The Gustav and Ingrid Klipping Award is made every 2 years by the International Cryogenic Engineering Committee (ICEC) to a researcher under 35 for outstanding work in cryogenic engineering.
The committee board members have made this year's award to STFC Daresbury's Andy May, following a nomination by his former PhD supervisor Prof Lucio Piccirillo at the University of Manchester. Following his doctoral work at Manchester on millikelvin cryogenics systems for cosmic microwave background observatories, Andy joined STFC in May 2019 to work on cryogenic systems for superconducting accelerator cavities on projects including ESS, HL-LHC, and PIP-II.
The award is named after Gustav and Ingrid Klipping to commemorate their enormous contributions to the field of cryogenics and more specifically to recognize their active role in involving young researchers.
Presentation of the award will be made at the next International Cryogenic Engineering Conference, expected to be held in Hangzhou, China, in 2022, where Andy will present a paper on his recent work at Daresbury. The award includes a certificate and a cheque of 1000 CHF, plus a waiver of the registration fee of the ICEC conference at which the prize is to be awarded.