- IEEE Electromagnetics Award
Giorgio Franceschetti has helped advance the field of electromagnetics through innovative research and high-level teaching covering diverse areas ranging from electromagnetic propagation in complex environments to wireless transmission power. Franceschetti introduced the study of electromagnetic fields and waves to Italian universities in 1965 and established an outstanding research community. His contributions to synthetic aperture radar technologies have been successfully used for imaging the Earth’s surface from space. His work on the degrees of freedom involving scattering fields has enabled more accurate sampling, which has impacted electromagnetic imaging. As recognition of his long-lasting impact on electromagnetics, the November/December 2014 issue of the Forum for Electromagnetic Research Methods and Application Technologies (Vol. 6, http://www.e-fermat.org/, NEWS&VIEWS) was dedicated to Franceschetti and contains a salute, and a tribute to his accomplishments.
An IEEE Life Fellow, Franceschetti is a Professor Emeritus with the University Federico II, Naples, Italy.