The European Society for Applied Superconductivity awards three prizes biannually to researchers under the age of 30 for outstanding work presented in person by poster or oral during the EUCAS conference. One prize is awarded in each of the areas of the EUCAS main technical symposia (electronics, large-scale applications and materials). The main criteria for the award of these prizes are the originality of the work and the general quality of the poster or oral presentation. Each prize-winner receives a printed certificate and a monetary award.

ESAS 2015 Young Researcher Award Recipients

Winners of the 2015 eucas prizes

  • Materials

    Mayraluna Lao
    Vienna University of Technology
    Critical currents in PLD-YBCO coated conductors investigated by high resolution Hall scan measurements

  • Electronics

    Sergey Viktorovich Bakurskiy
    Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
    Nucleation of superconducting domains in thin s-layers of S-F/N-sIS Josephson devices

  • Large Scale Applications

    Anup Patel
    University of Cambridge
    Magnetic levitation between HTS tape stacks and permanent magnets for rotary bearing applications


ESAS 2013 Award Recipients

Winners of the 2013 eucas prizes

  • Materials

    Jan Engelmann
    IFW Dresden
    Strain induced superconductivity in non-doped Ba-122 films

  • Electronics, in memory of Prof. Antonio Barone

    Riccardo Arpaia
    Chalmers University and CNR-SPIN
    Photoresponse experiments on parallel superconducting YBaCuO nanowires

  • Large Scale Applications

    Emmanuele Ravaioli
    University of Twente
    A New Hybrid Protection System for High Field Superconducting Magnets

  • Wires & Tapes

    Valeria Cubeda
    Columbus Superconductors
    Development of ex-situ MgB2 round wires for the LHC superconducting link project


ESAS 2011 Award Recipients

  • Electronics

    Pieter J. DE VISSER
    SRON National Institute for Space Research, Sorbonnelaan Utrecht
    Quasiparticle number fluctuations in superconducting microwave resonators


    Akira ENDO
    Kavli Institute of NanoScience, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft
    Design of an On-Chip Filterbank Spectrometer Based on Superconducting Microresonators for Submillimeter Wave Astronomy
  • Materials

    Matthias G. T. MENTINK
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA
    University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
    The effect of Cu, Ta, and Ti additions on the strain sensitivity of bulk Niobium-Tin


    Marta VILARDELL
    Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona
    Novel inkjet printing methodologies for YBa2Cu3O7-x film growth and patterning
  • Large Scale Applications

    Mark AINSLIE
    University of Cambridge
    Improved modelling and measurement of transport AC loss in superconducting coils

    Antti STENVALL
    Tampere University of Technology
    The effect of twisting on superconductor self-field critical current