Brief Bio

Profile I am a Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. I developed a long range, low-powered RFID tag at 5.8 GHz.
With my research work I achieved an RFID communication range greater than 650 meters. I earned my Bachelor and Master in Telecommunication engineering from Tor Vergata University of Rome (Italy) in 2006 and 2009 respectively with a thesis on RFID sensors. I worked as professional engineer at a satellite operator company (SES) in Luxembourg where I have been involved, among other projects, in the design of a miniaturized dish antenna for home applications.

In Fall 2012 I joined the doctoral program in Electrical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Altanta as Fulbright scholar. I have been the recipient of numerous honors and awards including a best student paper award and two Georgia Tech Research and Innovation graduate student awards in 2013 and 2014. While pursuing my degree I interned at Intel Labs in Santa Clara (CA) in 2015 and had several teaching experiences.

My research interests, among others, include wireless power transfer, antenna design for RFID sensing, wireless channel modelling, electronic board prototyping on flexible substrates, and the use of non CMOS devices (tunnel diodes) for enanching backscattering in RFID systems.

Research Interests

Long range, low-powered RFIDs; Wireless power transfer; Antenna design.