Francesca Vipiana

Full Professor
Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (DET)

  • Member of Interdepartmental Center PolitoBIOMed Lab - Biomedical Engineering Lab
  • Componente Commissione Open Access di Ateneo

Profile

Research interests

antennas
computational electromagnetics
food safety
food security
medical imaging
MICROWAVE IMAGING

Biography

Francesca Vipiana is a Full Professor of Electromagnetic Fields at the Dept. of Electronics and Telecommunications of the Politecnico di Torino (POLITO).

Her main research activities concern the modeling, design, realization and testing of microwave imaging systems for medical and industrial applications. Moreover, her research interests include numerical techniques based on the integral equation and method of moment approaches, with a focus on multiresolution and hierarchical schemes, domain decomposition, preconditioning and fast solution methods, and advanced quadrature integration schemes. She is involved in the analysis, synthesis, and optimization of multiband reconfigurable compact antennas.

Currently, Prof. Vipiana coordinates the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action, Innovative Training Network "EMERALD - ElectroMagnetic imaging for a novel genERation of medicAL Devices", funded by the H2020 Research and Innovation Program and the Proof of Concept Program “FastFood - Focusing microwAve Sensing Technology for Food in-line quality control”, funded by Venture Factory. She is also the Principal Investigator for the POLITO research unit in the National PRIN project "BEST-Food, Broadband Electromagnetic Sensing Technologies for Food quality and security assessment".

She has 20 years full time equivalent research experience. Since 2007 she has been an instructor at European School of Antennas (ESoA) courses and since 2008 the teaching professor of the course “Advanced Computational EM for antenna analysis” at the POLITO Doctoral School where she is part of the Ph.D. advisors board.

Prof. Vipiana received the Lot Shafai Mid-Career Distinguished Award from the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society in 2017 and she is an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation and of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, where, in 2020, she was also Guest Editor for the Special Issue “Electromagnetic Imaging and Sensing for Food Quality and Safety Assessment”.

Skills

ERC sectors

PE7_6 - Communication technology, high-frequency technology
PE7_11 - Components and systems for applications (in e.g. medicine, biology, environment)
PE7_3 - Simulation engineering and modelling

Awards and Honors

  • URSI Young Scientist Award conferred by International Union of Radio Science, Belgium (2005)
  • IEEE WiEM best poster award conferred by IEEE Women in Electromagnetics (WiEM) Workshop, Italy (2009)
  • ISMB Best Paper Award conferred by Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB), Italy (2011)
  • Lot Shafai Mid-Career Distinguished Achievement Award conferred by IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (2017)

Teaching

PhD Boards

  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2019/2020 (36. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2018/2019 (35. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2017/2018 (34. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2016/2017 (33. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2015/2016 (32. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2014/2015 (31. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2013/2014 (30. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRONICA, 2012/2013 (29. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
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Courses of Study Boards

Teachings

PhD

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Master of Science

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Bachelor of Science

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Research

Research fields

Research groups

Research projects

Projects funded by competitive calls

  • Glide-symmetric mEtamaterials for iNnovative radIo-frequency CommUnication and Sensing, (2023-2027) - Responsabile Scientifico
    UE-funded research - HE - Excellent Science - MSCA
  • Broadband Electromagnetic Sensing Technologies for Food quality and security assessment, (2020-2024) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Nationally funded research - PRIN
  • EMERALD - ElectroMagnetic imaging for a novel genERation of medicAL Devices, (2018-2022) - Responsabile Scientifico
    UE-funded research - H2020 - Excellent Science - Marie Curie
  • Microwave Imaging Technology for Food Contamination Monitoring, (2017-2019) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Corporate-funded and donor-funded research
  • Microwave Brain Scanner for Cerebrovascular Diseases Monitoring, (2017-2020) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Nationally funded research - PRIN
  • ARROW-AIRCRAFT LIGHTENING THREATH REDUCTION THROUGH WIRING OPTIMIZATION , (2013-2015) - Responsabile Scientifico
    UE-funded research - JTI ARTEMIS
  • UN APPROCCIO A MICROONDE COMBINATO PER LA DIAGNOSTICA PRECOCE DEL TUMORE AL SENO - MICENEA, (2013-2018) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Nationally funded research - FIRB
  • STRUCTURES-STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVEMENT OF CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCE TO ELECTROMAGNETIC ATTACKS, (2012-2015) - Responsabile Scientifico
    UE-funded research - VII PQ - COOPERATION - Security
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Projects funded by commercial contracts

  • “RGBI shift-routing metamaterials - DS1”, (2022-2023) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Commercial Research
  • RGBI shift-routing metamaterials JP2, (2022-2022) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Commercial Research
  • “RGBI shift-routing metamaterials”, (2021-2022) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Commercial Research
  • Near-infrarred metasurfaces design - part II - The study of other wavelengths related to RGB imaging, (2021-2022) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Commercial Research
  • “Near-infrarred metasurfaces design”, (2021-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Commercial Research
  • Verificazione TAR Liguria, (2020-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Consulting
  • “Fast-food” nell'ambito del programma “Proof of Concept 2020” , (2020-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Participation in expenses for research activity
  • “Integration Schemes”, (2020-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Commercial Research
  • Consolidamento delle tecniche MoM di compressione multi-livello per l’analisi elettromagnetica di oggetti complessi ed elettricamente grandi. Upgrade 2015, (2015-2015) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Commercial Research
  • CONSOLIDAMENTO DELLE TECNICHE MOM PER L'ANALISI DI MODELLI DIELETTRICI, (2013-2013) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Commercial Research
  • TECNICHE MOM DI COMPRESIONE MULTI-LIVELLO PER L'ANALISI ELETTROMAGNETICA DI OGGETTI COMPLESSI ED ELETTRICAMENTE GRANDI, (2012-2012) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Commercial Research
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Supervised PhD students

  • Leonardo Cardinali. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (cycle 38, 2022-in progress)
    Research subject: Microwave imaging for Alzheimer's Disease detection
    Antennas, electromagnetic devices, propagation and radars
    Biomedical devices and applications
    Computational Electromagnetics (CEM) and EM simulation
    Radio frequency and microwave electronics
  • Ali Darwish. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (cycle 37, 2021-in progress)
  • Cristina Origlia. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (cycle 37, 2021-in progress)
  • Martin Petek. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (cycle 37, 2021-in progress)
  • Valeria Mariano. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (cycle 35, 2019-in progress)
    Research subject: Microwave imaging algorithms for biomedical applications
    Biomedical devices and applications
  • Marco Ricci. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (cycle 34, 2018-2022)
    Thesis: Design and Validation of a Microwave Device for Food Contamination Real-time Sensing and Imaging
    Antennas, electromagnetic devices, propagation and radars
    Radio frequency and microwave electronics
  • David Orlando Rodriguez Duarte. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (cycle 34, 2018-2022)
    Thesis: EM Device for Cerebrovascular Diseases Imaging
    Biomedical devices and applications
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Publications

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Society and Enterprise

Patents and other intellectual properties

  • UN'UNITÀ PIXEL CON ASSORBITORE A INFRAROSSI, UN ARRAY DI PIXEL E UNA TELECAMERA CHE IMPLEMENTA UN TALE ARRAY DI PIXEL. international Patent - Responsabile Scientifico
    Commercial Research
  • DISPOSITIVO DI IMAGING A MICROONDE PER IL MONITORAGGIO DI DEVIAZIONI DIELETTRICHE IN UN MEZZO. national and international Patent - Responsabile Scientifico
    Commercial Research