Philippe Masson

University of Houston, USA


Philippe Masson has been working in the area of electromechanical systems, power application of superconductivity, and Multiphysics modeling since 1999. He received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Universit√© Henri Poincaré, Nancy, France, in 2002. He spent 6 years at the FSU-Center for Advanced Power Systems working on the development of high power density superconducting machine for aircraft propulsion as part of the NASA URETI on Aeropropulsion and Power and on electrothermal instabilities in superconductors. At the same time, he was appointed by the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering as an Adjunct Professor for the Department of Electrical Engineering. At the end of 2008, Dr. Masson left the academia to join the Advanced Magnet Lab as a senior scientist where he kept working on turbo-electric propulsion, large superconducting machines, and multiphysics modeling. Dr. Masson was appointed to the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity and has been serving as an Editor for Large Scale Applications since 2005. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and AIAA and a Member of the Cryogenic Society of America. He received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award from NASA GRC in 2007. Dr. Masson has published over 25 journal papers and given more than 50 conference presentations in the area of applied superconductivity and multiphysics modeling, and he holds 4 patents on superconducting machines and magnet technology. Dr. Masson has given numerous invited lectures and seminars. He is a Member of the program committee of the Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC) in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010 and has served as Technical Editor for ASC 2004, 2006, and 2008 and Magnet Technology 21.

Biography Updated on 4 February 2010

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