2016 IEEE Coated Conductors for Applications (CCA)
Sept. 11th – 14th, 2016 Aspen, CO
Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC)
At CCA16, world experts from various related industries met to discuss the current status and future directions of the development of coated conductors. Emphasis was given to their application in various areas, with sessions that included: Coated Conductors for High Field Magnet Applications; Coated Conductors for High Energy Physics and Fusion Science Applications; Coated Conductors for Electric Power Grid Applications; Strategic Applications of Coated Conductors; Non-REBCO Coated Conductors; Advances in Coated Conductor Characterization and Standards Development. STI’s VP, Engineering, Ken Pfeiffer, participated in a working group on Coated Conductors.
Sept. 4th – 9th, 2016 Denver, CO
Conductivity, the technology that revolutionized non-invasive medical imaging through MRI starting in the 1980’s, is one of the most promising enablers of energy efficiency in the 21st century. From energy efficient supercomputers to power generation, transmission, and storage, the spectrum of applications of superconductivity is broad in its reach and potential. At ASC, leaders from around the world in the commercial, military, research, university, and industrial communities gathered to discuss progress and challenges in the field of applied superconductivity, and to plan and project the future breakthroughs. STI’s technical lead, Dr. Jeong Huh, delivered a presentation titled “2G HTS Coated Conductors 1 km Scale-Up at STI” at the event.