Luca Roselli received the “Laurea” degree in electronic engineering from the University of
Florence, Florence, in 1988. From 1988 to 1991, he was with the University of
Florence, where he worked on surface acoustic wave devices. In November 1991, he joined the Institute of Electronics, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy, as a Researcher (an Assistant Professor). From 1994 to 1998, he had been teaching “electronic devices” at the same university. Since 1998, he has been teaching “microwave electronics” and “high-frequency electronic devices,” and in 2007, he taught “electronics fundamental.” In June 2000, he was appointed as an Associate Professor in applied electronics at the University of Perugia, where he is currently in the Dipartimento d’Ingegneria Elettronica e dell’Informazione. In the same year, he founded WiS Srl and DiES Srl in 2005, which are two spin-off companies of the University of Perugia with which he is currently cooperating as a Consultant. In 2008, he was appointed as the Director of the Science and Technology Committee of the research center “Pischiello”, recently founded in Umbria, Italy, for the development of high technology in the automotive field. His interests are in the development of numerical methods for the analysis of microwave and millimeter-wave electronic circuits and for the design of electronic systems and subsystems. In 1998, he was included in the technical committee of the Electrosoft Conference, the Technical Program Committee of the Microwave Theory and Techniques Symposium, and the reviewer list of the European Microwave Conference. In 2007, he organized, as Chairman, the 7th Computational Electromagnetics in Time Domain Workshop (an IEEE event).
A brief description of the present and future scenario correlated to ICTs will be illustrated. Environmental implication of present societal and technological trends will be analyzed in order to address the most important and relevant issues. On the basis of this analysis, RFID, as an enabling approach compatible with the described scenario, will be introduced and motivated. Future environmentally friendly technologies and architectures, suitable for “green RFID” implementation, will be introduced, namely: paper printed circuits, organic materials, chip-less tag, harmonic RFID, autarkic sensor nodes, CNT based RFID gas sensors and so on. Some application proposals will be reported in order to illustrate the groundbreaking vision enabled by “green RFID” approach; in particular it will be shown the potentiality of the “green RFID” technologies toward the development of a new concept of indoor localization systems and assisted paths as well as the capability of massive use of green RFID tags for extensive monitoring and for measurements in harsh environments where high numbers of wireless sensors is needed without the possibility to recover them. These example applications will be used to draw final considerations about future developments, challenges and perspectives. It is worth noticing that this topic is, at present, the main one of a book recently committed to myself by Cambridge Press, entitled “Green RFID”, to be published in 2013.