Fellows of the CSA Criteria and Nomination Procedure

Fellows of the Cryogenic Society of America are persons of distinction in cryogenics, and shall have made notable valuable contributions to the field of cryogenics.

The CSA Awards Committee will review nominees and make recommendations to the CSA Board of Directors, which makes the final selections. An 80% majority vote of the Committee shall be required for recommendation to the CSA Board. It is entirely possible that no new Fellows will be selected in any given year.

Newly elected Fellows receive a certificate and plaque and are honored at the CEC Banquet following election of the nominee.

Selection Criteria

  • Nominees shall have made notable valuable contributions to the field of cryogenics. Such contributions need not be in research, however they must be of significant magnitude so as to justify the honor of Fellow. Non-research examples include but are not limited to:
    • founding a company whose products and/or services have materially contributed to advances in the field
    • serving as a consultant of nationally and internationally recognized competence in a particular area of cryogenics
    • furthering advances in national and international cryogenics through programmatic efforts including materially contributing to the development of, and serving on technology boards or groups which represent and influence significant areas of cryogenic technology such as cryocoolers, high magnetic field research, space cryogenics, biomedical cryogenics, etc.
  • The nominee must have demonstrated loyalty to, and support for the growth of CSA through continuing active participation in the Society’s activities, either in the local chapters, or nationally through involvement in short courses, program committees, etc.
  • Nominees should be senior members of the cryogenics community, having been active in the field for 15 years or more.
  • The nominee must currently be a CSA member in good standing with continuous membership for the previous three years.

Nomination Procedure

  • Nominations for this award are closed.