Special Seminar: Innovative quench detection for high-temperature superconductor magnets

Federico Scurti

North Carolina State University

Thursday, March 28, 2019



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Bio: Federico Scurti is a PhD candidate in the department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University. He received a B.S. in Energy Engineering and a M.S. in Energy and Nuclear Engineering, summa cum laude, both from the University of Bologna. During his M.S., he spent a semester at the Nuclear Engineering department of the Czech Technical University in Prague, and during his PhD he visited several U.S. Universities and National Labs. He participated in more than ten international conferences on Superconductivity and Optical Fiber Sensors, and is Chair of the Young Professionals Committee at the IEEE Council on Superconductivity (CSC) since September 2017 as well as a member of the board of Superconductivity News Forum since February 2019. Federico received the IEEE CSC Graduate Study Fellowship in 2017 and the first prize in the Triangle Student Research Competition in 2016. His research effort primarily focuses on the development of optical fiber sensors for monitoring magnets based on High Temperature Superconductors. He has experimentally shown the principles and the features of the sensing system and is transitioning the idea into a product that can have an impact on many real-world applications of HTS, like compact fusion reactors.