses on superconductive circuits, single-photon detectors for quantum applications, and electron-optical systems. Prof. Berggren is a fellow of AAAS, fellow of IEEE, and a fellow of the International Society for Nanomanufacturing. He is a Kavli fellow, and a recipient of the 2015 Paul T. Forman Team Engineering Award from the Optical Society of America. In 2016, he received a Bose Fellowship from MIT and was also a recipient of the EECS Department's Frank Quick Innovation Fellowship.
EUCAS 2021: Pre-publication in SNF
Superconductivity News Forum (SNF) offers plenary and invited speakers the possibility of prompt free publication of slide presentations and/or manuscript preprints (not refereed) submitted to EUCAS 2021. Prepublication is possible already in the SNF September 2021 online Issue.

Please submit to:
superconductivityforum@ieee.org