Professor of Transport and Director of Transport Research Institute
Al-Atawi, A. M. & Saleh, W. (2012). Tabuk study final report. Edinburgh, Scotland: Transport Research Institute
Tabuk study final report.
La Spada, L., Bilotti, F., & Vegni, L. (2012, April). Sensor design for cancer tissue diagnostics. Paper presented at SPIE Photonics Europe
In this paper, the design of a metamaterial-based sensor, operating in the mid-infrared frequency range, is proposed. The sensor consists of a planar array of complementary ci...
Rye, T., & Wretstrand, A. (2019). Swedish and Scottish National Transport Policy and Spend: a Social Equity Analysis. Sustainability, 11(7), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11071894
(Article in Special Issue "Accessibility and Transportation Equity")
The topic of social equity in transport planning has been dealt with, in particular, by authors such as M...
The mission of CIVITAS CAPITAL is to contribute significantly to the goals of the EU's Transport White Paper by capitalising systematically on the results of CIVITAS and creating an effective "value c...
COMPASS will investigate ICT solutions for improving passenger co-modality for long-distiance, rural and urban travel.
Senior Research Fellow
Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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...
La Spada, L. (2019). Metasurfaces for Advanced Sensing and Diagnostics. Sensors, 19(2), 355. doi:10.3390/s19020355
Interest in sensors and their applications is rapidly evolving, mainly driven by the huge demand of technologies whose ultimate purpose is to improve and enhance health and sa...
Tarparelli, R., Iovine, R., La Spada, L., & Vegni, L. (2014). Surface plasmon resonance of nanoshell particles with PMMA-graphene core. COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 33(6), 2016-2029. doi:10.1108/compel-11-2013-0351
The purpose of this paper is to contribute an analytical and numerical study of a new type of nanoshell particles operating in the visible regime.
The structure consists of a ...
Iovine, R., La Spada, L., Tarparelli, R., & Vegni, L. (2014). Spectral Green's Function for SPR Meta-Structures. Materials Science Forum, 792, 110-114. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/msf.792.110
In this paper we propose a new approach to study the electromagnetic field in Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) meta-structures. The geometry is a planar structure infinitely ex...
Iovine, R., Spada, L. L., & Vegni, L. (2014). Optical Properties of Modified Nanorod Particles for Biomedical Sensing. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 50(2), 169-172. doi:10.1109/tmag.2013.2284552
In this paper, an analytical and numerical investigation for modified gold nanorod particles, operating in the visible and in the infrared regime is proposed. The modified par...
Iovine, R., La Spada, L., & Vegni, L. (2013). Nanoparticle device for biomedical and optoelectronics applications. COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 32(5), 1596-1608. doi:10.1108/compel-03-2013-0105
In this contribution, the aim is to present a nanoparticle device, operating in the visible regime based on the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) phenomenon.
Spada, L. L., Iovine, R., & Vegni, L. (2013). Electromagnetic modeling of ellipsoidal nanoparticles for sensing applications. Optical Engineering, 52(5), 051205. doi:10.1117/1.oe.52.5.051205
We present a new analytical study of metallic nanoparticles, working in the infrared and visible frequency range. The structure consists of triaxial ellipsoidal resonating inc...
Iovine, R., Spada, L. L., & Vegni, L. (2013). Modified Bow-Tie Nanoparticles Operating in the Visible and Near Infrared Frequency Regime. Advances in nanoparticles, 02(01), 21-27. doi:10.4236/anp.2013.21005
In this contribution electromagnetic properties of traditional and modified bow-tie nanoparticles are investigated. The modified bow-tie particles consist of a pair of opposin...
Spada, L. L., Iovine, R., & Vegni, L. (2012). Nanoparticle Electromagnetic Properties for Sensing Applications. Advances in nanoparticles, 01(02), 9-14. doi:10.4236/anp.2012.12002
Nanoparticles play a crucial role in biomedical and sensing applications. In this paper the design of non-spherical gold nanoparticles, operating in the near infrared and visi...
La Spada, L., Bilotti, F., & Vegni, L. (2011). Metamaterial-based Sensor Design Working in Infrared Frequency Range. Progress in electromagnetics research B. Pier B, 34, 205-223. doi:10.2528/pierb11060303
In this paper, we propose the design of high sensitivity and selectivity metamaterial-based biosensors operating in the THz regime. The proposed sensors consist of planar arra...
La Spada, L., & Hao, Y. (2015). Surface wave cloaking using transformation optics. In 2015 1st URSI Atlantic Radio Science Conference (URSI AT-RASC)doi:10.1109/ursi-at-rasc.2015.7302892
Recently, there has been an increasing interest in the study of manipulating surface waves from microwave to optical frequencies [1, 2], especially for the design of conformal...
Spada, L. L. (2015). Electromagnetic modeling of metamaterial-based sensors. doi:10.1109/imws-bio.2014.7032448
In this paper metamaterial-based sensors electromagnetic modeling is presented. In particular, the interaction between the electromagnetic waves and such structures is analyti...
The aim of this research is to identify and quantify the changes to driver behaviour, with a specific emphasis on safety, that result f...