The Samuel C. Collins Award is awarded to an individual who has given outstandingly of himself/herself in the identification and solution of cryogenic engineering problems and has subsequently demonstrated their concern for the cryogenic community with their dedicated and unselfish professional service and leadership to this community. This award is open to persons without regard to national origin.

The Samuel C. Collins Award will be presented at the 2019 Conference.  The date and time will be determined at a later date.


The 2019 Samuel C. Collins Award Recipient is:

Prof. Venkata Rao Ganni
Director for MSU Cryogenics Initiative
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan


Former recipients:

    Samuel C. Collins   1965
    Klaus D. Timmerhaus   1967
    Edward F. Hamel   1973
    Howard O. McMahon   1979
    Joseph L. Smith   1983
    Bascomb Birmingham and William E. Gifford   1991
    Roger W. Boom   1993
    Ronald W. Fast   1995
    Ralph G. Scurlock   1999
    Herbert Sixsmith   2001
    Richard P. Reed   2003
    Glen E. McIntosh   2005
    William A. Little   2007
    Ray Radebaugh   2009
    Chaosheng Hong   2011
    Peter Kittel   2013
    Philippe Jean Lebrun   2015
    Steven Van Sciver   2017

 

The Award consist of a bronze on walnut plaque, a $2,500 honorarium, up to $1,000 to cover personal travel expenses to accept the award, free registration at all future CEC conferences that they attend, and a copy of the CEC proceedings of the CEC whether or not they attend.

The nominator is requested to submit a brief statement (no more than two pages) addressing why the nominee deserves the Collins Award, along with a complete resume and a list of publications, patents, etc. The nominator is encouraged to provide copies of significant publications, inventions and/or patents with the nomination package. At least two letters supporting the nomination are required. Candidates are not normally notified of their nominations. The nominator is requested to submit a brief statement (no more than two pages) addressing why the nominee deserves the Collins Award, along with a complete resume and a list of publications, patents, etc. 

The nomination deadline is January 16, 2019.

The nomination package should be sent to Peter Kittel by email at pkittel@berkeley.edu.