Prof. Zubin Jacob wins EurAAP Leopold Felsen Award for Excellence in Electrodynamics
Zubin Jacob, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University, has won the 2021 Leopold Felsen Award for Excellence in Electrodynamics, awarded by the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP). The award was originally established jointly by the University of Siena and the University of Sannio, funded through a donation from Michael and Judy Felsen in fulfilment of the last wishes of their father, Prof. Leopold Felsen (1924-2005). Since 2015, it has been administered by EurAAP.
Felsen was an internationally renowned authority on wave electrodynamics with applications to electrical engineering, optics, acoustics, and geophysics. The main purpose of the EurAAP Felsen Award is to keep alive Prof. Felsen’s memory and scientific legacy, as well as to foster academic excellence in the electromagnetics community, by giving recognition to outstanding fundamental contributions from early stage researchers in electrodynamics.
"This award is very special since I started my scientific career being inspired by Prof. Leopold Felsen's deep insight on diverse topics from theoretical electrodynamics to acoustics, geophysics and remote sensing,” says Jacob.
The award is officially presented every year at the banquet of the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) to an early career researcher below the age of 40.