The Portuguese researchers Mario Silveirinha and Nuno Borges, from the Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), were nominated Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), for contributions to the electrodynamics of metamaterials and the characterisation and design of nonlinear radiofrequency circuits, respectively.
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