Mario MontopoliUnità di ricerca dell'Università La Sapienza di Roma
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My back ground is in general on information theory; remote sensing of the atmosphere; inverse problems; weather radar processing algorithms and interpretation of its measured quantities; electromagnetic radiative transfer and scattering models from oblate particles (e.g. hydrometeors); passive active satellite observations of precipitation; techniques for validation studies of environmental quantities (e.g. dual or triple colocation validation schemes); statistical analysis. In addition, I support the teaching in the introductory university courses of antennas, radio-propagation and remote sensing.
In my past experience I had the opportunity to work in several EU funded projects handling large geo-science datasets dealing with: GPS (Global Position System) studies to retrieve water vapour profile to support SAR (synthetic Aperture Radar) measurements (ESA-METAWAVE project); electromagnetic Lunar models of its stratigraphy to support future microwave passive measurements of the Lunar soil (ESA-ESMO project); Joint use of models, multi-platform observations and ad-hoc developed algorithms, for the quantitative estimates of ash features during on going volcanic Eruptions (FP7-EU RASHCAST project);
Dr. Montopoli has authored 14 peer-to-peer papers, co-authored 23 peer-to-peer papers published on international journals, submitted 66 conference contributions and 2 book chapters. In 2010, Dr. Montopoli won the price for the best submitted paper on international journal within the European Radar conference (ERAD).
- From 01 November 2014 to today Dr. Montopoli is a fixed term researcher at the Sapienza University of Rome, Dept. of engineering, information, electronic and telecommunication with the remote sensing group.
- From 01 November 2013 to 30 September 2014 Dr. Montopoli was a research assistant at the Sapienza University of Rome, Dept. of engineering, information, electronic and telecommunication with the remote sensing group.
- From 01 December 2013 to 30 April 2014 Dr. Montopoli was an EUMETSAT visiting scientist hosted at the Dept. of Civil Protection, Rome, Italy with the Satellite Application Facility on Support to Operational Hydrology and Water Management (H-SAF) ground rain validation group.
- From 01 October 2011 to 30 September 2013 Dr. Montopoli was a research fellow at the University of Cambridge (UK), Geography department, atmospheric group.
- From 05 May 2011 al 30 September 2011, he had a post PhD position at the University of L’Aquila in the Dept. Of electrical and information Engineering with the electromagnetism group.
- From 01st May 2010 to 02nd May 2011, he had a post PhD position at the University of L’Aquila in the Dept. Of electrical and information Engineering.
- From 02nd May 2009 al 01 May 2010, he had a post PhD position at the University of L’Aquila in the Dept. Of electrical and information Engineering.
- From 02nd May 2008 al 01st May 2009, he had a post PhD position at the University of L’Aquila in the Dept. Of electrical and information Engineering.
- From 02 May 2007 al 01 May 2008, he had a post PhD position at the University of L’Aquila in the Dept. Of electrical and information Engineering.
-From 15th December 2004 al 14th December 2007 he followed the Ph.D. course (cycle XX) in “methods and technologies for environmental monitoring” at the University of Basilicata (Italy). The 20th of February 2008 he got the Ph.D. title defending his thesis with title: “Microwave radar remote sensing of atmospheric precipitation: spatial-temporal models and inversion statistical techniques”.
- In 2005 he joined the centre of excellence for the integration of techniques of remote sensing and numerical models for the forecast of the extreme meteorological events (CETEMPS) as research assistant on themes of radar data processing for meteorological applications with special focus on C band frequencies.
- In 2004, October 7th, he got the Master laurea (old regulations) In electronic engineering with telecommunication specialization with score 110/110 at the University of L’Aquila (Italy), defending his thesis with title “Spatio-temporal characterisation of rain cell precipitations from radar data: analysis methods and synthesis”.