Research Fellow, Module Leader
Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
La Spada, L. (2014). Epsilon-Near-Zero Nanoantennas. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Body Area Networksdoi:10.4108/icst.bodynets.2014.257015
In this paper the design of Epsilon Near Zero (ENZ) antennas, working in the infrared and optical regime, is presented. Two different structures are considered: the classical ...
La Spada, L. (2014). Metasurface-Epsilon Near Zero-based Electromagnetic Wave Absorber. In Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Body Area Networksdoi:10.4108/icst.bodynets.2014.257016
The purpose of this paper is to design a new electromagnetic wave absorber. It consists of a planar layered structure with an isotropic Epsilon-Near-Zero (ENZ) material and a ...
Tarparelli, R., Iovine, R., La Spada, L., & Vegni, L. (2013). Electromagnetic analysis of deep brain stimulation. In 2013 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA)doi:10.1109/iceaa.2013.6632424
In this contribution the stimulus complications in DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) are evaluated and discussed. In particular we present a new method to predict the network respo...
This project aims to develop an e-policy platform augmented with a toolbox of applications and online services, which will assist national and regional authorities in the EU in elaborating or revising...
COMPASS will investigate ICT solutions for improving passenger co-modality for long-distiance, rural and urban travel.
Researching and drafting of a case study on exploring emerging ICT-enabled governance models in EU Cities: City of Manchester
La Spada, L., Iovine, R., Tarparelli, R., & Vegni, L. (2013). Metamaterial-based sensor for skin disease diagnostics. In Proceedings Volume 8767, Integrated Photonics: Materials, Devices, and Applications II; 87670Tdoi:10.1117/12.2017561
Skin absorption properties, under diseases conditions, are modified due to the structural variations of chromophores and pigments. The measurement of such different absorption...
Iovine, R., La Spada, L., Tarparelli, R., & Vegni, L. (2013). Multi resonant platform based on modified metallic nanoparticles for biological tissue characterization. In Proceedings Volume 8789, Modeling Aspects in Optical Metrology IVdoi:10.1117/12.2020522
In this contribution optical properties of new metallic nanoparticles for biomedical applications are investigated. These particles consist of a pair of opposing gold prisms w...
Iovine, R., La Spada, L., & Vegni, L. (2013). Nanoplasmonic sensor for chemical measurements. In Proceedings Volume 8774, Optical Sensors 2013doi:10.1117/12.2016836
In this paper plasmonic nanoparticles arranged in an array configuration for the detection of glycerol concentration in aqueous solution, are presented. Glycerol concentration...
Spada, L. L., Iovine, R., & Vegni, L. (2013). Metamaterial-based sensor for hemoglobin measurements. In 2012 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference (LAPC)doi:10.1109/lapc.2012.6403007
The ratio Oxyhemoglobin to Deoxygenated hemoglobin is an important medical parameter for several diseases diagnostics. In this paper a metamaterial-based sensor, operating in ...
La Spada, L., Iovine, R., Bilotti, F., & Vegni, L. (2012). Nanorod-based glucose sensor. In Metamorphose VI: Proceedings of Metamaterials '2012: The Sixth International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics
In this paper, a metamaterial-based sensor consisting of an array of nanorods is proposed. An analytical model, describing the electromagnetic response of the nanorods, is pro...
La Spada, L., Bilotti, F., & Vegni, L. (2012). Metamaterial biosensor for cancer detection. In SENSORS, 2011 IEEEdoi:10.1109/icsens.2011.6127103
In this study a low-cost, compact, and high-performing metamaterial-based biosensor operating in the GHz regime is presented. The sensor is designed to detect the presence of ...
La Spada, L., Bilotti, F., & Vegni, L. (in press). Double CSRR for water content detection in biological matter. In 4th EOS Topical Meeting on Optical Microsystems (OµS’11)
In this study, a low-cost, compact, and high-performing metamaterial-based biosensor operating in the THz frequency range is presented. The sensor is designed to detect the pr...
La Spada, L., Bilotti, F., & Vegni, L. (2011). Metamaterial resonator arrays for organic and inorganic compound sensing. In Proceedings Volume 8306, Photonics, Devices, and Systems V; 83060I (2011)doi:10.1117/12.912267
In this paper, an electromagnetic metamaterial resonator operating in the terahertz frequency range is presented. By arranging the resonator in a planar array, it is possible ...
La Spada, L., Bilotti, F., & Vegni, L. (2011). Metamaterial-based design of biological sensors operating at THz frequencies
In this contribution, we present an omega-shaped electromagnetic resonator, which is of potential interest for THz biosensors. A new analytical model for such an inclusion-typ...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
The overall aim of the SURegen consortium is to undertake research to develop a prototype Regeneration Simulator Workbench (RSW) that meets the decision-making challenges that Sustainable Urban Regene...
Economic and Social Research Council
Previous evidence-based reviews of neighbourhood renewal have suggested, ‘learning from what works’ provides the means to close the skills gap and raise the competencies of the core occupations respon...
The aim of this research is to identify and quantify the changes to driver behaviour, with a specific emphasis on safety, that result f...
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...