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Professor Judith Driscoll wins Royal Academy of Engineering Armourers and Brasiers' Company Prize 2015

last modified Oct 18, 2017 05:07 PM
Professor Judith Driscoll wins Royal Academy of Engineering Armourers and Brasiers' Company Prize 2015

Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and Professor William Bonfield CBE FREng FRS FMedSci present the prize to Professor Judith Driscoll (centre). Photo courtesy of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The inaugural Royal Academy of Engineering Armourers and Brasiers' Company Prize has been awarded to Professor Judith Driscoll. Her research has revolutionised the properties of high temperature superconductors, enabling them to carry much higher currents in a magnetic field.

 

By creating nanostructured superconducting thin films, Professor Driscoll has merged the properties of composite materials and electronic materials. This has transformed conventional thinking and generated hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of investment in research on these new materials. Her methods are now becoming widely used throughout the superconductor industry. Emerging applications include generators in wind turbines, motors and MRI, as well as in very high magnetic field magnets for basic science experiments.

Read the full press release from the Royal Academy of Engineering

Professor Judith Driscoll has made an exceptional contribution to device materials, and we are delighted that she has received the recognition conferred by this prestigious new award.

Professor William Bonfield, Chairman of the Armourers and Brasiers Materials Science Committee

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