Seminar Announcement: Prof. Yiannis Vardaxoglou (Loughborough University) @ Turin

Meta-Atoms for 3D Printing Metamaterials

Prof. Yiannis Vardaxoglou, Fellow IEEE

Head of the Wireless Communications Research Group

Loughborough University, UK


Date: Thursday 14/09/2017 at 3.00 pm

Venue: Room “Nyquist” (DET meeting room, Cittadella Politecnica, 4th floor)


In this seminar, Prof. Vardaxoglou will introduce the concept and uses of MeTa-Atoms (MTAs) in electromagnetic and egineered metamaterials. MTAs are meso scale inclusions in a host material. These meta-atoms could be varied in constitution and geometry to augment a variety of artificial and novel magneto-dielectric properties. Various 3D-printed multi-layered metamaterials with different periodicities fo dielectric or metallic inclusions will be shown. The effect of the periodicity (space between adjacent elements) on the effective metamaterials properties is examined by placing the 3D-printed samples in a waveguide simulator or on a resonator measuring system. Some of these structures have already been applied in engineering applications such as antennas, microwave lenses and electronic devices.


Yiannis Vardaxoglou is the Head of the Wireless Communications Research Group (WiCR) researching wide- ranging topics applicable to cutting-edge wireless communications technology. His research focuses primarily on metamaterial structures for electronic devices, antennas in microwave and mm-wave engineering. He has authored 300 publications and several book chapters and a pioneering book on Frequency Selective Surfaces. WiCR collaborates with many internationally leading universities and companies and is home to the internationally renowned Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference (LAPC).

For any further information please contact prof. Paola Pirinoli (e-mail:




Dear Colleague,

You are cordially invited to submit your contribution to the 2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Advanced Materials and Processes (IMWS-AMP 2017), which will be held in Pavia, Italy, on 20-22 September 2017 (

IMWS-AMP 2017 conference represents a unique and unprecedented opportunity to bring together researchers and practitioners of different background (materials scientists, chemical experts, physicists, microwave engineers and process technologists), to share the most recent advances in new materials and manufacturing processes, which represent the key for the development of future RF, microwave, mm-wave and THz devices, circuits and systems.

IMWS-AMP 2017 is organized by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) with the technical co-sponsorship of the European Microwave Association (EuMA). The conference will feature an exciting technical program, an industry exhibit, and invited talks by worldwide recognized experts in materials and manufacturing processes.

Several special sessions will be organized. A partial list is available in the conference website

I am pleased to announce that the paper submission deadline has been extended to 15 May 2017, to accommodate several requests received from prospective authors and session organizers.





Notification of acceptance:   10 June 2017

Final paper submission:   1 July 2017

Conference date:   20-22 September  2017




Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Announcement: Prof. N. B. Carvalho

The IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter is pleased to announce a Distinguished Lecturer seminar. Prof. N. B. Carvalho (IEEE MTT-S Distinguished Lecturer) from the Universidade de Aveiro will give a seminar titled “ENERGY EFFICIENT FUTURE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS at the ELEDIA Research Center (ELEDIA@UniTN, University of Trento, Trento, Italy).

Where: Room “Ofek”, Povo 1 Building, Università di Trento, Via Sommarive 5, I-38123 Trento

When: Wednesday, April 5 2017, h. 11:00-13:00

Additional Details: please see

Contact Point: Prof. Giacomo OLIVERI (

Seminar Announcement: Prof. Ke WU (2016 MTT-S President) @ Pavia

pwuThe IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter is pleased to announce that Prof. Ke WU (2016 President of IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society) from the Ecole Polytechnique (University of Montreal), Canada will give a seminar titled “Millimeter-wave Identification, Sensing and Tracking (MIST) Systems for Future Internet of Things and Smart Environment” at the University of Pavia.

Where: Aula Seminari (Ex Dip. di Elettronica), D Floor, Faculty of Engineering – Via Ferrata 5, Pavia

When: 7 November 2016 – 11.00am

Additional Details: please see flyer

Contact Point: Prof. Maurizio BOZZI (

Prof. Perregrini is the new Editor-in-Chief of IEEE T-MTT

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The IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter is pleased to announce that Prof. Luca Perregrini (University of Pavia, Italy)  and Prof. José Carlos Pedro (University of Aveiro, Portugal) are the new Editors-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (

The IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques is the flagship publication of the IEEE MTT Society and  it is published monthly with a focus on that part of engineering and theory associated with microwave/millimeter-wave  technology and components, electronic devices, guided wave structures and theory, electromagnetic theory, and Radio  Frequency Hybrid and Monolithic Integrated Circuits, including mixed-signal circuits, from a few MHz to THz.

Prof. Perregrini is the first Italian ever to be nominated Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE T-MTT.

IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Student Awards are open!!

The IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter is pleased to announce that up to three €250 Master Thesis awards (one per reference Society) and up to three €350 PhD Thesis awards (one per reference Society) will be awarded to encourage students to pursue careers in the areas of interest of the Antennas and Propagation, Electron Devices, and Microwave Theory and Techniques Societies. The awards are intended to support students involved in theses directed by a faculty member at their institution who is also a member of the IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter.

Interested applicants are encouraged to download the call and the application form. All applications must be sent to

Application Deadline: November 1, 2016 


BodyNets 2016 Call for Papers

You are cordially invited to participate in the 11th International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets 2016) to be held in Turin, Italy during December 15-16, 2016.

BodyNets 2016 aims to provide a world-leading and unique opportunity for bringing together researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines to plan, analyze, design, build, deploy and experiment with/on Body Area Networks (BANs).

Sponsored by EAI and CREATE-NET, BodyNets 2016 will feature the state-of-the-art keynote speeches, parallel technical sessions, focused special tracks and entertaining social functions.

Here are several important notes and annoucements:

The technical program will consist of five Main Tracks

1. Wearable Computing

2. Embedded Devices and Medical Applications

3. Communications and Networking

4. Systems and Applications – Ambient Intelligence

5. Antenna Applications and Propagation

Each track has regular and short paper presentations.

The program will also consist of the following Special Tracks:

*    ST1: Antennas and Propagation in Body Area Networks (APBN)

*    ST2: Body Area NanoNETworks: Electromagnetic, Materials and Communications (BANN-EMC)

*    ST3: Cloud-assisted Body Area Networks (CBAN)

*    ST4: Human Body Communications (HBCM)

*    ST5: Millimeter-Wave Body Area Networks (MilliBAN)

*    ST6: Privacy, Security and Trust in Body Area Networks (PSTB)

*    ST7: Sensors and Algorithms for Human Motion Analysis and Classification (SAHM)

*    ST8: Ultra Wideband for Body Area Networking (UWBAN)

Additionally Special Tracks will be proposed. For further information see Call for Special Track Papers.

All accepted conference papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings (ACM Digital Library).

The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Outstanding articles will be encouraged to submit their manuscript to a Special Section in IEEE ACCESS, a multidisciplinary open access journal published by IEEE.

The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT.

We are looking forward to see you in Torino for BODYNETS 2016!

Ladislau Matekovits
General Chair BodyNets 2016

IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter has been awarded!


The IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter is pleased and honored to announce the reception of the

IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Chapter Award for 2014/2015

The award has been establised by MTT-S to acknowledge outstanding Chapters worldwide that have exhibited exceptional performance. This award recognizes the Chapter’s contributions and outstanding service to MTT-S members, technical activities, societal activities, educational activities, membership advancement, and Fellow and award nominations.


More information can be found at the IEEE MTT-S website.

PhD Course by Prof. Yang Hao (QMUL, UK)

The IEEE AP/ED/MTT Chapter is pleased to announce the PhD Course “Metamaterials and Material-by-Design for Electromagnetic Applications” by Prof. Yang HAO (Queen Mary University of London, UK), which will be held at the ELEDIA Research Center, Polo F. Ferrari, Via Sommarive 5, 38123 Trento, from Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21, July 2016.

More information can be found here.

Seminar Announcement: Dr. Yu Zhong (A-STAR, Singapore)

ZhongThe IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter is pleased to announce that Dr. Yu Zhong (IEEE AP-S Member) from the Department of Electronics and Photonics, Institute of High Performance Computing, A-STAR, Singapore, will give a seminar entitled “Efficient and stable computational modeling for waves and fields – Inverse and direct problems” at the ELEDIA Research Center (ELEDIA@UniTN, University of Trento, Trento, Italy).

Where: Aula “Ofek”, Povo 1 Building, Università di Trento, Via Sommarive 5, I-38123 Trento

When: Thursday, June 9, 2016, 11:00 am

Abstract:  In this talk, computational modeling for both inverse and direct problems associated with waves and fields will be discussed. As one knows, inverse problems in handling waves and fields with only measurement data outside the inspection region are usually ill-posed and nonlinear. Trying to tackle them from the perspective of modeling, we have found that there indeed exist proper models with which inversions could be carried out with good efficiency. We will discuss two types of methods here, the qualitative type and the optimization type. The former are mainly tailored for targets with dimensions much smaller than the wavelength, including various MUSIC-type methods, linear sampling method, while the latter for those with dimensions comparable to wavelength, including various subspace-based optimization methods (SOM): improved SOM, twofold SOM (TSOM), FFT-TSOM, new integral equations, and PDE-based SOM. In the second part of the talk, computational modeling for composite layered materials will be discussed from two angles: the large-scale aspect and the small-scale aspect, by considering them as uni-axially anisotropic layered media and as layered media embedded with periodically-arranged cylindrical fibres. Fast, yet stable, approaches have been proposed to settle the spectral response and the spatial response, which serve to build inversion solvers with such materials.

Additional info: please see the ELEDIA Research Center webpage