The International Steering Committee (ISC) has the primary task to define the 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.
In the case of several applicants, the decision to the conference venue is carried out by secret ballot.

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.


Honorary Chair:    Eisuke Masada (Japan)

Chair:  Hiroyuki Ohsaki (Japan)


  1. Laurence Blow (USA) ♦
  2. Gerard Coquery (France)
  3. Ryszard Pałka (Poland) ♦
  4. Johannes Kluehspies (Germany) ♦
  5. Michael Witt (Germany) ♦
  6. Friedrich Loeser (Germany)
  7. Ken Nagashima (Japan)
  8. Noriyuki Shirakuni (Japan)
  9. Hiroyuki Ohsaki (Japan)
  10. M. Terai (Japan)
  11. Antonio Carlos Ferreira (Brazil)
  12. Richard Magdalena Stephan (Brazil) ♦
  13. Byung-Chun Shin (South-Korea)
  14. Konrad Woronowicz (Canada) ♦
  15. Guobin Lin (China)
  16. L. Xiao (China)
  17. S. Deng (China)
  18. S. Ding (China)
  19. Sergey Smirnov (Russian Federation)
  20. Vincent Bourquin (Switzerland) ♦


♦ = Professional of the International Maglev Board


Retired commitee members

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).