May 23, 2002
Vol. 21 No. 16

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    Riccardo Levi-Setti, Professor Emeritus in Physics and the College, has recently received the Leonardo da Vinci Award from the Order Sons of Italy in America, State of Illinois.

    The award was instituted to recognize Italian Americans in a variety of fields who have become a source of pride and inspiration to the Italian community.

    Levi-Setti’s scientific accomplishments include the invention of the high-resolution scanning ion microprobe. The instrument enables researchers to map the chemical composition of any material, from biological samples to metal alloys, at high spatial resolution.