Nominations are now open for one of the Cryogenic Society of America’s (CSA) most prestigious awards – the Roger W. Boom Award.

The Boom Award was created by CSA to be given to a young professional (under 40 years of age) who shows promise for making significant contributions to the fields of cryogenic engineering and applied superconductivity.

Nominations will be open until 1st December 2013, with the award named in honour of the emeritus professor from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Boom’s career spanned more than 30 years, during which he motivated a large number of young scientists and engineers to pursue careers in cryogenic engineering and applied superconductivity.

The spirit of the Boom Award is to recognise young people for their pursuit of excellence, demonstration of high standards and clear communications.

The Boom Award will be presented at the Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC’14) to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, from 10th – 15th August 2014.