Professor Mário G. Silveirinha was chosen as the 2018 recipient of the IET A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize for his outstanding contributions to research in the field of Radar and Microwave Engineering, specifically in the electrodynamics of metamaterials and its applications to microwave components and devices.
Professor Silveirinha presented his prize lecture, Time Reversal Symmetry Breaking with 'Motion', on 18 March 2019. He spoke about his research and how the prize funding will be used to further his research.
The IET A F Harvey Prize Committee identifies potential candidates from around the world. The award is given for the furtherance of scientific research in the fields of medical, microwave, laser or radar engineering, rotating over a three-year cycle. The Committee draws up a shortlist of candidates from whom additional information is requested for further detailed consideration.
The IET A F Harvey Research Prize, worth £350,000, is named after Dr A F Harvey who bequeathed a generous sum of money to the IET for a trust fund to be set up in his name - which is for the furtherance of scientific research into the fields of medical, microwave, laser or radar engineering.
Professor Mário G. Silveirinha is a Professor at the University of Lisbon, Portugal and a Senior Researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações, and is the eighth successor of the IET Harvey Prize.