Filippo Capolino

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
& California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2)

University of California, Irvine
4422 Engineering Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-2625

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Research Group


Openings PhD/Postdoc

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Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Florence, Italy, 1997

Laurea degree (110/110 cum laude), Electrical Engineering, University of Florence, Italy, 1993

Past Employment



Optical antennas
Sensors, Devices

Wireless systems, Antennas, Millimeter wave antennas, On-chip antennas


Plasmonics, Nano optics


Our research is or has been funded by the National Science Foundation, AFOSR, ARO, Sandia National Labs., Semiconductor Research Corporation, Keck foundation


Undergraduate courses

"Network Analysis I, " EECS 70A. Spring 2011, Spring 2012

"Network Analysis II, " EECS 70B. Spring 2010

"Engineering Probability, " EECS 140. Spring 2009

"Antenna Design for Wireless Communication Links, " EECS 144. Winter 2009-2015
"Engineering Electromagnetics III, " EECS 180C. Fall 2013, 14

Graduate courses

"Advanced Electromagnetics Engineering," EECS 280A. Fall 2009, Fall 2012

"Advanced Electromagnetics Engineering II, " EECS 280B. Spring 2011, 13, 15
"Metamaterials for Optics and Microwaves," EECS 298. Fall 2011, Spring 2014


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Honors and awards

"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

Best Antenna Theory Paper Award at the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), 6-11 April 2014, The Hague, Netherlands

"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),

"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



                  He is a member of the IEEE, the Optical Society of America (OSA) and SPIE

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