Announcement of the IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter Thesis Awards

The IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter is pleased to announce the list of recipients of the 2019 IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter Thesis Awards

The Chapter would like to congratulate the Award Winners for their excellent work.

The Best Thesis Awards are intended to support students involved in the areas of interest of the Antennas and Propagation, Electron Devices, and Microwave Theory and Techniques Societies, and their selection is based on the relevance of the thesis within the associated fields of interest, and on its creativity, innovative content, and quality. To be eligible for the 2019 Edition of the award, each applicant had to be (i) a Master’s or PhD student having discussed his/her thesis on one of the topic of interest of the Antennas and Propagation, Electron Devices, and Microwave Theory and Techniques Societies at an accredited institution of higher learning in Italy between 01/11/2019 and 31/10/2020, (ii) if competing for a doctoral award, to be a student member/member of the IEEE AP-S or IEEE ED-S or IEEE MTT-S at the time of application, and (iii) to have the endorsement of his advisor, who must be a university/college faculty member who is also a member of the IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter.

Moreover, the Chapter would like to thank the Award Evaluation Committee, composed by Prof. Vincenzo GALDI (Università del Sannio), Prof. Marco Donald MIGLIORE (Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale), and Prof. Luciano TARRICONE (Università del Salento), members of the IEEE MTT-S/AP-S Central-Southern Italy, for their invaluable contribution, and all the applicants for their participation and commitment.

The details regarding the Award and the forthcoming Award Ceremony can be found at the 2019 Award Official Page.

Upcoming MTT DML by James M. Schellenberg (Fall 2020)

The IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter is pleased to announce that Dr. James M. Schellenberg (S’68-M’71-SM’94-LSM’10)  (IEEE MTT-S Distinguished Lecturer) will give a Distinguished Lecturer seminar titled “MM-WAVE GAN POWER AMPLIFIERS: TECHNOLOGY TO POWER THE FUTURE” (additional info available here) in our Chapter in the Fall 2020.

Additional information regarding Lecture date and location will be provided soon.

Please contact Prof. Giacomo OLIVERI ( for any question or information regarding the event.

MELECON2020 Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

IEEE MELECON 2020 – June 16-18, 2020, Palermo, Italy

is a major international forum presenting design methodologies, techniques and experimental results in emerging electro-technologies.
It is one of the flagship conferences of the IEEE Region 8 with participants from all over the world.
It is expected to bring together researchers and practitioners from different fields of Electrical Engineering.
The technical program will include plenary sessions, regular technical sessions, special sessions, poster sessions and tutorials.
Prospective authors are invited to submit their manuscripts reporting original work as well as proposals for special sessions in the following area: Smart Mobility, Industry 4.0, Smart Healthcare, Smart Grids.

Please, access the call for paper and the call for special technical sessions.

Please, fully consider your partecipation to IEEE MELECON 2020 – June 16-18, 2020, Palermo, Italy.

Important Dates

Special Session Proposals: Dec 2, 2019
Paper Submission: Dec 16, 2019
Tutorial Submission: Dec 16, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: Feb 17, 2020
Camera Ready: Mar 25, 2020
Early Registration: Apr 17, 2020

Palermo is the regional capital of Sicily, with Arab-Norman architecture and  in which the artistic delights abound at every corner. A delicious climate and excellent gastronomic specialities, make Palermo a very attractive place.

Thank you.

Best regards.

Guido Ala, Bernardo Tellini, Tiziana Tambosso – General Chairs

Seminar Announcement: Prof. Alexander YAROVOY (Delft TU) @ Trento

Ground Penetrating Radar: UWB Radar for Subsurface Imaging and Target Classification

Speaker: Prof. Alexander YAROVOY (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands)

Date: 30 January 2019 @ 10:00

Location:Room A219 – Polo Scientifico F. Ferrari – Povo


Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is fast developing radar application area. In contrary to conventional narrowband radars, typical GPR uses ultra-wide band signals to create an image of shallow sub-surface and support detection and classification of subsurface objects. In this seminar, basic GPR principles, GPR system designs, antenna arrays and imaging algorithms will be discussed step by step. On an example of challenging application of GPR – landmine detection – details of signal processing, imaging and target classification will be given.

Short Bio

Alexander Yarovoy (F’15) received the Diploma degree (with Hons.) in radiophysics and electronics and the Candidate Phys. and Math. Sci. and Doctor Phys. and Math. Sci. degrees in radiophysics from Kharkov State University, Kharkov, Ukraine, in 1984, 1987, and 1994, respectively. In 1987, he joined the Department of Radiophysics, Kharkov State University, as a Researcher and became a Professor in 1997. From 1994 to 1996, he was with the Technical University of Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany, as a Visiting Researcher. Since 1999, he has been with the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. Since 2009, he has been the Chair of Microwave Sensing, Signals, and Systems, Delft University of Technology. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 scientific or technical papers, four patents, and 14 book chapters. His research interests include ultrawideband (UWB) microwave technology and its applications (particularly radars) and applied electromagnetics (particularly UWB antennas). Prof. Yarovoy served as a Guest Editor for five special issues of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS and other journals. Since 2011, he has been an Associated Editor of the International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies. He was a recipient of the European Microwave Week Radar Award for the paper that best advances the state of the art in radar technology in 2001 (together with L. P. Ligthart and P. van Genderen) and in 2012 (together with T. Savelyev), and was also a recipient of the Best Paper Award of the Applied Computational Electromagnetic Society in 2010 (together with D. Caratelli). He served as the Chair and TPC Chair for the Fifth European Radar Conference (EuRAD 08), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, as well as the Secretary of the First European Radar Conference (EuRAD 04), Amsterdam. He also served as the Co-Chair and TPC Chair for the 10th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR 2004) in Delft. Since 2008, he has been the Director of the European Microwave Association.

Notes: Additional information can be found at

Contact: Prof. Giacomo Oliveri (

Seminar Announcement Prof. Krishna Naishadham (GeorgiaTech) @ Turin

Representation of Electromagnetic Responses in Time Domain Using State Space System Identification Method

Speaker: Prof. Krishna Naishadham (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Date: 27/03/2018 at 17.00

Location: Room “Maxwell” (DET conference room, Cittadella Politecnica, 5th floor)


This seminar presents a control system methodology based on system identification to derive state matrices and system dynamics for the extrapolation of simulated time-domain electromagnetic (EM) responses using both input and output data. The method is applied to model transient responses for a dielectric resonator and a wideband slot antenna computed by the finite integration method (CST Microwave Studio) using non-Gaussian excitation pulses typically employed in digital signals. Using state space system identification formulation, a compact representation of the output time-domain signal is derived, including the early-time transient responses, and its numerical implementation depicts no instability (oscillations) in late-time responses plotted well beyond the steady state. Furthermore, all the system poles are found to lie within the unit circle in the complex plane. Excellent model corroboration is achieved with independently computed frequency domain data or measured results. Application of the state space method to improve efficiency in FDTD simulations will also be presented with an example on a printed antenna and a bandpass filter

Short Bio

Krishna Naishadham received M.S. from Syracuse University, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mississippi. His Ph.D. thesis formulated rigorous asymptotic methods for transient electromagnetic (EM) scattering from arbitrarily curved objects. He spent a year as Post-Doc with Prof. Leo Felsen in New York working on high-frequency spectral numerical approaches extending his thesis. Dr. Naishadham served on the faculty of Electrical Engineering as a tenured Full Professor for 15 years at the University of Kentucky and Wright State University, in the US. He taught several courses and short courses in EM, microwave and antenna design. From 2002-2008, he worked as a Senior Research Scientist at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he contributed novel computational EM methods and state space spectral estimation methods for radar scattering. In 2008, he joined Georgia Institute of Technology, where he is a Research Professor with ongoing research on low-power wireless chemical and biosensors, 5G antenna design and novel multifunctional antenna arrays. His research is internationally recognized, with several publications, invited talks and collaborations in these areas. He was an Associate Editor for the ACES Journal and currently serves as an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Microwave Science and Technology. He currently serves on a high-profile Review Panel at the National Institutes of Health, USA, on wireless sensors for health applications.

For any further information please contact prof. Patrizia Savi (e-mail:

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.