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Kévin Berger [GREEN, Université de Lorraine – France]

Kévin Berger is Associate Professor at the University of Lorraine, Group of Research in Electrical Engineering of Nancy (GREEN), in France since 2010.  In 2006, K. Berger obtained his PhD on the modeling of coupled magneto-thermal problems in High Temperature Superconductors (HTS). Then, he worked two years at G2ELab and Neel Institute in Grenoble with Prof. Pascal Tixador on the design and realization of an 800 kJ HTS SMES, the first conduction-cooled SMES realized in Europe. After having spent one year in the industry (Exxelia Group) designing magnetic components for aircraft and space applications, he joined the GREEN laboratory, which is involved in the design and study of superconducting applications, in particular superconducting motors. His main research topic concerns the magnetization of HTS bulks by Pulsed Field Magnetization for practical applications such as electrical motors and NMR systems. K. Berger is also interested in the potential in terms of trapped magnetics flux of new bulk materials such as YBCO foams, MgB2 and iron-based superconductors.

He is still involved in the development of analytical and numerical tools and is the Organizing Committee Chair of the 7th edition of the International Workshop on Numerical Modelling of High Temperature Superconductors, to be held in Nancy, France, from May 26th to 29th, 2020.

Kévin Berger is currently engaged in two H2020 projects: IMOTHEP related to the “Future propulsion and integration: towards a hybrid/electric aircraft” and SMAGRINET regarding “Smart grid competence hub for boosting research, innovation and educational capacities for energy transition” Since many years, he is an expert in the TC 90 of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) which prepare International Standards (IS) related to superconducting materials and devices.

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