Quantum Design Co-Founder Dr. Michael Simmonds Receives the 2016 IEEE Award
Dr. Michael Simmonds, co-founder of Quantum Design, received the IEEE Award for Continuing Contributions in the Field of Applied Superconductivity (Small Scale Applications) at this year's Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC) in Denver, Colorado. This award recognizes individuals for contributions in the field of applied superconductivity over a period of time (nominally more than twenty years) based on novel and innovative concepts proposed by the individual. Dr. Simmonds is recognized in part:
- For his pioneering work in developing the revolutionary MPMS3 SQUID-VSM (SQUID based-Vibrating Sample Magnetometer).
- For his design of a double-balanced SQUID which uses a symmetrical geometry to decouple the modulation and input coils.
- For devising multiple methods of applying an AC bias to DC SQUIDs to greatly reduce low frequency noise, enabling their use in a wide variety of applications.
Dr. Simmonds, a long time resident of Bozeman Montana, donated the cash award to the Children's Museum of Bozeman. For more information about the IEEE Award, click here.
Quantum Design Hosts Tour for International Cryocooler Conference (ICC 19)
Quantum Design, a member of the Cryogenic Society of America (CSA), offered a private tour of its headquarters on June 23rd, to International Cryocooler Conference (ICC 19) attendees. Dr. Martin Kugler, Chief Operating Officer of Quantum Design, led the tour of the manufacturing facilities for more than 30 participants from the conference. During the tour attendees had the opportunity to learn of the latest developments in Quantum Design’s popular DynaCool, MPMS3 and VersaLab cryogen free platform offerings which now include "energy smart" Gifford-McMahon cryo-refrigerators and variable speed compressors.
Quantum Design International Moves into New Headquarters
In June of this year, Quantum Design International moved its global headquarters to be closer to its manufacturing facilities thereby creating a new Quantum Design International campus. The new building (adding roughly 50,000 square feet of office, research and production space for a campus total of more than 100,000 square feet) allows QDI’s 200+ employees to be in the same location for the first time in more than 6 years. The move allows greater efficiency in development and manufacturing processes, as well as improving communication and team-building between departments. You can find our new corporate address on the Locations page.
Quantum Design Announces New Products at APS March Meeting
In anticipation of this year’s APS March Meeting, Quantum Design has introduced several new measurement options and products. These include a Hydrogen Detector to detect trace levels of Hydrogen in helium supplies that often lead to blocked impedances; Electrical Transport (ETO) for the MPMS3 to perform AC Resistance, Hall Effect, I-V, and Differential Resistance (dV/dI vs. I) measurements; a Dilatometer for measuring expansion in samples using the PPMS or PPMS DynaCool; AC Susceptibility for use in dilution refrigerators; and the new VersaLab OptiX for conducting optical characterization on the PPMS VersaLab.
Quantum Design Announces New Website to Promote Science Education
The new Quantum Design Education website is part of an initiative between QD and leading universities to develop teaching and research curriculum to encourage the development and sharing of measurement curricula. The teaching materials and sample experiments on this site are meant to provide instructors in physics and materials sciences readymade solutions to use in their undergraduate and beginning graduate classrooms and laboratories. Learn more about this initiative, or visit the Quantum Design Education website.