Roma Tre University

Roma Tre University

Partner description

The University of Roma Tre (Università degli Studi Roma Tre) was established in 1992 and nowadays it represents a central point of reference in the academic scenario at both local and national level thanks to its quality teaching and research programmes. The University has 13 Departments (including Architecture, Economics, Business Economics, Philosophy, Communication and Performing Arts, Law, Civil Computer Science and Aeronautical Technologies Engineering, Industrial Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Mathematics and Physics, Science, Education Sciences, Political Science, Humanities), 8 specialized Libraries and 10 Centres. The University hosts about 970 teachers (553 Full and Associate professors, 353 research assistants and 36 language experts) and nearly 40,000 students.

The University has gradually but constantly brought into focus its particular profile of a dynamic and efficient seat of learning, offering a wide-range of graduate and post graduate courses (about 84 degree courses, 24 PhDs and 61 post-degree courses), focusing on the quality of teaching and the introduction of students into the labor market. Step by step, this led to the successful acknowledgement of Roma Tre also at the international level. The university is member of:

  • UNICA Network (Universities of the European Capital Cities);
  • UNISCAPE (European Network of Universities for the Implementation of the European Landscape Convention);
  • EUA (European University Association).

Since its constitution, Roma Tre has placed particular emphasis on international cooperation, and it is an active participant in the European Union exchange programs. Particularly, Roma Tre has taken part in the Erasmus program since 1993/1994. In the academic year 2002/2003, Roma Tre was awarded the Erasmus University Charter (EUC), thus obtaining the right to participate in the Erasmus Program.  Roma Tre is involved, either as coordinator or as partner, in around 81 European Research projects.

Department of Industrial, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering

The project activities are carried out at the Department of Industrial, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering (DIIEM) of Roma Tre University. The DIIEM intends to be the centre of excellence of the University as for the main areas of Industrial, Electronic, Mechanical Engineering and applied sciences thanks to the synergy between human and instrumental resources which contribute to the sustainable development of contemporary society.

The achievement of this aim is carried out through the following activities:

  • innovative and multidisciplinary educational programmes at all university levels, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, PhD, postgraduate courses for the training of new professionals enabling them to face the ever-changing labour market changes;
  • scientific excellence research promoting sustainable innovation through an increasing cooperation between business world and new professional profiles in order to generate and share ideas and technologies meeting the growing needs of an increasingly smart, safe, sustainable society;
  • transfer of processes and product innovation towards the world of manufacturing supply chains and industrial services, research centre, public bodies for the enhancement of the local social and productive system.

Within this context the education and training of young people constitute a key point for the activities of DIIEM. This is achieved through a high and significant student participation according to the individual educational path through teaching and research laboratories and through the wide range of projects research and technology transfer held by the Department.

Role in the Project

Roma Tre University is the Coordinator of the project and guides the Project Office activities (WP5). In addition, Roma Tre is the lead beneficiary of WP2 (“Metalenses for antennas”) whose main objectives are:

  • Designing and numerically characterizing plasma-based metadevices working as reconfigurable lenses for wire and aperture antennas
  • Manufacturing and experimentally testing two reconfigurable meta-devices demonstrators
  • Confirming the suitability of plasma as a platform for reconfigurable high-frequency EM devices

Finally, Roma Tre University is involved in some of the other scientific tasks devoted to the physical investigations of metasurfaces and plasma physics.

Team Members

ALESSIO MONTI received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering (summa cum laude), the M.S. degree in telecommunications engineering (summa cum laude) and the Ph.D degree in biomedical electronics, electromagnetics and telecommunications engineering from ROMA TRE University, Rome, Italy, in 2008, 2010 and 2015, respectively.

From 2013 to 2021, he was with the Niccolò Cusano University, Rome, Italy, while, since November 2021, he is with the ROMA TRE University where he serves as an Associate Professor in Electromagnetic Field Theory in the Department of Industrial, Electronic, and Mechanical Engineering.

His research interests include varied theoretical and application-oriented aspects of metamaterials and metasurfaces at microwave and optical frequencies, the design of functionalized covers and invisibility devices for antennas and antenna arrays and the electromagnetic modelling of micro- and nano-structured artificial surfaces. His research activities resulted in 120+ papers published in international journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. Prof. Monti has been also involved as leader or senior researcher in the activities of 30+ research projects funded either by national and international bodies or by private companies. Among them, he is currently the responsible of a local unit for the project “MANTLES” focused on the use of cloaking metasurfaces for antennas (PRIN 2017 project number 2017BHFZKH) and the principal investigator of the Horizon Europe project “PULSE” focused on reconfigurable plasma metasurfaces (EIC Pathfinder Open project number 10109931).

ALESSANDRO TOSCANO graduated in Electronic Engineering from Sapienza University of Rome in 1988 and he received his PhD in 1993.  Since 2011, he has been Full Professor of Electromagnetic Fields at Roma Tre University and the Head of the Electromagnetic Environmental Diagnostics Lab. He carries out an intense academic and scientific activity, both nationally and internationally.

From April 2013 to January 2018 he was a member of Roma Tre University Academic Senate and served as Vice-Rector for Innovation and Technology Transfer from 2018 to 2021. From October 2016 to October 2018, he is a member of the National Commission which enables National Scientific Qualifications to Full and Associate Professors in the scientific disciplinary sector 09/F1 – Electromagnetic fields. Prof. Toscano is currently member of the board of director of Radiolabs (a non-for-profit Research Consortium) and of the scientific council of CIRIAF (Interuniversity Research Center on Pollution and the Environment). Alessandro Toscano’s scientific research has as ultimate objective the conceiving, designing and manufacturing of innovative electromagnetic components with a high technological content that show enhanced performance compared to those obtained with traditional technologies and that respond to the need for environment and human health protection. His research activities are focused on three fields: metamaterials and unconventional materials, research and development of electromagnetic cloaking devices and their applications and the research and manufacturing of innovative antenna systems and miniaturized components.

DAVIDE RAMACCIA received the B.S. and M.S. degrees (summa cum laude) in electronic and ICT engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy, in 2007, 2009, and 2013, respectively.

He was with the Department of Engineering, from 2013 to 2021, and has been with the Department of Industrial, Electronic, and Mechanical Engineering, since 2021, with Roma Tre University.

His main research interests include the modeling and design of (space–) time-varying metamaterials and metasurfaces and their applications to microwave components and antennas. He also investigates the anomalous scattering effects rising in temporal metamaterials and metasurfaces, with the aim to develop novel guiding and radiating devices. His research activity led to the publication of 140+ scientific papers in international scientific journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters, and he holds a patent on self-filtering antennas for satellite applications. He has been involved as team member and WP leader in more than 25 national, European, and international projects on the design, application, and industrialization of metamaterials, metasurfaces and antenna systems.

PULSE – Plasma reconfigUrabLe metaSurface tEchnologies

Project number: 101099313 Starting date: 1 March 2023