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Boyang Shen wins an IEEE Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity

Boyang Shen wins an IEEE Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity

Boyang Shen (centre)

Boyang Shen a Research Associate in the Electrical Power and Energy Conversion Group, was awarded an IEEE Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity.

The IEEE Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity is the highest prize for young researchers in the superconductivity community in the world (only 6 winners worldwide per year), and each Fellowship comes with an honorarium of US $5000.

Boyang Shen’s research involves the electromagnetic characteristics and AC loss analysis of High Temperature Superconductors, as well as the novel design of superconducting magnets. The analysis of the electromagnetic characteristics of High Temperature Superconductors is vital to the success of superconducting applications. Superconducting magnets can generate extremely strong and uniform magnetic fields, which are the key components for various medical imaging devices, such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Lorentz Force Electrical Impedance Tomography (LFEIT). These medical imaging devices are able to make great contributions to the diagnosis of cancer, as well as other pathologies such as stroke and internal haemorrhages.

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