||Mark Ainslie (BE (Elec)/ BA 2004) recently graduated from the University of Cambridge with a PhD in Engineering. After graduating from the University of Adelaide, Mark went on to gain a Master of Engineering in 2008 from the University of Tokyo in Japan. Heading to Cambridge in 2009, Mark continued research on electrical engineering applications of high temperature superconductors, funded by the Cambridge Australia Trust’s R A Fisher Scholarship for Science.
In 2011, he was awarded the European Society for Applied Superconductivty (ESAS) Young Researcher's Award in the field of Large Scale Applications at the Superconductivity Centennial Conference in The Hague, Netherlands. Over 1,100 delegates attended the conference, a particularly high profile event as it commemorated the 100th anniversary of the discovery of superconductivity.
More recently, in 2012, he was awarded 1st prize in the Engineering and Physical Science category at the Association of British Turkish Academics (ABTA) Doctoral Researcher Awards held at University College London.
Mark has also been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship -a five-year, fully-funded research program that will see him researching (in broad terms) superconducting electric machine design. He will be based in the Bulk Superconductivity Group in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.