Department of Engineering, University Roma Tre
Sapienza University of Rome
Department of Engineering, University of Messina
The continuous progress of technologies and microwave measurement methods has led to an increase in applications in different fields of interest. The well-established fields such as aerospace, scientific research, military and telecommunications have been joined by fields that until a few years ago were marginally interested, such as environmental monitoring, biomedical instrumentations and assisted living, Internet of things and consumer applications. New and often exceptionally improved measurement methods and techniques revamped the microwave characterization of materials at microwave frequencies also in harsh or very difficult experimental environments, giving new tools to solid state physics and chemistry and paving the way to single-photon devices for quantum computation and quantum physics.
This special session aims to be an opportunity to discuss and present solutions and applications of microwave measurements and related instrumentation in which technological applications or experimental challenges have been faced and solved.
Papers regarding Microwave devices, systems, instrumentation and methods are also welcome.
Topic of interest include but are not limited to:
- Microwave Sensor characterization (gas, temperature, VOCs, ….).
- Measurement procedures at critical conditions (Cryogenic temperatures, High temperatures, on field applications)
- Microwave instrumentation
- Microwave characterization of devices and systems
- New and improved experimental methods and techniques.
Enrico Silva is Full Professor of electrical and electronic measurements with the Department of Engineering at University Roma Tre.
His current research interests are focused on microwave material characterizations in challenging environments (cryogenic, high magnetic fields), microwave measurements of complex dielectric constant, resonating and nonresonating microwave systems, and on the improvement of data analysis from microwave resonators.
Emanuele Piuzzi is an Associate Professor in electrical and electronic measurements with the Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications, Sapienza University of Rome.
His current research interests include the measurement of complex permittivity of materials, time domain reflectometry applications, biomedical instrumentation design, and evaluation of human exposure to electromagnetic fields.
Nicola Donato received the M.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Messina, Messina, Italy, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy. He is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical and Electronic Measurements and the head of the laboratories of “Electronics for Sensors and for Systems of Transduction” and of “Electrical and Electronic Measurements” at University of Messina. He has co-authored more than 150 papers on international journals and conference proceedings (Scopus). His current research interests include sensor characterization and modeling, development of measurement systems for sensors, characterization of electronic devices up to microwave range and down to cryogenic temperatures.