Editor-in-Chief of Superconductor Science and Technology awarded IEEE Award

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Congratulations to Dr Cathy Foley, Editor-in-Chief of Superconductor Science and Technology (SUST) who has been awarded the IEEE Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions in the Field of Applied Superconductivity.

The award has been given to Dr Foley specifically for:

  • the development of a novel form of YBCO, grain boundary Josephson junction and its incorporation into sensitive HTS SQUID magnetometer systems;
  • the development and commercialization of the LANDTEM geophysical survey system that has located mineral deposits worth more than US $6 billion;
  • her service to the applied superconductivity community through service on numerous committees and boards, including those promoting the recruiting and mentoring of women in science and engineering.

Dr Foley is the President of Science and Technology Australia and Chief of CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering. She has been Editor-in-Chief of SUST since the beginning of 2014, taking over from Damian Hampshire.

Dr Tom Miller, Publisher of SUST said: “We congratulate Cathy on this fantastic achievement. The IEEE award is a very prestigious prize and we are delighted that she has been recognised for her invaluable contribution to the research community. It is an absolute privilege to work with Cathy and I look forward to congratulating her in person at the ASC conference.”

The award will be formally presented to Dr Foley in August at the Applied Superconductivity Conference, Charlotte, US. During the ceremony, Dr Foley will receive a plaque, an inscribed medallion and a cash award of US $5,000.