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Sandia researcher wins early-career computer modeling award

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Salvatore Campione of Sandia National Laboratories has been awarded the 2017 Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Early Career Award “for innovative contributions to the electromagnetic modeling of complex systems and structures, from microwave to optical frequencies.”

Salvatore Campione

Sandia National Laboratories researcher Salvatore Campione is named the 2017 ACES Early Career Award recipient. (Photo courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories) Click on the thumbnail for a high-resolution image.

The ACES Early Career Award honors achievements and contributions in the field of computational electromagnetics by a researcher age 35 years or younger at the time of nomination. ACES provides a forum for issues relevant to numerical modeling in applied electromagnetics, with a focus on computational techniques, electromagnetics modeling software and applications. A goal of the ACES community is to enhance electromagnetic computations by means of novel techniques, pushing the frontiers of what is possible.

Campione’s areas of expertise include electromagnetic theory, antennas, metamaterials, plasmonics in nanostructures and optical devices.

He was named a Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar while still a University of California Irvine (UCI) graduate student, where he was selected one of UCI’s top-50 graduate and postdoctoral scholar alumni.

Campione also received the 2016 Outstanding Young Professional award from the IEEE honor society Eta Kappa Nu,  joining other winners that have included Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, “Father of the Internet” Vint Cerf, Google co-founder Larry Page, and Intel co-founder and chairman emeritus Gordon Moore.

Campione will receive his award at the ACES 2017 annual symposium in Firenze, Italy, in March.

Sandia National Laboratories is a multimission 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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