Francesca Vipiana

Full Professor
Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (DET)

  • Member of Interdepartmental Center PolitoBIOMed Lab - Biomedical Engineering Lab
  • Member 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 Sklodowska-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”.

Scientific branch

ING-INF/02 - ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS
(Area 0009 - Industrial and information engineering)

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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Research

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Supervised PhD students

  • Kaan Aktas. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (39th cycle, 2023-in progress)
  • Martina Gugliermino. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (39th cycle, 2023-in progress)
  • Calin Ion Maraloiu. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (39th cycle, 2023-in progress)
  • Jorge Martin Villar. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (39th cycle, 2023-in progress)
  • Stefano Moda. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (39th cycle, 2023-in progress)
  • Leonardo Cardinali. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (38th cycle, 2022-in progress)
    Antennas, electromagnetic devices, propagation and radars
    Biomedical devices and applications
    Computational Electromagnetics (CEM) and EM simulation
    Radio frequency and microwave electronics
    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 (37th cycle, 2021-in progress)
  • Cristina Origlia. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (37th cycle, 2021-in progress)
  • Martin Petek. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (37th cycle, 2021-in progress)
  • Valeria Mariano. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (35th cycle, 2019-2023)
    Thesis: Microwave Imaging and Sensing Algorithms for Brain Stroke Diagnosis
    Biomedical devices and applications
    Biomedical devices and applications
  • Marco Ricci. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (34th cycle, 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 (34th cycle, 2018-2022)
    Thesis: EM Device for Cerebrovascular Diseases Imaging
    Biomedical devices and applications
    Biomedical devices and applications
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