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Superconductor Science and Technology: 2016 Reviewer Awards

Reviewer of the Year: Professor Dr Kazumasa Iida, Nagoya University, Japan

A professor at Nagoya University, Japan, Dr Kazumasa lida sees reviewing for Superconductor Science and Technology as an excellent opportunity to learn more about research relating to superconductivity—his field of study.

When reviewing papers, Dr Iida looks forward to uncovering ‘fascinating results’ that are new to him, and an article by Weiss et al stands out to him for this very reason: Demonstration of an iron-pnictide bulk superconducting magnet capable of trapping over 1 T. There are many articles published in Superconductor Science and Technology that have interested him, but the research set out in this paper has, and will, stimulate further investigations by the bulk superconductor community.

Putting himself in authors’ shoes, Dr Iida understands that they will be wondering whether the referee finds their paper interesting—and how long it will take the reviewer get back to them. He believes that reviews should take no longer than two weeks and that researchers should always agree to act as a reviewer, unless the paper falls outside of their sphere of expertise.

Dr Iida advises first-time reviewers to reflect on the main points within the article and to think about how best to present them. It is important that they not only identify data or scientific interpretations that are unsound, but also offer suggestions on how to improve the quality of the manuscript.

In spite of his obvious dedication to the peer review process, Dr Iida is astonished that he has been identified as Reviewer of the Year.

Outstanding Reviewers:

  • Dr Mark Ainslie, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Professor Naoyuki Amemiya, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Dr Pierluigi Bruzzone, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Dr Jonathan Burnett, UCL, UK
  • Professor Luisa Chiesa, Tufts University, United States
  • Dr Alexander Chroneos, Imperial College London, UK
  • Dr Roberto Cristiano, CNR SPIN, Italy
  • Dr Liangzi Deng, University of Houston System, United States
  • Dr Pashupati Dhakal, Jefferson Laboratory, United States
  • Dr Robert Duckworth, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
  • Professor Bartek Glowacki, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Dr Jens Haenisch, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Dr Milos Jirsa, Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
  • Professor Richard Klemm, University of Central Florida, United States
  • Mr Valtteri Lahtinen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Dr Hunju Lee, SuNAM Co. Ltd, Republic of Korea
  • Dr Yi Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences – Institute of Electrical Engineering, China
  • Professor Shuo Li, Northeastern University, China
  • Dr Luigi Longobardi, Farmingdale State College, United States
  • Dr Yoshikazu Mizuguchi, Tokyo metropolitan University, Japan
  • Dr Wolf-Dietrich Moeller, Deutsches Elektron-Synchrotron (DESY), Germany
  • Dr Michael Mueck, ez SQUID Mess und Analysegeraete, Germany
  • Professor Petriina Paturi, University of Turku, Finland
  • Dr Charles Rong, US Army Research Laboratory, United States
  • Professor Paul Seidel, Friedrich-Schiller Universitat Jena, Germany
  • Dr Meenakshi Singh, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
  • Professor Vladimir Sokolovsky, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • Dr Antti Stenvall, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Professor Xiaolin Wang, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Professor Harald Weber, Technische Universitat Wien Atominstitut, Austria
  • Dr Hubertus Weijers, Florida State University, United States
  • Dr Xun Xu, University of Wollongong, Australia