Luciano Mescia is an Associate Professor in electromagnetic fields in the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering at the Politecnico di Bari, Italy. His research activities focus on electromagnetic technologies and devices for industrial, biological and biomedical applications. He is conducting works on novel planar, monopole, spiral, and conformal antennas for 5G, wireless and e-health applications as well as studies on electromagnetic energy harvesting systems and, in particular, on the design of innovative rectennas for wearable electronics, wireless sensors, passively powered devices and for collecting the longwave radiation emitted from the Earth.
He is also involved in several research activities pertaining to the analysis and synthesis of novel dielectric lens antennas for biomedical and wireless applications, the development of microwave and pulsed electric field-based electromagnetic systems for biomedical and food processing applications. Other studies pertain to the development of novel fractional calculus-based FDTD schemes to model the transient wave propagation in generic dispersive dielectric materials.
Luciano also works in the field of evolutionary computation, and his research interests include theoretical aspects for the development of artificial neural networks, genetic algorithms, and swarm intelligence to solve electromagnetic optimization problems. Thanks to some international collaborations, he is developing novel research activities about the characterization and optimum design of radiation-hardened and high power rare earth doped fiber amplifiers for space applications.
He cooperates with many national and international research institutions, and he has joined academic and industrial partners' research projects. His work has resulted in about 60 published papers in peer-reviewed and high impact factor international journals, two books, five book chapters, 90 papers in leading international conferences, and one international patent.
He is a scientific committee member of Scienze e Ricerche magazine, the Italian Society of Environmental Medicine, and InResLab. He is an editor of Hindawi Mathematical Problems in Engineering and a panel member of the Italian Prize in Science Communication. In 2015, he received the Honorable Mention by the IEEE MTT-S Central-Southern Italy Award. He is also a member of the Italian Society of Electromagnetism (SIEm).