Young Investigator 2022 Awards
ISSNAF confers the Young Investigator Awards every year to outstanding, early career Italian researchers who work in the United States or Canada in recognition of their significant and innovative contributions to their field of study. ISSNAF is very pleased to announce the finalists for the six 2022 Awards and congratulates them on this achievement.
The finalists of the competition will present their work to the distinguished Award Juries at the Award Symposia (open to the public; schedule and registration link below).
The winners will be announced at the ISSNAF Annual Event 2022 on November 7 at the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC.
EMBASSY OF ITALY AWARD
FOR RESEARCH IN FOOD EQUITABILITY
Established in 2020, this year’s edition recognizes young Italian researchers in the USA providing fundamental contributions to agriculture, food quality and security with the broader goals of reducing poverty, fighting climate change and improving human health. Research in the specific fields of agricultural and industrial innovation, data science, sensing, economics, human health, environmental sciences and engineering are within the scope of the award.
Prof. Gabriele Villarini, University of Iowa
Prof. Paola Passalacqua, University of Texas Austin
Prof. Marta Tuninetti, Politecnico di Torino
Dr. Salvatore Calabrese, Texas A&M University
Dr. Cristian Cassella, Northeastern University
Dr. Lorenzo Rosa, Carnegie Institution for Science
Register for the Embassy of Italy Award Symposium on Monday, October 24, 2022 at 8:45 am Pacific Time
FRANCO STRAZZABOSCO AWARD
FOR RESEARCH IN ENGINEERING WITH FOCUS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
Established in 2013 by the Strazzabosco family in memory of Dott. Ing. Franco Strazzabosco, this award is a tribute to the entrepreneurial courage of Italian engineers who strive to apply scientific discoveries to the public advantage.
Prof. Alberto Salleo, Stanford University
Prof. Simone D’Amico, Stanford University
Dr. Emanuele Francesco Pecora, U.S. Dept of Energy
Dr. Luigi Osmieri, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Dr. Francesca Parise, Cornell University
Dr. Bartolomeo Stellato, Princeton University
Register for the Franco Strazzabosco Award Symposium on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 8:15 am Pacific Time
INFN BRUNO TOUSCHEK AWARD
FOR RESEARCH IN ELEMENTARY PARTICLE PHYSICS
Established in 2022 by Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, this award honors the memory of Prof. Bruno Touschek for his pioneering work in the fields of elementary particle physics and particle accelerators. It recognizes contributions in these fields as well as cosmology.
Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, SLAC National Laboratory
Prof. Giorgio Gratta, Stanford University
Prof. Pietro Musumeci, University of California Los Angeles
Prof. Tommaso Treu, University of California Los Angeles
Dr. Claudio Emma, SLAC National Laboratory
Dr. Fabio Ravera, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Dr. Marco Siciliano, Argonne National Laboratory
Register for the Touschek Award Symposium on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 8:45 am Pacific Time
MARIO GERLA AWARD
FOR RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
Established by the Gerla family in 2019 in memory of Dr. Mario Gerla, professor of Computer Science at UCLA and ISSNAF founding member.
Prof. Elisa Bertino, Purdue University
Prof. Gesualdo Scutari, Purdue University
Prof. Anna Cinzia Squicciarini, Penn State
Dr. Valeria Barra, Caltech
Dr. Marzia Cremona, Université Laval
Dr. Michele Polese, Northeastern University
Register for the Mario Gerla Symposium on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 8:45 am Pacific Time
PAOLA CAMPESE AWARD
FOR RESEARCH IN HEMATOLOGIC MALIGNANCIES
Established by Stefania and Vito Campese in 2011 in memory of their young, talented and generous daughter Paola.
Prof. Riccardo Dalla-Favera, Columbia University
Prof. Federico Caligaris Cappio, AIRC
Prof. Simona Colla, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dr. Giulia Biancon, Yale University School of Medicine
Dr. Annamaria Gullà, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School
Dr. Francesco Maura, University of Miami - Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Register for the Paola Campese Award Symposium on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 10:45 am Pacific Time.
FOR INNOVATION IN THE STUDY OF ITALIAN CULTURE
Established in 2021 by RnB4Culture, this award recognizes the vibrancy of research in Italian culture and its evolving nature expressed in a variety of ways such as innovative uses of technology, or originality of approach, or contribution to wider questions and trends in the Humanities at large.
Prof. Claudio Fogu, University of California Santa Barbara
Prof. Graziella Parati, Dartmouth University
Prof. Pamela Ballinger, University of Michigan
Dr. Camilla Hawthorne, University of California, Santa Cruz
Register for the RnB4Culture Award Symposium on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 8:00 am Pacific Time