Distinguished Prof. Yahya Rahmat-Samii received the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society’s highest award, “ACES Computational Electromagnetics Award” for his “pioneering contributions in analysis, optimization, novel designs and measurements of modern antennas for diverse applications” at the 2017 ACES conference banquet held in Florence, Italy, March 29, 2017. ACES is the largest international technical society addressing all aspects of computational and numerical electromagentics techniques for solving complex antenna, scattering, radar cross section and meta material problems. The award recognizes the lifetime achievement contributions of an individual.