Young Investigator Award 2019 (2,000 CHF)
We are pleased to announce that the “2019 Sensors Young Investigator Award” is now open. All nominations and applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee led by the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Vittorio M.N. Passaro.
The award will consist of:
- 2000 Swiss Francs,
- an offer to publish a paper free of charge without a fixed deadline in Sensors after peer review, and
- an engraved plaque.
We welcome nominations and applications for this award until 31 May 2019.
Eligibility and Requirements
- Received a Ph.D. degree within the past 10 years.
- Ground-breaking research conducted and a significant contribution made to the advancement of the sensors research field.
List of Documents for Application
- Detailed Curriculum Vitae including an updated publication list and a list of the researcher’s own research grants.
- Birth certificate or other proof of age.
- Scanned copy of doctorate certificate.
- Signed nomination letters from two established senior scientists.
Please send your applications and materials at the link https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors/awards by 31 May 2019. The winner will be announced by the end of July, 2019.
Sensors Editorial Office
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Travel Award 2019 (800 CHF)
We are inviting applications for four Travel Awards for postdoctoral fellows and PhD students to attend an international conference of their choice in 2019. The Awards will consist of 800 Swiss Francs each. The nominations and applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee presided by the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Vittorio M.N.Passaro.
- Must submit an abstract of their work
- Curriculum Vitae
- Justification letter
- Letter of support from their mentor
A general requirement will be that all candidates should be:
PhD students or postdoctoral fellows and they must present their own original work as an oral presentation (or poster) at the conference for which the travel award application is being made.
Please send your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 December 2018.
The winners will be announced by the end of January 2019.
Young Investigator Award 2018
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2018 Sensors Young Investigator Award is Dr. Wei Gao.
Dr. Wei Gao is an Assistant Professor of Medical Engineering in Division of Engineering and Applied Science at California Institute of Technology, USA. His work focuses on developing wearable biosensors and micro/nanomachines for medical applications. Dr. Gao received his Ph.D. degree in 2014 and has published over 70 high-quality research papers in leading international journals with over 5000 citations. Due to Dr. Gao’s significant contributions in wearable sweat biosensors, he was chosen as one of MIT Technology Review Top 35 Innovators Under 35 (TR35) in 2016. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Gao for his outstanding achievements.
As the awardee, Dr. Gao will receive an honorarium of 2000 CHF, an offer to publish a paper free of charge without a fixed deadline in Sensors, and an engraved plaque.
We would like to thank all the applicants in various fields of study for their participation and all the Award Committee members for their evaluation of the abundant excellent applications.
Prof. Dr. Leonhard M. Reindl
Travel Awards 2018
As Editor-in-Chief of Sensors, I am pleased to announce the two winners of the 2018 Travel Awards sponsored by Sensors.
The awards were granted to Dr. Siu Chun Michael Ho, Postdoctoral fellow of the University of Houston, and Dr. Md Shaad Mahmud, Ph.D. student of UMass Dartmouth. The awards consist of 800 Swiss Francs each to support attendance at any academic conference in 2018.
Dr. Siu Chun Michael Ho's research specializes in fiber optic sensors for structural health monitoring and medical devices, especially in corrosion monitoring using fiber optic sensors.
Dr. Md Shaad Mahmud focuses on the research of bioengineering, signal processing, machine learning, IoT, wearables, signal detection and estimation theory, and cloud computing.
I would like to congratulate the winners and thank the selection committee for their excellent work in the hard task of selecting the winners from such a large number of excellent candidate profiles.
Vittorio M.N. Passaro
Outstanding Reviewer Award 2017
The Sensors Editorial Board and Editorial Team would like to gratefully acknowledge the time and energy given by reviewers in checking manuscripts submitted to Sensors. It is due to their efforts that the high quality of the journal and quick turnaround is maintained.
The following referees have been selected to receive “Sensors 2017 Outstanding Reviewer Awards” for the quantity, timeliness and quality of their reviews in 2017 (in alphabetical order by surname):
- Domenico Ciuonzo, University of Naples, “Federico II”, Italy
- Raffaele Gravina, University of Calabria, Italy
- Carlos A. F. Marques, Institute of Telecommunications, Portugal
- Bobak Mortazavi, Texas A&M University; USA
- Mohammad Shojafar, University Sapienza of Rome, Italy
Prof. Dr. Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault
Associate Editor-in-Chief of Sensors
Institute of Analytical Sciences, France
Best Poster Award 2017
On behalf of the Editorial Office of Sensors, we are pleased to announce the availability of Best Poster Award (800€) for our participants at the conferences 5th International Symposim on Sensor Science (http://sciforum.net/conference/i3s2017Barcelona). The nominations will be assessed by the Organizing Committee.
Please apply by clicking the button above if you have any questions.
Best Oral Presentation Award 2017
On behalf of the Editorial Office of Sensors, we are pleased to announce the availability of Best Oral Presentation Awards (800€) for our participants at the conferences 5th International Symposim on Sensor Science (http://sciforum.net/conference/i3s2017Barcelona). The nominations will be assessed by the Organizing Committee.
Please apply by clicking the button above if you have any questions.
Travel Awards 2017
As Editor-in-Chief of Sensors, I am pleased to announce the two winners of the 2017 Travel Awards sponsored by Sensors:
Travel Awards were granted to Dr. Darren Turner, Postdoctoral Research Fellow of University of Tasmania, and Dr. Joana Rafaela Lara Guerreiro, Postdoctoral Research Fellow of International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory. The awards consist of 800 Swiss Francs each to attend any academic conference during 2017.
Dr. Darren Turner’s research has made significant contributions to the discipline of remote sensing through innovative the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for mapping the environment in unprecedented detail. He developed image processing techniques to mosaic hundreds of overlapping UAS images into a single orthomosaic at high resolution and accuracy.
Dr. Joana Rafaela Lara Guerreiro is an expert on synthesis, characterization and functionalization of nanomaterials. Her research involves the innovative autonomous electrical biosensor, synergistically assembled inside a passive direct methanol fuel cell for screening cancer biomarkers.
W. Rudolf Seitz
Travel Awards 2016
As Editor-in-Chief of Sensors, I am pleased to announce the four winners of the 2016 Travel Awards sponsored by Sensors:
Travel Awards were granted to Saira Bakshi, PhD student at Clarkson University, Ivan Trujllo-Priego, PhD student at the University of Southern California, Brunah A. Otieno, PhD student at University of Connecticut, and to Dr. Wei Gao, post-doctoral researcher at UC Berkeley. The awards consist of 800 Swiss Francs each to attend any academic conference during 2016.
Saira Bakshi’s research involves biomolecular computing and biosensing based on logic processing of biomolecular signals. She is planning to present her work on the analysis of cancer biomarkers ex vivo in cultured mammalian cells at the 5th International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S 2016), Durham, 17–22 July 2016. Ivan Trujllo-Priego’s research focuses on creating algorithms for identifying infant-produced limb movements from full-day, natural environment wearable sensor data. Brunah A. Otieno’s work focuses on low-cost electrochemical microfluidic immunosensors for cancer diagnostics and she is also planning to give a presentation at the I3S 2016. Dr. Wei Gao is currently a postdoctoral scholar at Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center of UC Berkeley. He has developed a fully-integrated wearable sensor array for multiplexed in-situ perspiration analysis, described in an upcoming publication in Nature.