Roger W. Boom Award Criteria and Nomination Procedure

The Roger W. Boom Award is named in honor of the emeritus professor from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Boom's career spanned more than thirty years during which he motivated a large number of young scientists and engineers to pursue careers in cryogenic engineering and applied superconductivity.

Applicants will be judged by the selection committee, which consists of individuals familiar with Dr. Boom's career. The committee is presently chaired by Dr. Chris Rey of Energy to Power Solutions (e2P), who is himself the first Boom Awardee. The CSA Board of Technical Directors will make the final determination of the award, which consists of a $2,000 check, a plaque, and a one-year complimentary membership in CSA.

The award will be presented during the ASC meeting in fall 2024.

Roger W. Boom Award Nomination Status

Nominations are now closed. 

Nomination Procedure

Candidates for the Roger W. Boom Award must be at the time of application under 40 years of age and permanently employed by US industry, government laboratories or universities. The particular area of expertise of the candidate is not a criterion, but industrial experience is desirable.

  • Nominations must be received by the selection committee no later than August 26, 2022.
  • A nomination package must contain:
    • A letter of nomination from a colleague of the candidate.
    • A copy of the candidate’s vita.
    • No more than two letters of support from senior individuals familiar with the candidate’s credentials.
  • Submit all nomination packages to CSA for forwarding to the Boom Award Committee chairman, Dr. Christopher Rey.

Submission Options

  • Online: Submit the nomination packet materials online by clicking here.
  • Email: If submitting by email, please include a completed nomination form along with required packet materials. Direct all emailed packets to CSA Executive Director, Megan Galeher, at [email protected].