Anita Oliver joined Tai-Yang Research Company in 2007 to as a mechanical engineer. Her primary role is to direct the fabrication of a conductively cooled HTS magnet made with YBCO thin film coated conductor, and to support the development of a patent-pending cryogenic/electrical quick disconnect cable termination and mating junction box for HTS cables.
Prior to joining TYRC, Mrs. Oliver worked for Dr. Justin Schwartz at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) during her undergraduate and graduate years. As an undergraduate, Mrs. Oliver helped to characterize the electromechanical properties of Bi2212 superconducting tapes and on the design of a mechanical testing device used for the measurements.
During her senior year she worked on development of an axial flux permanent magnet micromotor based on MEMS technology and delivered a working model to the Sandia National Laboratories.
Her graduate work focused on characterization of mechanical and electrical properties of multiwall carbon nanotube reinforced polycarbonate samples at liquid nitrogen temperature.
Besides her work at the NHMFL, Mrs. Oliver has had two summer internships at Medtronic Inc., where she contributed to the design, development and testing of a vein-harvesting device, a sharpness test method for circular blades and an innovative packaging system, which was considered for patenting.
Both of her degrees, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, are from Florida State University.