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2018 Greg DeGeller QD Education Award for Best Student Submission – Josefa Gregorio

2018 Greg DeGeller QD Education Award for Best Student Submission – Josefa Gregorio

Recognizing the value of providing a wide range of educational modules on its education-focused website, Quantum Design (QD) recently awarded its first prize for best student submission of a new educational experiment module. The award went to Josefa Gregorio, a student working toward her B.S. in Applied Physics at California State University, San Marcos. Titled "Doping-Dependent Spin Reorientation Phenomenon in Holmium-based Orthoferrite," the objective of the module was to investigate the Spin Reorientation (SR) phenomenon in HoFeO3 and then examine the effect of Cr doping on the SR. Read more about the award and Quantum Design Education. 

Quantum Design Donates VersaLab™ to Columbia University Physics Department

Quantum Design Donates VersaLab™ to Columbia University Physics Department

Quantum Design's gift will foster transformative education and discoveries by enabling Columbia faculty and students to use a modern tool to better understand, explore, and improve the characteristics and qualities of materials used in information processing and sensing. "We are extremely grateful for Quantum Design's generosity and their contribution to science education," Peter de Menocal, Dean of Science of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, said. "Gifts such as this play an important role in preparing Columbia graduates to become leaders in their field and make discoveries that benefit society." The gift helps magnify Columbia’s strength in physics education and foster new learning opportunities for students. All physics majors will gain valuable hands-on experience with the new instrument, from senior students to those new to the discipline.

Learn more about Quantum Design's partnership with Columbia University.

OptiCool™ – 7 Tesla Optical Cryostat

Quantum Design Announces New OptiCool™ Platform

Quantum Design is proud to announce the introduction of our new 7 tesla magneto-optical platform. OptiCool is a new, revolutionary optical cryostat specifically designed to meet the stringent requirements of materials characterization experiments that harness light and other forms of radiant energy as a probe of matter. Learn more about OptiCool and read our press release about OptiCool’s introduction.

Tom Hogan and Randy Dumas, QD Application Scientists (back row, center) host Applications Seminar in Taiwan.

Quantum Design Applications Team Hosts Seminars

The Quantum Design Applications Team has been traveling across the world in 2017 to host seminars educating users on our latest measurement options. This past May, a workshop was held at Cambridge University in cooperation with QD UK & Ireland, and in October another was hosted by QD Taiwan at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan. In these small group settings, Applications Scientists have the opportunity to work directly with users, discussing potential experiments and how measurement platforms like the MPMS 3 and DynaCool can best serve a researcher's particular needs. Underlying measurement theory, best practices of sample preparation, and advice on data interpretation are also covered.

If you are interested in hosting a future Applications Seminar, please contact your local QD representative.

Stefano Spagna (Chief Technical Officer) and Greg DeGeller (President) of Quantum Design.

Quantum Design Recognized on Donor Wall at San Diego State University

Quantum Design has been recognized on the Campus Donor Wall for financial contributions totaling $273,000 to San Diego State University (SDSU). The funds support students, faculty and the continued excellence of scholarships, research and creative endeavors at SDSU. "It is a privilege for Quantum Design International to be part of this fundraising campaign, which demonstrates our commitment to student research and the future of SDSU," stated Dr. Stefano Spagna, Chief Technical Officer. The Donor Wall was unveiled on November 4, 2017, to honor contributions of $100,000 or more to "The Campaign for SDSU" program. For more information about the campaign and unveiling ceremony, click here and here.

John Przybysz (Awards Chair), Michael Simmonds, Antonio della Corte (IEEE CSC President)

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 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.