CSA Technical Awards Criteria and Nomination Procedure

CSA presents Technical Awards for Excellence in Cryogenic Research, Excellence in Cryogenic Engineering, and Excellence in Cryogenic Operations and Support.

The CSA Board of Directors reviews nominees for each award and shall make the final determination. A 75% majority vote shall be required for the award to be given.

Recipients receive a certificate and are usually honored at the CEC following selection of the nominee. For the Excellence in Cryogenic Research award and the George T. Mulholland Memorial award, recipients are given a $500 honorarium.

Descriptions of each award and the selection criteria follow.

Excellence in Cryogenic Research

This award is given for research contributions in a particular area leading to a major scientific advance in the cryogenic field, i.e, discoveries of applicable new properties of materials, development of theoretical models explaining or predicting the behavior of fluids, materials, or systems at cryogenic temperatures, research focused on sub-atomic particle physics in the cryogenic regime, etc.

Selection Criteria

  • The nominee must have had at least one paper relevant to the contribution published in a peer-reviewed venue.
  • Nominees should be members of the cryogenics community, having been active in the field for 5 years or more.
  • The nominee must currently be a CSA member in good standing with continuous membership for the previous three years.

George T. Mulholland Memorial Award for Excellence in Cryogenic Engineering

This award is named in memory of George T. Mulholland, who served on the CSA Board as Secretary, and was a Corporate Sustaining Member of CSA. The award is given for notable engineering development in a particular area leading to a major contribution in the cryogenic field, i.e, markedly increasing cryocooler efficiency, developing a novel cryogenic system for fusion applications, improving biomedicine by using cryogenics, etc.

Selection Criteria

  • The nominee must have had at least one paper relevant to the contribution published in a peer-reviewed venue.
  • Nominees should be members of the cryogenics community, having been active in the field for 5 years or more.
  • The nominee must currently be a CSA member in good standing with continuous membership for the previous three years.

Excellence in Cryogenic Operations and Support

This award is given for excellence in establishing, improving, or simplifying processes in cryogenic operations from small-scale to large-scale facilities or for excellence in the development or implementation of techniques involving the fabrication, joining, assembly, wiring, checkout, and/or operation of cryogenic systems, from laboratory research apparatus to large-scale commercial machinery.

Selection Criteria

  • Official recognition of the excellence by the nominee’s employer, customer, or other peers.
  • Nominees should be members of the cryogenics community, having been active in the field for 5 years or more.

Nomination Procedure applicable to all awards

  • Nomination packages must be received by the CSA Executive Director no later than January 1, 2023.
  • The package must contain:
  • Submit all nomination packages to CSA for forwarding to the Nominating Committee chairman, Dr. Christopher Rey.

    Megan Galeher
    CSA Executive Director
    800 Roosevelt Rd. Suite 312-C
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

    1-630-686-8889
    [email protected]