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.
Full professor of Electromagnetic Fields
at the Department of Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunications
Engineering and Naval Architecture, Polytechnic School, University
Coordinator of the Bachelor of Science Course in Electronic
Engineering and Information Technology.
In the academic year 2019-2020 I teach the following university
courses, at the University of Genoa:
(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)
(Bachelor of Science Course in Biomedical Engineering, II semester).
Research interests and related activities
My main research interests are in
light interaction with biological systems.
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,
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,
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.