As the largest university in Europe with over 130,000 students and a vast network of faculties, departments, research centres and museums, Sapienza produces a vast trove of knowledge and expertise. Three Sapienza researchers have recently received prestigious awards for their groundbreaking research.
Women In Aerospace – Europe
The “Student Award 2013” by Women In Aerospace – Europe, was awarded to Ms. Mara Branzandi, a graduate student in Geodesics and Geomatics at the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, for her studies on global navigation satellite system data.
Ms. Branzandi’s research focuses on new methods of analysing GNSS data, especially for the new European Galileo System and addresses the acquisition of data via low-cost receivers that could pave the way to a new low-cost Galileo system.
Cleveland Clinic “Best Podium Lecture”
Ms. Valentina Giaccaglia, who received a degree in Medicine and General Surgery at Sapienza, placed first in the Cleveland Clinic “Best Podium Lecture” for a study entitled “Procalcitonin Reveals Early Dehiscence in Colorectal Surgery: the PREDICS Study.”
The “Best Podium Lecture” Award is presented by the International “Colorectal Disease Symposium” that is held in the United States and organised by Steven Wexner, Director of the Digestive Disease Centre, Cleveland Clinic Florida.
15th Sapio Award for Italian Research
Fabio Sciarrino, a researcher at the Sapienza Physics Department and Junior Research Fellow at the Sapienza School for Advanced Studies, has received the 15th Sapio Award for Italian Research for his studies on “Photonic Technology for Quantum Information.”
Mr. Sciarrino, who is investigating ground-breaking technology for quantum information in a field born from the fusion of traditional information theory and quantum physics, has theorized a series of futuristic information transmission, conservation and manipulation methods.
The Sapio Award is promoted by the Sapio Group and aims to promote research on innovative ideas and technology. The award is presented to researchers who, like Sciarrino, decide to pursue their research projects in Italy, notwithstanding the many difficulties faced by this sector.