Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. John M. Rowell, Chairman
was formerly Assistant Vice President of the Solid State Science and Technology Laboratory at Bell Communications Research (now part of Lucent Technologies). A co-inventor of the unique process to fabricate niobium superconducting circuits, Dr. Rowell is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He is a professor in the Materials Research Institute at Northwestern University. His Ph.D. is from OxfordUniversity.

Mr. J. Fred Bucy
retired as President of Texas Instruments and was formerly a member of the HYPRES Board of Directors.

Dr. Edgar Edelsack
of George Washington University, retired as program manager at the Office of Naval Research (ONR). At ONR, Dr. Edelsack managed research and development programs in superconductivity internally and through contracts with Universities, industrial research laboratories, and National Laboratories.

Mr. Peter Gifford
serves as President of Cryomech (a cryogenic refrigerator company). He is the son of the inventor of the Gifford-McMahon thermodynamic cycle now used as the basis for GM cryocoolers used worldwide in vacuum pumps for semiconductor fabrication systems.

Dr. Konstantin K. Likharev
is currently a professor at SUNY at Stony Brook and formerly at Moscow State University. Professor Likharev was the academic advisor to the HYPRES VP of Technology, Oleg Mukhanov, and is a world renowned expert in the physics and engineering of high performance superconducting electronics.

Dr. Elie K. Track
is a former (1994-2000) President and CEO of HYPRES, and a current Senior Partner of the Company. He is President of the Yale Science and Engineering Association, YSEA, President-elect of the IEEE Council on Superconductivity (CSC) and Vice Chair of the Coalition for the Commercial Applications of Superconductors (CCAS). Dr. Track holds a Ph.D. from Yale University in the field of superconductivity.

Dr. John Wikswo
professor at Vanderbilt University, is a pre-eminent researcher in biomagnetism. He utilizes superconducting instruments in his research and seeks to establish the fundamental understanding of the field that will lead to clinical applications of the technology.