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R. J. Mailloux has joined ELEDIA
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received the "laurea" degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 1992 and the Ph.D degree in "Computer Science, Applied Electromagnetics and Telecomunications Engineering" from University of Salerno, Italy, in 2000. Since 1992 he has actively cooperated with the Applied Electromagnetic Laboratories of the Department of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Genoa in all the experimental activities in Electromagnetic Compatibility and microwave areas. At the same time he has operated as EMC consultant for numerous national companies and as consultant, for main phone operators, for the evaluation of the human exposure to electromagnetic fields generated by cellular phones, transmitting systems, radio and television broadcasting systems.

At present, he is the technical manager of EMC S.r.l. in Genoa (Italy), a spin-off deriving from the activities conducted in collaboration with the Applied Electromagnetic Laboratories at the Department of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering, University of Genoa. Moreover, Dr. Azaro is a cooperator of the experimental activities of the ELEDIA Research Center. His main research interests are in electromagnetic compatibility and measurements. 

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received the Electronic Engineering degree and Ph.D. degree in space science and engineering from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 1998 and 2003, respectively. He is with the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, Italy. His main interests are electromagnetic inverse scattering, adaptive antennas synthesis, optimization techniques for microwave imaging, wave propagation in superconducting materials and urban environment.




is Honorary Professor "Bruno Kessler" of the University of Trento. He is Professor at the University Federico II of Napoli (Italy), Distinguished Visiting Scientist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (USA), lecturer at Top-Tech Master of Delft University (The Netherland). He has been Fulbright Scholar and Research Associate at Caltech, Adjunct Professor at University of California Los Angeles (USA) for 16 years, Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois and UCLA, at the Somali University (Somalia), at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). He is Life Fellow of IEEE and Member of the Electromagnetic Academy. He is author of over 180 (peer reviewed) papers on Journals of recognized standard and ten books, and recipient of several awards, culminated with the gold medal from the President of the Italian Republic for his achievements in culture and science (2000), and elevation to the grade of Officer of the Italian Republic (2001).

His most recent recognitions are the prestigious 2007 IEEE GRS-S Distinguished Achievement Award: For outstanding research in Electromagnetics, Propagation, Remote Sensing and Information Data Processing, that correctly describes his scientific research interests; and the 2008 Schelkunoff Prize (IEEE, AP-Society), for the best paper published on the Transactions, assigned to him for the second time.  


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received the BS degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA, in 1961 and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA.
He is a retired Senior Scientist at the Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, and has served as the Chief of the Antennas and Components Division, Rome Laboratory and as a Physicist at the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory. Prof. Mailloux is Honorary Professor "Bruno Kessler" of the University of Trento, Italy. He is the author or coauthor of numerous journal articles, book chapters, 13 patents and the books Phased Array Handbook, Electronically Scanned Arrays and is co-editor of the book History of Wireless. He now consults in the area of periodic structures and antenna arrays.

Prof. Mailloux is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, Commission B of the International Scientific Radio Union, and is a Life Fellow of the IEEE. He was President of the Antennas and Propagation Society in 1983, and in 1992 he received the IEEE Harry Diamond Memorial Award. He received two IEEE AP-S Honorable Mention Best Paper Awards, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and the AP-S Distinguished Technical Achievement Award. He has received four Air Force Research Laboratory "Best Paper" awards, the "Engineer of the Year" award, and is an AFRL Fellow. He has been a distinguished Lecturer for the Antenna and Propagation Society and is currently chairman of the AP-S/IEEE Press Liaison Committee.

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received the “laurea” degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, in 1992 and Ph.D. degree in EECS from the same university in 1996. From 1997 to 1999, he was an Assistant Professor of Electromagnetic Fields at the Department of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering (University of Genoa). From 2001 to 2004, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Trento. Since 2005, he has been a Full Professor of Electromagnetic Fields at the University of Trento, where he currently teaches electromagnetic fields, inverse scattering techniques, antennas and wireless communications, wireless services and devices, and optimization techniques.

At present, Prof. Massa is the director of the ELEDIA Research Center with a staff of more than 40 researchers located in the network of federated laboratories [ELEDIA@UTB in Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei), ELEDIA@UniCAS in Cassino (Italy), ELEDIA@UESTC in Chengdu (China), ELEDIA@USIL in Lima (Perù), ELEDIA@UniNAGA in Nagasaki (Japan), ELEDIA@L2S in Paris (France), ELEDIA@CTU in Prague (Czech), ELEDIA@UniTN in Trento (Italy), ELEDIA@Innov'COM in Tunis (Tunisia)]. Moreover, he is Adjunct Professor at Penn State University (USA), Professor @ CentraleSupélec, and holder of a Senior DIGITEO Chair developed in co-operation between the Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes in Gif-sur-Yvette and the Department "Imagerie et Simulation for the Contrôle" of CEA LIST in Saclay (France) from December 2014, and he has been Visiting Professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (USA), the Nagasaki University (Japan), the University of Paris Sud (France), the Kumamoto University (Japan), and the National University of Singapore (Singapore). Recently, it has been appointed IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer (2016-2018).

Prof. Massa serves as Associate Editor of the “IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation” and Associate Editor of the “International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies” and he is member of the Editorial Board of the “Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications”, a permanent member of the “PIERS Technical Committee” and of the “EuMW Technical Committee”, and a ESoA member. He has been appointed in the Scientific Board of the “Società Italiana di Elettromagnetismo (SIEm)” and elected in the Scientific Board of the Interuniversity National Center for Telecommunications (CNIT). Moreover, he has been appointed in 2011 by the National Agency for the Evaluation of the University System and National Research (ANVUR) as a member of the Recognized Expert Evaluation Group (Area 09, ‘Industrial and Information Engineering’) for the evaluation of the researches at the Italian University and Research Center for the period 2004-2010. Furthermore, he has been elected as the Italian Member of the Management Committee of the COST Action TU1208 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar”.

His research activities are mainly concerned with inverse problems, analysis/synthesis of antenna systems and large arrays, radar systems synthesis and signal processing, cross‐layer optimization and planning of wireless/RF systems, semantic wireless technologies, system-by-design and material‐by‐design (metamaterials and reconfigurable‐materials), and theory/applications of optimization techniques to engineering problems (tele-communications, medicine, and biology).

Prof. Massa published more than 600 scientific publications (partial list available at: http://eledia.science.unitn.it/index.php/ricerca/pubblicazioni) among which about 270 on international journals and more than 350 in international conferences where he presented more than 70 invited contributions. He has organized more than 50 scientific sessions in international conferences and has participated to several technological projects in the European framework (20 EU Projects) as well as at the national and local level with national agencies (more than 100 Projects/Grants).


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received the Laurea (Hons.) degree in electronic engineering in 1990 and the Ph.D. degree in electronics and computer science from the University of Naples, Naples, Italy, in 1994. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of San Diego in California, San Diego, CA, USA, and the University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France, and a Speaker with the Summer Research Lecture Series, UCSD CALIT2 Advanced Network Science (ANS), San Diego, CA, USA, in 2008. He is an Associate Professor with the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Cassino, Italy, the Director of the Microwave Laboratory, and the Coordinator of the Information Engineering Courses, University of Cassino and Souther Lazio. His research interests include the connections between electromagnetism and information theory, the analysis, synthesis, and characterization of antennas in complex environments, MIMO antennas and propagation, ad hoc wireless networks, antenna measurements, and energetic applications of microwaves. Dr. Migliore is a member of the Italian Electromagnetic Society (SIEM) and the National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunication (CNIT). He serves as a Referee for many scientific journals, including the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, Journal of Optical Society of America, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING, and IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY.




received B.E., M.E., and D.E. degrees in Information Engineering all from Niigata University, in 1994, 1995, and 1998, respectively. In his theses research, he was engaged in radar polarimetry and polarimetric radar sensing of buried objects. He was with Fujitsu System Integration Laboratories Ltd from 1998 to 2003, the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan (NICT) from 2003 to 2005, and the Earth Observation Research and Application Center (EORC), Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA) in 2006, respectively. He is now an assistant professor at Nagasaki University. He is involved in research activities in collaboration with ELEDIA Research Center, and he is the Director of the ELEDIA@UniNAGA. His interests are in inverse scattering, radar polarimetry, microwave remote sensing, and wireless sensor networks.




received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Telecommunications Engineering and the PhD degree in Space Sciences and Engineering from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 2003, 2005, and 2009 respectively. He is currently a Tenure Track Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (University of Trento) and a member of the ELEDIA Research Center. Moreover, he is Adjunct Professor at CentraleSupélec and member of the Laboratoire des signaux et systèmes (L2S)@CentraleSupélec Gif-sur-Yvette (France). He has been a visiting researcher at L2S in 2012, 2013, and 2015, and he has been an Invited Associate Professor at the University of Paris Sud, France, in 2014.

He is author/co-author of over 250 peer reviewed papers on international journals and conferences. His research work is mainly focused on electromagnetic direct and inverse problems, system-by-design and metamaterials, and antenna array synthesis. Prof. Oliveri serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, of the International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, of the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, and of the Microwave Processing journal. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and the Chair of the IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter.


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received the MS degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Trento in 2005 (summa cum laude) and the PhD Degree in Information and Communication Technologies from the same University in 2008. He is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (University of Trento) and a member of the ELEDIA Research Center. Prof. Rocca is the author/co-author of over 230 peer reviewed papers on international journals and conferences. He has been a visiting Ph.D. student at the Pennsylvania State University (U.S.A.), at the University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria (Italy), and a visiting researcher at the Laboratoire des Signaux et Systémes (L2S@ Supélec, France) in 2012 and 2013. Moreover, he has been an Invited Associate Professor at the University of Paris Sud (France) in 2015. He has been awarded from the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society and the Italy Section with the best PhD thesis award IEEE-GRS Central Italy Chapter.

His main interests are in the framework of antenna array synthesis and design, electromagnetic inverse scattering, and optimization techniques for electromagnetics. He serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters.


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received the B.E., M.E., and D.E. degrees from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1973, 1975, and 1979, respectively, all in communication engineering. In 1978, he joined the Department of Computer Science and Communication Engineering, Kyushu University. In 1989, he worked with Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan, where he is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His current research interests are in direct/inverse scattering problems and complex materials in electromagnetics.




received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and the M.A. degree in mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, in 1983, 1985, 1989, and 1986, respectively. He is the John L. and Genevieve H. McCain Chair Professor at the Pennsylvania State University Department of Electrical Engineering. He is the director of the Computational Electromagnetics and Antennas Research Lab (CEARL) as well as a member of the Communications and Space Sciences Lab (CSSL), and a faculty member of the Materials Research Institute (MRI) at Penn State. Moreover, he is the Director of the EMERALD Research Unit at the University of Trento.

His research interests include theoretical and computational electromagnetics with applications to antenna theory and design, phased arrays, microwave devices, wireless and personal communication systems, wearable and e-textile antennas, conformal antennas, frequency selective surfaces, electromagnetic metamaterials, transformation electromagnetics/optics (the theoretical basis for invisibility cloaks), nature-inspired global optimization techniques applied to electromagnetic design problems, fractal electrodynamics (including fractal antennas), conformal and ultrawideband antennas, radar absorbing materials, frequency selective surfaces, and nanoscale electromagnetics (including nanoantennas).

Werner's awards and honors include the inaugural Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Antennas and Propagation Society Edward E. Altshuler Prize Paper Award in 2011, the 2009 Penn State Outstanding Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) Premiere Research Award, the 2006 R.W.P. King Award for a co-authored paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, the 2002 PSEAS Outstanding Teaching Award, the 2000 PSEAS Outstanding Research Award, the 1994 Applied Research Laboratory Outstanding Publications Award, the 1993 Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Best Paper Award and a 1993 International Union of Radio Science Young Scientist Award. He has also received several Letters of Commendation from the Pennsylvania State University Department of Electrical Engineering for outstanding teaching and research. He was also presented with an IEEE Central Pennsylvania Section Millennium Medal. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the IET (formerly IEE), and the ACES.

Dr. Werner has published over 470 technical papers and proceedings articles and is an author and co-author of 13 books and book chapters including a book entitled Frontiers in Electromagnetics (Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2000) and Genetic Algorithms in Electromagnetics (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley/IEEE, 2007). He is a former Associate Editor of Radio Science, an Editor of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, a member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), URSI Commissions B and G, the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES), Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi. 


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