The George T. Mulholland Memorial Award for Excellence in Cryogenic Engineering is named in memory of George T. Mulholland, who served on the CSA Board as Secretary and was a Corporate Sustaining Member of CSA. The award is given for notable engineering development in a particular area leading to a major contribution in the cryogenic field.
Pattalwar is currently Senior
Cryogenics Engineer and Project Leader in the Accelerator Science and
Technology Centre at the UKRI-STFC Daresbury Laboratory. This award is given
for his leadership of both the cryogenics and systems integration for the
Daresbury Vertical Test Facility. This unique facility is the UK’s only
horizontal dressed SRF cavity test stand. It is particularly notable for its
novel configuration, of which Shrikant was the originator, whereby liquid
helium consumption is reduced by more than 70% in comparison with conventional
facilities. The facility has enabled 2 K qualification of the ESS high-beta
cavities (a key part of the UK’s IKC to ESS), and is supporting the UK’s
participation in PIP-II (HB650 cavity testing will begin later this year).