Emilio Gatti and Franco Manfredi
Best Ph.D. Thesis Award in Radiation Instrumentation


The IEEE NPS Italy Chapter is pleased to announce the second edition of the Best Ph.D. Thesis Award in memory of Emilio Gatti and Franco Manfredi. The award will be presented to distinguished young scientists who have completed a Ph.D. thesis in the field of Radiation Instrumentation for fundamental and applied research.

Description: This award is given to distinguished young scientists who have completed their Ph.D. in the field of Radiation Instrumentation for fundamental and applied research. The prize consists of 500 Euros and a Certificate. Each year certificates will be also awarded to the two runners-up and will be awarded at an IEEE NPS Italy Chapter event.

Eligibility: Individuals who are member of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society at the time of application, have completed their Ph.D. in an Italian University or are Italian citizens who have completed their Ph.D. in a foreign University and have defended their Ph.D. thesis in the period May 1st, 2015 - April 30th, 2018.

Selection Criteria: Nominees will be judged by September 30th, 2018 by a Panel of three experts in the field of radiation instrumentation, to be appointed by the Executive Committee of the IEEE NPS Italy Chapter, on the basis of their CV, PhD thesis and publications.

Conflict of Interest: We take seriously to manage and solve any Conflict of Interest that should arise. The members of the Executive Committee cannot participate in the Panel. A list of prospective Members of the Panel will be formed before the nomination deadline. The final Panel will be frozen after the deadline. A Panel Member cannot have been the Ph.D. thesis supervisor of any of the candidates; a Panel Member recuses herself or himself in evaluating the candidate with whom she/he has coauthored scientific publications or has participated in a funded research program or whose PhD Thesis she/he has refereed. The Panel composition will be published on this website.

Deadline: Nominations must be received by June 30th, 2018.

Instructions: Nomination packets are available here in pdf. and doc formats and the completed packets should be submitted in pdf format via email to NPSit.phd.award@gmail.com and in cc to the NPS Italy Chapter Secretary, lodovico.ratti@unipv.it. Please specify "Application for Gatti Manfredi PhD thesis award - surname of the candidate", in the email subject. A document summarizes the rules for nomination.

Final Communication and Award Presentation: The winners will receive notice by October 15th, 2018. The award will be presented on December, 21 2018 at the University of Pavia. The full program is available here.

2018 Evaluation Panel:
Francesco Corsi, Politecnico di Bari e INFN, Sezione di Bari, Italy
Grzegorz W Deptuch, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois (USA)
Matteo Porro, XFEL GmbH, Hamburg, Germany

2017 Evaluation Panel:
Gabriella Carini - Staff Scientist, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Chris Damerell - Consultant, Department of Physics, University of Oxford
Gianluigi De Geronimo - University of StonyBrook and Visitor at University of Michigan

2017 Recipients:
1st Arianna Morozzi - Universita' di Perugia and INFN, Sezione di Perugia
2nd Luca Lodola - Universita' di Pavia
3rd Roberto Mendicino - Universita' degli Studi di Trento

2018 Recipients:
1st Filippo Schembari - University College Dublin
2nd ex-aequo Elisa Riceputi - Universita' degli Studi di Bergamo and INFN, Sezione di Pavia
2nd ex-aequo DMS Sultan - University of Geneva