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Address: Department of Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunications Engineering and Naval Architecture,
Polytechnic School, University of Genoa,
Via Opera Pia 11a; 16145 Genoa; Italy;
Ph.: +39 0103532796; Fax: +39 0103532245; mail to: mirco.raffetto@unige.it

Studies
I received the "laurea" degree in Electronic Engineering ("summa cum laude") from the University of Genoa in 1990, and the Ph. D. degree in "Models, Methods and Tools for Electronic and Electromagnetic Systems" from the same university in 1997.

Current position
Full professor of Electromagnetic Fields at the Department of Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunications Engineering and Naval Architecture, Polytechnic School, University of Genoa.
Coordinator of the Bachelor of Science Course in Electronic Engineering and Information Technology.

Teaching activities
In the academic year 2019-2020 I teach the following university courses, at the University of Genoa: Electromagnetic fields (Bachelor of Science Course in Computer Engineering, I semester), Optical fibers and photonics (Bachelor of Science Course in Electronic Engineering and Information Technology, II semester) and Electromagnetic fields (Bachelor of Science Course in Biomedical Engineering, II semester).

Research interests and related activities
My main research interests are in electromagnetic theory, electromagnetic modelling, computational electromagnetics and light interaction with biological systems.

Recent manuscripts
Some of my more recent papers are:
  • Well posedness and finite element approximability of three-dimensional time-harmonic electromagnetic problems involving rotating axisymmetric objects, submitted to Symmetry (with P. Kalarickel Ramakrishnan)
  • Simple models to estimate the main properties of the electromagnetic field in photobiomodulated mitochondria, submitted to International Journal of Molecular Sciences (with A. Amaroli, S. Benedicenti, B. Bianco, A. Bosco, M. R. Clemente Vargas, R. Hanna, P. Kalarickel Ramakrishnan, S. Ravera)
  • 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser light affects transmembrane mitochondria respiratory chain complexes, Journal of Biophotonics, pp. 1-7, 2019 (with S. Ravera, S. Ferrando, D. Agas, N. A. De Angelis, M. G. Sabbietti, A. Signore, S. Benedicenti, A. Amaroli)
  • Near-infrared laser photons induce glutamate release from cerebrocortical nerve terminals, Journal of Biophotonics, vol. 11, pp. 1-6, 2018 (with A. Amaroli, M. Marcoli, A. Venturini, M. Passalacqua, L. F. Agnati, A. Signore, G. Maura, S. Benedicenti, C. Cervetto)

Awards
The paper "Existence, uniqueness and finite element approximation of the solution of time-harmonic electromagnetic boundary value problems involving metamaterials", published in COMPEL, has been awarded as the Outstanding Paper for the year 2005.

Expected open positions
One Ph. D. position in electromagnetic modelling and computational electromagnetics for low-level light therapy; beginning on November 1, 2020.


Last update: 13 December 2019