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Nanophotonics researcher at Sandia named IEEE Outstanding Young Professional

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researcher Salvatore Campione has been awarded the 2016 Outstanding Young Professional Award by IEEE honor society Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN).

Salvatore Campione

Sandia National Laboratories researcher Salvatore Campione is named IEEE Outstanding Young Professional. (Photo courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories) Click on the thumbnail for a high-resolution image.

A researcher of nanophotonics and metamaterials, with special expertise in periodic structures, leaky-wave antennas and electromagnetic theory, Campione was recognized by the society “for his contributions to the electromagnetic modeling of complex systems and structures from microwave to optical frequencies.”

Campione, who received his doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Irvine, in December 2013, is listed as author or co-author in more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, two book chapters and 80 conference contributions, along with three provisional patents.

He was selected as a 2013 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar, a national recognition given to three researchers a year on the basis of academic achievements and leadership in the field of communications and information science.

According to the IEEE-HKN honor society, “The Outstanding Young Professional Award is presented to exceptional young engineering professionals for meritorious service in the interests of humankind, as well as for outstanding achievements in their career.”

Campione is scheduled to receive his award at the annual IEEE Educational Activities Board ceremony in November in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Notable members of IEEE-HKN, founded in 1904 as HKN at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, include Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak, “Father of the Internet” Vint Cerf, Google co-founder Larry Page and Intel Corp. co-founder and chairman emeritus Gordon Moore.

The initials IEEE at one time were an abbreviation for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. However, the organization has grown in so many technical directions that the initials now are used by themselves.

Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-mission laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corp., for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. With main facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and Livermore, Calif., Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies and economic competitiveness.

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