Loreto DI DONATO

Associate Professor of Electromagnetic fields [ING-INF/02]
Office: Studio 5 - Edifcio 13 (DIEEI) - Viale Andrea Doria n. 6
Email: loreto.didonato@unict.it
Phone: +39 095 738 2383
Office Hours: Tuesday from 18:00 to 19:00 inviare e-mail di conferma / send an e-mail for confirmation | Wednesday from 12:00 to 13:00 inviare e-mail di conferma / send an e-mail for confirmation



Loreto Di Donato received the B.S. and M.S. Laurea degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Naples “Federico II” (Italy) in 2006 and 2008, respectively. In 2009, he joined the Electromagnetic Diagnostic Research Group at the Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment - National Research Council (IREA-CNR) of Italy in Naples, as a research assistant and, in 2012, received the Ph.D. in Information Engineering from the University “Mediterranea” of Reggio Calabria.

From 2013 to 2020 he has been with the Department of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering (DIEEI) as Assistant Professor of Electromagnetic Fields at the University of Catania (Italy) where currently he is Associate Professor in Electromagnetic Fields.

His research activities mainly concern inverse problems in electromagnetics, with particular interest in microwave imaging for biomedical, subsurface and plasma diagnostics, focusing problems and antenna synthesis pattern. Loreto Di Donato was a Young Scientist at the XXXIII International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, Young Scientist Awarded at the XXX URSI General Assembly in 2011. He received an honorable mention from the IEEE - Antennas and Propagation Society Committee (Chapter Central and Southern-Italy) in a student best paper competition (2012) and the prize "G. Latmiral" from the Electromagnetic Italian Society (SiEm) (2016).  

Journal

  1. G. HARINE, S.C. PAVONE, L. DI DONATO, P. DI MARIANO, G. DISTEFANO, P. LIVRERI, N. PRABAGARANE, C. SQUADRITO, G. SORBELLO (2020). Design of a Compact Dual Circular-Polarized Antenna for L-Band Satellite Applications. IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, p. 1, ISSN: 1536-1225, doi: 10.1109/LAWP.2020.2971322
  2. S.C. PAVONE, G.S. MAURO, L. DI DONATO, G. SORBELLO (2020). Design of Dual Circularly Polarized Sequentially-Fed Patch Antennas for Satellite Applications. APPLIED SCIENCES, vol. 10, ISSN: 2076-3417, doi: 10.3390/app10062107
  3. S.C. PAVONE, G. SORBELLO, L. DI DONATO (2020). On the Orbital Angular Momentum Incident Fields in Linearized Microwave Imaging. SENSORS, vol. 20, ISSN: 1424-8220, doi: 10.3390/s20071905
  4. L. DI DONATO, D. MASCALI, A.F. MORABITO, G. SORBELLO (2019). A Finite-Difference Approach for Plasma Microwave Imaging Profilometry. JOURNAL OF IMAGING, vol. 5, ISSN: 2313-433X, doi: 10.3390/jimaging5080070
  5. Squadrito P., Livreri P., Di Donato L., Squadrito C., Sorbello G. (2019). A telemetry, tracking, and command antennas system for small-satellite applications. ELECTRONICS, vol. 8, ISSN: 2079-9292, doi: 10.3390/electronics8060689
  6. Torrisi, G., Mascali, D., Castro, G., Naselli, E., Donato, L. Di, Sorbello, G. (2019). Electromagnetic inverse profiling for plasma diagnostics in compact microwave-based ion sources. JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION, vol. 14, p. C09031, ISSN: 1748-0221, doi: 10.1088/1748-0221/14/09/C09031
  7. Morabito A. F., Di Carlo A., Di Donato L., Isernia T., Sorbello G. (2019). Extending Spectral Factorization to Array Pattern Synthesis Including Sparseness, Mutual Coupling, and Mounting-Platform Effects. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, vol. 67, p. 4548-4559, ISSN: 0018-926X, doi: 10.1109/TAP.2019.2905977
  8. Albini, Martina, Salvi, Massimo, Altamura, Emiliano, Dinarelli, Simone, Di Donato, Loreto, Lucibello, Andrea, Mavelli, Fabio, Molinari, Filippo, Morbiducci, Umberto, Ramundo-Orlando, Alfonsina (2019). Movement of giant lipid vesicles induced by millimeter wave radiation change when they contain magnetic nanoparticles. DRUG DELIVERY AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH, vol. 9, p. 131-143, ISSN: 2190-393X, doi: 10.1007/s13346-018-0572-y
  9. Rocco D., Di Donato L., Sorbello G., De Angelis C. (2019). Second harmonic beam shaping and sensing in dielectric bow-tie antenna via convex optimization array synthesis approach. ELECTRONICS, vol. 8, ISSN: 2079-9292, doi: 10.3390/electronics8080901
  10. La Rosa R., Livreri P., Trigona C., Di Donato L., Sorbello G. (2019). Strategies and techniques for powering wireless sensor nodes through energy harvesting and wireless power transfer. SENSORS, vol. 19, ISSN: 1424-8220, doi: 10.3390/s19122660
  11. L. DI DONATO, A. F. MORABITO, G. TORRSI, T. ISERNIA, G. SORBELLO (2019), Electromagnetic inverse profiling for plasma diagnostics via sparse recovery approaches, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE, 47(4), 1781-1787. 
  12. ALBINI, M., SALVI, M., ALTAMURA, E., DINARELLI, S., DI DONATO, L., LUCIBELLO, A., ... & RAMUNDO-ORLANDO, A. (2019). Movement of giant lipid vesicles induced by millimeter wave radiation change when they contain magnetic nanoparticles. DRUG DELIVERY AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH, 9(1), 131-143.
  13. MORABITO, A. F., DI DONATO, L., & ISERNIA, T. (2018). Orbital Angular Momentum Antennas: Orbital Angular Momentum antennas: understanding actual possibilities through the aperture antennas theory. IEEE ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION MAGAZINE, 60(2), 59-67.
  14. C. A. DI CARLO, L. DI DONATO, G. S. MAURO, R. LA ROSA, P. LIVRERI, G. SORBELLO (2018). A circularly polarized wideband high gain patch antenna for wireless power transfer. MICROWAVE AND OPTICAL TECHONOLOGY LETTERS vol. 60 (3), pp. 620-625.
  15. L. DI DONATO, T. ISERNIA, G. LABATE, L. MATEKOVITS (2017). Towards Printable Natural Dielectric Cloaks via Inverse Scattering Techniques. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, vol. 7, article number: 3680, ISSN: 2045-2322, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-03749-y.
  16. M. BEVACQUA, L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, T. ISERNIA (2017). Non-linear Inverse Scattering via Sparsity Regularized Contrast Source Inversion. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTATIONAL IMAGING, vol. 3, p. 296-304, ISSN: 2333-9403, doi:10.1109/TCI.2017.2675708.
  17. R. PALMERI, M.T. BEVACQUA, L. CROCCO, T. ISERNIA, L. DI DONATO (2017). Microwave Imaging via Distorted Iterated Virtual Experiments. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, vol. 65, p. 829-838, ISSN: 0018-926X, doi: 10.1109/TAP.2016.2633070.
  18. A.F. MORABITO, A.R. LAGANÀ, L. DI DONATO (2016). Satellite Multibeam Coverage of Earth: Innovative Solutions and Optimal Synthesis of Aperture Fields. ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES, vol. 156, p. 135-144, ISSN: 1559-8985, doi: 10.2528/PIER16061505.
  19. G. CASTORINA, L. DI DONATO, A.F. MORABITO, T. ISERNIA, G. SORBELLO (2016). Analysis and Design of a Concrete Embedded Antenna for Wireless Monitoring Applications. IEEE ANTENNAS & PROPAGATION MAGAZINE, vol. 58, p. 76-93, ISSN: 1045-9243, doi: 10.1109/MAP.2016.2609818.
  20. G.S. MAURO, G. CASTORINA, A.F. MORABITO, L. DI DONATO, G. SORBELLO (2016). Effects of Lossy Background and Rebars on Antennas Embedded in Concrete Structures. MICROWAVE AND OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, vol. 58, p. 2653-2656, ISSN: 0895-2477, doi: 10.1002/mop.30111.
  21. L. DI DONATO, R. PALMERI, G. SORBELLO, T. ISERNIA, L. CROCCO (2016). A New Linear Distorted-Wave Inversion Method for Microwave Imaging via Virtual Experiments. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES, vol. 64, p. 2478-2488, ISSN: 0018-9480, doi: 10.1109/TMTT.2016.2584604.
  22. M. BEVACQUA, L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, T. ISERNIA, R. PALMERI (2016). Exploiting Sparsity and Field Conditioning in Subsurface Microwave Imaging of Nonweak Buried Targets. RADIO SCIENCE, vol. 51, p. 301-310, ISSN: 0048-6604, doi: 10.1002/2015RS005904.
  23. M.T. BEVACQUA, L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, T. ISERNIA (2015). Microwave Imaging of Nonweak Targets via Compressive Sensing and Virtual Experiments. IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, vol. 14, p. 1035-1038, ISSN: 1536-1225, doi: 10.1109/LAWP.2014.2376612.
  24. M.T. BEVACQUA, L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, T. ISERNIA (2015). An Algebraic Solution Method for Non-Linear Inverse Scattering. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, vol. 63, p. 601-610, ISSN: 0018-926X, doi: 10.1109/TAP.2014.2382114.
  25. L. DI DONATO, L. CROCCO (2015). Model Based Quantitative Cross-Borehole GPR Imaging via Virtual Experiments. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, vol. 53, p. 4178-4185, ISSN: 0196-2892, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2015.2392558.
  26. L. DI DONATO, M.T. BEVACQUA, L. CROCCO, T. ISERNIA (2015). Inverse Scattering via Virtual Experiments and Contrast Source Regularization. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, vol. 63, p. 1669-1677, ISSN: 0018-926X, doi: 10.1109/TAP.2015.2392124.
  27. L. DI DONATO, R. PALMERI, G. SORBELLO, T. ISERNIA, L. CROCCO (2015). Assessing the Capabilities of a New Linear Inversion Method for Quantitative Microwave Imaging. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, vol. 2015, ISSN: 1687-5869, doi: 10.1155/2015/403760.
  28. M.T. BEVACQUA, L. DI DONATO (2015). Improved TV-CS Approaches for Inverse Scattering Problem. THE SCIENTIFIC WORLD JOURNAL, vol. 2015, 262985, ISSN: 1537-744X, doi: 10.1155/2015/262985.
  29. L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, I. CATAPANO, T. ISERNIA (2013). An Improved Simple Method for Imaging the Shape of Complex Targets. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, vol. 61, p. 843-851, ISSN: 0018-926X, doi: 10.1109/TAP.2012.2220329.
  30. L. CROCCO, I. CATAPANO, L. DI DONATO, T. ISERNIA (2012). The Linear Sampling Method as a Way to Quantitative Inverse Scattering. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, vol. 60, p. 1844-1853, ISSN: 0018-926X, doi: 10.1109/TAP.2012.2186250.
  31. L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, D.A.M. IERO, T. ISERNIA (2012). A New Strategy for Constrained Focusing in Unknown Scenarios. IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, vol. 11, p. 1450- 1453, ISSN: 1536-1225, doi: 10.1109/LAWP.2012.2229957.
  32. L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, D.A.M. IERO, T. ISERNIA (2012). An Adaptive Method to Focusing in Unknown Scenarios. ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES, vol. 130, p. 563-579, ISSN: 1559-8985, doi: 10.2528/PIER12050107.
  33. L. DI DONATO, M. CATALDO, P. STANO, R. MASSA, A. RAMUNDO ORLANDO (2012). Permeability Changes of Cationic Liposomes Loaded with Carbonic Anhydrase Induced by Millimeter Waves Radiation. RADIATION RESEARCH, vol. 178 , p. 437-446, ISSN: 0033-7587, doi: 10.1667/RR2949.1.
  34. L. DI DONATO, R. SCAPATICCI, T. ISERNIA, I. CATAPANO, L. CROCCO (2012). An Effective Method for Borehole Electromagnetic Imaging of Buried Tunnels. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, vol. 2012, 246472, ISSN: 1687-5877, doi: 10.1155/2012/246472.
  35. R. SCAPATICCI, L. DI DONATO, I. CATAPANO, L. CROCCO (2012). A Feasibility Study on Microwave Imaging for Brain Stroke Monitoring. PROGRESS IN ELECTROMAGNETICS RESEARCH B, vol. 40, p. 305-324, ISSN: 1937-6472, doi: 10.2528/PIERB12022006.
  36. A.F. MORABITO, T. ISERNIA, L. DI DONATO (2012). Optimal Synthesis of Phase-Only reconfigurable Linear Sparse Array Having Uniform-Amplitude Excitations. ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES, vol. 124, p. 405-423, ISSN: 1070-4698, doi: 10.2528/PIER11112210.
  37. S. ROMEO, L. DI DONATO, O.M. BUCCI, I. CATAPANO, L. CROCCO, M.R. SCARFI, R. MASSA (2011). Dielectric Characterization Study of Liquid Based Materials for Mimicking Breast Tissues. MICROWAVE AND OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, vol. 53, p. 1276-1280, ISSN: 0895-2477, doi: 10.1002/mop.26001.
  38. CATAPANO, L. DI DONATO, L. CROCCO, O.M. BUCCI, A.F. MORABITO, T. ISERNIA, R. MASSA (2009). On Quantitative Microwave Tomography of Female Breast. ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES, vol. 97, p. 75-93, ISSN: 1070-4698, doi: 10.2528/PIER09080604.

Book Chapters 

  1. M.T. BEVACQUA, L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, T. ISERNIA, R. PALMERI (2017). Virtual Experiments and Compressive Sensing for Subsurface Microwave Tomography. In: COMPRESSIVE SENSING OF EARTH OBSERVATIONS, edited by: C.H. Chen, CRC Press, ISBN: 978-1-4987-7437-6.

International Conference

  1. L. DI DONATO, M.T. BEVACQUA, A.F. MORABITO, T. ISERNIA (2019). Orbital Angular Momentum and Virtual Experiments for Microwave Imaging. In: Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium. PROGRESS IN ELECTROMAGNETICS RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM, vol. 2019-, p. 560-565, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., ISBN: 978-1-7281-3403-1, ISSN: 1559-9450, ita, 2019, doi: 10.1109/PIERS-Spring46901.2019.901789
  2. Di Donato L., Sorbello G. (2019). Inverse Profiling for Microwave Diagnostics of ECR Ion Source Plasma. In: 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pol, 2019
  3. Mauro G. S., Torrisi G., Di Mariano P., Squadrito C., Emanuele S., Di Donato L., Sorbello G. (2019). Wide Bandwidth Dual Port, Dual Sense Circular Polarization Antenna for Satellite Applications. In: Proceedings of the 2019 9th IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications, APWC 2019. p. 311-315, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., ISBN: 978-1-7281-0566-6, esp, 2019, doi: 10.1109/APWC.2019.8870510
  4. Isernia, T., Morabito, A. F., Di Carlo, C. A., Di Donato, L., Sorbello, G. (2018). Synthesis of Shaped Beams using Active Element Patterns and Spectral Factorization. In: 2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018 - Proceedings. p. 2201-2202, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., ISBN: 9781538671023, The Westin Boston Waterfront, usa, 2018, doi: 10.1109/APUSNCURSINRSM.2018.860870
  5. LA ROSA, R., ZOPPI, G., DI DONATO, L., SORBELLO, G., DI CARLO, C. A., & LIVRERI, P. (2018, September). A Battery-Free Smart Sensor Powered with RF Energy. In 2018 IEEE 4th International Forum on Research and Technology for Society and Industry (RTSI) (pp. 1-4).
  6. LA ROSA, R., TRIGONA, C., ZOPPI, G., DI CARLO, C. A., DI DONATO, L., & SORBELLO, G. (2018, May). RF energy scavenger for battery-free Wireless Sensor Nodes. In 2018 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) (pp. 1-5).
  7. T. ISERNIA, R. PALMERI, A.F. MORABITO, L. DI DONATO (2017). Inverse scattering and compressive sensing as advanced em design tools. Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, 2017 IEEE International Symposium on.
  8. G. LABATE, L. DI DONATO, L. MATEKOVITS, T. ISERNIA (2017). Dielectric cloaks as analytical or numerical solutions of inverse scattering problems. Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, 2017 IEEE International Symposium on.
  9. R. LA ROSA, G. ZOPPI, A. FINOCCHIARO, G. PAPOTTO, L. DI DONATO, G. SORBELLO, F. BELLOMO, C.A. DI CARLO, P. LIVRERI (2017). An over-the-distance Wireless Battery Charger Based on RF Energy Harvesting, In: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD 2017), Giardini Naxos, Italy, 12 – 15 June, 2017.
  10. O. LEONARDI, G. TORRISI, L. DI DONATO, A. LOCATELLI, L. CELONA, C. DE ANGELIS, G. SORBELLO (2016). Hollow-core Electromagnetic Band Gap Waveguide as DC-Break for Ion Sources. In: Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2017), St. Petersburg, Russia, 22 – 25 May, 2017.
  11. R. PALMERI, M.T. BEVACQUA, L. DI DONATO, L. CROCCO, T. ISERNIA (2017). Microwave Imaging of Non-Weak Targets in Stratified Media via Virtual Experiments and Compressive Sensing. In: Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2017), Paris, France, 19 – 24 March 2017, doi: 10.23919/EuCAP.2017.7928490.
  12. BRANCACCIO, G. MAIELLO, M.D. MIGLIORE, D. PINCHERA, F. SCHETTINO, T. ISERNIA, M. AMBROSANIO, V. PASCAZIO, L. DI DONATO, L. CROCCO (2016). A Step-Wise Microwave Imaging Strategy for Landmine Detection: Modelling and Numerical Assessment. In: Atti XXI RINEM Riunione Nazionale di Elettromagnetismo (RiNEm 2016), Parma, Italy, 12 – 14 September, 2016.
  13. A.F. MORABITO, L. DI DONATO (2016). Simple Tools for Understanding the Limitations of Orbital Angular Momentum Antennas. In: Atti XXI RINEM Riunione Nazionale di Elettromagnetismo (RiNEm 2016), Parma, Italy, 12 – 14 September, 2016.
  14. G. LABATE, L. DI DONATO (2016). Synthesis of Dielectric Cloaks via Inverse Scattering Design without Metamaterial Coatings. In: Atti XXI XXI Riunione Nazionale di Elettromagnetismo (RiNEm 2016), Parma, Italy, 12 – 14 September, 2016.
  15. M.T. BEVACQUA, R. PALMERI, L. DI DONATO, L. CROCCO, T. ISERNIA (2016). Microwave Imaging via Iterated Virtual Experiments. In: Proceeding of the 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2016), Davos, Switzerland, 10-15 April, 2016, doi: 10.1109/EuCAP.2016.7481673.
  16. M.T. BEVACQUA, L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, R. PALMERI, T. ISERNIA (2016). A "Virtual Experiments" Setting for Inverse Scattering Problems. In: Proceeding of the 17th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics (ANTEM 2016), Montréal, QC, Canada, 10-13 July, 2016, doi: 10.1109/ANTEM.2016.7550236.
  17. O. LEONARDI, G. CASTORINA, G. SORBELLO, G. TORRISI, L. DI DONATO, L. CELONA, S. GAMMINO (2016). A Preliminary Study of EBG Hollow-Core Structures for High Voltage Application. In: Atti XXI Riunione Nazionale di Elettromagnetismo (RiNEm 2016), Parma, Italy, 12 – 14 September, 2016.
  18. R. PALMERI, M.T. BEVACQUA, L. CROCCO, T. ISERNIA, L. DI DONATO (2016). Iterated Virtual Experiments and Compressive Sensing for Quantitative Inverse Scattering Problems. In: Atti XXI RiNEm Riunione Nazionale di Elettromagnetismo, RiNEm 2016, Parma, Italy, 12-14 September, 2016.
  19. D.A.M. IERO, L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, T. ISERNIA (2015). Electromagnetic Waves Spatial Focusing: Issues, Applications and Comparisons. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA 2015), Turin, Italy, 7-11 September, 2015, doi: 10.1109/ICEAA.2015.7297292.
  20. L. DI DONATO, L. CROCCO, F. SCHETTINO, M.D. MIGLIORE, T. ISERNIA (2015). Exploiting the Linear Sampling Method for GPR Surveys in Humanitarian Demining: a First Numerical Assessment Towards Field Demonstration. In: Proceeding of the 8th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, Florence, Italy, 7-10 July, 2015, doi: 10.1109/IWAGPR.2015.7292699.
  21. M.T. BEVACQUA, L. DI DONATO, L. CROCCO, T. ISERNIA (2015). A “Virtual Experiments” Framework for Inverse Scattering. In: Proceedings of the 1st URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting (URSI AT-RASC 2015), Gran Canaria, Spain, 18-22 May, 2015, doi: 10.1109/URSI-AT-RASC.2015.7302862.
  22. M. BEVACQUA, L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, T. ISERNIA (2015). Exploiting Compressive Sensing for Non Linear Inverse Scattering. In: Proceedings of the 1st URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting (URSI AT-RASC 2015), Gran Canaria, Spain, 18-22 May, 2015, doi: 10.1109/URSI-AT-RASC.2015.7302850.
  23. M.T. BEVACQUA, L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, T. ISERNIA (2015). The Virtual Experiments: an Emerging Framework for the Effective Solution of Inverse Scattering Problems. In: Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2015), Lisbon, Portugal, 12-17 April, 2015, ISBN: 978-8-8907-0185-6.
  24. M.T. BEVACQUA, L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, T. ISERNIA, R. PALMERI (2015). Exploiting Virtual Experiments for the Solution of Inverse Scattering Problem. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA 2015). Turin, Italy, 7-11 September, 2015, doi: 10.1109/ICEAA.2015.7297230.
  25. M.T. BEVACQUA, L. DI DONATO, L. CROCCO, T. ISERNIA (2014). Synthetic Experiments and Field Conditioning as an Effective Approach to Inverse Scattering. In: Atti XIX Riunione Nazionale di Elettromagnetismo (RiNEm 2014), Padova, Italy, 15-18 Settembre, 2014.
  26. M.T. BEVACQUA, L. DI DONATO, L. CROCCO, T. ISERNIA (2014). Conditioning Inverse Scattering Problems by means of Suitably Designed Synthetic Experiments. In: Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2014), The Hague, The Nederlands, April 6-11, 2014, doi: 10.1109/EuCAP.2014.6902024.
  27. M.T. BEVACQUA, T. ISERNIA, L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO (2014). Inverse Scattering through Compressive Sensing and Synthetic Experiments. In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting (APSURSI 2014), Memphis, Tennessee (USA), July 6–11, 2014, doi: 10.1109/APS.2014.6904663.
  28. M.T. BEVACQUA, T. ISERNIA, L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO (2014). New Approaches to Inverse Scattering Exploiting Synthetic Experiments. In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting (APSURSI 2014), Memphis, Tennessee (USA), July 6–11, 2014, doi: 10.1109/APS.2014.6904764.
  29. M.T. BEVACQUA, T. ISERNIA, L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO (2014). A (CS)2 Approach to Inverse Scattering. In: Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements & Applications (CAMA 2014), Antibes Juan-les-Pins, France, November 16-19, 2014, doi: 10.1109/CAMA.2014.7003415.
  30. L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, D.A.M. IERO, T. ISERNIA, R. SCAPATICCI (2014). Some Recent Advancements in Optimal Constrained Power Focusing for Microwave Hyperthermia. In: Atti della XIX Riunione Nazionale di Elettromagnetismo (RiNEm), Padova, Italy, 15-18 Settembre, 2014.
  31. L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, D.A.M IERO, T. ISERNIA, R. SCAPATICCI, (2014). Three-dimensional Power Focusing and Shaping for Effective Hyperthermia Treatment Planning. In: Proceedings of the 8th European Conference Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2014), The Hague, The Nederlands, April 6-11, 2014, doi: 10.1109/EuCAP.2014.6902109.
  32. L. DI DONATO, M.T. BEVACQUA, L. CROCCO, T. ISERNIA (2014). Exploiting Compressive Sensing in Microwave Tomography and Inverse Scattering. In: Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2014), The Hague, The Nederlands, April 6-11, 2014, doi: 10.1109/EuCAP.2014.6902002.
  33. L. DI DONATO, L. CROCCO, M.T. BEVACQUA, T. ISERNIA (2014). Quasi - Invisibility via Inverse Scattering Techniques. In: Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements & Applications (CAMA 2014), Antibes Juan-les-Pins, France, November 16-19, 2014, doi: 10.1109/CAMA.2014.7003409.
  34. G. CASTORINA, G.S. MAURO, A.F. MORABITO, L. DI DONATO, G. SORBELLO (2014). Circularly Polarized Robust Antennas for Wireless Monitoring of Concrete Structures. In: Atti Della XIX Riunione Nazionale di Elettromagnetismo (RiNEm 2104), Padova, Italy, 15-18 Settembre, 2014, ISBN: 978-88-907599-4-9.
  35. G. TORRISI, D. MASCALI, L. NERI, G. CASTRO, G. PATTI, L. DI DONATO, L. CELONA, G. SORBELLO, T. ISERNIA, S. GAMMINO, G. CIAVOLA (2014). Full Wave Simulation of Waves in ECRIS Plasmas Based on the Finite Element Method. In: Proceedings of the 20th Topical Conference on Radio Frequency Power in Plasmas, Sorrento, Italy, 25 - 28 June, 2013, doi: 10.1063/1.4864605.
  36. G. TORRISI, D. MASCALI, L. NERI, G. SORBELLO, L. CELONA, G.CASTRO, L. DI DONATO, T. ISERNIA, S. GAMMINO (2014). Modeling the Electromagnetic Field in Anisotropic Inhomogeneous Magnetized Plasma of ECR Ion Sources. In: Atti della XIX Riunione Nazionale di Elettromagnetismo (RiNEm), Padova, Italy, 15-18 September, 2014, ISBN: 978-88-907599-4-9.
  37. L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, G. SORBELLO (2014). New Tomographic Imaging Strategies for GPR Surveys. In: Proceedings of 15th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR2014), Brussels, Belgium, June 30 - July4, 2014, doi: 10.1109/ICGPR.2014.6970485.
  38. L. CROCCO, I. CATAPANO, L. DI DONATO, T. ISERNIA (2013). Enhancing the Factorization Method Relying on its Physical Meaning. In: Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2013), Gothenburg, Sweden, 8-12 April, 2013, ISBN: 978-88-907018-1-8.
  39. A.F. MORABITO, L. DI DONATO, A.R. LAGANÀ, T. ISERNIA, O.M. BUCCI (2013). Recent Advances in the Optimal Synthesis of Multibeam Satellite Antennas. In: Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2013), Gothenburg, Sweden, 8-12 April, 2013, ISBN: 978-889070183-2.
  40. CATAPANO, L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, T. ISERNIA (2012). Advances in Inverse Scattering Arising from the Physical Meaning of the Linear Sampling Method. In: Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2012), Prague, Czech Republic, March 26-30,2012, doi: 10.1109/EuCAP.2012.6206134.
  41. CATAPANO, L. CROCCO, F. SOLDOVIERI, L. DI DONATO, R. PERSICO (2012). Utilities Mapping via Linear Sampling Method. In: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR 2012), Shangai, China, June 4-8, 2012, doi: 10.1109/ICGPR.2012.6254881.
  42. L. DI DONATO, I. CATAPANO, L. CROCCO, T. ISERNIA (2012). A New Framework for Quantitative Inverse Scattering. In: Atti della XIX Riunione Nazionale di Elettromagnetismo (RiNEm 2012), Rome, Italy, 10-14 September, 2012.
  43. L. DI DONATO, D.A.M. IERO, I. CATAPANO, L. CROCCO, G. SORBELLO, T. ISERNIA (2012). Two Approaches to Field Focusing in Unknown Environments. In: Atti della XIX Riunione Nazionale di Elettromagnetismo (RiNEm 2012), Rome, Italy, 10-14 September, 2012, ISBN: 978-88-907599-0-1.
  44. A.F. MORABITO, T. ISERNIA, L. DI DONATO (2012). An Effective Framework for the Optimal Synthesis of Reconfigurable Array Antennas. In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting (APSURSI 2012), Chicago, Illinois, USA, 08-14 July, 2012 doi: 10.1109/APS.2012.6347995.
  45. A.F. MORABITO, L. DI DONATO (2012). Canonical Problem in Multibeam Antenna Synthesis. In: Atti della XIX Riunione Nazionale di Elettromagnetismo (RiNEm 2012), Rome, Italy, 10-14 September, 2012, ISBN: 978-88-907599-0-1.
  46. RAMUNDO-ORLANDO, L. DI DONATO, A. BENEDUCI, M. GIRASOLE, R. MASSA (2012). The Effects of Millimeter Waves on Lipid Membrane. In: Atti II Convegno Nazionale ICEmB (Interazione Campi Elettromagnetici e Biosistemi), Bologna, Italy, 27-29 June, 2012.
  47. R. SCAPATICCI, L. DI DONATO, I. CATAPANO, L. CROCCO (2012). Microwave Imaging for Brain Stroke Monitoring. In: Atti della XIX Riunione Nazionale di Elettromagnetismo (RiNEm 2012), Rome, Italy, 10-14 September, 2012, ISBN: 978-88-907599-0-1
  48. L. DI DONATO, M.T. BEVACQUA, T. ISERNIA, I. CATAPANO, L. CROCCO (2011). Improved Quantitative Microwave Tomography by Exploiting the Physical Meaning of The Linear Sampling Method. In: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2011), Rome, Italy, April 11-15, 2011, ISBN: 978-88-8202-074-3.
  49. L. DI DONATO, T. ISERNIA, I. CATAPANO, L. CROCCO (2011). Beyond the LSM as Qualitative MWI Method: a Physical Insight into the Far-Field Equation and New Challenges. In: Proceedings of the XXX General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science (URSIGASS 2011), Istanbul, Turkey, 13-20 August, 2011, doi: 10.1109/URSIGASS.2011.6050371.
  50. CATAPANO, L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, G. ANGIULLI, T. ISERNIA, A.F. MORABITO, S. TRINGALI, O.M. BUCCI (2010). Guidelines for Effective Microwave Breast Imaging: an Accurate Numerical Assessment Against 3D Anthropomorphic Phantoms. In: Proceeding of the 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2009), Barcellona, Spain, 12-16 April, 2009, ISBN: 978-84-7653-472-4.
  51. CATAPANO, L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, T. ISERNIA (2010). A Simple Imaging Method for Non-Destructive Evaluation. In: Proceedings of the XX URSI Commission B International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory (EMT-S 2010), Berlin, August 16-19, 2010, doi: 10.1109/URSI-EMTS.2010.5637341.
  52. CATAPANO, L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, F. SOLDOVIERI, O.M. BUCCI (2010). Sviluppo ed Analisi di Strategie Efficienti per la Diagnostica a Microonde del Tumore al Seno. In: Atti della XVIII Riunione Nazionale di Elettromagnetismo (RiNEm 2010), Benevento, Italy, 6-10 September, 2010.
  53. L. DI DONATO, I. CATAPANO, F. SOLDOVIERI, L. CROCCO (2010). Imaging of 3D Magnetic Targets from Multiview Multistatic GPR data. In: Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR 2010), Lecce, Italy, 21-25 June, 2010, doi: 10.1109/ICGPR.2010.5550267.
  54. CATAPANO, L. DI DONATO, F. SOLDOVIERI, L. CROCCO (2009). Microwave Imaging of Artificially Induced Magnetic Anomalies: a Feasibility Study. In: Proceedings of the Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS 2009), Tangiers, Morocco, 15-17 November, 2009, doi: 10.1109/MMS.2009.5409777.

Abstract in International Conferences

  1. R. LA ROSA, C.A. DI CARLO, L. DI DONATO, P. LIVRERI, G. SORBELLO, G. ZOPPI (2017), An RF Energy Harvesting System to Power Battery Free Wireless Sensors. In: Proceeding the 49th Annual Meeting of the Associazione Società Italiana di Elettronica (SIE 2017), Palermo, Italy, 21-23 June, 2017.
  2. M.T. BEVACQUA, L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, T. ISERNIA (2015). Exploiting a Sparsity Enhanced Microwave Imaging Approach for Non-destructive Evaluation. In: Proceeding of Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2015), Prague, Czech Republic, July 6-9, 2015.
  3. M.T. BEVACQUA, L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, T. ISERNIA (2015). Virtual Experiments for the Solution of Inverse Scattering Problems. In: Proceeding of Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2015), Prague, Czech Republic, July 6-9, 2015.
  4. L. CROCCO, I. CATAPANO, L. DI DONATO, T. ISERNIA (2012). A New Effective Method for Quantitative Microwave Imaging. In: International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2012), Munich, Germany, 22-27 July, 2012.
  5. S. ROMEO, L. DI DONATO, O.M. BUCCI, I. CATAPANO, L. CROCCO, M.R. SCARFÌ, R. MASSA (2011). Broadband Characterization of Triton X-100 Based Solution for Breast Tissues Mimicking. In: Abstracts of the XXXIII annual meeting of BioElectromagnetics Society (BioEM 2011), Halifax (NS), Canada, June 12-17, 2011.
  6. L. DI DONATO, M.T. BEVACQUA, T. ISERNIA, I. CATAPANO, L. CROCCO (2011). The Linear Sampling Method as Focusing Strategy: Available Implicit Information and New Hybrid Approach. In: Abstracts of Proceeding of Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2011), Marrakech, Morocco, 20-23 March, 2011.
  7. L. DI DONATO, I. CATAPANO, L. CROCCO (2010). Challenges and Strategies for Quantitive Ground Penetrating Radar Diagnostics of Cultural Heritage. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts (EGU2010), Vienna, Austria, 2-7 May, 2010, Vol. 12.
  8. M. CATALDO, L. DI DONATO, R. MASSA, A. RAMUNDO ORLANDO (2009). Effects of 53.37GHz Radiation on Cationic Liposomes. In: Proceeding of the XXXI annual meeting of the BioElectromagnetics Society (BioEM 2009), Davos, Switzerland, 14-19 June, 2009.
  9. R. MASSA, S. ROMEO, L. DI DONATO, M.L. CALABRESE, R. CUCCARO, C. DI GIOVANNI (2009). Electromagnetic Field Measurement Campaign in Urban Environment for Risk Assessment of ELF and RF Exposure of Children and Teenagers. In: Proceeding of the XXXI annual meeting of the BioElectromagnetics Society (BioEM 2009), Davos, Switzerland, 14-19 June, 2009.
  10. O.M. BUCCI, I. CATAPANO, L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, T. ISERNIA (2009). On Microwave Imaging of Female Breast. In: Proceeding of the XXXI annual meeting of the BioElectromagnetics Society (BioEM 2009), Davos, Switzerland, 14-19 June, 2009.

Poster in International Conferences

  1. L. DI DONATO, M.T. BEVACQUA, G. SORBELLO, L. CROCCO, T. ISERNIA (2015). A novel approach for GPR imaging of Non-Weak Targets. In: International Geoscience and Remote Sensinng Symposium (IGARSS 2105), Milan, Italy, 13-18 July, 2015.
  2. M. T. BEVACQUA, L. CROCCO, L. DI DONATO, T. ISERNIA (2015). Subsurface Sensing through Compressive Sensing and Virtual Experiments. In: International Geoscience and Remote Sensinng Symposium (IGARSS 2105), Milan, Italy, 13-18 July, 2015.
  3. R. MASSA, S. ROMEO, L. DI DONATO, M.L. CALABRESE, R. CUCCARO, C. DI GIOVANNI (2009). Valutazione dei Livelli di Fondo di Campo Elettromagnetico in Alcuni Comuni della Provincia di Napoli: Informazione e Diffusione dei Risultati alle Amministrazioni Locali ed Alla Popolazione. In: Salute e Campi Elettromagnetici: dalla ricerca alla protezione, Rome, Italy, 29-30 October, 2009.
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Thesis and Internship activity opportunities

  • Microwave imaging for biomedical diagnostics 
  • Microwave imaging for plasma diagnostics

In collaboration with Laboratori Nazionali del Sud (LNS) of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) - Catania

  • Arrays and localization techniques for industrial home automation and internet of things (IoT, Bluetooth ) applications

In collaboration with ST Microelectronics - Catania

  • Interaction of electromagnetic fields (4G / 5G) with biological organisms

In collaboration with the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences (UniCT)

  • Synthesis techniques for the design of antennas and optical devices
  • Cloaking (devices for electromagnetic invisibility) by 3D printing
  • Microwave apparatus for the remediation of contaminated sites

In collaboration with the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (UniCT)

  • Microwave imaging using Ground Penetrating Radar for the energetic efficiency of historic buildings

In collaboration with the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (UniCT)