Marco A. Milla has been awarded the Sunanda and Santimay Basu Early Career Award in Sun-Earth Systems Science. The award recognizes an individual scientist from a developing nation for making outstanding contributions to research in Sun-Earth systems science that further the understanding of both plasma physical processes and their applications for the benefit of society. Milla’s thesis is entitled “Study of Coulomb collisions and magneto-ionic propagation effects on incoherent scatter radar measurements at Jicamarca.” He presented an invited talk and was formally presented with the award at the 2012 AGU Fall Meeting, held 3–7 December in San Francisco, Calif.
Marco A. Milla finished his B.S. in electrical engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in 1997. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. under the supervision of Erhan Kudeki from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 2006 and 2010, respectively. His research interest involves the development of incoherent scatter radar techniques for the estimation of ionospheric state parameters.