E. Trifon Laskaris, Ph.D. '74
Trifon Laskaris, Ph.D. '74, was the 1998 co-winner of the GE Research and Development
Center's highest honor, the Coolidge Fellowship Award. He was cited for his "world
leadership in the design and application of superconducting magnets." His many
innovations in this field have earned him 110 U.S. patents. Here he peers through
the opening of an experimental superconducting apparatus he is currently developing.
Laskaris manages the Electromechanical Systems Program which, in
recent years, has focused on the development of powerful superconducting magnets
for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems. His team developed the prototype
magnets for all of GE's MRI products. These systems are operating in thousands
of hospitals around the world.
Coolidge Fellowships are granted annually to recognize outstanding
and sustained contributions to science or engineering by members of the R&D Center's
research staff. Fellows are granted a half-year leave to pursue individual projects
and research interests of their choosing.
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