Texas ECE postdoctoral researcher Yakir Hadad has been named the recipient of the Leopold B. Felsen Award for Excellence in Electrodynamics from The European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP). The award was originally established jointly by the University of Siena and the University of Sannio, funded through a donation from Michael and Judy Felsen in fulfillment of the last wishes of their father, Professor Leo Felsen (1924-2005). The main purpose of the EurAAP Felsen Award is "to keep alive Prof. Felsen’s memory and scientific legacy, as well as to foster academic excellence in the electromagnetics community, by giving recognition to outstanding scientific contributions from early stage researchers in electrodynamics, with emphasis on wave interactions with complex environments."
Dr. Hadad received his PhD from Tel Aviv University in March 2014. He joined Texas ECE as a Postdoctoral Fellow supervised by Dr. Andrea Alù in May 2014.