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RFID Journal Selects Judges for the Industry's Most Prestigious Awards

The RFID news and events company has selected industry-renowned academics and thought leaders to evaluate submissions and choose the winners for the 2011 RFID Journal Awards.
Nov 29, 2010RFID Journal today announced that it has selected the majority of individuals who will make up the panel of judges to evaluate submissions and select the winners of the 2011 RFID Journal Awards. Submissions are being accepted through Jan. 31, 2011, and the winners will be announced at RFID Journal LIVE! 2011, to be held on Apr. 12-14, at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla. The winning entries will also be featured in RFID Journal's print magazine.

The RFID Journal Awards recognize companies that have distinguished themselves by their successful use of radio frequency identification. This year, the judges for the six categories—including the new RFID Green Award—will be:

Most Innovative Use of RFID
Harold Boeck, professor, Université de Sherbrooke
J.T. (Tom) Cain, professor emeritus, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
Florian Michahelles, associate director, Auto-ID Lab St. Gallen
Pankaj Sood, founder and manager, McMaster RFID Applications Lab, McMaster University; Researcher, University of Cambridge
Nicola Restifo, project manager and researcher, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano

Best RFID Implementation
Robb Clarke, associate professor of packaging, Michigan State University
Bill Hardgrave, dean, Auburn University College of Business
Stephen Miles, research affiliate, Auto-ID Labs at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Antonio Rizzi, director, RFID Lab, University of Parma
Sanjay Sarma, associate professor of mechanical engineering, MIT, and former chairman of research and cofounder, Auto-ID Center

Best Use of RFID in a Product or Service
Kevin Berisso, director, AIDC Lab, Ohio University
Elgar Fleisch, research director, Auto-ID Lab St. Gallen, and co-chair, Auto-ID Labs
Christian Floerkemeier, researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Dimitris Kiritsis, faculty member, Computer-Aided Design & Production Lab, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Neeraj Sood, researcher, University of Toronto

Best in Show
Gisele Bennett, director, Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Erick C. Jones, executive director, RFID and Supply Chain Lab, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Marlin H. Mickle, professor of industrial engineering, University of Pittsburgh, and executive director, RFID Center for Excellence
Justin Patton, director, RFID Research Center, University of Arkansas
Fred Riggins, clinical associate professor, Department of Information Systems, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

Special Achievement
Hong BongHee, professor, Pusan National University
Tali Freed, associate professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department, California Polytechnic State University, and founding director, Cal Poly Laboratory for Global Automatic Identification Technologies
Sue Hutchinson, director of industry adoption, EPCglobal US
Paul Prince, executive editor, RFID Journal
Mark Roberti, founder and editor, RFID Journal

RFID Green Award
Samuele Astuti, project manager, Lab#ID, Università Carlo Cattaneo (LIUC)
Jean-Pierre Emond, professor of packaging science, University of Florida
Peter J. Hawrylak, assistant professor, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Tulsa
Andrea Linne, features editor, RFID Journal
Paolo Locatelli, project manager and researcher, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano
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