BWIS Talk 6/27: A Career in Magnets: Past, Present, and Future

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Kathleen Amm

Kathleen Amm, head of the Superconducting Magnet Division at Brookhaven National Laboratory, will give a talk, “A Career in Magnets: Past, Present, and Future,” at Brookhaven Lab in the Physics Large Seminar Room (Bldg. 510), on Thursday, June 27, at 4 p.m. as part of the Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) lecture series.

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The lecture is free and open to the public. Visitors age 16 and over must bring a photo ID.

Amm will share the exciting path a person can take in a career in applied science and leadership. Her primary research areas include MRI and medical applications of superconductivity, superconducting electric machines, high temperature superconductivity, material properties at low temperatures, and permanent magnets. She will discuss how applied science research can make an impact on the world.

Amm obtained her Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics from Florida State University and a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Toronto. She has more than 25 years of experience in superconductivity and magnet design.

She is currently the head of the Superconducting Magnet Division at Brookhaven National Lab, where she works with her team to deliver innovative accelerator and high field magnet technology.

Amm is a member of several professional societies, and is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. She is also Design for Six Sigma Black Belt and MATRIZ certified.

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