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YOUNG SCIENTISTS

Purpose

The Young Scientist Awards are presented at the General Assemblies of URSI and at the URSI Atlantic Radio Science Conferences (AT-RASC) to recognize an international group of individuals who have made innovative contributions and discoveries in multidiscipline research related to electromagnetic fields and waves.
The General Assemblies of URSI and the URSI Atlantic Radio Science Conferences (AT-RASC) are both held every three years (interleaved with each other) to review current research trends, present new discoveries and make plans for future research and special projects in all areas of radio science, especially where international cooperation is desirable.

The pictures below are a selection of the Young Scientists awarded at the occasion of AT-RASC 2015.

History

In the International Council for Science (ICSU) URSI has two significant distinctions. Among the 26 international "single discipline " scientific unions it is one of the very few multidisciplinary unions. This happened because URSI was one of four original international scientific unions forming in 1919 the International Research Council, the predecessor of ICSU. A second distinction is its young scientist program. It is the largest within ICSU and URSI is frequently held up as a good example to the other unions in this regard. How did this come about?

Roots

Professor Sam Silver, URSI president from 1966 to 1969, introduced the young scientist program. At an URSI board meeting in February 1967 he proposed "each national committee nominate one or two young research workers in their countries who should be specially invited by the president of URSI to attend the general assembly. This would be a tremendous encouragement for young people and would stimulate their interest and participation in the work of the union. Moreover this should contribute to bringing fresh talent to the general assembly." He also proposed a special fund to facilitate the participation of young scientists at URSI general assemblies.

To appreciate the significance of this proposal it is necessary to recall that URSI general assemblies were much smaller than now and were closed to all but a limited number of official delegates invited by the member committees. These were mainly internationally established scientists and research administrators. This gave the general assemblies considerable mystique for younger scientists who were excluded. The first general assembly I "attended " was at University College, London in 1960, when I was finishing my Ph.D. Other graduate students and I slipped into the darkened lecture hall to see and hear the famous senior colleagues whose papers we had been studying. I similarly "attended" my second URSI general assembly in Ottawa in 1969, along with other uninvited colleagues from Ottawa laboratories concerned with radio science.

In his 1969 presidential address Prof. Silver recognised that it was "important to the union to bring to its assembly the fresh ideas and the idealism of young people. For if the union has no ear for the aspirations and interests of the younger scientists, it will ossify out of complacency and by crystallisation of patterns of thought." It was also important to help advance science and technology in developing countries. This was explicitly the duty of UNESCO, but the unions of ICSU should both participate and provide support. Prof. Silver pointed out that "bringing the young scientists to the assembly is a way for the URSI to contribute to this program of the service of science to humanity." In a Dec. 1971 URSI Bulletin article Prof. Silver indicated that as far as he was concerned, this consideration was the main motivation for the young scientists scheme at Ottawa. The scheme also helped initiate major changes in the nature of URSI general assemblies, which only later became open to all who wished to attend.

Eighteen young scientists designated by thirteen member committees from smaller and developing countries were supported by travel grants totalling $10,000 from URSI funds at the 1969 Ottawa general assembly. Also member committees were asked to include in their delegations some research workers of age 25-35 years. These came supported by their countries or on research grants. The success of the 1969 young scientists scheme prompted the URSI board to repeat it at the Warsaw general assembly in 1972 with grants totalling $11,000 for 14 young scientists from the following member countries: Australia (4), Brazil (2), India (2), Nigeria (3), South Africa (1), Sweden (1) and USA (1); that is about half from developing countries and half from industrialised countries. This balance was intended to encourage collaboration among young scientists from different backgrounds and was maintained at later general assemblies.

At the general assemblies in Lima (1975) and Helsinki (1978) there were no young scientist programs. The reasons for this are not recorded explicitly in the general assembly proceedings for these years but evidently financial and organisational changes in URSI severely limited the resources available for the program. Also by then general assemblies were open to all radioscientists regardless of whether they were invited delegates or even from member nations, so growing numbers of both young and older scientists were attending in any case.

Revival

The program was revived and enlarged at the 1981 Washington general assembly where 24 young scientists from 17 countries were supported by grants of $300 each from ICSU. Further support was provided by USNC/URSI, and travel allowances for some of the 12 from developing countries were received from COSTED, the ICSU committee on science and technology for developing countries. For the first time young scientists from the Soviet block countries appeared at an URSI general assembly held in the West: 3 from the USSR and 2 from Poland. This contingent was to grow substantially in general assemblies from 1990, as is evident in the accompanying figure. A party held for the young scientists became traditional at subsequent general assemblies. At Washington there was no requirement for a young scientist to present a paper and only two young scientists names appear as co-authors in the scientific program, all papers of which were by invitation only. It was still an exclusive honour to present a paper at an URSI general assembly.

At Florence in 1984 the program was enlarged to 47 invitees from 33 countries by A.P. Mitra, who became URSI president (1984-1987) and a strong proponent of URSI support for developing countries, and Jean Van Bladel, who, during his term as secretary general (1979-1993) and ever since, has been a major contributor in time and effort to the success of the young scientist program. About half of the young scientists were from developing and socialist countries and received support for their travel from ICSU and COSTED. The Royal Society of London also provided funds from an account remaining from the 1960 general assembly. A source of young scientist applicants from African developing countries was found among those attending radio propagation courses at the Third World Academy of Sciences in Trieste. URSI provided all the young scientists with free registration at the general assembly and the hosts provided accommodation and living expenses. Since there were now open symposia associated with the general assembly, 9 of their names were on papers presented in the regular program. There was also a special session for those who wished to give a paper but did not have a place in the regular program.

Forty-seven young scientists from 23 countries were invited to Tel Aviv in 1987, but the accompanying figure shows fewer attendees. Usually young scientists must arrange for their visas and travel expenses, for which they are reimbursed at the general assembly. Inevitably a few are unable to do this in time and do not appear. There were two parallel special sessions of papers by young scientists chaired by URSI president (1987-1990) Alex. Cullen and vice- president S. Okamura.

Prague in 1990 was a watershed for the URSI young scientist program and indeed for URSI general assemblies for with a relaxation of travel restrictions on our Soviet colleagues there was record attendance. The numbers of official young scientists more than doubled because the local organisers, under URSI vice president V. Zima, offered to accommodate 100 young scientists at the general assembly. These extra numbers of course required extra effort from the URSI secretariat and extra sources of travel funds for those from developing countries. In addition perhaps a hundred more young scientists arrived from the east, mainly Russia and Ukraine, at their own expense and were accommodated and supported by the hosts. It was a tradition among the socialist countries that the local academies of sciences hosted visiting scientists from other countries at their conferences but the scale of this at Prague could have stretched the generosity of the hosts almost to the limit. At the reception and at the young scientists dinner party they appeared en masse and the Czechs, good at improvisation, hastily made extra arrangements. Most of the official awardees had indicated on their application forms that they wished to present a paper and for them 44 places were found on the regular program. For the rest there were 8 parallel sessions with a total of 60 papers, the abstracts of which appeared in a volume 3 of the proceedings. In addition some of the unofficial young scientists made presentations at the end of these lengthy sessions following the regular afternoon sessions and chaired by URSI commission chairmen and board members. The quality of most of these papers was high and many were excellent but attendance at these sessions was disappointing because most of the potential audience were too exhausted from a day already full of scientific sessions.

Standing Committee

At Prague the first standing committee on young scientists was formed to recommend to the board ways in which the program could be improved. Previously it had been the responsibility of the URSI secretary general and a member of the URSI board. The numbers of applicants, especially from the former socialist countries, had increased greatly and URSI felt it should respond. Fortunately its financial position allowed a further expansion of the young scientist program, not only at general assemblies but also at symposia between them. In 1992 for example about 20% of URSI’s income was used for this purpose, distributed partly directly by the secretariat but increasingly by allocating funds to the commissions. It should be pointed out that URSI support for young scientists between general assemblies had been increasing for some time. Between Florence and Tel Aviv partial support of some kind was provided by URSI to 32 young scientists from 18 different countries to attend 13 different conferences. Between Tel Aviv and Prague these numbers grew to 67 young scientists from 34 different countries at 15 different meetings. Some of this support came from the conference fees, for example that at the triennial commission B symposium on electromagnetic theory, where in 1989 11 young scientists, 6 from East Europe and the USSR, were accommodated in Stockholm. By 1992 32 young scientists from East Europe, Russia and Ukraine alone were supported at the URSI symposia organized by commissions B and C and 7 were helped to attend URSI sponsored conferences.

In 1990 those bidding for the 1993 general assembly were asked how many young scientists they could accommodate and support. Professor Okoshi, representing the Japanese organising committee for Kyoto in 1993, proposed 120. In spite of their changing economic conditions between 1990 and 1993, this number was upheld by the Japanese organisers. It has been maintained subsequently because at about 10% of the total general assembly registration it was found to be about the limit of the resources URSI and the host country had available for the program. A major change in 1993 is that there were no special sessions for young scientists: all their papers were accommodated in the regular program. This required program organisers who acted quickly to inform the URSI secretariat of the program so young scientist selection could begin and awardees notified in time to complete their visa and travel arrangements. Fortunately at Kyoto we had efficient organisers in Professors Matsumoto and Kimura, but in spite of improved fax and email communications this timing has sometimes been a source of difficulty for a few of our young scientists.

With this change, acceptance and delivery of a paper on the regular program became a necessary condition for an award, with geographical distribution and financial need secondary considerations. A survey of young scientists at Kyoto indicated that most preferred to be selected primarily on the basis of the scientific merit of their paper. Then an URSI young scientist award rightly became something to include in one’s resume. It was of course almost impossible for the three individuals involved in the selection process to accurately assess the relative merits of all the applicants, particularly those in commissions different from their own. So all URSI member committees were asked to rank the applicants from their countries. A few member countries had been doing this earlier but by the 1996 general assembly at Lille 88% of the 238 applications examined by the selection committee had been ranked. This ranking was adhered to in selection with a few exceptions such as if the applicant’s paper was not in the program or if there was a previous young scientist award. Unranked applicants were usually from countries with few applicants or from countries not members of URSI and their numbers were small enough to be dealt with by the selection committee. In another change implemented at Lille applicants were considered on the basis of the countries in which they were working or studying rather than on their citizenship or origin as they sometimes were earlier.

By year

2017

The 2017 Young Scientists Awards were given to:

COUNTRY TRAVEL GRANT NAME COMMISSION
AUSTRALIA   Dr. Raheel M. Hashmi   B
AUSTRALIA   Dr. Karen Lee-Waddell   J
AUSTRIA   Dr. Prasetiyono Hari Mukti   B
BRAZIL X Dr. José C. Tacza Anaya   E
BRAZIL X Dr. Guilherme Simon da Rosa   F
CANADA   Dr. Jonathan Atkinson   D
CANADA   Dr. Anastasia D. Baran   K
CANADA   Dr. Nima Bayat-Makou   B
CANADA   Dr. Nariman Firoozy F
CANADA   Dr. Lindsay V. Goodwin   G
CANADA   Dr. Mohamed A. Hassan   B
CANADA   Dr. Cherry NG J
CANADA   Dr. Elham Salimi   K
CANADA   Dr. David R. Themens   G
CANADA   Dr. Alex Wong B
CHINA (CIE) X Dr. Xiaoming Chen C
CHINA (CIE) X Dr. Haiyang Fu G
CHINA (CIE) X Dr. Yue Ma J
CHINA (CIE) X Dr. Shishir Priyadarshi   G
CHINA (CIE) X Dr. Mingliang Tao   E
CHINA (CIE) X Dr. Jiangyuan Zeng   F
CHINA (CIE) X Dr. Chen Zhou   H
COLOMBIA X Dr. J. M. D. Becerra Tobar   E
CZECH REPUBLIC   Dr. David PISA   H
EGYPT X Dr. Hend A. Malhat   B
FINLAND   Dr. Ilkka Laakso   K
FINLAND   Dr. Dimitrios C. Tzarouchis   B
FRANCE   Dr. Abanob Abdelnour   B
FRANCE   Dr. El H. Ait Mansour   C
FRANCE   Dr. Tran Vu La   F
FRANCE   Dr. Florent Mazeas   D
FRANCE   Dr. Navikkumar Modi C
FRANCE   Dr. Grecia Romero   E
HUNGARY   Dr. Lilla Juhasz   H
INDIA X Dr. Aishik Acharya   A
INDIA X Dr. Rohit Chakraborty   F
INDIA X Dr. A. Kailasam Madathil   G
INDIA X Dr. Ruta Kale J
INDIA X Dr. Rubia R. H
INDIA X Dr. Abhishek Unnam   C
IRELAND   Dr. Emily Porter K
ISRAEL   Dr. Israel Silber H
ITALY   Dr. Elisa Adirosi   F
ITALY   Dr. Luca Bastianelli   E
ITALY   Dr. Elena della Valle K
ITALY   Dr. Ilaria Finardi A
ITALY   Dr. Valerio Formichella   A
ITALY   Dr. Alessio Pignalberi   G
ITALY   Dr. Katia Tragni D
JAPAN   Dr. Jose Gomez-Tames   K
JAPAN   Dr. Masahiro Kitahara   H
JAPAN   Dr. Yuko Kubota   H
JAPAN   Dr. C. Martinez-Calderon   H
JAPAN   Dr. Takashi Nagasaka   B
JAPAN   Dr. Keigo Nishida   F
JAPAN   Dr. Naoki Sakai   B
JAPAN   Dr. Ryota Takei   K
NEW ZEALAND   Dr. Emma Douma H
NIGERIA X Dr. Ayodeji G. Ashidi   F
PERU X Mr. R. G. Freundt Rueda   J
POLAND   Dr. Krzysztof Kamil Cwalina   F
POLAND   Dr. Paweł Tomasz Kosz   F
PORTUGAL   Dr. Raquel C. Conceicao   K
PORTUGAL   Dr. Sofia SOUSA C
RUSSIA   Dr. Grigoriy M. Bubnov   F
RUSSIA   Dr. Alexander V. Ivoninsky   B
RUSSIA   Dr. Ivan Osharin D
RUSSIA   Dr. Maksim Penzin G
RUSSIA   Dr. Evgenii Shirokov   H
RUSSIA   Dr. Kamil Yusupov   G
SINGAPORE   Dr. Si-Ping Gao E
SOUTH AFRICA X Dr. Jan-Willem W. Steeb   J
SWEDEN   Dr. Davood Khodadad   K
SWEDEN   Dr. Jakub Vaverka   G
SWITZERLAND   Dr. Mohammad Azadifar  E
TAIWAN (ROC)   Dr. Chong-Yi Liou   C
THE NETHERLANDS   Dr. Francesco de Gasperin   J
THE NETHERLANDS   Dr. Kirill I. Rudakov   J
TURKEY   Dr. Burak Ozbey   B
TURKEY   Dr. Tuba Yilmaz   K
UKRAINE X Dr. Mykola V. Shevchuk   J
UNITED KINGDOM   Dr. H. A. Hasan AL-Behadili   G
UNITED KINGDOM   Dr. Luigi La Spada   B
UNITED KINGDOM   Dr. Lei LIU J
UNITED KINGDOM   Dr. Poppy L. Martin   G
UNITED KINGDOM   Dr. Sendy Phang   B
UNITED KINGDOM   Dr. S. Arthur Rotenberg   B
USA   Dr. C. Argyropoulos   B
USA   Dr. Gregory S. Bowers   G
USA   Dr. Salvatore Campione   E
USA   Dr. Haonan Chen F
USA   Dr. Pai-Yen Chen B
USA   Dr.Kshitija Deshpande   G
USA   Dr. Yayu Monica Hew G
USA   Dr. M.A. Higginson-Rollins   G
USA   Dr. Joshua M. Kovitz   B
USA   Dr. Vratislav Krupar   H
USA   Dr. Sheng Liu D
USA   Dr. Ryan M. McGranaghan   G
USA   Dr. Andrew Nuttall   G
USA   Dr. Farhan Qazi C
USA   Dr. Ali H. Sulaiman   H
USA   Dr. Chris Watson   G

2015

At the occasion of AT-RASC 2015, the 2015 Young Scientists Awards were given to (selected pictures can be found below):

COUNTRY NAME COM
Iran Miss Masoumeh Azghani B
Italy Dr. Andrea Baroni C
Italy Dr. Michele Borgese B
Italy Mr. Claudio Cesaroni G
Italy Dr. Filippo Costa D
Cote d'Ivoire Mr. SORO IBRAHIMA COULIBALY G
Portugal Dr. Pedro M Cruz A
United Kingdom Dr. Sean Elvidge J
Russian Federation Dr. Vasiliy A Es'kin D
Japan Mr. Keisuke Fujita B
United States Dr. Juan Sebastian Gomez-Diaz D
China Mr. Xiang Gu B
China Mr. Ruisi He C
Italy Dr. Domenica A. M. Iero E
Turkey Mr. Tunc Murat Ilgar E
South Korea Mr. judong jang K
Hungary Miss Lilla Juhasz H
France Dr. Chaouki KASMI E
Brazil Dr. VENKATESH KAVUTARAPU G
Russian Federation Mr. Maxim Vladimirovich Klimenko G
Russian Federation Miss Daria Sergeevna Kotova G
Czech Republic Dr. Vratislav Krupar H
Czech Republic Dr. Oksana Kruparova H
France Dr. Gaétan Le Chat H
United States Dr. Wen Li H
Australia Ms. Shyeh Tjing Cleo Loi J
Germany Mr. Lukasz Lopacinski C
Italy Mr. Fabio Mangini B
United Kingdom Mr. Chris R Mannix G
United Kingdom Miss Poppy L Martin J
Spain Ms. Laura Melián-Gutiérrez C
Italy Mr. Andrea Michel B
Canada Prof. Puyan Mojabi B
Egypt Mr. Karim H Moussa C
United States Dr. Toshi Nishimura H
Kenya Dr. joseph ouko olwendo G
India Dr. Sujay Pal G
India Ms. Pragati Patel B
Canada Dr. Symon K Podilchak B
India Dr. Peeyush Prasad J
Finland Mr. Tommi Rimpiläinen B
Switzerland Mrs. Katharina Roser K
United Kingdom Mr. Luke A Selzer G
Ukraine Dr. Olga V. Shapoval B
Italy Mr. Nosherwan Shoaib A
Poland Mr. Krzysztof Siwiec D
Malaysia Dr. Ping Jack Soh K
India Dr. Shweta Srivastava J
India Dr. Debadatta Swain F
Canada Mr. David R Themens G
Belgium Mr. Arno Thielens K
Russian Federation Dr. Mikhail Viktorov H
Russian Federation Dr. Yury V Yasyukevich G
Singapore Dr. Huapeng Zhao B
 
     

2014

The 2014 Young Scientists Awards were given to:

COUNTRY GRANT NAME COM
AUSTRALIA   Dr. Stephen R. PARKER A
BELGIUM   Dr. Bart KUYKEN D
BELGIUM   Dr. Sam AGNEESSENS B
BRAZIL YES Dr. Felipe P. CORREIA F
CANADA   Dr. Nima CHAMANARA D
CANADA   Dr. Puyan MOJABI B
CHINA CIE YES Assoc. Prof. Tian JIN B
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Guozhu LI G
CHINA CIE YES Prof. Feng XU F
CHINA CIE YES Assoc. Prof. Qing-He ZHANG G
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Feng ZHOU F
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Liang ZHOU E
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Wei MIAO J
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Zheng WANG J
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Xiaodong YANG C
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Gang CHEN G
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Wenhua CHEN C
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Zhen CAO C
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Haisheng ZHAO G
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Wei Xiang JIANG B
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Lianlin LI B
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Hang LONG C
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Chee Wei TAN C
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Hua TANG D
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Congsi WANG A
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Yongle WU C
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Jinbao ZHANG C
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Huishan FU H
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Feng ZHANG A
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Yongpin CHEN BD
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Yun GONG G
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Yue LI BCD
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Shi-Wei QU B
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Wei-Jun WU E
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Shen YIN D
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Lan DU CD
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Qimei CUI C
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Ke GUAN C
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Xueying HOU C
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Jing HUANG J
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Wenlong LIU H
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Yuanjie LV D
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Sheng SUN CD
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Xu BINGJIE DA
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Linglong DAI BCD
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Qiubin GAO BDC
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Ran HAO D
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Bin LUO DA
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Lirong MEI B
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Yuhang WAN D
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Xiaoxiao WANG D
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Kui XU C
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Biqiang ZHAO G
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Tianjie ZHAO F
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Kang WU A
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Shengqi ZHU D
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Yiran MA D
CHINA CIE YES Dr. Wei WANG J
CZECH REPUBLIC   Dr. Jan BOHATA D
CZECH REPUBLIC   Dr. Eva MACUSOVA H
COTE D'IVOIRE YES Dr. Soro I. COULIBALY G
EGYPT YES Dr. Hend A. MALHAT B
EGYPT YES Dr. Sara Hassan KAMEL C
FINLAND   Dr. Joni VEHMAS B
FINLAND   Dr. Tommi RIMPILÄINEN B
FRANCE   Dr. Sebastien CELESTIN H
FRANCE   Dr. Chaouki KASMI E
FRANCE   Dr. Antoine AZAN K
GERMANY   Dr. Svenja SOMMER G
GERMANY   Dr.Simon ADRIEN B
GERMANY   Dr. Robert MÜLLER F
GREECE   Dr. Charilaos KOUROGIORGAS C
INDIA YES Dr. Saurabh DAS F
INDIA YES Dr. Chandan MAITY G
INDIA YES Dr. Biswajeet MUKHERJEE D
INDIA YES Dr. Anwesha MUKHERJEE B
INDIA YES Dr. Mala S. BAGIYA G
INDIA YES Dr Archita BANERJEE B
INDONESIA YES Dr. Paramita Eka Wahyu LESTARI G
INDONESIA YES Dr. Daru BRILYANTARTO C
INDONESIA YES Dr. Indah KURNIAWATI G
ISRAEL   Dr. Matan LEIBOVICH B
ITALY (*)   Dr. Fabio MANGINI B
ITALY (*)   Dr. Giacomo BACCI C
ITALY (*)   Dr. Davide BIANCHI B
ITALY (*)   Dr. Alessandro CANDIANI D
ITALY (*)   Dr. Roberto CASO B
ITALY (*)   Dr. Filippo COSTA B
ITALY (*)   Dr. Muhammad KHALID B
ITALY (*)   Dr. Andrea MICHEL B
ITALY (*)   Dr. Marco MUZI K
ITALY (*)   Dr. Gabriele RODEGHIERO J
ITALY (*)   Dr. Giovanna SIGNORILE A
ITALY (*)   Dr. Nicola TEDESCHI B
JAPAN   Dr. Ting WU E
JAPAN   Dr. Tung NGUYEN B
JAPAN   Dr. Jerdvisanop CHAKAROTHAI K
KUWAIT   Dr. Shameena V A B
MALAYSIA YES Dr. Suhaila Binti M BUHARI G
MALAYSIA YES Dr. Siat Ling JONG F
MOROCCO YES Dr. Hafid GRIGUER C
MOROCCO YES Dr. LALJ HICHAM C
NETHERLANDS   Dr. Ajinkya H PATIL J
NEW ZEALAND   Dr. Aaron T. HENDRY H
NEW ZEALAND   Dr. Siamak DEHGHAN J
NIGERIA YES Dr. Samuel T. OGUNJO F
PAKISTAN YES Dr. Kamran MUKHTAR G
PERU YES Dr. Carla A. ARCE J
POLAND   Dr. Lukasz SZYDLOWSKI D
POLAND   Dr. Oksana GRYNYSHYNA-POLIUGA G
PORTUGAL   Dr. Raquel C. CONCEICAO K
PORTUGAL   Dr. Filipa R PRUDÊNCIO B
RUSSIA   Dr. Dmitry V. VALOVIK B
RUSSIA   Dr. Anna S. ZAITSEVA B
RUSSIA   Dr. Maxim Vladimirovich KLIMENKO G
RUSSIA   Dr. Daria Sergeevna KOTOVA G
RUSSIA   Dr. Gregory A KURBATOV G
RUSSIA   Dr. Natalia A. EFIMOVA B
SINGAPORE   Mr. Sumedh Somnath DHABU C
SINGAPORE   Dr. Huapeng ZHAO B
SOUTH AFRICA YES Dr. Sylvain Malan AHOUA G
SOUTH KOREA   Dr. Bo PU E
SWEDEN   Dr. Mariana DALARSSON B
SWEDEN   Dr. Iman VAKILI B
SWITZERLAND   Dr. Earl ZASTROW K
TURKEY   Dr. Behnam GHASSEMIPARVIN B
TURKEY   Dr. Omer BAYRAKTAR F
TURKEY   Dr. Mehmet UNLU D
TURKEY   Dr. Mehmet KURUM F
TURKEY   Dr. Ilhami UNAL K
TURKEY   Dr. Aysun SAYINTI K
UKRAINE   Dr. Olesia CHARKINA G
UKRAINE   Dr. Denys NATAROV B
UKRAINE   Dr. Nadiia P. STOGNII D
UNITED KINGDOM   Dr. Yuan DING C
UNITED KINGDOM   Dr. Kristof COOLS B
UNITED KINGDOM   Dr. Sean ELVIDGE C
USA   Dr. Lunjin CHEN H
USA   Dr. Shasha ZOU G
USA   Dr. Andrew P. V. SIEMION J
USA   Dr. Zhen PENG B
USA   Dr. Wen LI H
 
     

Note: Thanks to the generous support received from te Italian URSI member Committee, a larger number of Young Scientists originating from Italy can be supported.

2011

The 2011 Young Scientists Awards were given to:

COUNTRY GRANT NAME PAPER COM
AUSTRALIA   Mr. Jun Yi KOAY 1322 J
AUSTRALIA   Dr. Sarah B. SPOLAOR 1703, 1710 G, J
BELARUS X Dr. Mohammed Shaker MAHMOUD 1782 K
BELARUS X Miss Halina PUKHIR 1300 K
BELGIUM   Mr. Brecht Mj FRANCOIS 1288 C
BELGIUM   Dr. Dries VANDE GINSTE 1164 E
BRAZIL X Ms. Danielle C.M. AMORIM 1247 G
BRAZIL X Mr. Luís Olavo Toledo FERNANDES 1101 J
CANADA   Dr. Said M MIKKI 1268 B
CANADA   Miss Attieh SHAHVARPOUR 1865 B
CHINA X Dr. Qi-Feng LIU 1084 B
CHINA X Dr. Xiang PENG 1418 D
CHINA X Ms. Dan SHI 2070 E
CHINA X Dr. Qi WU 1124 E
CHINA X Dr. Jinhua YU 1726 B
CHINA X Dr. Shengqi ZHU 1118 F
COTE D'IVOIRE X Mr. Jean-Baptiste ACKAH 1222 G
COTE D'IVOIRE X Mr. Oswald Franck Didier GRODJI 1220 G
DENMARK   Dr. Ivan BONEV 1894 B
EGYPT X Mrs. Noha Ossama EL-GANAINY 1431 C
EGYPT X Dr. Heba A. SHABAN 2159 K
EGYPT X Mr. Sherif A. SHAKIB 2144 B
FRANCE   Mr. Julien N. GIRARD 1387 J
FRANCE   Mr. Edgar HADDAD 1461 F
FRANCE   Mr. Ziad I KHALAF 2126 C
FRANCE   Dr. Christophe LEMOINE 2037 E
FRANCE   Dr. Romain SIRAGUSA 1578 D
GERMANY   Mr. Evgeni GENENDER 1606 E
GERMANY   Mr. Martin JACOB 1474 B
GERMANY   Mr. Abdul Aleem JAMALI 2099 B
GREECE   Mr. Georgios D. BOUZIANAS 1356 E
GREECE   Mr. Theseus G. PAPADOPOULOS 1411 B
INDIA X Dr. Poonam ARORA 1440 A
INDIA X Mr. Rikmantra BASU 1182 D
INDIA X Dr. Vineeth CHANDRASEKHARAN NAIR 1230, 1231 G
INDIA X Ms. Goutami CHATTOPADHYAY 1874 F
INDIA X Dr. Sushrut DAS 1121 B
INDIA X Dr. Debashis DE 1484, 1771, 1835 C
INDIA X Dr. Arijit DE 1777 B
INDIA X Mr. Vishalkumar GAJJAR 1452 J
INDIA X Mr. Sujith RAMAN 1481 B
INDIA X Dr. Debadatta SWAIN 1842 F
INDIA X Dr. Smitha V. THAMPI 1691, 1720 G
INDIA X Dr. Pranalee P THORAT 1205 A
INDONESIA X Mr. Fikih Fiddin AMRULLAH 1843 F
INDONESIA X Miss Sri EKAWATI 1117 G
IRAN X Mr. Mojtaba KHOSRAVI FARSANI 1528 E
IRELAND   Dr. Martin J. O'HALLORAN 2255 K,B
IRELAND   Dr. Anna SCAIFE 1814, 1816 J
ISRAEL   Mr. Yan KAGANOVSKY 1035 B
ITALY   Dr. Alice CERNIGLIARO 1824 A
ITALY   Mr. Loreto DI DONATO 2173 B
ITALY   Mr. Paolo MANFREDI 1617 E
JAPAN   Dr. Shouhei KIDERA 1135 B
JAPAN   Mr. Taisei MOTOMURA 1524 H
JAPAN   Dr. Mitsunori OZAKI 1250 E
JAPAN   Mr. Masafumi SHOJI 2107 H
JAPAN   Dr. Satoru YOSHIDA 1323 E
NETHERLANDS   Dr. Nauman F KIYANI 1376 D
NORWAY   Dr. Brant E CARLSON 1932, 1933 G,H,E
PERU X Miss Nadia Patricia YOZA 2124 G
POLAND   Mr. Slawomir Jerzy AMBROZIAK 1303 F
PORTUGAL   Dr. Pavan S KULKARNI 1872 F
RUSSIAN FEDERATION X Mr. Ilya K. EDEMSKIY 2039 G
RUSSIAN FEDERATION X Miss Anastasia GORBUNOVA 2097 B
RUSSIAN FEDERATION X Mr. Maxim KONOVALYUK 2086 F
RUSSIAN FEDERATION X Miss Natalya M. SHMELEVA 1221 H
RUSSIAN FEDERATION X Dr. Irina E. ZAKHARENKOVA 2152 G
SAUDI ARABIA   Dr. Mohamed A. SALEM 1557, 1559, 1560 B
SINGAPORE   Dr. Krishna AGARWAL 2171 F
SOUTH AFRICA X Mr. Brett DELPORT 1005 H
SOUTH AFRICA X Mr. Chigomezyo NGWIRA 1077 G
SOUTH AFRICA X Ms. Marlie M VAN ZYL 1011 H
SOUTH AFRICA X Dr. Pieter Gideon WIID 1607 E
SOUTH KOREA   Dr. Maifuz ALI 1526 B
SWITZERLAND   Dr. Jason MCEWEN 1613 J
SWITZERLAND   Dr. Nicolas MORA 2038 E
TAIWAN   Dr. Subrata K DAS 1251 F
TURKEY   Mr. Hüseyin ALTUN 2177 C
TURKEY   Mr. Husnu Deniz BASDEMIR 1146 B
TURKEY   Dr. Ali EKSIM 1810 C
TURKEY   Miss Senem MAKAL 1263 B
TURKEY   Dr. Erdem T SENALP 1171 G
TURKEY   Ms. Handan Çerdik YASLAN 1724 B
TURKEY   Mr. Enes YIGIT 1897 F
UKRAINE X Dr. Ievgeniia IERMAK 1286 K
UKRAINE X Mr. Artem A. KOVAL 1126 J
UKRAINE X Mr. Iurii LEVADNYI 1813 F
UNITED KINGDOM   Dr. Ozgur ERGUL 2218 B
UNITED KINGDOM   Ms. Zama T KATAMZI 1587 G
UNITED KINGDOM   Dr. Ian SCOTT 1496 E
UNITED KINGDOM   Dr. Rajesh TIWARI 2087 G
UNITED STATES   Dr. Nicholas L BUNCH 1984 H
UNITED STATES   Dr. Morris B COHEN 1904, 1955 H, E
UNITED STATES   Mr. Jonathan A COX 2167 A
UNITED STATES   Dr. Robert Andrew MARSHALL 1180 G
UNITED STATES   Mr. Harish RAJAGOPALAN 1979 B
UNITED STATES   Dr. Yu-Jiun REN 1045 B
UNITED STATES   Dr. Ilgin SEKER 1154 G
UNITED STATES   Dr. Kagan TOPALLI 1853 B
UNITED STATES   Dr. Keely WILLIS 1648 B
     

2008

The 2008 Young Scientists Awards were given to:

COUNTRY GRANT NAME PAPER COM
Australia   Dr. Maxim A. Voronkov 1527 J
Australia   Dr. Jean-Michel Le Floch 1404 A
Australia   Dr. Sarah Loughran 2414 K
Austria   Dr. Nicolai Czink 1431 C
Belarus X Dr. Pavel Siamashka 1661 G
Belgium   Mr. Jürgen De Zaeytijd 1604 B
Brazil X Ms. Glaucia C. Balvedi 2101 F
Canada   Mr. Colin Gilmore 1780 K
Canada   Mr. Symon Podilchak 1509 B
Canada   Mr. Shulabh Gupta 1323 B
Canada   Mr. Amir Hajiaboli 1391 K
Canada   Mrs. Robyn Fiori 1512 G
Canada   Dr. Ning Yang 2135 D
China X Dr. Wei Wang 1402 J
China X Ms. Yan Wang 2062 B
China X Ms. Dan SHI 1141 E
China X Ms. Li Jinghua 1572 G
China X Mr. Bin Chen 1728 H
Cote d'Ivoire X Mr. Niangoran Mene 1546 G
Croatia   Mr. Sinisa Skokic 2398 B
Czech Republic   Mr. Frantisek Nemec 1044 H
Czech Republic   Mr. Michal Cifra 1494 K
Czech Republic   Mr. Daniel Kouba 2290 G
Egypt X Dr. Mohamed Eldosoky 2087 K
Egypt X Miss Amina El-Zein 1904 C
France   Mr. Anthony Ghiotto 1989 D
France   Mrs. Emmanuelle Conil 2342 K
France   Ms. Souhir Gdoura 1435 B
France   Mr. Boubacar Kante 1639 D
France   Miss Rym Feliachi 1724 J
France   Dr. Geraldine Garcia 1960 H
France   Mr. Adel Metref 2489 C
Germany   Mrs. Yvonne Weitsch 1651 B
Germany   Miss Sandra Knoerzer 1362 F
Germany   Mr. Tobias Renk 1420 C
Germany   Mr. Holger Thye 1609 E
Germany   Mr. Qiang Li 1500 G
India X Mr. Gijo Augustin 2343 B
India X Dr. Suman Sharma 1261 A
India X Mr. Yatendra Singh 1640 B
India X Dr. Amar Kakad 1623 H
India X Dr. Abhijit Mitra 1004 C
India X Ms. Harsupreet Kaur 2458 D
India X Mr. Mukul, K Das 2394 D
India X Dr. Karanam kishore kumar 1560 G
India X Mr. Tulasi Ram Sudarsanam 1009 G
India X Mr. Vinod Kumar 1750 E
Iran X Mr. Mohammad Khorrami 2096 E
Israel   Mr. Emil Winebrand 1717 B
Italy   Dr. Ilaria Catapano 1608 B
Italy   Dr. Simone Paulotto 2113 B
Italy   Dr. Flavia Grassi 1975 E
Italy   Dr. Giancarlo Cerretto 1338 A
Italy   Dr. Caterina Merla 2502 K
Japan   Mr. Jianping Zheng 2280 B
Japan   Mr. Kensuke Sasaki 1251 B
Japan   Dr. Kotaro Niinuma 1268 J
Japan   Dr. Tomohiko Mitani 1588 H
Japan   Dr. Yuki Ashihara 1923 H
Japan   Dr. Hidekatsu Jin 2739 G
Japan   Dr. Takeshi Morimoto 1634 E
Japan   Mr. Sachiko Yamaguchi-Sekino 1891 K
Japan   Dr. Tomoaki Nagaoka 1589 K
Netherlands   Mr. Ousmane Sy 2523 B
Netherlands   Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram 1751 J
Netherlands   Ms. Anne Roc'h 2786 E
New Zealand   Mr. Rory Gamble 1318 H
Nigeria X Mr. Joseph Ojo 1283 F
Norway   Dr. Rico Behlke 1277 G
Pakistan X Miss Madeeha Ashfaque 1196 G
Peru X Mr. Jesus Dalmau 2690 J
Peru X Mr. Henry Pinedo 2198 G
Poland   Dr. Adam Lamecki 1621 B
Russian Federation X Mr. Vasiliy Es'kin 1080 H
Russian Federation X Mr. Alexander Laktyunkin 1072 B
Russian Federation X Mr. Artyom Nickishov 1425 C
Russian Federation X Mr. Yuri Yasukevich 1107 J
Russian Federation X Dr. Dmitry Mansfeld 1635 H
Russian Federation X Miss Maria Sergeeva 2157 G
Russian Federation X Dr. Elena, Skorodumova 1291 B
Russian Federation X Mr. Timophey Shevgunov 1611 D
Singapore   Dr. Chengwei Qiu 1951 D
South Africa X Miss Sherry Bremner 1139 H
South Africa X Mr. Chrispin Mulangu 2275 A
Spain   Miss Arànzazu Sanchis Otero 1452 K
Spain   Mr. Yuri Alvarez Lopez 1538 B
Sweden   Mr. Christian Sohl 1162 B
Switzerland   Mr. Felix Vega 2303 E
Taiwan   Dr. Chien-hung (Charles) Lin 1567 G
Turkey X Dr. Cumali Sabah 1198 B
Turkey X Mr. Celal Alp Tunc 1643 C
Uganda X Mr. John Bosco Habarulema 2107 G
Ukraine X Mr. Volodymyr Byelobrov 1655 D
Ukraine X Mr. Yuriy Cherniak 1461 G
United Kingdom   Dr. Dawei Zhou 1470 B
United Kingdom   Dr. Chan See 1294 B
United Kingdom   Mr. Peiqing Xia 2115 E
United States   Prof. Shayan Mookherjea 2647 B
United States   Prof. Vitaliy Lomakin 2784 B
United States   Prof. Nader Behdad 1106 B
United States   Prof. Gregory H Huff 1498 B
United States   Dr. Michael Nicolls 1760 G
United States   Dr. Robert Moore 2298 E
United States   Dr. Hans-Peter Marshall 1553 F
United States   Prof. Dongning Guo 2761 C
United States   Dr. Chia-Chin Chong 1189 C
United States   Dr. Ningyu Liu 1836 H
United States   Dr. Vincent Fish 1800 J
United States   Dr. Bogdan Popa 1372 B
United States   Dr. Olga Pechony 1126 E
United States   Dr. Songming Hou 1259 B
United States   Dr. Shing Yang 1296 B
United States   Dr. Hakan Bagci 1705 B
United States   Dr. Caglar Yardim 1331 F
United States   Dr. Timothy Chevalier 2730 G
United States   Dr. William Barott 2230 J
United States   Dr. Heng Yang 2024 G
United States   Dr. Anup Prasad 2716 F
United States   Dr. Stanley Briczinski 2563 G
United States   Dr. Serhat Altunc 1064 E
United States   Dr. Chen Chen 2662 H
Zambia X Mr. Patrick Sibanda 1164 G

2005

During the 2005 General Assembly in India, the Awards were given to:

Selected Young Scientists from developed countries

  • Australia: J.D. Anstie, D.A. Mitchell, Nasimuddin, I.V. Shadrivov, K.S. Yau 
  • Belgium: F. Darrouzet 
  • Canada: J.R. Bray, R.J. Riddols, J. van Leeuwen 
  • China R.O.C.: C.-C. Lee, Y.-S. Lin
  • Czech Rep.: M. Grabner, J. Soucek, P. Valtr 
  • Finland: S.N. Dudorov, P.M.T. Ikonen
  • France: S.N. Burokur, A. Collin, C.M.D. Dumez-Viou, F. El-Lemdani Mazouz, S. Grimald, A. Hadjem, C. Ricard, F. Roudet, A. Trigunait 
  • Germany: T. Kistner, W. Sörgel
  • Greece: P.-D. M. Arapoglou, A. Panagopoulos
  • Israel: E. Greenberg
  • Italy: A. Alu, F.F. Azzarello, P. Coisson, L. Crocco, G. Lovat, D. Polimeni, G.M. Trianni, F. Vipiana
  • Japan: R. Higashi, M. Hikishima, K. Ishisaka, Y. Katoh, K. Maeda, T. Miyake, Y. Miyake, M. Ozaki, L.E. Rodriguez, K. Shin, T. Sonoda, T. Tosaka, Y. Ueda, H. Ujihara 
  • New Zealand: R.J. McCormick
  • Norway: A. Stromme
  • Singapore: X. Dong
  • Spain: F.J. Garcia Ruiz
  • Switzerland: A. Vukicevic
  • U.K.: S. Callaghan, S.D. Gunashekar, K. Sasloglou, D. Tsiklauri
  • U.S.A.: J. Bortnik, A. Buerkle, C. Chang, W.J. Chappell, L.P. Dyrud, I.A. Eshrah, E.A. Gerken, N. Kanekar, N.G. Lehtinen, S. Padmanabhan, A.R. Parsons, L. Subramanian, S.A. Tabatabaeenejad, M. Tedesco, T. Umeda, F. Yang

Selected Young Scientists from developing countries  

  • Argentina: E.S. Gomez
  • Belarus: N.V. Kolbun , V.B. Trigubovitch
  • Brazil: H.C. Aveiro, J.L. Cerqueria, A.B.V. Oliviera
  • China: Y. Chen, B.-B. Ni, Y. Shen, Z. Xu
  • Egypt: M.M. Gad, N.T. Messiha
  • Fiji: A.N. Kishore
  • Hungary : J. Bor
  • India : see below
  • Indonesia: G. Hendrantoro
  • Ivory Coast: K.Z. Zaka
  • Malaysia: S.W. Harun, C.-H. Teh
  • Nigeria: O.S. Oyekola
  • Pakistan: S. Ali
  • Peru: R.R.I. Campana
  • Russia: E.I. Astafieva, A. Kim, I.A. Kolmakov, L.V. Kuzmin, V.A. Moshkova, A.V. Oinats, I.Y. Sergeev, O. Shishkova, A.I. Skazik, M.V. Tolstikov, S. Voeykov, L.N. Zakharavo, A.V. Zhuravlev
  • Slovakia: R. Bucik
  • South Africa: A.B. Collier
  • Turkey: V.B. Erturk

The following Young Scientists from India were selected :

M. Aggarwal, A.L. Ahuja, A. Begum, A. Bhattacharya, P.P. Bhattacharya, M. Bhattacharya, R. Bhattacharya, M. Biswas, S. Chatterjee, P.K. Dalela, S.S. Das, D. De, V.P.K. Devulapalli, A.K. Dwivedi, S. Ganesh, R. Ghatak, S. Ghude, A. Guha, M. Joseph, D.D. Kandar, V. Koul, D. M. Magdum, A. Omar, S. Pal, A. Patnaik, R.K. Raj, H.K. Deva Sarma, K. Singh, T.K. Ramkumar, G.H. Vichare.