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Alexis P. Malozemoff

American Superconductor Corporation
Dr. Malozemoff is Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of American Superconductor Corporation.  He is responsible for R&D strategy, advanced conductor development and the intellectual property portfolio. Before joining AMSC in 1991, Dr. Malozemoff served for 19 years as staff scientist, manager and senior manager in magnetism, superconductivity and condensed matter physics at IBM Research, Yorktown Heights NY.  Beginning in 1987, he acted as IBM Research Division Coordinator for High Temperature Superconductivity.
He has more than 30 years of experience in superconducting materials and systems, as well as in magnetic materials and devices, and has numerous publications and patents.  Recognized for his pioneering work in the field of superconductivity, Dr. Malozemoff is a co-discoverer of “giant flux creep.” This phenomenon is a factor in determining the maximum amount of current a superconductor can carry, and is a key element in the development of applications with superconducting materials.  He is also well known for his work on magnetic materials and his discoveries related to magnetic bubble technologies.
A graduate of Harvard and Stanford Universities, Dr. Malozemoff is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and Senior Member of IEEE.  He has been active in the magnetism and superconductivity technical community as chairman of the Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, and through a variety of national committees and centers of high-temperature-superconductivity research and development.
Fellow of the IEEE

for leadership in the development of vortex dynamics of high temperature superconductors

Award Recipient
For significant and sustained contributions in the development of superconducting conductors, in particular:
  • for his co-discovery of “giant flux creep” and the irreversibility line in high temperature superconductors (HTS), and applying these vortex physics concepts in developing practical HTS wires and their applications, and,
  • for his leadership as Chief Technical Officer of American Superconductor Corporation in developing practical conductors and cables from HTS material for commercial applications.