John Voccio, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Keio University, Yokohama, Japan

phone: (617) 353-6616
office: 110 Cummington Street, ENG 307

Research Interests

Superconducting magnets * Wind power * Medical devices


Professor Voccio has worked in the field of superconducting applications with American Superconductor Corporation for 23 years.    As a researcher and program manager at AMSC, he participated in a wide range of applications, including high-temperature superconduting (HTS) power cables, ship propulsion motors, generators and wind propulsion generators.     He has many years of experience working with universities and both undergraduate and graduate students in obtaining research funding, including SBIR, STTR, NIH and other forms of grants.  While at AMSC, he earned his PhD at Keio University in Yokohama, Japan based on a compilation of his research, publications and patents.  He has since taught at both WPI and MIT, on HTS windpower and a survey course on superconductivity with Dr. Yukikazu Iwasa of FBML.   Presently, he is a research scientist at the Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory of MIT and consults for various companies in the Boston area.