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(LAST UPDATE: 07/12/2009)

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Office address:
Department of Information Engineering
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Via Vignolese 905
41100 Modena, ITALY
Tel. +39 059 2056326
Fax. +39 059 2056129
Mobile: +39 335 7181823
E-mail: alessia.polemi@unimore.it
web-site: http://www.dii.unimore.it/polemi

EDUCATION

  • July 1999: M.S. (cum laude) in Telecommunication Engineering at University of Siena. Thesis dissertation: "Green’s Functions for phased arrays of dipoles on dielectric slab" (supervisors: Prof. S. Maci, Prof. R. Tiberio, Prof. A. Toccafondi).

  • January 2000: national qualification for engineers at the University of Florence.

  • March 2003: PhD in Information Engineering (curriculum: electromagnetic waves) at the University of Siena. Thesis dissertation: "Frequency Domain Green's Function for Periodic Large Phased Arrays in Multilayered Dielectric Regions " (tutor: Prof. R. Tiberio).

  • January 2003-October 2006: post-doc researcher at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Siena

PRESENT EMPLOYMENT

  • November 2006: Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering of University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (scientific area: ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS)
  • November 2009: tenure track as Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering of University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (scientific area: ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS)
  • January 2010: Research Scientist at Drexel University, Department of Chemistry

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • High frequency scattering theories
  • Asymptotics electromagnetic methods
  • Numerical electromagnetic methods
  • Periodic structures
  • Bandgap structures
  • Antenna design
  • Antenna miniaturization
  • Wideband and ultrawideband antennas
  • RFID systems
  • Printed devices at microwave frequencies
  • New emerging waveguides
  • Metamaterials
  • Plasmon polaritons at optical frequency
  • Plasmonic channels
  • Molecule-nanoparticle interaction
  • Nanoantennas

Further details in Research Activity section.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • 1999, appointed to the profession of Engineer

  • 2000, Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

  • September 2003-December 2005, president of the academic spin-off company WaveComm srl.

  • 2006, Italian Student Adviser for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)



SOFTWARE SKILLS AND COMPETENCE

  • Operating systems MS Windows 98/NT/2k/XP/Vista
  • MS Office
  • Maltlab
  • CorelDraw
  • Latex
  • Fortran
  • C
  • Mathematica
  • Electromagnetic simulation software
    • Ansoft Designer
    • HFSS
    • CST Microwave Studio
    • Grasp
    • FEKO
    • MicroWave Office
    • Wipl-d

TEACHING ACTIVITY

  • 1999/2000, seminars in the Electromagnetic Field course at the School of Engineering of University of Siena
  • 2000/2001, seminars in the Microwave course at the School of Engineering of University of Siena
  • 2001/2002, seminars in the Antennas course at the School of Engineering of University of Siena
  • 2002/2003, course of Design of Microwave Circuits at the School of Engineering of University of Siena
  • 2003, course of Numerical Methods for Electromagnetics at the Master on Microwave Systems on Technologies for Telecommunications, Messina (Italy)
  • 2003/2004 and 2004/2005, course of Electromagnetic Modelling at the School of Engineering of University of Siena
  • 2005, seminars into the school “High Frequency Methods and Travelling Wave Antennas”, European School of Antennas (ACE – Antenna Centre of Excellence), at University of Siena, about:
    • Green’s function of the dielectric slab
    • Scattering from a perfectly conducting half-plane

  • Since 2005:
    • course of Radio Propagation class at the School of Engineering of University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
    • assisting in the Electromagnetic Field class at the School of Engineering of University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
    • Microwave Lab class at the School of Engineering of University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Visit the page Teaching Activity for Teaching Statement .

SUPERVISED STUDENTS

  • 2001 M.S. "Giacomo Donzelli", GENERALIZED PENCIL OF FUNCTION TECHNIQUE FOR MULTILAYERED PRINTED STRUCTURES
  • 2002 M.S. "Alberto Nencini", ASYMPTOTIC GREEN'S FUNCTION FOR A SECTORAL ARRAY OF ELEMENTARY SOURCES ON A DIELECTRIC SLAB
  • 2005 M.S. "Giorgio Carluccio", EXTENSION OF THE INCREMENTAL THEORY OF DIFFRACTION TO COMPLEX SOURCES
  • 2006 M.S. "Michele Gravina", ANTENNA FOR BIOMEDICAL RFID APPLICATION
  • 2006 M.S. "Daniele Ciccarese", WIMAX: MAN WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
  • 2007 M.S. "Guido Santamaria", ELECTROMAGNETIC CHARACTERIZATION OF TRANSITIONS BETWEEN COAXIAL CABLE AND MICROSTRIP
  • 2007 M.S. "Lorenzo Santunione", DESIGN AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A PRINTED DIPOLE ANTENNA WITH UNBALNCED FEEDING
  • 2007 Laurea Degree. "Enrico Busi", ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF A PLANAR ANTENNA FOR UWB APPLICATIONS
  • 2008 M.S. "Marcello di Clemente", SAW SENSORS
  • 2008 Laurea Degree. "Gagliardi Giuseppina", WIDE BAND PATCH ANTENNAS DESIGN
  • 2008 M.S. "Javier Molejón Asenjo", DESIGN OF A DUAL BAND ANTENNA FOR RFID APPLICATIONS IN THE UHF BAND
  • 2009 M.S. "Luca Morandini", DEVICES FOR THE MONITORING OF ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCES DURING TIMING IN SPORT RACES, THROUGHOUT RFID SYSTEMS
  • 2009 M.S. "Erio Gandini", ANALYSIS OF BACKSCATTERING FROM PLANAR FRESNEL LENSES

ATTENDED SPECIALIZED PHD COURSES

  • 2000, at University of Siena
    • Functional analysis elements
    • Interpolation and approximation of curves and surfaces
    • Optimization Methods
    • Wavelets
    • Object Oriented Programming
  • 2002, at Chalmers University, Gotheborg, Sweden
    • Artificial Magnetic Conductors and Soft and Hard surfaces and their Use in Antenna Analysis and Design
  • 2002, at University of Ancona, PhD School
    • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • 2005, at Denmark Technical University - Ticra, European School of Antennas (ACE - Antenna Center of Excellence)
    • Reflector antennas: analysis and design
  • 2005, at Politecnico of Turin, European School of Antennas (ACE - Antenna Center of Excellence)
    • Computational EM for antenna analysis
  • 2005, at University of Siena, European School of Antennas (ACE - Antenna Center of Excellence)
    • High Frequency Methods and Travelling Wave Antennas
  • 2006, at University of Dubrovnik, European School of Antennas (ACE - Antenna Center of Excellence)
    • Advanced Mathematics for Antenna Analysis

NATIONAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS

  • 2000-2002. PAR (Piano d’Ateneo per la Ricerca) “Antenna installation for wireless communication systems”
  • 2000-2002. ASI (Italian Space Agency): “Reflectarrays for satellite applications”
  • 2003-2005. PRIN (Progetto di ricerca di interesse nazionale) “Electromagnetic models for analysis of passive reflectarrays”
  • 2005-2007. PRIN (Progetto di ricerca di interesse nazionale) “Microwave Radiometer for fire monitoring”

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS

  • 2004-2005. ACE Antenna Centre of Excellence, V Framework Program, WP. 1.1.1 Integration, WP. 3.1.1 European School of Antennas
  • 2005-2006. ACE Antennas Centre of Excellence, VI Framework Program, WP. 3.1.1 European School of Antennas
  • 2005-2007. EAML European Antenna Modeling Library, contract with ESA-ESTEC n.18802/04/NL/JD, WP. 1.6.1.0 5S Green’s Function for stratified environment
  • 2009-ongoing. EAML European Antenna Modeling Library, TT&C Coverage in Complex Environments with the European Space Agency (ESA)
  • 2009-ongoing. EuroStar Project, New production process for medical bags based on RadioFrequency sterilization and ICT

RESEARCH CONTRACTS

  • 2000-2001. Research contract between Department of Information Engineering (University of Siena) - IDS spa, in the framework of the agreement with Italian Navy for "Electromagnetic models for prediction of scattering objects"
  • 2000-2002. Research contract Department of Information Engineering (University of Siena) - IDS spa, in the framework of the agreement with IDS spa for "Green’s function for multilayered materials"
  • 2002-2003. Research contract Department of Information Engineering (University of Siena) - IDS spa, in the framework of the agreement with IDS spa for "Incremental Theory of Diffraction for dielectric screens"
  • 2003-2004. Research contract with Consorzio Etruria ed Innovazione scpa, entitled "Feasibility and design of an automatic identification system on controlled areas based on the standard ISO/IEC 15693"
  • 2004-2005. Research contract with Consorzio Etruria ed Innovazione scpa, entitled "Electromagnetic scattering from non perfectly conducting half-planes and junctions between planes: UTD and ITD formulation"
  • 2005-2006. Research contract Department of Information Engineering (University of Siena) - IDS spa, in the framework of the agreement with IDS spa for "Green’s functions for dielectric multilayers; extension to magnetic sources"
  • 2007-2008. Research contract Department of Information Engineering (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia) -Politecnico di Torino, entitled "Evolution and evolutionary maintenance of European Antenna Modeling Library Components"
  • 2008. Research contract Department of Information Engineering (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia) –MD-Microdetectors (protected by NDA)

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