Call for the Chiabrera Award Edition 2018

Dear EBEA members,

We open the call for the fourth edition (year 2018) of the Alessandro Chiabrera Award for Excellence in Bioelectromagnetics. This prize has the main purpose to keep alive Prof. Chiabrera’s memory and scientific legacy, as well as to foster excellence in the Bioelectromagnetics community, by giving recognition to outstanding scientific contributions from early stage researchers. In particular, the following topics are recommended:

  •  Interaction mechanisms
  •  Innovative technologies
  •  Biomedical applications
  •  Theoretical modeling
  •  In vitro studies
  •  In vivo studies
  •  Human studies


Nominations are invited for early stage researchers (under the age of 35 on January 1st of the year of nomination). The Award consists of € 1200, which will be funded by EBEA directly and through private and company participation. The Award will be officially presented at the BioEM2018 Conference (Portoroz, Slovenia), and the conference fee for the recipient will be waived.

Candidates must be nominated by an EBEA member who needs to provide:

•  A curriculum vitae of the candidate with full list of publications;
•  A letter of motivation describing particular innovative contributions by the candidate in the topics listed above.

A committee composed of the EBEA President and four other prominent scientists will be in charge of the selection.

The committee will assign the Award on the basis of:

•  Pertinence of the topics;
•  Relevance, innovation and quality of the presented papers;
•  Scientific standing of the candidate on the basis of the presented CV (e.g. demonstration of independent research capabilities, fellowships, awards, etc).

The EBEA Council will give final approval before the award commitment.

Nominations must be sent to before February 15th, 2018.

For more details about the award, please write to


Former recipients of the Alessandro Chiabrera Award are Maxim Zhabodov (2015, France), Sarah Loughran (2016, Australia) and Aude Silve (2017, France).

Best Regards,

Micaela Liberti
EBEA Secretary

2017 Arthur Pilla Young Scientist Award

The annual Arthur Pilla Young Scientist Award was introduced at the BioEM2016 meeting and will again be awarded at BioEM2017, the joint annual meeting of BEMS and EBEA. The award is sponsored by the The Arthur A. Pilla Research Foundation in memory of our friend and colleague.

The Arthur Pilla Young Scientist Award will be awarded to the best presentation by a young scientist at the BioEM Meeting. Any presentations (Platform & Poster) at the BioEM meeting by “young scientists” may be entered for this award. The “young scientist” must be the first author on the research and must present the talk or poster. To be qualified as a “young scientist” for the Arthur Pilla Young Scientist Award, the candidate must have received a PhD no more than 5 years prior to the opening date of the BioEM meeting.

So, if you’re a qualified “young scientist” and wish to be considered for this award, please send a copy of your PhD certificate to by 19 May 2017. Also indicate the title of the presentation you wish to enter for this award. Only one presentation may be entered per individual.

The prize consists of a certificate and an award of US$1200, so get your entry in soon. Note that winner of the EBEA Chiabrera award will not be allowed to enter for this award.

Marnus Van Wyk
BEMS Awards Chair