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Erricolo receives USNC-URSI Impact Award

Danilo Erricolo

Professor Danilo Erricolo was awarded the United States National Committee for the International Union of Radio Science (USNC-URSI) Impact Award, for his leadership in radio science research, education, and his commitment to diversity, inclusion, and outreach efforts. Erricolo was notified by USNC-URSI, a committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, that he held the honor of receiving the initial Impact Award, which will be bestowed once every three years. He received his award at the 2023 National Radio Science Meeting for “transformative societal impact by unparalleled breakthroughs in diversity, inclusion, and outreach as editor and conference chair and outstanding leadership in radio science research and education.”

URSI, or Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale, an international organization was formed over 100 years ago, to investigate the transmission and interference of radio waves, which easily travel beyond country borders. Today, URSI, and USNC, its U.S. representative committee, are responsible for coordinating studies, research, applications, scientific exchange, and communications in the fields of radio science internationally.

“I think the citation is very humbling,” Erricolo said. “Having this recognition come from one of the committees of the National Academies is wonderful.”

In addition to being recognized by USNC-URSI with their Impact Award, Erricolo was invited, and has served, as a member of the Antennas and Propagation Society’s diversity and inclusion committee. He was selected for his outreach to women and underrepresented individuals. He made concerted, successful efforts to increase representation on editorial boards and steering committees.