Luigi La Spada

luigi la spada

Dr Luigi La Spada

Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Biography

Dr. Luigi La Spada received his bachelor’s and master’s degree (summa cum laude) in Electronics Engineering from University of RomaTre in 2008 and 2010, respectively.
2011 - 2014, he was with the Department of Applied Electronics (University of RomaTre, Italy) and the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering (University of Pennsylvania, USA); where he received his PhD in Electronic Engineering, section: Biomedical Electronics, Electromagnetics, and Telecommunications.
2014 - 2017, he was in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London, as PostDoctoral Research Assistant.
2017 - 2018 (October), he was in the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics at Coventry University as Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
From November 2018 he is in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University as Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

In 2018 the Advances in Engineering (AIE, Canada) committee selected him as a “key scientific contributor to excellence in science and engineering research”. His research received international scientific recognition and high distinction on several media press (i.e. CNN, CBS, Times, Aspen Institute). Moreover, he is the recipient of different awards, among them: 2017 URSI Young Scientist Award (Canada), finalist for 2017 IEEE Young Scientist Award, 2016 ISAP Best Paper Award (Japan) and 2015 EAI recognition for “new technologies in telecommunications and sensing”.

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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Advisory Panel Member: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

 

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42 results

Electromagnetic Nanoparticles for Sensing and Medical Diagnostic Applications

Journal Article
La Spada, L., & Vegni, L. (2018)
Electromagnetic Nanoparticles for Sensing and Medical Diagnostic Applications. Materials, 11(4), 603. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11040603
A modeling and design approach is proposed for nanoparticle-based electromagnetic devices. First, the structure properties were analytically studied using Maxwell’s equations....

A Tool for Modeling, Design and Applications of MetaSurfaces

Conference Proceeding
La Spada, L., & Vegni, A. M. (2018)
A Tool for Modeling, Design and Applications of MetaSurfaces. In Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference, OSA Technical Digest, Th3C.2. doi:10.1364/laop.2018.th3c.2
We present a new approach to model, design and realize MetaSurface structures for sensing and telecommunications. The method turns out to be versatile and has great potential ...

Near-zero-index wires.

Journal Article
La Spada, L., & Vegni, L. (2017)
Near-zero-index wires. Optics express, 25(20), 23699-23708. https://doi.org/10.1364/oe.25.023699
In this work, near-zero-index material boundary properties have been exploited to achieve new electromagnetic functionalities. The extraordinary guiding properties of a cylind...

Modeling and design for electromagnetic surface wave devices

Journal Article
La Spada, L., Haq, S., & Hao, Y. (2017)
Modeling and design for electromagnetic surface wave devices. Radio Science, 52(9), 1049-1057. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017rs006379
A great deal of interest has reemerged recently in the study of surface waves. The possibility to control and manipulate electromagnetic wave propagations at will opens many n...

Modeling and manufacturing for surface wave control.

Conference Proceeding
Spada, L. L., & Hao, Y. (2018)
Modeling and manufacturing for surface wave control. In 2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Advanced Materials and Processes for RF and THz Applications (IMWS-AMP)doi:10.1109/imws-amp.2017.8247375
Recently, a huge interest emerged in the field of surface waves, in particular the possibility to control and manipulate their propagation properties at will. The aim of this ...

Electromagnetic waves control for antennas applications

Conference Proceeding
Spada, L. L., & Hao, Y. (2017)
Electromagnetic waves control for antennas applications. In 2017 IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications (APWC)doi:10.1109/apwc.2017.8062256
Recently, great interest in controlling and manipulating electromagnetic wave propagation from microwave to optical frequencies, has been emerged. Artificial sheet materials w...

Electromagnetic wave control by metasurfaces: From design to manufacturing

Conference Proceeding
Spada, L. L., & Hao, Y. (2017)
Electromagnetic wave control by metasurfaces: From design to manufacturing. In 2017 XXXIInd General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI GASS)doi:10.23919/URSIGASS.2017.8105087
Recently, there have been a new interest in controlling and manipulating electromagnetic waves in different frequency ranges. The development of new two-dimensional materials,...

Tailoring of electromagnetic waves by metasurfaces

Conference Proceeding
Spada, L. L., & Hao, Y. (2017)
Tailoring of electromagnetic waves by metasurfaces. In 2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP)https://doi.org/10.23919/EuCAP.2017.7928143
In the last few years, non-homogeneous metasurfaces captured huge interest in tailoring electromagnetic waves, ranging from microwave to optical frequencies. Several technolog...

Surface wave manipulation based on transformation optics: From design to manufacturing

Conference Proceeding
La Spada, L., & Hao, Y. (2017)
Surface wave manipulation based on transformation optics: From design to manufacturing. In 2016 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP)
In the last few years, much interest has grown in the control and manipulation of electromagnetic surface waves. The aim of this paper is to present a new design and manufactu...

Microwave devices for controlling surface waves

Conference Proceeding
La Spada, L., & Hao, Y. (2016)
Microwave devices for controlling surface waves. In 2016 URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory (EMTS)https://doi.org/10.1109/ursi-emts.2016.7571397
In the last few years, great interest grown up in the control and manipulation of electromagnetic surface wave. The aim of this paper is to present a novel approach to design ...