AP Alumni Spotlight - Elie Track receives the 2020 IEEE CSC - Max Swerdlow Award

September 23, 2020

Elie Track graduated with a Ph.D. from Yale Applied Physics in 1988 (with Prof. Dan Prober’s group). He is a founder and CEO of nVizix LLC, a company that focuses on developing and commercializing a new high-efficiency vacuum solar cell.  

Elie was selected to be the recipient of the 2020 IEEE - Max Swerdlow Award for Sustained Service to the Applied Superconductivity Community.

Elie Track

For sustained service to the applied superconductivity community, in particular:

  •  for his over three decades of successful, insightful leadership in the field of applied superconductivity at the intersection of basic science, materials development and device technology,

  •  for his sustained service and leadership contributions to the IEEE Council on Superconductivity, the Applied Superconductivity Conference and the IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative; and,

  • for his long and continuing activities as an ambassador and advocate for the field of applied superconductivity at the local, national, and international level.

The IEEE Max Swerdlow Award was Named after the late Max Swerdlow who, starting in the 1960’s and continuing for more than 20 years, served as Program Manager for Superconductivity at the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). His office funded the majority of the programs in the US on superconducting materials and large-scale applications of superconductivity other than those funded by the Department of Energy. 

Max Swerdlow’s dedication and perseverance in the support of these activities played a crucial role in the maturing of applied superconductivity

Read more information at IEEE CSC - Council on Superconductivity.