Carlota Pereira Carlos, PhD student in the group of Applied Superconductivity at UNIGE with a position funded by CERN, is one of the recipients of the 2022 IEEE CSC Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity, with her research on the development of high-performance Nb thin film coatings for Superconducting Radio Frequency (SRF) cavities. The SRF system is a centrepiece of the high-luminosity high-energy electron-positron collider that is being conceived in the frame of the Future Circular Collider (FCC). Specifically, Carlota is working to achieve the highest possible accelerating voltage in Nb-thin-film-coated SRF cavities while maintaining a high cryogenic efficiency.
The IEEE Council on Superconductivity (CSC) awards annually a fellowship to full-time graduate students pursuing a PhD degree in the area of applied superconductivity, at an accredited university of recognized standing worldwide. Award recipients are selected based upon the quality and the impact of their current research and the impact of their potential research in superconductivity.