Barzilai Prize is provided by SIEm (Italian Society of Electromagnetics) and will be awarded to authors under 35 years old who will present the best work. Giorgio Barzilai (1911 – 1987) was the initiator of the Electromagnetics School of La Sapienza University, in Rome. He created the specialization in Applied Electromagnetics and the PhD School in Applied Electromagnetics and Electrophysics Science. His 50 years of scientific activity (from 1935 to 1985) was founded on methodological rigor and constant research of practical applications of his work, combining both theoretical and practical aspects. From 1976 to 1985 Giorgio Barzilai was President of the Italian Committee of URSI. In 1978 he was appointed as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and in 1985 he received the Centenary Medal of IEEE.
Latmiral Prize is provided by SIEm and will be awarded to authors under 35 years old who will present the pbest poster. Gaetano Latmiral (1909 -1995), together with Giorgio Barzilai and Mario Boella, was the initiator of Italian scientific research in Electromagnetics. He was born in Rome and graduatedin Industrial Engineering at the Politecnico of Milan. During the Second World War contributed decisively to the development of radar and radarcountermeasures. He was detained at the military prison at Tegel, where he established a special fellowship with the theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer,subsequently a victim of Nazism. He escaped racial persecution after the war, and carried out his studies and research activity at CERN in Geneva, the Military Institute of SuperiorTransmissions, the National Research Council, the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (as Professor ofPhysics). In 1955 he became professor of “Theory and Techniques of Electromagnetic Waves,” at the Institute of Naval University of Naples.
Sannino Prize is provided by MECSA in memory of Professor Mario Sannino, teacher of Electronics in the University of Palermo. The prize is awarded to the best work about millimetric waves and microwave circuits and devices by young researchers (under 35 years old) presented to the National Meetings of Electromagnetics.