We are glad to announce that the winner of the PhD Thesis award 2021 is Dr. Giuseppe Emanuele Lio of University of Calabria, with a thesis on «Hyper Resolute Laser-Writing mediated by tailored ENZ Metamaterials: The specific case of All-Dielectric Broadband Metalenses». The diploma of the award has been delivered to Dr. Lio during the award cerimonia at the 2nd Italian Conference on Optics and Photonics in Trento on 17th June 2022 (see picture in awards section.