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Awards

  • S. Faria, M. Vala, P. Coimbra, N. Leonor, J.F. Felício, C. A. Fernandes, C. Salema, Rafael Caldeirinha, Radiowave Propagation Modelling of Dual Wildfire Front Spreading Over Hilly Terrain at 700 MHz, ConfTELE 2021 Top 10% Best Paper Award. Seven papers (10%) were nominated for consideration for this award by the Reviewers and the Technical Program Committee., 01-02-2021
  • M. Vala, J. R. Reis, Rafael Caldeirinha, On the Practical Limitations of SCalable Electronic 2D Beamsteering Using Metamaterials at MIcro and Millimetre-wave Frequencies, ConfTELE 2021 Top 10% Best Paper Award. Seven papers (10%) were nominated for consideration for this award by the Reviewers and the Technical Program Committee., 01-02-2021
  • M. G. Silveirinha, APS Fellow (2020), Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), 01-09-2020
  • M. G. Silveirinha, Award of a research grant from the Simons Foundation, Simons Collaboration in Mathematical and Physics, Harnessing Universal Symmetry Concepts for Extreme Wave Phenomena, 01-09-2020
  • M. G. Silveirinha, OSA Fellow (2021), Fellow of the Optical Society, 01-09-2020
  • R. Rocha, J. P. Monteiro, C. A. Fernandes, A. S. Silva, The ANACOM-URSI Portugal research prize - 2019 edition, The ANACOM-URSI Portugal research prize was awarded at the 2019 edition for the work "ISTSat-1 - The First Portuguese University CubeSat". It is a work of excellent scientific quality and rigour, clarity and transversality. The work was produced by the ISTnanosat team, of the Instituto Superior Técnico, comprising João Paulo Monteiro, Alexandre Silva, Carlos Fernandes and Rui M. Rocha of IST/IT, Fabian Naf, Rúben Afonso, Gonçalo Tavares, Moisés Piedade, of IST / INESC-ID and Nuno Ramos, Tomás Almeida, João Pinto, Diogo Neves, Renato Encarnação, José Freitas, of IST. The team developed a CubeSat to perform a space mission to demonstrate ADS-B technology for tracking aircraft in remote regions of the planet. For this mission, carried out since 2017 under ESA's "Fly Your Satellite!" programme, the team chose to develop almost all subsystems from scratch through various master’s theses. Having already designed, built and integrated all the ISTSat-1 subsystems, as well as having gone through several test campaigns, the team is now aiming for the final acceptance tests and the preparation for the launch in 2020. The prize sponsored by ANACOM, in the amount of four thousand euros, was awarded at the end of the 13th Congress of the Portuguese Committee of URSI by the Vice-Chairman of ANACOM, João Miguel Coelho, and by the Chairman of the Portuguese Committee of URSI, Luísa Mendes., 01-12-2019
  • J.F. Felício, Fraunhofer Challenge 2019, 3rd place Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge within the PhD category, 01-10-2019
  • J.F. Felício, Finalist (2nd place), Best Portuguese PhD Thesis competition in Biomedical Engineering, 01-09-2019
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Top Peer Reviewer in the Global Peer Review Awards 2019, For placing in the top 1% of reviewers in Cross-Field on Publons global reviewer database., 01-09-2019
  • T. A. Morgado, PIERS 2019 Young Scientist Award, Recipient of the PIERS 2019 Rome Young Scientist Award (YSA) with the research work entitled "Drift-induced Nonreciprocal Graphene Plasmonics", 31-05-2019
  • Solange Silva Silva, T. A. Morgado, M. G. Silveirinha, 1º Lugar do Best Student Paper Award do 12º Congresso do Comité Português da URSI, Vencedora do prémio "Best student paper award" com o trabalho "Trapping light in open nanocavities with spatial dispersion", 01-12-2018
  • A. Abraray, T. Fernandes, S. Maslovski, Best Non-Student Poster Award at LAPC2018, Best Non-Student Poster Award at Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference., 01-11-2018
  • M. G. Silveirinha, IET A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize, The IET A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize is a global engineering research prize awarded annually to an innovative researcher by the Institution of Engineering and Technology. It was named after an engineer, Arthur Frank Harvey., 01-09-2018
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Publons Peer Review Awards 2018, Top 1% Reviewers for Engineering, 31-08-2018
  • D. Ferreira, I. Cuinas, Rafael Caldeirinha, T. Fernandes, 2018 IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation Premium Award, Each year the IET awards a prize to the authors of the best paper published within the last two years in each of the IET’s journals. 2018 IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation Premium Award Ferreira, D., Cuiñas, I., Caldeirinha, R.F.S., Fernandes, T.R.: ‘ Dual-band single-layer quarter ring frequency selective surface for Wi-Fi applications’, IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, 2016, 10, (4), pp. 435–441, 30-06-2018
  • J.F. Felício, Comité Português da ANACOM-URSI, 1st place ANACOM-URSI Portugal Award 2017, 01-12-2017
  • N. Leonor, Rafael Caldeirinha, M. Sanchez, T. Fernandes, A feasibility study on the extension of the point scatterer formulation to raised canopy forests, Best Non-Student Paper (1st place) award at 2016 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation, 01-11-2016
  • P. Huidobro, Dan David Prize Scholarship, Scholarship for Young Researchers. Awarded in the "Future: Nanoscience" area https://www.dandavidprize.org/scholars/2016, 01-05-2016
  • J.F. Felício, Comité Português da URSI, 1st place Best Student Poster Award, 01-12-2015
  • D. E. Fernandes, M. Rodrigues, G. Falcão, M. G. Silveirinha, Prémio ANACOM-URSI 2015, The ANACOM-URSI Portugal Prize was assigned to “Diffractionless Propagation of Electron Waves in Graphene Superlattices”. In this work we used a homemade Finite Difference in the Time Domain (FDTD) algorithm to characterize the propagation of electron waves in graphene. The algorithm was applied to study the dynamics of electrons in graphene superlattices, using both microscopic and effective medium approaches. In particular, it is shown that the time evolution of an electronic state and the propagation of stationary electronic states may be accurately predicted with the effective medium formalism, provided the initial state is less localized than the characteristic spatial period of the superlattice. Our results confirmed that electrons propagating in graphene superlattices with extreme anisotropy experience virtually no diffraction, 01-12-2015
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Fellow Member of the IET (FIET), Awarded Fellowship of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, an UK academic award. IET Fellowship is awarded to individuals who have sustained high levels of achievement., 01-11-2015
  • J.F. Felício, Fraunhofer Challenge 2015, 3rd place Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge within the MSc category, 01-10-2015
  • E. R. Rijk, J. S. Silva, S. Capdevila-Cascante, M. F. Favre, M. B. Billod, A. M. Macor, A. B. Bieren, Best Poster Award, Best Poster Award in the 36th ESA Workshop in Antennas and RF Systems for Space Science, October 2015, 30-09-2015
  • F. Prudêncio, 1ª Edição do Prémio Professor Abreu Faro, Melhor Tese de Doutoramento em Engenharia Electrotécnica e de Computadores, Engenharia Informática, Matemática e Física, no biénio 2013/2014, 01-02-2015
  • M. G. Silveirinha, IEEE Fellow, 01-01-2015
  • F. Prudêncio, S.A. Matos, C. R. Paiva, The most general classes of Tellegen media reducible to simple reciprocal media: a geometrical approach, ''Best student paper award'', ''31st URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium'', 01-08-2014
  • A. Zaric, Catarina C. Cruz, J.R. Costa, C. A. Fernandes, First Prize in 2014 IEEE AP-S Student Design Contest, International student competition organized by IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society in which 2-5 student teams propose, design and build antennas and a communication system for a specific application scenario., 01-07-2014
  • F. Prudêncio, S.A. Matos, C. R. Paiva, The most general classes of Tellegen media reducible to simple reciprocal media: a geometrical approach, ''Young Scientist Award'', ''31st URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium'', 01-06-2014
  • F. Prudêncio, S.A. Matos, C. R. Paiva, Generalized Image Method for Radiation Problems Involving the Minkowskian Isotropic Medium, "3rd place in the Student Paper Competition", "The 7th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics", 01-09-2013
  • C. Salema, Doctorem Honoris Causa, Doctor Honoris Causa Universidade da Beira Interior, 01-04-2013
  • T. A. Morgado, J. Marcos, M. G. Silveirinha, S. Maslovski, CST University Publication Award 2012, The CST University Publication Award is an annual grant to university institutes and researchers for their work in the application of 3D EM field simulation. http://www.cst.com/Content/Company/UniAward2012.aspx, 01-12-2012
  • J. S. Silva, Antenas compactas baseadas em lentes com feixe orientável para terminais de Terra na banda-Ka, Menção honrosa no 6º Congresso do Comité Português da URSI, 01-11-2012
  • C. A. Fernandes, 2011 UTL/Santander Totta Award, Prize, in the Electrotechnical Engineering area, 01-12-2011
  • Catarina C. Cruz, Prémio de Investigação URSI Portugal 2011, "Antena híbrida UHF/UWB para Sistema RFID Passivo de Identificação e Localização em Ambientes Interiores.", 01-11-2011
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, N. Leonor, Semi-finalist of the IEEE AP-S Student Design Contest 2011: Radiation Patterns on a Budget, This paper presents a radiation pattern measurement system in order to evaluate 2.4GHz antennas. This measurement system was built with the demand of being an inexpensive and easily reproducible system, lightweight and visually and user friendly. Prize of $1,500, 01-06-2011
  • C. A. Fernandes, 2010 UTL/Santander Totta Award, Honorable mention, in the Electrotechnical Engineering area, 01-02-2011
  • J.R. Costa, E.B. Lima, C. A. Fernandes, CST University Publication Award 2010, The CST University Publication Award is an annual grant to university institutes and researchers for their work in the application of 3D EM field simulation., 01-12-2010
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, B. Feitor, T. Fernandes, D. Ferreira, N. Leonor, Estimation of Dielectric Concrete Properties from Power Measurements at 18.7 and 60 GHz, Nominated for the IET best student paper competition at Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conf. – LAPC, Loughborough, United Kingdom, November, 2011., 01-11-2010
  • C. R. Medeiros, Prémio de Investigação URSI Portugal 2010, ''UHF RFID Reader Antennas for Self-confined Tag Detection'', 01-09-2010
  • J.R. Costa, Top-10 Reviewer of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation in 2010, 01-07-2010
  • C. R. Medeiros, Menção Honrosa Jovens Investigadores UTL/CGD 2010, 01-06-2010
  • S.A. Matos, C. R. Paiva, A. Barbosa, Honorable mention from the Student Paper Contest associated with the 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, A Spacetime Algebra Approach to Moving Bi-Isotropic Media, 01-06-2009
  • T. A. Morgado, M. G. Silveirinha, Guided Modes in a Metamaterial Slab Formed by Crossed Metallic Wires, "Best Student Paper Award", 7th Conference on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, May 3-5 2009., 01-05-2009
  • C. Salema, URSI - Prémio de Carreira, Prémio atribuído pelo ICP-ANACOM em nome da URSI, 01-05-2009
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, M. Antunes, SGF - Sistema multi-funcional de gestão de frotas, 2009-2011 Innovation program - PT Inovação, 01-03-2009
  • J. Guterman, Listed in Who's Who in America, -, 01-10-2008
  • T. Fernandes, Rafael Caldeirinha, M. AL-Nuaimi, J. Richter, Modelling Radiowave Propagation through Vegetation media: a comparison between RET and dRET models, Best Propagation Poster Prize at EuCAP 07 - European Conference on Antennas and Propagation - 11 - 16 November 2007, EICC, Edinburgh, UK, 01-11-2007
  • J. Guterman, BEST STUDENT PAPER PRIZE, The Best Student Paper Prize awarded for the paper entitled “Back-to-back E-Shaped Patch: Integration of a Novel Dual-Band Quasi-Omnidirectional Antenna into Laptops” at the 6th Conference on Telecommunications - ConfTele 2007, Peniche, Portugal, 9-11 May., 01-05-2007
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, T. Fernandes, M. AL-Nuaimi, J. Richter, Parameter extraction and sensitivity analysis for the discrete RET model for radiowave propagation in inhomogeneous forests, Nominated best student paper contest at the Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Peniche, Portugal, May, 2007., 01-05-2007
  • T. Fernandes, Rafael Caldeirinha, M. AL-Nuaimi, J. Richter, Directional Spectrum Modelling in Inhomogeneous Forests at 20 and 62.4 GHz, Awarded Best Paper in the WINSYS 2006 -International Conference Wireless Information Networks and Systems, to be published by Springer., 22-12-2006
  • J. Guterman, EuMA MICROWAVE PRIZE, 1st Prize in Young Scientist Contest awarded by European Microwave Association for the paper entitled ''Triple – band miniaturized fractal planar inverted-F antenna for a small mobile terminal'', 15th IEEE International Conference on Microwaves MIKON 2004, Warsaw, 19-05-2004
  • M. G. Silveirinha, C. A. Fernandes, “An Hybrid Method for the Calculation of the Band Structure of 2D Photonic Crystals, 3rd place in the Student Paper Contest held in the APS/URSI Symposium, San Antonio, Texas , USA June 2002, 17-07-2002
  • J.R. Costa, F. M. Janeiro, Transmissão de Solitões em Sistemas de Comunicação Óptica, 1º prémio do concurso Comunicações 97 do Instituto de Comunicações de Portugal., 28-07-1997
  • C. Salema, Marconi Prize, Awarded by the Institute of Electrical Engineers (UK) for the article published in the Proceedings of the IEE in July, 1973, 01-07-1974