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New Elected Officers of CSC

New Elected Officers of CSC

January 25, 2011 (PE2).  The Administrative Committee (AdCom) of the IEEE Council on Superconductivity (CSC) elected at their meeting on July 31st, 2010, the new President and Vice-President (President-Elect) for a two-year renewable term starting on January 1st, 2011.  Among other duties, the President of CSC represents the Council at the three annual meetings of IEEE TAB (Technical Activities Board) and has TAB voting rights.  The past President, who served two terms, is John Spargo of Northrop-Grumman Corporation (NGC) in Redondo Beach, CA, USA.  We (ESNF) certainly express the sentiment of all CSC AdCom members, and of many superconductivity community members at large, by thanking John for his dedicated service to the community.  Under John’s leadership the CSC continued its solid growth through support of conferences (ASC, MT, and many smaller topical conferences in the field), and recognition of significant accomplishments, including lifetime contributions, through the IEEE CSC awards.  Also during John’s tenure, the IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity became a bi-monthly rather than quarterly publication maintaining a rather high impact factor, the ENSF was launched, and an IEEE-CSC graduate student grants program was initiated. The newly elected officers are: Elie K. Track as President and Antonio della Corte as President-Elect.  Their short biographies follow below.  We expect to be able to publish in the near future the Address of the new President, in which he may present his plans and projections for CSC activities in 2011-2012.  

Elie K. Track

Elie K. Track was born in Beirut Lebanon and graduated in 1979 from the American University of Beirut with a B.S. in Physics. After two years of teaching at the International College in Beirut, he continued his studies at Yale University, earning his PhD in Physics in 1988. He then joined HYPRES as a Member of the Technical Staff, evolving in various roles which included President and CEO from 1994 to 2000.  During that time he focused the company’s R&D effort applications-relevant developments in electronics including instrumentation – Primary Voltage Standards – and communications – A/D converters and their applications in wireless technologies.  He was Visiting Professor at Fairfield University from 2003 to 2005.  He is currently Sr. Partner at HYPRES with diverse roles including innovative applications as well as coordination with the cryogenics community.   Elie authored and co-authored more than 44 publications in applied superconductivity. He has served on the Applied Superconductivity Conference Board from 1994 to 2000, and from 2004 until the present, including Electronics Program Chair in 1998 and 2006, Nominations Chair in 2010, and future Conference Chair for ASC 2014.  Since 1999, he has served on the Board of the Yale Science and Engineering Association, including as President from 2007 to 2010. He was Chair of CCAS – the (US) Coalition for the Commercial Applications of Superconductors from 2008 to 2010. After serving as Vice-President (President-Elect) of the IEEE-CSC from 2006 to 2010, he was elected by the AdCom, in August 2010, as President beginning his term on January 1, 2011.  

Elie K. Track
Elie K. Track
 
Antonio della Corte Antonio della Corte was born in Bolzano Italy and graduated in 1982 with a major in mechanical engineering.  In the same year, he received the Italian Engineering Licence.  After his first job as Construction Site Manager for an important Italian company active in the construction of large civil structures, he has been employed (since 1986) in ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development; initially as researcher dealing with stress analysis in superconducting conductors and coils.  In those years he developed expertise in cryogenics and in applied superconductivity. At ENEA he held responsible roles at an international level, becoming one of the foremost experts in the design and manufacture of superconducting conductors and coils, in particular for magnets for plasma confinement in reactors for nuclear fusion. Since 2003 he is Head of the Superconductivity Division of the Fusion and Nuclear Presidium Unit at ENEA, leading a staff of about 30 people, 20 professionals and 10 technicians. Since September 2010 he is also President of the new company ICAS (Italian Consortium on Applied Superconductivity), which will be manufacturing conductors for superconducting magnets of the nuclear fusion reactor ITER, under construction in France. Antonio is the author and co-author of more than 80 scientific articles, most of which in international professional journals, collaborating also as expert referee in the selection of papers for publication and chairing many sessions at international conferences devoted to fusion and superconductivity. At the IEEE-CSC AdCom meeting of 2010, he was elected as Vice-President (President-Elect) beginning his term on January 1, 2011.  Also, during the last ASC 2010 in Washington, DC, he has been elected to the ASC Board of Directors for Large Scale Applications.
Antonio della Corte
Antonio della Corte
 

 

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