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IEEE Milestone Award Event | Celebrating a Major Development in Superconducting Magnet Technology

The UK & Ireland Section has been awarded an IEEE Milestone plaque to celebrate a major development in superconducting magnet technology. The dedication ceremony will be held at the Siemens Magnet Technology factory at Enysham, near Oxford, on June 17th 2022, and will be followed by a symposium of talks about the technology behind the invention of active shielding of superconducting magnets.

Due to the very limited space available for guests, members wishing to attend should notify Roderick Muttram using the enquire button below to indicate their interest in attending, as soon as possible. We only have a few spaces left.

This Milestone commemorates a key development in medical imaging and says: At this site, the first actively shielded superconducting magnets for diagnostic Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) use were conceived, designed, and produced. Active shielding reduced the size, weight, and installed cost of MRI systems, allowing them to be more easily transported and advantageously located, thereby benefiting advanced medical diagnosis worldwide.

After the unveiling there will be a buffet lunch, followed by a tour of Siemens very impressive manufacturing facility and presentations on superconducting activities in the IEEE and current developments at Siemens. Please note that any member employed by one of Siemens MRI competitors will not be admitted on the tour. Please indicate your affiliation when requesting a place.

The programme is as follows:

11.00 Unveiling of the IEEE Milestone Plaque

  • Arrival of guests
  • Welcome by Simon Calvert, Head of Manufacturing at Siemens Magnet Systems
  • Introduction of this milestone and the IEEE guests by Professor Rod Muttram (IEEE Life Member Committee of the United Kingdom and Ireland Section)
  • Welcome and description of the IEEE by Stephen Welby – COO of the IEEE
  • The IEEE Milestone Program (Professor Jose Moura, 2019 IEEE President)
  • Unveiling of the plaque by Jose Moura and Simon Calvert

12.00 Buffet lunch

13.00 Tours of the Eynsham facility

14.00 Technical presentations:

  • Dr Bruce Strauss, Chair IEEE Council on Superconductivity, on the council and current status of superconductor technology.
  • Presentation by Simon Calvert on the history of and current developments in Superconducting Magnets

15.00 Conclusion

Attendance is strictly by pre-booking.  To check on place availability, please send an enquiry using the button below.


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