The IEEE Council on Superconductivity sponsors the Van Duzer Prize, awarded to the best contributed paper published in IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity during each volume year. The award is restricted to regular submissions to the IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity to encourage authors to prepare well written and comprehensive contributions which may have exceptional archival values and are likely to be cited frequently by other authors. Papers submitted for publication through scientific conference special issues are not eligible. The recipients are announced in the year following the volume year in which the paper appears.

Historical Background:

The award is named in honor of Professor Theodore Van Duzer, founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity. Professor Van Duzer (M'60-SM'75-F'77-LF'93) received the Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1960. He has been on the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, since 1961. He is co-author of two textbooks, Principles of Superconductive Devices and Circuits, and Fields and Waves in Communication Electronics, and has published widely in the research literature on superconductor electronics. His current research interests focus on Josephson devices and multi-gigahertz digital superconductor circuits, including hybrids with cryogenic semiconductor components. Dr. Van Duzer is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

Prize:
The Van Duzer Prize consists of a certificate and an honorarium of $1,000. For papers with multiple authors, the honorarium is divided equally among the authors.
Funding:
IEEE Council on Superconductivity
Presentation:
When possible, the recipients receive their certificate and honorarium at a scientific conference such as the Applied Superconductivity Conference or Magnet Technology Conference during an award ceremony sponsored by the Council on Superconductivity.
Photos of the recipients will be featured in the Transactions issue containing the announcement.
Basis for Judgement:
Papers are scored on the following criteria:
Expectation that the paper will be highly cited by future authors,
Technical excellence of the work described, and
Completeness of the paper as an archival record of a finished body of research.
Eligibility:
The award is restricted to regular submissions to the IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity to encourage authors to prepare well written and comprehensive contributions which may have exceptional archival values and are likely to be cited frequently by other authors. Papers submitted for publication through scientific conference special issues are not eligible.
Nomination Details:

Candidates for the Prize are nominated by the Editors of the Transactions and judged by the Editor in Chief. 

Award Recipients

Jay M. Gambetta, Conal E. Murray, Y.-K.-K. Fung, Douglas T. McClure, Oliver Dial, William Shanks, Jeffrey W. Sleight, Matthias Steffen

2017 Recipient of Van Duzer Prize Award
For the paper
Investigating Surface Loss Effects in Superconducting Transmon Qubits
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Vol. 27, No. 1, January 2017, Paper 1700205
CSC President Bruce Strauss presents 2017 Van Duzer Prize Award to Conal Murray (on behalf of all authors) also shown are Lance Cooley (VP Pubs) and Joseph Minervini (Tech/Svc Awards Chair)

Maxwell T. Dylla, Samuel E. Schultz, Matthew Jewell

2016 Recipient of Van Duzer Prize Award
For the Paper
Fracture Strength Distribution of Individual Nb3Sn Filaments

IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity

Vol. 26, No. 8, December 2016, Paper 6001907
President Bruce Strauss congratulates 2016 Van Duzer Prize awardee Matt Jewell (on behalf of all authors) along with VP Pubs Lance Cooley and Tech/Svc Awards Chair Joseph Minervini

Samuel Benz, Anna E. Fox, Paul D. Dresselhaus, Alain Rüfenacht, Jason M. Underwood, Robert E. Schwall, Charles J. Burroughs, Jr., Steven B. Waltman, Logan A. Howe

2015 Recipient of Van Duzer Prize Award
For the Paper
One-Volt Josephson Arbitrary Waveform Synthesizer
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Volume: 25, Issue: 1, Feb. 2015, Paper 1300108

Francesco Grilli, Enric Pardo, Antti Stenvall, Doan N. Nguyen, Weijia Yuan, Fedor Gömöry

2014 Recipient of Van Duzer Prize Award
For the Paper
Computation of Losses in HTS Under the Action of Varying Magnetic Fields and Currents
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Volume: 24, Issue: 1, Feb. 2014, Paper 8200433

Sasha Ishmael, Frank Hunte, X. T. Liu, Haojun Luo, John F. Muth, Golsa Naderi, Justin Schwartz, Liyang Ye, Andrew T. Hunt, Natalia Mandzy, Marvis White

2013 Recipient of Van Duzer Prize Award
For the Paper
Enhanced Quench Propagation in Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox and YBa2Cu3O 7−x Coils via a Nanoscale Doped-Titania-Based Thermally Conducting Electrical Insulator
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Volume: 23, Issue: 5, Oct. 2013

D. C. van der Laan , J. F. Douglas, L. F. Goodrich, R. Semerad, M. Bauer

2012 Recipient of Van Duzer Prize Award
For the Paper
Correlation Between In-Plane Grain Orientation and the Reversible Strain Effect on Flux Pinning in RE-Ba2Cu3O7−δ Coated Conductors
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Volume: 22, Issue: 1, Feb. 2012, Paper 8400707

Wan Kan Chan, Justin Schwartz

2012 Recipient of Van Duzer Prize Award
For the Paper
A Hierarchical Three-Dimensional Multiscale Electro–Magneto–Thermal Model of Quenching inREBa2Cu3O7−δCoated-Conductor-Based Coils
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Volume: 22, Issue: 5, Oct. 2012, Paper 4706010

M. A. Tarasov, L. S. Kuzmin, S. Mahashabde, V. S. Edelman, P. de Bernardis

2011 Recipient of Van Duzer Prize Award
For the Paper
Optical Response of a Cold-Electron Bolometer Array Integrated in a 345-GHz Cross-Slot Antenna
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Volume: 21 , Issue: 6 , Dec. 2011

Frank N. Werfel, Uta Floegel-Delor, Thomas Riedel, Rolf Rothfeld, Dieter Wippich, Bernd Goebel, Gerhard Reiner, Niels Wehlau

2010 Recipient of Van Duzer Prize Award
For the Paper
Towards High-Capacity HTS Flywheel Systems
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Volume: 20, Issue: 4, Aug. 2010

Sergey Ryabchun, Cheuk-Yu Edward Tong, Raymond Blundell

2009 Recipient of Van Duzer Prize Award
For the Paper
Stabilization Scheme for Hot-Electron Bolometer Receivers Using Microwave Radiation
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Volume: 19, Issue: 1, Feb. 2009