Awards

INDIVIDUAL

  • Senior IEEE Member, 2019. Fewer than 8% of the more than 425,000 IEEE members hold this prestigious grade of membership, which recognizes significant professional technical accomplishments.

  • Outstanding Associate Editor Award, 2018. Presented by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society in recognition and appreciation “for exceptional performance from May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018 as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation”.

  • URSI Young Scientist Award, 2018. Awarded to individuals across the world who have made innovative contributions and discoveries in multidiscipline research related to electromagnetic fields.

  • Outstanding Reviewer Award by the IOP Smart Materials and Structures Journal, 2017. Awarded in recognition of the high quality and timeliness of reviews.

  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Young Investigator Award, 2014. Awarded to outstanding young investigators working on BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) research.

  • Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award by the Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation, 2013. Awarded to the best Ph.D. Dissertation defended within all Schools of the National Technical University of Athens.

  • IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Award for Medical Applications, 2012. Up to two awards are granted each year internationally to recognize graduate students who show promise and interest in applying microwave engineering to medical applications.

  • Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) Grant by COST IC1102, 2012. For a 1-month scholar visit to Instituto de Telecommunicações, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal. A COST Action normally approves four STSM applications each year.

  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award, 2011. Ten awards are granted each year internationally, based on the candidates’ academic performance and quality of the proposed research project.

  • Best Paper Awards by the Thomaideio Foundation of the National Technical University of Athens, 2010-2013 (competing among papers from all Schools of NTUA). For our papers:

    • “In Vivo Tests of Implantable Antennas in Rats: Antenna Size and Inter–Subject Considerations,” by A. Kiourti, K.A. Psathas, P. Lelovas, N. Kostomitsopoulos, and K.S. Nikita, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 2013.

    • “Miniature Scalp–Implantable Antennas for Telemetry in the MICS and ISM Bands: Design, Safety Considerations and Link Budget Analysis,” by A. Kiourti and K.S. Nikita, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 2012.

    • “Performance of a Novel Miniature Antenna Implanted in the Human Head for Wireless Biotelemetry,” by A. Kiourti, M. Christopoulou, and K.S. Nikita, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, 2011.

    • “Design of a Novel Miniaturized Implantable PIFA for Biomedical Telemetry,” by A. Kiourti, M. Christopoulou, S. Koulouridis, and K.S. Nikita, International ICST Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications in Healthcare, 2010.

  • Ph.D. Scholarship by the NTUA Special Account for Research Grants, 2010-2013. Around four scholarships are awarded each year to Ph.D. students enrolled in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens.

  • Ph.D. Scholarship by the A.G. Leventis Foundation, 2010-2013. Criteria applied to the Foundation’s annual scholarship scheme are the scholastic ability of the candidate measured in terms of previous academic record and the financial situation of the individual. About one application in eleven is accepted.

  • Ph.D. Scholarship by the NTUA Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, 2010-2012. Six monthly-duration scholarships are in total available to each Ph.D. advisor each year. The advisor further awards these scholarships to Ph.D. students, based on their performance and quality of research.

  • MobiHealth 2010 Best Student Paper Award, 2010. For our paper “BER Performance of a BPSK Biomedical Telemetry System under Varying Coupling and Loading Conditions,” by A. Kiourti and A. Demosthenous, International ICST Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications in Healthcare, 2010.

  • Ph.D. Scholarship by the Foundation of Education and European Culture, 2010. Criteria applied to the Foundation’s annual Scholarship Scheme are the scholastic ability of the candidate measured in terms of previous academic record and the financial situation of the individual. Around four scholarships are awarded each year to postgraduate students studying in Greece.

  • Scholarship for Lecture Attendance by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, 2010. For participation in “The 2010 Lectures in Computer Science: Network and Information Security”, Heraklion, Crete, Greece. Around 50 participants were selected worldwide based on their academic performance and merit to date.

  • M.Sc. Scholarship by the Foundation of Education and European Culture, 2009. Criteria applied to the Foundation’s annual Scholarship Scheme are the scholastic ability of the candidate measured in terms of previous academic record and the financial situation of the individual. Around eight scholarships are awarded each year to postgraduate students studying abroad.

  • M.Sc. Scholarship by University College London, 2009. Criteria applied are the students’ academic performance and merit to date.

  • Excellence Awards by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation, 2004-2008. For ranking 1st (years 1, 3, 4 and 5) and 2nd (year 2) during my undergraduate studies.

  • Excellence Award by the Skoura Foundation, 2007. For ranking 1st out of 300 students during the 4th year of undergraduate studies.

  • Personal Recognition by the President of Greece, 2004. For ranking 1st in the Achaias prefecture (>330,000 inhabitants) during the Pan-Hellenic University Entrance Examinations.

  • Excellence Award by the Rector of the University of Patras, 2003. For ranking 1st out of the 300 students entering the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, in 2003.

  • Excellence Award by the Metropolis of Patras, 2003. For obtaining the highest Pan–Hellenic University Entrance Examinations score (19,830/20,000) out of all students from the school units of the regions of competence of the Metropolis of Patras.

  • Excellence Award by the EFG Eurobank Ergasias Bank, 2003. For obtaining the highest Pan–Hellenic University Entrance Examinations score (19,830/20,000) out of all students of the Experimental High School of Patras.

WITH STUDENTS

  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Award, 2019. Awarded to: Katrina Guido.

  • 2nd Place Poster Award, 10th Annual CERF Technical Meeting, 2019. Awarded to: Katrina Guido for her poster on “Wireless, Batteryless Brain Implants”.

  • Chronic Brain Injury Research Day Best Poster Award, 2019. Awarded to: Katrina Guido for our poster on “Wireless, Batteryless Brain Implants”.

  • Chronic Brain Injury Travel Award Program, 2019. Awarded to: Katrina Guido for our IEEE APS 2019 paper on “Matching Considerations for Wireless, Batteryless Brain Implants to High Impedance Electrodes”.

  • Selected Participant in the NIH BRAIN Initiative Summer Course, 2019. Awarded to: Katrina Guido. This invite-only training course offers an integrative and interdisciplinary training in neuroscience.

  • IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Award for Medical Applications, 2019. Awarded to: Vigyanshu Mishra for his project on “Wearable RF Sensors for Monitoring Human Body Kinematics”.
  • USNC-URSI 2019 Travel Fellowship, 2019. Awarded to: Vigyanshu Mishra for our paper “Breaking the Boundaries: Monitoring Joint Flexion Using Wrap-Around Coils,” by Mishra and A. Kiourti.

  • National IEEE/HKN Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Electrical or Computer Engineering Student Award, 2019. Awarded to: Ramandeep Vilkhu.

  • IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Pre-Graduate Scholarship, 2018. Awarded to: Keren Zhu  for her project on “Body-Worn Vest for Fully-Passive MagnetoCardioGram (MCG) Monitoring”.

  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award, 2018. Awarded to: Jack Blauert  for his project on “Wireless and Batteryless In-Situ Bioimpedance Sensors”.

  • OSU Undergraduate Honors Fellowship, 2018. Awarded to: Junzi Xiang for his Honors Research Distinction project on “Electrochemical Fabric Package with Peripheral Textile Sensor Using Embroidery Wiring”.

  • OSU Women in Engineering Graduate Student Recognition, 2018. Awarded to: Keren Zhu for excellence in academics, leadership, involvement, and research.

  • OSU Undergraduate Honors Fellowship, 2017. Awarded to: Shreyas Chaudhari for his Honors Research Distinction project on “E-Textile Origamis”.

  • Student Fellowship Grant Award at the USNC–URSI National Radio Science Meeting, 2017. Awarded to: Ramandeep Vilkhu  for our paper “Scalable Power Generation for Wearable Electronics Using Fabric Electrochemistry,” by R. Vilkhu, C. O’Connor, W. Thio, P.D. Ghatak, A. Co, C.K. Sen, and A. Kiourti.

  • Tech Hub Student Project Grant, 2017. Awarded to: Ramandeep Vilkhu and Wesley Thio for their project on: “A New Generation of Flexible Batteries”.

  • OSU Undergraduate Honors Fellowship, 2017. Awarded to: Ramandeep Vilkhu for his Honors Research Distinction project on “Unobtrusive Power Generation via Fabric Electrochemistry”.

  • OSU Materials Week Poster Award, 2017. Awarded to: Ramandeep Vilkhu for his poster on “Powering of Wearable Sensors via Fabric Electrochemistry”.

  • OSU College of Engineering Capstone Project Recognition, 2017. Awarded to: Zia Mohammad, Ryan Mattei, and Michael Sidrys for their Capstone project on “Smart Wearable Sensors for Portable Kinematics Monitoring” carried out in Spring 2017.

  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Pre-Doctoral Research Award, 2017. Awarded to: Ramandeep Vilkhu for his project “Wearable Sensors for Unobtrusive Monitoring of Joint Kinematics”.

  • IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Undergraduate Scholarship, 2017. Awarded to: Ramandeep Vilkhu for his project “Wearable Sensors for Elbow Flexion Monitoring”.

  • Student Fellowship Grant Award at the USNC–URSI National Radio Science Meeting, 2017. Awarded to: Navtej Saini for our paper “Wearable Electronics Integrated with Flexible Textile Antennas,” by N. Saini, A. Kiourti, R. Lee, and J.L. Volakis.

  • Honorable Mention at the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium, 2016. Awarded to: Cedric Lee for our paper “Miniature Fully–Passive Brain Implant for Wireless Real–Time Neuropotential Monitoring,” by C. Lee, A. Kiourti, and J.L. Volakis.

  • U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Radio Science (USNC–URSI) Student Fellowship Grant Award, 2016. Awarded to: Md Asiful Islam for our paper “Portable and Conformal RF Sensor for High-Accuracy Real-Time Imaging,” by M.A. Islam, A. Kiourti, and J.L. Volakis.

  • U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Radio Science (USNC–URSI) Student Fellowship Grant Award, 2016. Awarded to: Cedric Lee for our paper “Miniaturized Fully–Passive Brain Implant for Wireless Acquisition of Low-Level Neuropotentials,” by C. Lee, A. Kiourti, and J.L. Volakis.

  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award, 2015. Awarded to: Cedric Lee for his project “Fully-Passive Wireless Implants for Unobtrusive Brain Signal Monitoring”.

  • IMWS 2014 Best Student Paper Award, 2014. Awarded to: Cedric Lee for our paper “Fully-Passive and Wireless Detection of Very-Low-Power Brain Signals,” by C. Lee, A. Kiourti, J. Chae, and J.L. Volakis, IEEE International Microwave Workshop Series on RF and Wireless Technologies for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications, London, UK, Dec. 8–10, 2014.

  • 1st place Award at Greater San Diego Science & Eng. Fair, 2014. Awarded to: Samuel Ferguson (Christian Unified High School, CA) for his project “Protecting Pacemakers from Predators”.

  • Best Diploma Thesis Award by the IEEE–EMBS Greece Chapter, 2011. Awarded to: Michail Tsakalakis for his Thesis “Design of Miniature Antennas for Implantable Biomedical Devices”.