ISC Maglev Conferences

The International Steering Committee (ISC) for Maglev 20xx Conferences

The primary task of the International Steering Committee (ISC) is to define the topics and upcoming meeting places for the International MAGLEV conferences. Important decision-making criteria are current developments in science and industry as well as the goal of the appropriate promotion of relevant national maglev developments.

The committee is made up of 20 members, all of whom are experts in the Maglev field. A new member is accepted by vote. Proposals for election can only be made by members of the ISC. In the case of several applicants, the decision to the conference venue is carried out by secret ballot.


Honorary Chair:   JAPAN | Eisuke Masada

Chair:  JAPAN | Hiroyuki Ohsaki

Members: (in alphabetical order, by nation)

    1. BRAZIL | Richard Magdalena Stephan  ♦
    2. CANADA | Konrad Woronowicz  ♦
    3. FRANCE | Gerard Coquery
    4. GERMANY | Michael Witt   ♦
    5. GERMANY | Friedrich Loeser
    6. GERMANY | Johannes Kluehspies  ♦
    7. JAPAN | Hiroyuki Ohsaki (Chair)
    8. JAPAN | Motoaki Terai
    9. JAPAN | Masaru Tomita
    10. JAPAN | Shunsuke Ohashi
    11. POLAND | Ryszard Pałka  ♦
    12. PR CHINA | Guobin Lin  ♦
    13. PR CHINA | Liang Xiao
    14. PR CHINA | Zigang Deng  ♦
    15. PR CHINA | Sansan Ding
    16. RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sergei Smirnov
    17. SOUTH-KOREA | Byung-Chun Shin
    18. SWITZERLAND | Vincent Bourquin  ♦
    19. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | Laurence Blow  ♦

♦ = Professional of the International Maglev Board



Retired commitee members

Ferreira, Antonio C. (Brazil)
Cassat, A. (EPFL, Swiss)
Ebihara, D. (IEEJ Fellow, Japan)
Goodall, R. (Loughborough Univ., UK)
Gurol, S. (GA, USA)
Jufer, M. (EPFL, Swiss)
Krishnan, R. (Virginia Tech., USA)
Leung, E. (Magtec Eng., USA)
Rote, D.M. (ANL, USA)
Yan. L. (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)



Deceased committee members

Richard Post passed away on April 7, 2015 (USA).

Gordon Danby passed away on August 2, 2016 (USA).

James Powell passed away on May 27, 2019 (USA).