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Prof. Alessio Monti

Roma Tre University, Italy

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Electromagnetic Metasurfaces (MTSs), defined as Electrically Thin & Dense Two-dimensional Arrays of Structural Elements, have proven their Capability to achieve an Unprecedented Control over the Transmitted & Reflected Fields. In the Last Years, there is a Strong Interest in the Investigation of the Possibilities offered by MTSs in the Design of Innovative Antenna Systems. In this Framework, MTSs have been recently proposed as a Powerful Platform to implement Functional Superstrates and covers able improving the Performance of Existing Antennas and/or providing Novel & Integrated Functionalities.

In this talk, I will show how MTSs allow conceiving & implementing a New Generation of Intelligent & Cognitive Antennas “feeling” the Environment & adjusting their Operation accordingly.

A Bit About Prof. Monti

ALESSIO MONTI (S’12–M’15–SM’19) was born in Rome, Italy, in 1987. He received the B.S. Degree in Electronic Engineering (Summa cum Laude), the M.S. Degree in Telecommunications Engineering (Summa cum Laude) and the Ph.D. Degree in Biomedical Electronics, Electromagnetics and Telecommunications Engineering from ROMA TRE University, Rome, Italy, in 2008, 2010 and 2015, respectively. From 2013 to 2021, he was with the Niccolò Cusano University, Rome, Italy, while, since November 2021, he is with the ROMA TRE University where he serves as an Associate Professor of Electromagnetic Field Theory. Prof. Monti is a Member of the Secretarial Office of the International Association METAMORPHOSE VI, and of the Editorial Board of the Journals EPJ Applied Metamaterials and IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation. In 2019, he has been appointed as General Chair of the International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena – Metamaterials and he has been serving as Chair of the Steering Committee of the same Congress series since 2017. He has been also Member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (2016-2019) and of the International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics-Metamaterials (2014-2016) and has been Guest-editor of Five Journal Special Issues focused on Metamaterial and Nanophotonics. He has also been serving as a Technical Reviewer of many High-level International Journals related to Electromagnetic Field Theory, Metamaterials and Nanophotonics and he been selected as one of the Top Reviewers by the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation from 2014 to 2019. His Research Interests include varied Theoretical & Application-oriented Aspects of Metamaterials and Metasurfaces at Microwave and Optical Frequencies, the Design of Functionalized Covers and Invisibility Devices for Antennas and Antenna Arrays and the Electromagnetic Modelling of Micro and Nano-structured Artificial Surfaces. His Research Activities resulted in 100+ Papers published in International Journals, Conference Proceedings and Book Chapters. Prof. Monti has been the Recipient of Several National and International Awards and Recognitions, including the URSI Young Scientist Award (2019), the Outstanding Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (2019, 2020 and 2021), the Finmeccanica Group Innovation Award for Young People (2015) and the 2nd place at the Student Paper Competition of the Conference Metamaterials’ (2012).

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