Prof. Filiberto Bilotti
Filiberto Bilotti received the Laurea and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. Since 2002, he has been with the Faculty of Engineering, from 2002 to 2012, and then, the Department of Engineering, Roma Tre University, since 2013, where he has been serving as a Full Professor of Electromagnetic Field Theory, since 2014, and the Director of the Antennas and Metamaterials Research Laboratory, since 2012. His main research interests include analysis and design of microwave antennas and arrays, analytical modelling of artificial electromagnetic materials, metamaterials, and metasurfaces, including their applications at both microwave and optical frequencies. In the last ten years, his main research interests have been focused on the analysis and design of cloaking metasurfaces for antenna systems, on the modelling and applications of (space and) time-varying metasurfaces, on the topological-based design of antennas supporting structured field, on the modeling, design, and implementation of non-linear and reconfigurable metasurfaces, on the concept of meta-gratings and related applications in optics and at microwaves, on the modeling and applications of optical metasurfaces. The research activities developed in the last 20 years, from 1999 to 2019, has resulted in more than 500 articles in international journals, conference proceedings, book chapters, and three patents.,Prof. Bilotti has been serving for the scientific community, by playing leading roles in the management of scientific societies, such as the editorial board of international journals and the organization of conferences and courses. In particular, he was a Founding Member of the Virtual Institute for Artificial Electromagnetic Materials and Metamaterials (Metamorphose VI), in 2007. He was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the Virtual Institute for Artificial Electromagnetic Materials and Metamaterials (Metamorphose VI) for two terms, from 2007 to 2013, and the President for two terms, from 2013 to 2019. He has been serving for the Metamorphose VI as the Vice President and the Executive Director, since 2019. He was a recipient of a number of awards and recognitions, including the elevation to the IEEE fellow grade for contributions to metamaterials for electromagnetic and antenna applications in 2017, an Outstanding Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation in 2016, the NATO SET Panel Excellence Award in 2016, the Finmeccanica Group Innovation Prize in 2014, the Finmeccanica Corporate Innovation Prize in 2014, the IET Best Poster Paper Award (Metamaterials 2013 and Metamaterials 2011), and the Raj Mittra Travel Grant Senior Researcher Award in 2007. In 2007, he hosted the inaugural edition of the International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwave and Optics – Metamaterials Congress. He served as the Chair for the Steering Committee of the International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwave and Optics–Metamaterials Congress for eight editions, from 2008 to 2014, and 2019. He was elected as the General Chair of the Metamaterials Congress, from 2015 to 2018. He was also the General Chair of the Second International Workshop on Metamaterials-by-Design Theory, Methods, and Applications to Communications and Sensing, in 2016. He has been serving as the Chair or a member of the technical program, steering, and organizing committee of the main national and international conferences in the field of applied electromagnetics. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, from 2013 to 2017, and the journal Metamaterials, from 2007 to 2013 and as a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal on RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering, from 2009 to 2015, Nature Scientific Reports, from 2013 to 2016, and EPJ Applied Metamaterials, since 2013. He was also the Guest Editor of five Special Issues in international journals.