EBEA is proud and honoured to announce that Arno Thielens (UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA) is the winner of the 2019 edition of the Alessandro Chiabrera award.
This prize has the main purpose to foster excellence in the Bioelectromagnetics community by giving recognition to outstanding scientific contributions from early stage researchers, and to keep alive Prof. Chiabrera’s memory and scientific legacy.
The nominations were evaluated and selected by a committee composed by the EBEA Past-President; EBEA treasurer and by the last four winners of the Chiabrera Award, the EBEA Council gave the final approval.
Arno gave a lecture entitled: “Personal RF Exposure Assessment in Current and Future Telecommunication Networks” during the joint annual meeting of the American Bioelectromagnetics Society and the European Bioelectromagnetics Association, BioEM2019: June 25, 2019 • 10:00 – 11:00, Einstein, Corum, Montpellier, France.
Radio-Frequency (RF) electromagnetic fields (EMFs) enable wireless communication between billions of users worldwide. Humans are exposed to these fields, but quantifying this exposure has proven to be challenging. There exist methods for measuring personal exposure to RF-EMFs emitted by far-field sources, but these are faced with uncertainties. This talk will present some techniques to reduce these measurement uncertainties and further improvements that could be made in the future, alongside measurements of exposure to near-field RF-EMF sources. These research efforts should improve our understanding of personal exposure to RF EMFs in the current telecommunication networks. However, future networks will use new technologies. Three of those are studied in terms of RF-EMF exposure: distributed small-cell networks, (massive) MiMo antennas, and higher carrier frequencies.
Luc Martens, EBEA President