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Raffaele Solimene

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(ASSISTANT PROFESSOR)

SSD: ING-INF/02 - CAMPI ELETTROMAGNETICI (ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS)

Email: raffaele.solimene@unicampania.it

Telefono: +39 081-5010-335

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Curriculum

POSITION

·       2002-2006 Assistant professor, Dipartimento di Informatica Matematica Elettronica e Trasporti, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.

·       2006-2012 Assistant professor, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Seconda Università di Napoli, Aversa, Italy.

·       2012-present Assistant professor, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell’Informazione, Seconda Università di Napoli, Aversa, Italy.

 

DIDACTIC ACTIVITIES

·       Lecturer

o   2001-2002 "Foundation of ElectromagneticPropagation”, Istruzione e Formazione Tecnica Superiore Campania 12, Aversa, Italy.

o   2002-2007"Electromagnetic Field Theory" (MS degree), Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.

o   2002-2004 “Electromagnetic Compatibility”, II Level Master in EnvironmentalEngineering, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.

“Remote Sensing” (5 years laurea degree), Seconda Università di Napoli, Aversa, Italy.

o   2003-2004 “Non-Destructive Diagnostic Methods” PONT.E.M.P.E.S..

o   2004-2010“MicrowaveCircuits” (BC degree), Seconda Università di Napoli, Aversa, Italy.

o   2004-2005 "Radar Techniques " MBDA, Bacoli, Napoli.

o   2007-2008 “Antennas”(BC degree),   Seconda Università di Napoli, Aversa, Italy.

o   2008-2010: "Laboratory of ElectromagneticFields and Microwaves” (BC degree), Seconda Università di Napoli, Aversa, Italy.

o   2010-present "MicrowaveEngineering" (MS degree), Seconda Università di Napoli, Aversa, Italy.

o   2013 "Radar and biomedicalimaging" (MS degree), Seconda Università di Napoli, Aversa, Italy.

               "GPR Imaginge" PON NARMA, Selex SI, Giugliano, Napoli.

 

·       Supervisor of more than 80 theses (BC and MC) in AppliedElectromagneticsat the Facoltà di Ingegneria, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria and at the Seconda Università di Napoli.

·       Supervisor of the PhD students

o   Aniello Buonanno, 2005-2008, thesis: Localization and Shape Reconstruction of 3D PECObjects;

o   Claudio Mola,2008-2011, thesis: Inverse Problem for Electric and Magnetic Sources;

o   Andrea Baratonia, 2008-2011, thesis: Through Wall Imaging by Inverse Scattering;

o   Antonietta D'alterio, 2009-2012, thesis:A Background characterization procedure in Subsurface Microwave Imaging;

o   Luigi Castaldo, 2009-2013, thesis: SHARAD Data Inversion and Calibration over Mars;

o   Angela Dell'Aversano, 2011-present;

o   Antonio Cuccaro, 2012-present;

o   Maria Antonia Maisto, 2012-present.

 ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

o   2005-2006 member of the didactic board of the PhD course in Informatics, Biomedics and Telecommunications Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the UniversitàMediterranea di Reggio Calabria.

o   2005 member of the admission committee to the PhD course in Electronic Engineering, UniversitàMediterranea di Reggio Calabria.

o   2007-present member of the didactic board of the PhD course in Electronic Engineering at the Facoltà di Ingegneria, SecondaUniversità di Napoli.

o   2012 member of the final exam commission for the PhD in Electronic Engineering, Università di Reggio Calabria.

o   Member of commission for several post-doctoral awards.

 

Ricerca

www.micenea.it

        http://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/bmbs/Actions/TD1301

        http://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/tud/Actions/TU1208

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

·       Scientific Interests

o   Electromagnetic inverse source and inverse scattering problems;

o   Electromagnetic fields representation and electromagnetic information content;

o   GPR prospecting;

o   TWI imaging;

o   Breast cancer detection by microwaves;

o   Vital sign detection.

·       Research Fellowships and Projects

o   2000 Research fellowship at Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettronica, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II on "Depth resolving power in Fresnel zone ".

o   2000 Research fellowship at Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Seconda Università di Napoli,on "Resolution in linear tomographic reconstructions".

o   2000 A portable sensor for the electromagnetic diagnostic of monuments, Agenzia- 2000, funded by the Italian Consiglio Nazionale della Ricerca(CNR) (Member of the research team).

o   2000-2006 Innovative Technologies and Materials for Historic Building Preservation, PON- TEMPES, funded by Italian Ministry of University and Research (Member of the research team).  

o   2001 COSMO-SKYMED –Techniques for estracting information from multi-pass data, funded by Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, (Member of the research team).

o   2001  Analysis of the resolution in tomographic reconstructions, Young Research grant, funded by Italian Ministry of University and Research (Principal Investigator).

o   2005-2007 Development of a microwave sensor for life sign detection and monitoring, PRIN 2005, funded by Italian Ministry of University and Research (Member of the research team). 

o   2008-2009 Development of a novel method for through-wall imaging, funded by the European Office of Aerospace Research Development (EOARD) (Principal Investigator).

o   2012-2015 D-BOX – Demining ToolBoxEU Mine Action research Project, FP-7 funded by EU (Member of the research team).

o   2013-2017 Microwave Imaging for Combined Early DiagNostics of BrEastCAncer (MICENEA) FIRB 2012, funded by Italian Ministry of University and Research (Principal Investigator).

o   2013-  COST action TD1301: Development of a European-based Collaborative Network to Accelerate Technological, Clinical and Commercialisation Progress in the Area of MedicalMicrowave Imaging (MC substitute).

o   2013- COST Action TU1208: Civil Engineering applications of ground penetrating radar (leader of project WG 3.2 Development of new methods for the solution of inverse electromagnetic scattering problems by buried structures).
 

FURTHER INFORMATION

o   Author of more than 130 scientific works presented in several international conferences such as URSI, SPIE, ICEAA, PIERS, IGARSS, IWAGPR, GPR, etc.

o   Co-author of the invited book chapters:

R. Pierri, A. Liseno, R.Solimene, "Microwave tomography" in "Surface Penetrating Radar" Second Edition, D.J. Daniels Ed., IEE Press 2004.

K. Sarabandi, M. Thiel, M. Dehmollaian, R. Solimene, and F. Soldovieri"Inverse scattering approaches in through-wall imaging", in "Through-the-Wall Radar Imaging", M. Amin Ed., CRC Press 2010.

o   Referee for: IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing, IEEE Geosciences and Remote SensingLetters, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Communication Letters, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Sensors Journal, Inverse Problems, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, Progress in Electromagnetic Research, International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, Near Surface Geophysics, Optics Communications, International Journal of Geophysics, Nondestructive Testingand Evaluation, Journal of Geophysical Engineering, Measurement Science and Technology, Applied Mathematics and Computation, Applied Mathematical Letters, Mathematical Problems in Engineering,  ETRI Journal,  Journal of Electronic Imaging.

o   Associate Editor of the special issues "Non-invasive Sensing Techniques 2012" International Journal of Geophysics and "Non-invasive Sensing Techniques 2013" International Journal of Geophysics.

o   2009 Invited to chair session 29, Inverse scattering and remote sensing, at International Conference onElectromagnetics in Advanced Applications, Turin.

o   2009 Invited to give the talk "EM Inverse Scattering by Linear Approaches," Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Seconda Università di Napoli.

o   2010 Organizer of a series of seminars for the PhD course in Electronic Engineering at SecondaUniversità di Napoli.

o   2010 Invited to give the talk "Migration and Inversion in Microwave Imaging," Department of InformationEngineering, SecondaUniversità di Napoli.

o   2011 Invited to chair session 38, Inverse scattering and remote sensing, at International Conference onElectromagnetics in Advanced Applications, Turin.

o   2013 Invited to chair session 44, Microwave and multimodal imaging techniques in medical applications, at International Conference on Electromagnetics in                     Advanced Applications, Turin.

o   2013 Invited to give the talk "Radar Imaging Applications: from Far- to Near-zone," CTVR, Trinity College of Dublin, Dublin

o   2013 Invited to give the talk "Microwave imaging: State of the art and open challenges," DIT, Dublin

o   2013 Visiting researcher at DIT, Dublin (from September to October).

 

PRINCIPAL PUBLICATIONS

1)     R. Pierri, A. Liseno, F. Soldovieri, R. Solimene, “In-depth resolution for a strip source in the Fresnel zone,” Journal of Optical Society of America A, vol. 18, NO. 2, pp. 352-359, February 2001.

2)     A. Liseno, R. Pierri, F. Soldovieri, R. Solimene, “Depth resolving power in the Fresnel and near zone: the case of a strip source,” AttidellaFondazioneRonchi, vol. LVI, 2001.

3)     R. Pierri, A. Liseno, F. Soldovieri, R. Solimene, F. Tartaglione, “Resolution limits in the Fresnel zone: roles of aperture and frequency,”  Journal of Subsurface Sensing Technologies and Applications, vol.3, NO. 1, pp. 1-18, January 2002.

4)     R. Pierri, A. Liseno, R. Solimene, F. Tartaglione,”In-depth resolution from multi-frequency Born fields scattered by a dielectric strip in the Fresnel zone,”  Journal of Optical Society of America A, vol.19, NO. 8, pp. 1234-1238,  August 2002.

5)     G. Leone, R. Persico, R. Solimene, “A quadratic model for electromagnetic subsurface prospecting,”  AEU International Journal on Electronics and Communications, vol. 57, NO. 1, pp. 33-47, January 2003.

6)     R. Solimene, G. Leone, R. Pierri, “Resolution in two-dimensional tomographic reconstructions in the Fresnel zone from Born scattered fields,” J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt., vol. 6,  pp. 529–536, May 2004.

7)     R. Solimene, G. Leone, R. Pierri, “Multistatic-multiview resolution from Born fields for strips in Fresnel zone,” Journal of Optical Society of America A, vol. 21, NO. 8, pp. 1402-1406, August 2004.

8)     R. Pierri, R. Solimene, A. Liseno, J. Romano, “Linear distribution
 imaging of thin metallic cylinders under mutual scattering,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 53, NO. 9, pp. 3019-3029, September 2005.

9)     R. Solimene and R. Pierri, “Localization of a planar perfect-electric-conduting interface embedded in a half-space,”  J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. vol. 8, pp. 10-16, January 2006.

10)  R. Pierri, A. Liseno, R. Solimene, F. Soldovieri, ”Beyond physical
optics SVD shape reconstruction of metallic cylinders,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 54, NO. 2, pp. 655-665, February 2006.

11)  F. Soldovieri, G. Prisco, R. Solimene, “Equalization  of the antenna pattern in shape reconstruction of metallic objects,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 54, NO. 12, pp. 3865-3873, December 2006.

12)  F. Soldovieri, R. Solimene, A. Brancaccio, R. Pierri, “Localization of the Interfaces of a Slab Hidden Behind a Wall,” IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 45, NO. 8, pp. 2471-2482, August 2007.

13)  R. Solimene, R. Pierri, “Detection and localization of homogeneous slab’s interfaces by a linear-like approach,” Journal of Optical Society of America A, vol. 24, NO. 9, pp. 2661-2672, September 2007.

14)  F. Soldovieri, R. Solimene, “Through-Wall Imaging Via a Linear Inverse Scattering Algorithm,”  IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 4, NO. 4, pp. 513-517, October 2007.

15)  R. Solimene, F. Soldovieri, G. Prisco, R. Pierri, “3D microwave tomography by a 2D slice based reconstruction algorithm,” IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 4, NO. 4, pp. 556-560, October 2007.

16)  R. Solimene, R. Pierri, “Number of Degrees of Freedom of the radiated field over multiple bounded domains,”  Optics Letters, vol. 32, NO. 21, pp. 3113-3115, November 2007.

17)  R. Solimene, R. Barresi, G. Leone, “Localizing a buried planar perfect electric conducting interface by multi-view data,” J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt., vol. 10, pp.1-11, January 2008.

18)  R. Solimene, R. Pierri, “Imaging thin PEC cylinders via a linear inversion scheme and a spatially varying threshold,” Proceedings of the European Microwave Association, vol. 4, NO. 1, pp. 11-20, March 2008.

19)  F. Soldovieri, R. Solimene, G.Prisco, “A multi-array tomographic approach for Through-Wall Imaging,” IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 46, NO. 4, pp. 1192-1199, April 2008.

20)  F. Soldovieri, R. Solimene, R. Pierri, “Reconstructing the contour of metallic planar objects from only intensity scattered field data over a single plane,” Optics Express, vol. 16, NO. 13, pp. 9468-9479, June 2008.

21)  R. Solimene, A. Brancaccio, J. Romano, R. Pierri, “Localizing thin metallic cylinders by a 2.5 D linear distributional approach: experimental results,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 56, NO. 8, pp. 2630-2637, August 2008.

22)  R. Solimene, A. Buonanno, R. Pierri, “Imaging small PEC spheres by a linear delta-approach,” IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 46, NO.10, pp. 3010-3018, October 2008.

23)  R. Solimene, G. Prisco, F. Soldovieri, “GPR based soil electromagnetic parameters determination for subsurface imaging,” Advances in Geosciences, vol. 19, pp. 39-44, November 2008.

24)  R. Solimene, A. Buonanno, R. Pierri, “Localization of small PEC spheres by multiview/single-frequency data,” Near Surface Geophysics, vol. 6, pp. 372-379, December 2008.

25)  R. Solimene, F. Soldovieri, G. Prisco, R. Pierri, “Three-dimensional through-wall imaging under ambiguous wall parameters,” IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing., vol. 47, pp. 1310-1317, May 2009.

26)  R. Solimene, A. Brancaccio, R. Pierri, F. Soldovieri, “ TWI experimental results by a linear inverse scattering approach,” Progress In Electromagnetics Research, vol. PIER 91, pp. 259–272, 2009.

27)  F. Soldovieri, R. Solimene, R. Pierri, “A simple strategy to detect changes in through the wall imaging,”  Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, vol. 7, pp. 1-13, 2009.

28)  F. Soldovieri, C. Mola, R. Solimene, R. Pierri, “Inverse source problem from the knowledge of the radiated field over multiple rectilinear domains,”  Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, vol. 8, pp. 131-141, 2009.

29)  R. Solimene, A. Buonanno, F. Soldovieri, R. Pierri, “Shape reconstruction of 3D metallic objects via Physical Optics distributional approach,” AEU International Journal on Electronics and Communications, vol. 64, pp. 142-151, 2010.

30)  R. Solimene, A. Buonanno, F. Soldovieri, R. Pierri, “Physical optics imaging of 3D PEC objects: vector and multipolarized approaches,” IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 48, pp. 1799-1808, 2010.

31)  R. Solimene, A. Brancaccio, R. Di Napoli, R. Pierri, “3D sliced tomographic inverse scattering experimental results”, Progress in Electromagnetic Research vol. 105, pp. 1-13, 2010.

32)  R. Solimene, F. Soldovieri, A. Baratonia, R. Pierri, “Experimental Validation of a
Linear Inverse Scattering TWI Algorithm by a SF-CW Radar,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 9, pp. 506-509, 2010.

33)  F. Soldovieri, F. Ahmad, R. Solimene, “Validation of microwave tomographic inverse scattering approach via through-the-wall experiments in semi-controlled conditions,” IEEE GRSL, vol. 8, n.1., pp. 123-127, 2011.

34)  R. Solimene, F. Soldovieri, A.  D’alterio, “Determination of the fresnel reflection coefficient of a half-space for medium estimation purposes, PIER B, vol. 27, pp. 61-82, 2011.

35)  F. Soldovieri, R. Solimene, L. Lo Monte, M. Bavusi, “Sparse Reconstruction from GPR Data with Applications to Rebar Detection,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement, vol. 60, pp. 1070-1079, 2011.

36)  R. Solimene, A. D’Alterio, F. Soldovieri, “Determining the Fresnel Reflection Coefficients in 3D Half Space Geometry by GPR Multistatic Data,” Near Surface Geophysics, vol. 9, pp. 265-275, 2011.

37)  F. Soldovieri, L. Crocco, A. Brancaccio, R. Solimene, R. Persico, “Applications of ground penetrating radar and microwave tomography in water monitoring and management,”  International Water Technology Journal, vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 78-88, ISSN: 2090/5432, June 2011.

38)  R. Solimene, R. Di Napoli, F. Soldovieri, R. Pierri, “TWI for an unknown symmetric lossless wall,” vol. 49, n.8, pp. 2876-2886, August 2011.

39)  A. Brancaccio, R. Solimene, G. Prisco, G. Leone, R. Pierri, “Intra-wall diagnostics via a microwave tomographic approach,” Journal of Geophysics and Engineering,” vol. 8, pp. 47-53, August 2011, ISSN 1742-2132.

40)  R. Solimene, C. Mola, R. Pierri, and F. Soldovieri, “Inverse Source Problem: a Comparison Between the Cases of Electric and Magnetic Sources
Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 20, 127-141, 2011.

41)  A. Brancaccio, G. Leone, R. Solimene, “Fault detection in grid scattering,”, Journal of Optical Society of America A, vol. 28, n.12, pp. 2588-2599, 2011.

42)  R. Solimene, F. Ahmad, F. Soldovieri, “A Novel CS-TSVD Strategy to Perform Data Reduction in Linear Inverse Scattering Problems,” IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 9, n. 5, pp. 881-885, 2012.

43)  R. Solimene, G. Leone, “MUSIC algorithms for grid diagnostics,” IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, pp. 1-5, DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2012.2198043, 2012.

44)  F. Soldovieri, R. Solimene, F. Ahmad, “Sparse Tomographic Inverse Scattering Approach for Through-the-Wall Radar Imaging,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement, DOI: 10.1109/TIM.2012.2210454, pp. 1-11, vol. 61, pp. 3340-3350, 2012.

45)  R. Solimene, A. D’Alterio, “Entropy Based Clutter Rejection for Intra-Wall Diagnostics,” Internation Journal of Geophysics, vol. 2012, pp.1-7, doi:10.1155/2012/418084, 2012.

46)  A. D’Alterio, R. Solimene, “Accounting for Antenna in Half-Space Fresnel Coefficient Estimation,” International Journal of Geophysics, vol. 2012, pp. 1-11, doi: 10.1155/2012/138458, 2012 .

47)  Francesco Soldovieri, Jean Dumoulin, Nicola Masini, Raffaele Solimene, and Erica Utsi, “Editorial Noninvasive Sensing Techniques 2012,” International Journal of Geophysics, vol. 2012, pp. 1-2, doi: 10.1155/2012/817357, 2012 .

48)  R. Solimene, A. Dell’Aversano, G. Leone, “Interferometric Time Reversal-MUSIC for Small Scatter Localization,” Progress in Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 131,pp.  243-258, 2012.

49)  G. Ruvio, R. Solimene, A. D’Alterio, M. Ammann, R. Pierri, “RF Breast Cancer Detection Employing a Non-characterized Vivaldi Antenna and a MUSIC-inspired Algorithm,” on International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering, DOI: 10.1002/mmce.20694.

50)  R. Solimene, G. Ruvio, A. Dell’Aversano, A. Cuccaro, M. J. Ammann, and R. Pierri, "Detecting point-like sources of unknown frequency spectra," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 50, 347-364, 2013.

51)  G. Ruvio, R. Solimene, A. Cuccaro and M. J. Ammann, "Comparison of Non-Coherent Linear Breast Cancer Detection Algorithms Applied to a 2-D Numerical Breast Model," IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 2013.

52)   R. Solimene, M. A. Maisto, G. Romeo and Rocco Pierri, "On the Singular Spectrum of the Radiation Operator for Multiple and Extended Observation Domains," International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, vol. 2013, ID 585238, 2013.

53)  R. Solimene, A. D’Alterio, G. Gennarelli and F. Soldovieri, "Estimation of Soil Permittivity in Presence of Antenna-Soil Interactions, IEEE Journal Of Selected Topics In Applied Earth Observations And Remote Sensing, vol.6, NO.5, pp. 1-8, 2013.

54)  R. Solimene, M. Maisto, R. Pierri, "Role of diversity on the singular values of linear scattering operators: the case of strip objects," Journal of Optical Society of America A, vol. 30, pp. 2266-2272, 2013.

55)  R. Solimene, A. Dell'Aversano and G. Leone, "MUSIC algorithms for rebar detection," J. of Geophysics and Engineering, vol. 10, pp. 1-8, 2013.

56)  R. Solimene, I. Catapano, A. Cuccaro, A. Dell'Aversano, and F. Soldovieri, "Ground clutter removal in GPR surveys," in print IEEE Journal Of Selected Topics In Applied Earth Observations And Remote Sensing.

57)  R. Solimene and A. Dell'Aversano, "Some remarks on Time-Reversal MUSIC for 2D thin PEC scatterers," in print on IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters.

58)  R. Solimene and A. Cuccaro, "Front wall clutter rejections methods in TWI," in print on IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters.

59)  G. Gennarelli, F. Soldovieri, R. Solimene, “Radar Imaging Through a Building Corner,” accepted on IEEE Trans. On Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 

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