Guest Ph.D. Candidate
He was born in 1988 in Pavia, Italy. He received the BS degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Pavia and in December 2010. The title of his BS thesis was “Design and implementation of multilayer dichroic mirrors”, it was focused on the development of a technique for designing multilayer frequency selective surfaces and on the implementation and measure of a cheap double layer dichroic mirror. From 2011, he attended the MS degree in Electronics Engineering at the University of Pavia. His university career was focused on integrated circuit analog design, but his interest has been redirected on microwave theory, antenna design and optical laser applications. In fact, in early 2012 he started his MS thesis project on the beam waveguide feeding system of deep space antennas, particularly with the aim to solve the problem of the beam aberration of a 64m reflector antenna. Stefano received the MS degree on September 2012 (110/110) with the thesis titled “Quasi-optical aberration analysis for the Sardinia Radio Telescope”.
From November 2012 he joined the Microwave Lab as Ph.D. student. He is working in two different fields: the first one, in tight collaboration with the Analog Integrated Circuits Research Group, is about the 3D imaging for breast cancer detection using millimeter and sub-millimeter waves. The second one is the implementation of Substrate Integrated Waveguides (SIW) on eco-compatible substrates. The aim of the project is the design and implementation of a complete microwave system printed on paper.