Pacific Rim International Conference on Superconducting Materials : Fundamentals and Applications (PRISM2022)

Organized by ACCMS(Asian Consortium on Computational Materials Science)

PRISM will be held on-line (Zoom meeting @SRMIST)
From 22nd to 23rd September, 2022
Superconducting materials are now used as an essential part in quantum computer, levitation fast tranin, etc. We will meet and discuss from the fundamental research on superconducting materials and their applications in the Pacific-Rim Area where this research is very active.
Please join us.
1. Invited Talk-9 and Invited Talk-10 are exchanged.
2. Poster Presendation Session is added from 18:30JST to 19:30JST on 22nd. 3 minutes video presentations by 24 young researchers.

Overview Talk
Warren E. Pickett, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California Davis, USA
" Superconductivity: One Hundred Years to Reach Room Temperature"
Warren Pickett obtained his PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics in 1975 from Stony Brook University. His research centered on ab initio studies of crystalline materials, on surfaces and interfaces, with extended focus on magnetism and superconductivity. He accepted a research scientist position at the Naval Research Laboratory in 1979, where his methods were adapted to large scale computers. This work earned him 2nd Prize in the 1990 IBM Supercomputing Competition. He is Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics (U.K.), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. At NRL Pickett achieved Senior Scientist level in 1992. He accepted a Professorship in physics at UC Davis in 1997, and was named Distinguished Professor of Physics in 2002. He served as Chair of the Division of Condensed Matter Physics of APS in 2010-2011, and has enjoyed adjunct or visiting professor positions at six universities on four continents. He has coauthored more than 500 papers and has given a similar number of scientific presentations at all levels.

Keynote Speakers
1. Junichi Kitano, Central Japan Railway Company
"Progress of the Superconducting Maglev Chuo Shinkansen"
Kitano Junichi Kitano received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1980 and 1982 respectively. Until 1989, he worked as a research associate in the same institute. In 1989, he joined Central Japan Railway Company and has been engaged in research and development of superconducting maglev system. Presently he is a general engineering manager of Maglev Systems Development Division. His research interests include high power conversion system, drive control system, and wireless power transmission. Also, he worked about Electro-Magnetic Compatibility and he is a member of Japanese national committee of IEC TC/77, IEC/77A and IEC/TC9. He is a fellow of Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan.

2. Charles Cerny, USAF Research Laboratory, USA
"Applications of Superconducting Materials in Disruptive Technologies"
Chales Charles L. A. Cerny, Ph. D. is a Principal Electronics Engineer for the Air Force Research Laboratory. He is assigned to the Sensors Directorate where he has both conceptualized and characterized innovative RF architectures requiring the integration of novel component/sub-system technologies based in photonics, semiconductors and superconductors in conjunction with complex RF signal processing meeting the needs for military and aerospace communities. Dr. Cerny has served as the AF representative for Defense Science Boards, OSD Communities of Interest, Intelligence Community and International technical working groups. He has received 16 career accolades to date and has been a primary and/or co-author for more than 60 publications placed in peer-reviewed journals/conferences, AF Technical and Defense/Congressional records or reports. He is also the co-inventor on 7 US Patents for Microelectronics Apparatus or Processes. Dr. Cerny is a 2012 graduate of Air War College in 2012 and is the current chair of the IEEE Dayton Section.

3.Julia Mundy, Harvard University
"Engineering superconductivity in complex oxide thin films"
Julia Mundy is an assistant professor in the Department of Physics at Harvard University. She received an AB/AM in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University. Following her Ph.D. studies, she spent a year at the US Department of Education as the APS/AIP STEM Education Fellow. After a postdoctoral fellowship at UC Berkeley, she returned to Harvard University where she began as an assistant professor in 2018. Prof. Mundy's research program combines atomically-precise oxide molecular-beam epitaxy with picoscale electron microscopy imaging to design, synthesize and probe new quantum materials. She is a recipient of the 2018 APS George E. Valley, Jr. Prize for exceptional contributions by an early career physicist, the 2019 IUPAP Young Scientist award in the field of magnetism and is a Moore Fellow in Materials Synthesis. She has also received the Packard Fellowship and the DOE Early Career award.

Invited Speakers
Please check the left column "Keynote and Invited Speakers"

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