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Young Scholar Salvatore Campione Receives Presidential Early Career Award

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia researchers Salvatore Campione, Matthew Gomez, Paul Schmit and Irina Tezaur have received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for 2019.

President Donald Trump announced the awards as the U.S. government’s most prestigious for early career scientist and engineers. PECASE includes $250,000 as research support over a five-year period and is provided to scientists and engineers beginning their careers who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. A ceremony honoring recipients was held July 25 in Washington, D.C.

Marconi Young Scholar Salvatore CampioneCampione, from Catania, Italy, with a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Irvine, is an electromagnetic analyst involved in national security projects that include analysis and modeling for lightning, electromagnetic pulse effects and radiation, as well as fundamental research and design in metamaterials and nanophotonics.

According to the announcement, he won “For pioneering work in metamaterial and nanophotonic design, capability development in accurately predicting electromagnetic-pulse consequences on the U.S. power grid, and for excellence in engaging with the external scientific community and mentoring junior staff.”

He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed journal articles, greater than 120 conference papers, been awarded three patents and written two book chapters. His work has received more than 2,500 citations. He is a member of several professional societies, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the International Union of Radio Science (URSI), and is an associate editor for the peer-reviewed journals URSI Radio Science Letters and the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal.

Read the full article at Sandia National Laboratories.