John R. Clem, Distinguished Professor of physics emeritus and senior physicist emeritus at the Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, will receive the 2012 IEEE Council On Superconductivity Award for Significant and Sustained Contributions to Applied Superconductivity. IEEE is the world’s largest professional organization for the advancement of technology. The award, consisting of a plaque, a medallion made of niobium, and a $5,000 honorarium, will be presented Oct. 8 at the Applied Superconductivity Conference in Portland, Ore.
The citation is for significant and sustained contributions to the development of superconducting materials by advancing the science of both low-temperature and high-temperature superconducting materials, in particular for:
–many significant theoretical contributions to the electrodynamic behavior of current-carrying superconductors,
–applying his theoretical understanding to explain the observed behavior in various applications of superconductivity, both large-scale and small-scale, and
–service as Science Editor of "High-Tc Update" from 1987 to 2000, when he briefly reviewed and summarized the "tsunami" of papers that were written following the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity.