Research Seminar – ‘RFID Technology for IoT-based personal Healthcare in Smart Spaces’ on Wednesday 15 June at 2 pm in JLT

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts’ next Research Seminar entitled “RFID Technology for IoT-based Personal Healthcare in Smart Spaces” takes place on Wednesday 15th June from 2 – 3 pm in Jennison Lecture Theatre and will be delivered by Professor Gaetano Marrocco from the University of Roma tor Vergata, Italy. All staff and students are welcome. Professor John Batchelor will chair the seminar.

Professor Gaetano Marrocco received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering (cum Laude and Academic Honour) and the PhD degree in Applied Electromagnetics from the University of L’Aquila, Italy, in 1994 and 1998, respectively. In 1994, he studied Computational Electromagnetics at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. In 1997, he joined the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata,’ Rome, Italy, as Researcher. In 1999, Visiting Researcher at the Imperial College in London. In 2010 Associate Professor of Electromagnetics. In 2014 Full Professorship qualification in Electromagnetics. In 2015 Guest Professor in the University of Paris-Est Marne La Vallèe.

He currently teaches Electromagnetic Technology for Wireless Systems, Antenna Design and Medical Radio-Systems, he chair the Pervasive Electromagnetics Labs and is Advisor in the Geo-Information PhD program.
His research is mainly directed to the modelling and design of broadband and ultra wideband (UWB) antennas and arrays as well as of sensor-oriented miniaturized antennas for BioEngineering, Aeronautics and Radiofrequency Identification (RFID). During the last decade he carried out pioneering research on the wireless-activated sensors, contributing to move from the labeling of objects to the passive sensor networks in the Internet of Things era. His lab designed and experimented the first battery-less RF sensors for deformation, temperature, humidity, gasses, implanted bio prosthesis, and human motion detection and classification.

Professor Marrocco has been involved in several Space, Avionic, Naval and Vehicular programs of the European Space Agency, NATO, Italian Space Agency, and the Italian Navy about the analysis and the design of non-conventional antennas and systems over platforms. He submitted nine patents on broadband naval antennas and structural arrays, and on sensor RFID systems. He was the Principal Investigator of the Research program PRIN-2008 “Multi-Tag”.

He served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters 2008-2014. Currently he is contributor of the IEEE RFID Virtual Journal, Vice-Chair of the Italian delegation URSI Commission D: Electronics and Photonics. In 2008 he was the General Chairman of the first Italian multidisciplinary scientific workshop on RFID: RFIDays-2008: Emerging Technology for Radiofrequency Identification. He was the co-chair of the RFIDays-2010 International Workshop in Finland, Chairman of the Local Committee of the V European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP-2011), TPC chair of the 2012 IEEE-RFID TA in Nice, France, TPC co-Chair of the 2013 IEEE-RFID USA, and TPC co-chair of the 2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Int. Symposium.

Professor Marrocco is the co-founder and President of the University spin-off RADIO6ENSE active in the short-range electromagnetic sensing for Structural Health Monitoring, Automotive, Cyber and Physical Security.