Researchers Mário Silveirinha and Nuno Borges, from the Institute of Telecommunications(IT), were named Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), for contributions to the electrodynamics of metamaterials and to the characterization and design of non-linear radio frequency circuits, respectively.
The award recognizes outstanding qualifications and experience in areas designated by IEEE, which elects up to 0.1% of its members annually as Fellows. The position is awarded only by invitation of the Board of Directors to members with outstanding individual contributions to the advancement of engineering, science and technology that contribute, at the same time, to adding value to society.
Dedicated to advancing technology and innovation for the benefit of humanity IEEE is a professional association comprised of a global community of over 400,000 members in 160 countries. It publishes over 170 scientific journals and organizes over 1300 conferences and meetings annually. IEEE members are engineers, scientists and technicians with professional interests rooted in the electronic and computer sciences and related disciplines, from aerospace systems to biomedical engineering.