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John M. Rowell

The Arizona State University
Award Recipient

For significant and continuing contributions in the field of superconductor electronic materials, devices and circuits; in particular:

  • for his pioneering observation of the Josephson Effect
  • for the development of tunneling spectroscopy
  • for the invention of the niobium-aluminum/aluminum oxide-niobium Josephson tunnel junction configuration which has been adopted throughout the world for fabricating low temperature superconductor circuits
  • for his leadership of materials and device research groups working on superconductor electronics at Bell Laboratories, Bellcore and Conductus, Inc.
  • for his continuing insight into the crucial materials issues associated with superconductor electronics
  • and for promoting research into the properties of various thin film materials systems for superconductor electronic applications.