Luigi Boccia (S’00–M’03) was born in Lungro (Italy), in 1975. He received the MSc degree in Information Technology Engineering from the University of Calabria, Italy, and the Ph.D in Electronic Engineering from the University “Mediterranea” of Reggio Calabria, Italy, in 2000 and 2003, respectively.
Since January 2005 he has been Adjunct Professor in Electromagnetics at the Department of Computer Engineering, Modeling, Electronics, and Systems Science of the University of Calabria, where he has taught courses of antennas and microwave engineering. He held research positions in several European institutions, including the European Space Research and Technology Centre of the European Space Agency (The Netherland), the University of Birmingham (UK) and the University of Surrey (UK).
His main research interests are: i) antenna for telecommunications, radar and Earth observation applications; ii) monolithically integrated RF circuits for phased array applications; iii) RF system integration technologies. He co-edited the “Space Antenna Handbook” (Wiley, 2012) and authored/coauthored about 100 publications on international journals or in the proceedings of international conferences.
Dr. Boccia is a member of the IEEE and he is involved in the EuMA topical groups on RF MEMS. He has co-organized several workshops, special sessions and doctoral courses. He has been involved, also with coordination roles, in several R&D research projects funded by EU, ESA or by leading industries mainly for 5G and satellite communications.