Pietro BolliINAF Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica
Personal Page http://www.arcetri.inaf.it
Pietro Bolli got his M.D. in Electronic Engineering (1999) and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Telecommunications (2003) both at the University of Florence. In 1999 he worked under a research grant at the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory (Florence) and in 2001 he was a Visiting Fellow at the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, Cornell University, USA. From 2002 to 2005 he is, as technologist, with the Institute of Radio Astronomy of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), then in 2006 he moved to the INAF - Astronomical Observatory of Cagliari, and in 2013 to the INAF - Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory where is now permanent staff. The research area is mainly focused to the electromagnetic design, development and characterization of passive microwave components for radio astronomical applications and to the optical system design. He collaborated in the Sardinia Radio Telescope and in the Square Kilometer Array projects. He is Italian Member of CRAF (Committee on Radio Astronomy Frequencies), and deputy of the commission J – Radio Astronomy of the Italian section of the URSI (Union Radio Scientifique Internationale). In 2006, P. Bolli received the Giorgio Barzilai Prize for the best young scientist paper at the Italian National Congress on Electromagnetics (XVI RiNEm).