Luigi La Spada

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Dr Luigi La Spada

Lecturer

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”.

Research Groups

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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)

 

Date


49 results

Targeted dielectric coating of silver nanoparticles with silica to manipulate optical properties for metasurface applications

Journal Article
Lalegani, Z., Ebrahimi, S. S., Hamawandi, B., La Spada, L., Batili, H., & Toprak, M. (in press)
Targeted dielectric coating of silver nanoparticles with silica to manipulate optical properties for metasurface applications. Materials Chemistry and Physics, Article 126250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2022.126250
An epsilon-negative metamaterial (ENM) containing core@shell nanoparticles (NPs) was designed, where silver (Ag) NPs served as core and silica (SiO2) was used as spacer shell....

The Graphene Field Effect Transistor Modeling Based on an Optimized Ambipolar Virtual Source Model for DNA Detection

Journal Article
Akbari, M., Shahbazzadeh, M. J., La Spada, L., & Khajehzadeh, A. (2021)
The Graphene Field Effect Transistor Modeling Based on an Optimized Ambipolar Virtual Source Model for DNA Detection. Applied Sciences, 11(17), https://doi.org/10.3390/app11178114
The graphene-based Field Effect Transistors (GFETs), due to their multi-parameter characteristics, are growing rapidly as an important detection component for the apt detectio...

Modeling, design, and synthesis of gram-scale monodispersed silver nanoparticles using microwave-assisted polyol process for metamaterial applications

Journal Article
Lalegani, Z., Ebrahimi, S. S., Hamawandi, B., La Spada, L., & Toprak, M. (2020)
Modeling, design, and synthesis of gram-scale monodispersed silver nanoparticles using microwave-assisted polyol process for metamaterial applications. Optical Materials, 108, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2020.110381
High-yield monodispersed silver (Ag) nanospheres were modeled, designed, and synthesized by microwave-assisted (MW-assisted) polyol method from AgNO3, polyvinyl pyrrolidone (P...

Metasurface sensors for healthcare applications

Conference Proceeding
Durant, A., Lacoste, C., Donnelly, E., & Spada, L. L. (2020)
Metasurface sensors for healthcare applications. https://doi.org/10.23919/eucap48036.2020.9135976
Electromagnetic sensors have received huge attention in the last few years, due to the rising demand of devices able to improve quality, performance and safety in different in...

Metamaterials for electromagnetic and thermal waves

Conference Proceeding
Donnelly, E., Durant, A., Lacoste, C., & Spada, L. L. (2020)
Metamaterials for electromagnetic and thermal waves. https://doi.org/10.23919/eucap48036.2020.9135673
In the last decade, electromagnetic metamaterials, thanks to their exotic properties and the possibility to control electromagnetic waves at will, become crucial building bloc...

Artificial Intelligence and COVID-19: Deep Learning Approaches for Diagnosis and Treatment

Journal Article
Jamshidi, M. B., Lalbakhsh, A., Talla, J., Peroutka, Z., Hadjilooei, F., Lalbakhsh, P., …Mohyuddin, W. (2020)
Artificial Intelligence and COVID-19: Deep Learning Approaches for Diagnosis and Treatment. IEEE Access, 8, 109581-109595. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2020.3001973
COVID-19 outbreak has put the whole world in an unprecedented difficult situation bringing life around the world to a frightening halt and claiming thousands of lives. Due to ...

Electromagnetic and thermal nanostructures: from waves to circuits

Journal Article
Donnelly, E., & La Spada, L. (2020)
Electromagnetic and thermal nanostructures: from waves to circuits. Engineering Research Express, 2(1), 015045. https://doi.org/10.1088/2631-8695/ab7a78
Nanomaterials have become crucial to develop new technologies in several practical applications fields. Until now nanostructures have been mostly associated with electromagnet...

Controlling Light by Curvilinear MetaSurfaces

Conference Proceeding
Taibi, A. M., Durant, A., Loscrí, V., Vegni, A. M., & Spada, L. L. (2019)
Controlling Light by Curvilinear MetaSurfaces. In NANOCOM '19: Proceedings of the Sixth Annual ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication. https://doi.org/10.1145/3345312.3345484
Huge interest in controlling and manipulating electromagnetic waves is recently and strongly evolving, mainly due to the growing demand of reliable technologies in several app...

MetaSurface Structure Design and Channel Modelling for THz Band Communications

Conference Proceeding
La Spada, L., Loscri, V., & Vegni, A. M. (2019)
MetaSurface Structure Design and Channel Modelling for THz Band Communications. https://doi.org/10.1109/infcomw.2019.8845308
Recently, a huge interest has been raised in controlling and manipulating electromagnetic waves by means of MetaSurfaces. This type of material makes possible the control of p...

Curvilinear MetaSurfaces for Surface Wave Manipulation.

Journal Article
La Spada, L., Spooner, C., Haq, S., & Hao, Y. (2019)
Curvilinear MetaSurfaces for Surface Wave Manipulation. Scientific Reports, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-36451-8
Artificial sheet materials, known as MetaSurfaces, have been applied to fully control both space and surface waves due to their exceptional abilities to dynamically tailor wav...