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Paolo Burghignoli

Unità di ricerca dell'Università La Sapienza di Roma
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Unità di ricerca di Sapienza Università di Roma

Paolo Burghignoli was born in Rome, Italy, on February 18, 1973. He received the Laurea degree (cum laude) in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in applied electromagnetics from “La Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy, in 1997 and 2001, respectively. In 1997, he joined the Electronic Engineering Department, now Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications (DIET), “La Sapienza” University of Rome. From 2010 to 2015 he was an Assistant Professor with the same Department. From January 2004 to July 2004 he was a Visiting Research Assistant Professor with the University of Houston, Houston, TX. Since October 30th 2015 he has been Associate Professor with DIET, "La Sapienza" University of Rome. In March 2017, he received the National Scientific Qualification to become a Full Professor of Electromagnetics in Italian Universities.

His main scientific interests concern: analysis and design of leaky-wave antennas and arrays; leaky and surface waves in uniform and periodic structures; numerical methods for electromagnetics; propagation and radiation in metamaterials; metasurfaces; graphene electromagnetics. Other topics include: ground-penetrating radars; scattering from moving objects; electromagnetic shielding; energy harvesting through piezoelectric nanowires.

Dr. Burghignoli was the recipient of a 2003 IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (IEEE MTT-S) Graduate Fellowship, the 2005 Raj Mittra Travel Grant for Junior Researchers presented at the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Symposium, Washington, DC, and the 2007 “Giorgio Barzilai” Laurea Prize presented by the former IEEE Central & South Italy Section. He is a coauthor of the "Fast Breaking Papers, October 2007" in EE and CS, about metamaterials (paper that had the highest percentage increase in citations in Essential Science Indicators, ESI). Since 2008 he has been a Senior Member of IEEE.