Alumnus Earns National Recognition

August 24, 2016 - Samueli School alumnus Salvatore Campione, who earned a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering in 2013, has been named the 2016 Outstanding Young Professional by the IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) honor society.

HKN selects one young professional, age 35 or younger, from a national pool of nominees each year. A senior member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M., Campione was recognized for his contributions to electromagnetic modeling of complex systems and structures.

At Sandia, he works on electromagnetic theory, antennas, metamaterials, nanostructure plasmonics and optical devices for energy and optoelectronic applications. A member of numerous professional societies, he was also selected a 2013 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar and was one of the top-50 UC Irvine alumni honored last spring for their professional accomplishments, community impact and contributions to their fields.

Campione’s accomplishments include more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, 80 conference papers, three provisional patents and two book chapters.

“Receiving this HKN Outstanding Young Professional Award is a great honor and confirms that my research is valuable to and recognized by great scholars,” he said. “This recognition will help me continue to excel and strive to advance my research in this field.”

-Anna Lynn Spitzer