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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.

Award Chair:
Prof. Gabriele Villarini, University of Iowa

 

Jury:
Prof. Paola Passalacqua, University of Texas Austin
Prof. Marta Tuninetti, Politecnico di Torino

 

Finalists:
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.

Award Chair:
Prof. Alberto Salleo, Stanford University

 

Jury:
Prof. Simone D’Amico, Stanford University

Dr. Emanuele Francesco Pecora, U.S. Dept of Energy
 

Finalists:
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.

Award Chair:
Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, SLAC National Laboratory

 


Jury:
Prof. Giorgio Gratta, Stanford University

Prof. Pietro Musumeci, University of California Los Angeles

Prof. Tommaso Treu, University of California Los Angeles
 

 

Finalists:
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.

Award Chair:
Prof. Elisa Bertino, Purdue University

 

 

Jury:
Prof. Gesualdo Scutari, Purdue University

Prof. Anna Cinzia Squicciarini, Penn State
 

 

Finalists:
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.

Award Chair:
Prof. Riccardo Dalla-Favera, Columbia University

 

 

Jury:
Prof. Federico Caligaris Cappio, AIRC

Prof. Simona Colla, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
 

 

Finalists:
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.

RnB4CULTURE AWARD
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.

Award Chair:
Prof. Claudio Fogu, University of California Santa Barbara

Jury:
Prof. Graziella Parati, Dartmouth University
Prof. Pamela Ballinger, University of Michigan

Finalist:
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