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Queen’s University Professor is awarded prestigious IET award

Professor Vincent Fusco, Queen’s University of Belfast, is awarded the Mountbatten Medal for outstanding, dedicated, lifetime leadership in establishing the field of active antenna technology for advanced wireless applications, and for his seminal contributions to the fundamental understanding of self-tracking antennas and non-linear phase conjugating surfaces.

Professor Fusco will receive his award on 15th November 2012 at the Mountbatten Memorial Lecture

The Mountbatten Medal celebrates individuals who have made an outstanding contribution, over a period, to the promotion of electronics or information technology and their application that benefits the UK. Contributions can be within the spheres of science, technology, industry or commerce and in the dissemination of the understanding of electronics and information technology, whether to young people, or adults.

The Mountbatten Medal nominations are judged by representatives of the IET, the British Computer Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

In selecting a winner, the Panel gives particular emphasis to:

  • the stimulation of public awareness of the significance and value of electronics;
  • spreading recognition of the economic significance of electronics and IT, and encouraging their effective use throughout industry in general;
  • encouraging excellence in product innovation and the successful transition of scientific advances to wealth-creating products;
  • recognising brilliance in academic and industrial research;
  • encouraging young people of both sexes to make their careers in the electronics and IT industries;
  • increasing the awareness of the importance of electronics and IT amongst teachers and others in the educational disciplines

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Andrew Norton
Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer, School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen’s University
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