John R. Clem, Distinguished Professor of Physics Emeritus, Iowa State University, and Senior Physicist Emeritus, Ames Laboratory - USDOE, has been selected to receive the 2012 IEEE Council On Superconductivity Award for Significant and Sustained Contributions to Applied Superconductivity. The award, consisting of a plaque, a medallion made of niobium, and a $5,000 honorarium, will be presented on October 8 at the 2012 Applied Superconductivity Conference in Portland, Oregon.
In selecting Clem for the award, the committee made the following citation:
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 his many significant theoretical contributions to the electrodynamic behavior of current-carrying superconductors
- for applying his theoretical understanding to explain the observed behavior in various applications of superconductivity, both large-scale and small-scale, and
- for his 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.