Cristiano Tomassoni (M’15–SM’18) was born in Spoleto, Italy. He received the Ph.D degree in electronics engineering from the University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy, 1999. In 1999, he was a Visiting Scientist with the Lehrstuhl für Hochfrequenztechnik, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany, where he was involved with the modeling of waveguide structures and devices by using the generalized scattering matrix (GSM) technique. In 2001, he was a Guest Professor with the Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany, where he was involved in the modeling of horn antennas having non-separable cross sections.
During his early career, he studied and contributed the enhancement of several analytical and numerical methods for the simulation of EM components: Finite-Element Method (FEM), Mode-Matching Technique (MMT), Generalized Multipole Technique (GMT), Method of Moments (MoM), Transmission-Line Matrix (TLM) and Mode-Matching applied to the spherical waves.
Since 2007, he has been an Assistant Professor with the University of Perugia, where he currently teaches the ‘Advanced design of microwave and RF systems’ course and the ‘Antennae’ course. His main area of research concerns the modeling and design of waveguide circuits and antennas. His research interests are now mainly focused on filters. He introduced several new classes of filters in different technologies: waveguide filters, dielectric filters, evanescent filters, Substrate Integrated Waveguide (SIW) filters etc. Currently he is also working on the application of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology to the realization of microwave circuits and filters.
Cristiano Tomassoni is a member of the MTT-8 Filters and Passive Components Technical Committee and he served as TPC member in several MTT sponsored Conferences. He received the Best Paper Award (Second Place) at NEMO 2018 and the Best Paper Award (first place) at the 15th Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS2015). He was the recipient of the 2012 Microwave Prize presented by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Technique Society.