BiographyProfessor Emeritus (University Federico II of Napoli, Italy), Honorary Professor (University of Trento), Distinguished Visiting Scientist (JPL). He has been Adjunct Professor at UCLA (1992-2008), Lecturer at Top-Tech Master, Delft University (1998-2010. He has been Visiting Professor in Europe, USA, Somalia, Lecturer in China and India. He is author of about 200 (peer reviewed) papers, 14 books, and recipient of several awards, culminated with the gold medal from the President of Italy (2000), and elevation to the grade of Officer of Italy Republic (2001). He got the Schelkunoff Prize (1999 and 2008) for the best published paper on IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat.; the 2007 IEEE GRS-S Distinguished Achievement Award: “For outstanding research in Electromagnetics, Propagation, Remote Sensing and Information Data Processing”; and 2010 IEEE APS-S Distinguished Achievement Award “For outstanding contributions to fundamental electromagnetic theory, including pulsed antennas and arrays, innovative propagation and scattering models, and exploration of new emerging application areas”.
Past member of the Board of Italian Space Agency. Founder, and Past Director of IREA (Institute of Research for Electromagnetic Applications), a Research Institute of the Italian Council for research
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Applied Electromagnetics: generation, radiation, and propagation of electromagnetic fields. Telecommunication, remote sensing from satellites, signal processing, advanced modeling of electromagnetic propagation in built-up areas. Wireless power transmission.
Creative research, and continuous interaction with students. I am always listening to classical music, while developing innovative research. My main hobby has been oil painting.