Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Florence, Italy, 1997
Laurea degree (110/110 cum laude), Electrical Engineering, University of Florence, Italy, 1993
Visiting Professor (1 month), Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal (CRPP), CNRS and Université de Bordeaux IV, Bordeaux, France
Nov. 2002 – June
Assistant Professor, Tenured in 2005, Department of Information Engineering, University of Siena, Italy
Visiting Research Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston, TX, USA. Sabbatical leave from University of Siena
Nov. 2003 - Dec.
Visiting Professor, Institut Fresnel, Université de Aix-Marseille III, Marseille, France
Jan. 2001- Sept.
2002. Also, Jan. 2005 - May 2005.
Visiting Research Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston, TX, USA
March 1999 - Nov.
Research Associate, Department of Information Engineering, University of Siena, Italy
Sept. 1998 -
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department o Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, MA, USA
Sept. 1997 - Feb.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Information Engineering, University of Siena, Italy
Aug. 1997 - Jan.
Fulbright Research Visitor at Boston University, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Boston, MA, USA
Wireless systems, Antennas, Millimeter wave antennas, On-chip antennas
Plasmonics, Nano optics
"Network Analysis I, " EECS 70A. Spring 2011, Spring 2012
"Network Analysis II, " EECS 70B. Spring 2010
"Engineering Probability, " EECS 140. Spring 2009
"Antennas for Wireless Communication Links, " EECS 144. Winter 2009-2014
"Advanced Electromagnetics Engineering," EECS 280A. Fall 2009, Fall 2012
"Advanced Electromagnetic Engineering II, " EECS 280B. Spring 2011
"Metamaterials for Optics and Microwaves," EECS 298. Fall 2011, Spring 2014
Where are we? Orange County, California (click here)
Honors and awards
Senior Member IEEE
"R. P. W. King Paper Award, " IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, author under 36 for the most outstanding paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation in 2000
"Certificate of Recognition" as an Additional Team Member, "Electromagnetics and Plasma Physics ASC Code Developers," Sandia National Laboratories, NM, for significant and important progress in the development, new applications and transfers of ASC EM and plasma physics codes. March 19, 2007
"Fast Breaking Papers, Oct. 2007". Papers that had the highest percentage increase in citations in Essential Science Indicators (ESI, Thomson Scientific), http://esi-topics.com/fbp/fbp-october2007.html
"Raj Mittra Travel grant" Senior Award for participating at the IEEE AP-S Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, USA, July 2006. Also, Junior Award for participating at the IEEE AP-S Symposium, Baltimore, MD, USA, July 1996
"Award from the Italian National Council for Research" to conduct a research program on radiation from truncated arrays at Boston University, Boston, MA, USA, 1998-99
"Fulbright Award" for a research program on radiation from truncated arrays, conducted at Boston University, Boston, MA, USA, 1997-98
"Premio Barzilai" Award at the National Conference on Electromagnetics, RiNEm 96, Italy, September 1996, best paper for authors under 35
"Young Scientist Prize" Conference MMET'94 (Mathematical Methods for Electromagnetic Theory), Kharkov, Ukraine, 1994. Also, "Young Scientist Award" to participate in the URSI Int. Electromagnetic Theory Symposium, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1998
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 2002-2008
Initiator and Editorial Board of a New Journal: Metamaterials. Together with other colleagues I am an initiator and member of the Editorial Board of this new journal published by Elsevier. Start April 2007. ISSN: 1873-1988
Reviewer, IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques, Optics Express, Optics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics (IoP), New Journal of Physics (IoP), Journal of Nanophotonics (SPIE), ACS Photonics, Applied Computational EM Society (ACES) Journal, URSI Radio Science, etc.
Principal Coordinator of the "Consortium of EU PhD Programmes in Metamaterials". It is a Consortium and a EU geographically distributed School involving 23 Universities. June 2004-2009
Organizer, of the "II European Doctoral School on Metamaterials", Siena, Italy, 21-25 November 2005
Organizer, of the "XI European Doctoral School on Metamaterials", Marrakesh, Morocco, 4-5 May 2008