Dipartimento di Ingegneria elettrica ed elettronica

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

February 2006-December 2017

Assistant Professor of Electromagnetic with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari

Since December 2017

Associate Professor of Electromagnetic with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari

TEaching activity

2003-2010

Course of “Antennas” for the Electronic Engineering Degree and the Telecommunications Engineering Degree at the University of Cagliari

2006-2008

Course of “Propagation of Electromagnetic Fields” for the Electronic Engineering Degree at the University of Cagliari

2008-2010

Course of “Radiocommunications in urban environments” for the Electronic Engineering Degree and the Telecommunications Engineering Degree at the University of Cagliari

Since 2011

Course of “Design of Wireless Systems” for the Electronic Engineering Degree and the Telecommunications Engineering Degree at the University of Cagliari

Since 2017

Course of “Pervasive Wireless Systems” for the Electronic Engineering Degree and the Telecommunications Engineering Degree at the University of Cagliari

 

 

RESEARCH ACTIVITY

-          Synthesis, analysis, and design of wire, patch and slot antennas

-          Wearable antennas design and interaction with the human body,

-          Design of substrate integrated waveguides slot antennas

-          Microwave antennas design using genetic programming

-          Periodic structures design (EBG and AMC) through evolutionary programming

-          Printed log-periodic dipole antennas design using innovative feeding techniques and inkjet printing

-          Low-cost RFID tag design in the UHF band.

REwiewer ACTIVITY

Reviewer of the following international journals:

-          “IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation”

-          “IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters”

-          “IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques”

-          “Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications”.

-           “International Journal of Antennas and Propagation”

-          “IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation”

EDITORIAL ACTIVITY

Since February 2019

Associate Editor for “IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation”

January 2019

Guest Editor of the Special Issue "UHF Wearable Antennas for RFID Applications" of “Sensors” Multidisciplinary Open Access International Journal (ISSN 1424-8220)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Since January 2010

Member of the Italian Society of Electromagnetism (SIEM)

Since January 2004

Member of the IEEE

 

 

Conference and special sessions organization

 

2004

Member of the Organizing Committee of the XV RiNEm (Riunione Nazionale di Elettromagnetismo), Cagliari, September 13-16.

2017

Member of the TCP of the 6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MODERN CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES (MOCAST), Thessaloniki, May 4-6.

2018

Member of the TCP of the 7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MODERN CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES (MOCAST), Thessaloniki, May 7-9.

2018

Member of the Organizing Committee of the XXII RiNEm (Riunione Nazionale di Elettromagnetismo), Cagliari, September 3-6.

2019

Organizer of the Special Session “Novel Antennas for RFID Applications” at the International Conference IEEE RFID-TA 2019, Pisa, September 25-27.

Member of the TCP of the International Conference IEEE RFID-TA 2019, Pisa, September 25-27

INVITED PAPERs AND SPEAKER

2019

Giovanni Andrea Casula, Giuseppe Mazzarella, Giorgio Montisci. "Improved Design Techniques for High Performance Planar Waveguide Slot Arrays", Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2019), Rome, 17 - 20 June, 2019.

 

Giovanni Andrea Casula. " A Numerical Study on the Robustness of UWB Wearable Antennas w.r.t. the Human Body Proximity", International Conference IEEE RFID-TA 2019, Pisa, September 25-27, 2019.

 

 

2018

Giovanni Andrea Casula. “A Quarter Mode SIW Antenna for Short Range Wireless Communications”, 2nd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting, AT-RASC 2018

 

Giovanni Andrea Casula. “A Design Rule to Reduce the Human Body Effect on Antennas for Short Range NF-UHF RFID Systems” , 2nd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting, AT-RASC 2018

2016

Tucconi, F., Casula, G.A., Montisci, G., Mazzarella, G.  “Robustness of wearable UHF-band ungrounded antennas to human-body proximity”, URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS 2016

 

Casula, A., Montisci, G., Mazzarella, G., Michel, A., Nepa, P. “A theoretical analysis to reduce the human body effect on wearable PIFAs performance”, URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS 2016.

BIBLIoMETRIC

 

Author or co-author of 46 papers in International Journals, with h-index 14 and 579 citations.

 

1.       Casula, G.A. "A quarter mode SIW antenna for short-range wireless communications", Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications

33(7), pp. 853-864, 2019

2.       Casula, G.A., Montisci, G.  "A design rule to reduce the human body effect on wearable pifa antennas", Electronics (Switzerland), 8(2),244, 2019

3.       Casula, G.A., Montisci, G., Valente, G., Gatto, G.  "A robust printed antenna for UHF wearable applications",     IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 66(8),8362993, pp. 4337-4342, 2018

4.       Casula, G.A., (...), Mazzarella, G., Manara, G. , "Design Considerations on the Placement of a Wearable UHF-RFID PIFA on a Compact Ground Plane" , IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 66(6), pp. 3142-3147, 2018

5.       Melis, A., Concu, R., Trois, A., (...), Casula G. A., Valente, G., Vargiu, G. "SArdinia Roach2-based Digital Architecture for Radio Astronomy (SARDARA)", Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation, 7(1),1850004, 2018

6.       Sanna, G., Montisci, G., Jin, Z., Fanti, A., Casula, G.A. "Design of a low-cost microstrip directional coupler with high coupling for a motion detection sensor", Electronics (Switzerland), 7(2), 25, 2018

7.       Casula, G.A., Montisci, G., Michel, A., Nepa, P. "Robustness of complementary wearable ungrounded antennas with respect to the human body", Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, 31(16), pp. 1685-1697, 2017

8.       Casula, G.A., Michel, A., Montisci, G., Nepa, P., Valente, G. "Energy-Based Considerations for Ungrounded Wearable UHF Antenna Design", IEEE Sensors Journal,17(3),7776814, pp. 687-694, 2017

9.       Casula, G.A., Michel, A., Nepa, P., Montisci, G., Mazzarella, G. "Robustness of Wearable UHF-Band PIFAs to Human-Body Proximity", IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 64(5),7423720, pp. 2050-2055, 2016

10.   Simone, M., Fanti, A., Montisci, G., Casula, G.A., Mazzarella, G. "Combined PSO-FDFD optimization of rectangular ridged waveguides", Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal, 31(2), pp. 144-151, 2016

11.   Casula, G.A., Maxia, P., Montisci, G., (...), Mazzarella, G., Pisanu, T. "A multiband proximity-coupled-fed flexible microstrip antenna for wireless systems", International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, 8536058, 2016

12.   Casula, G.A., Montisci, G., Maxia, P., (...), Fanti, A., Mazzarella, G. "A Low-Cost Dual-Band CPW-Fed Printed LPDA for Wireless Communications", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 15,7353140, pp. 1333-1336, 2016

13.   Yang, H., Jin, Z., Montisci, G., (...), Casula, G.A., Mazzarella, G. "Design equations for cylindrically conformal arrays of longitudinal slots", IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 64(1),7314888, pp. 80-88, 2016

14.   Casula G. A., "Design of a multiband printed LPDA for weather radar reflector systems", Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, 2015

15.   Fanti A., Deias L., Casula G. A., Montisci G., “A Fourth Order FDFD Approach for the Analysis of Sectorial Elliptic Waveguides”, APPLIED COMPUTATIONAL ELECTROMAGNETICS SOCIETY JOURNAL, vol. 30, 2015, ISSN: 1054-4887.

16.   Fanti, A., Casu, S., Desogus, F., Casula G. A., (...), Mazzarella, G., Carta, R. "Evaluation of a microwave resonant cavity as a reactor for enzyme reactions", Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, 29(17), pp. 2380-2392, 2015

17.   Valente, G., Montisci, G., Pisanu, T., (...), Marongiu, P., Casula, G.A. "A Compact L-Band Orthomode Transducer for Radio Astronomical Receivers at Cryogenic Temperature", IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 63(10),7208903, pp. 3218-3227, 2015

18.   CASULA G.A., MONTISCI G., Maxia P., MAZZARELLA G., “A Narrowband Chipless Multiresonator Tag for UHF RFID”, JOURNAL OF ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND APPLICATIONS, vol. 28, p. 214-227, 2014, ISSN: 0920-5071, doi: 10.1080/09205071.2013.862187

19.   Casula G.A., Maxia P., “A MULTIBAND PRINTED LOG-PERIODIC DIPOLE ARRAY FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS”, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, vol. 2014, p. 1-6, 2014, ISSN: 1687-5869, doi: 10.1155/2014/646394

20.   CASULA G.A., Montisci G, Fanti A., Maxia P., Mazzarella G.,  “Evolutionary Design of a Wide Band Flat Wire Antenna for WLAN and Wi-Fi Applications”, APPLIED COMPUTATIONAL ELECTROMAGNETICS SOCIETY JOURNAL, vol. 29, p. 547-557, 2014, ISSN: 1054-4887

21.   CASULA G.A., Montisci G, Mazzarella G, Fanti A., Maxia P., “A TRUNCATED WAVEGUIDE FED BY A MICROSTRIP AS A MULTI-BAND WLAN ANTENNA”, APPLIED COMPUTATIONAL ELECTROMAGNETICS SOCIETY JOURNAL, vol. 29, p. 208-215, 2014, ISSN: 1054-4887

 

22.   Fanti A., Montisci G., Mazzarella G., Casula G.A., "Effective Analysis of Ridged Circular Waveguides with a Curvilinear Frequency-Domain Finite-Difference Approach", APPLIED COMPUTATIONAL ELECTROMAGNETICS SOCIETY JOURNAL, vol. 28, p. 1100-1110, 2013, ISSN: 1054-4887

23.   Fanti A., Montisci G., Mazzarella G., Casula G.A., "VFD Approach to the Computation TE and TM Modes in Elliptic Waveguide on TM Grid”, APPLIED COMPUTATIONAL ELECTROMAGNETICS SOCIETY JOURNAL, vol. 28, p. 1205-1212, 2013, ISSN: 1054-4887

24.   Casula G.A., Mazzarella G., Montisci G., "Structure-based evolutionary programming design of broadband wire antennas", International Journal of Antennas and Propagation 2013 , art. no. 945408, 2013.

25.   Casula G.A., Mazzarella G., Montisci G., "Design of shaped beam planar arrays of waveguide longitudinal slots", International Journal of Antennas and Propagation 2013 , art. no. 767342, 2013.

26.   Casula G.A., Maxia P., Mazzarella G., Montisci G., "Design of a printed log-periodic dipole array for ultra-wideband applications", Progress In Electromagnetics Research C 38 , pp. 15-26, 2013.

27.   Deias L., Mazzarella G., Montisci G., Casula G.A., "Synthesis of artificial magnetic conductors using structure-based evolutionary design", International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, art. no. 607430, 2013.

28.   Montisci G., Jin Z., Li M., Yang H., Casula G.A., Mazzarella G., Fanti A., "Design of multilayer dielectric cover to enhance gain and efficiency of slot arrays", International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, art. no. 917676, 2013.

29.   Casula G.A., Maxia P., MONTISCI G., MAZZARELLA G., Gaudiomonte F. (2013). A Printed LPDA Fed by a Coplanar Waveguide for Broadband Applications. IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, Vol.12, 2013.

30.   Casula G.A., Montisci G., Mazzarella G., Maxia P., Fanti A., "Improved analysis of high-performances planar waveguide slot arrays", Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, Vol.27, Issue 17, 2013.

31.   Casula G.A., Montisci G., Mazzarella G., “A Wideband PET Inkjet-Printed Antenna for UHF RFID”, IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, 2013, in stampa.

32.   MONTISCI G, MAZZARELLA G, CASULA G.A.(2012). Effective Analysis of a Waveguide Longitudinal Slot with Cavity . IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, vol. 60, p. 3104-3110, ISSN: 0018-926X, doi: 10.1109/TAP.2012.2196953

33.   Zusheng Jin, Montisci G, CASULA G.A., Hu Yang, Junqi Lu (2012). Efficient Evaluation of the External Mutual Coupling in Dielectric Covered Waveguide Slot Arrays. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, vol. 2012, 491242, ISSN: 1687-5869, doi: 10.1155/2012/491242

34.   Maxia P, CASULA G.A., MAZZARELLA G, MONTISCI G, Gaudiomonte F, Carta R, Desogus F (2012). A Cylindrical resonant cavity to evaluate the chemical and biological effects of low-power RF electromagnetic fields. MICROWAVE AND OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, vol. 54, p. 2566-2569, ISSN: 0895-2477, doi: 10.1002/mop.27135

35.   CASULA G.A., MAZZARELLA G, MONTISCI G (2012). Effect of the Feeding T-Junctions in the Performance of Planar Waveguide Slot Arrays . IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, vol. 11, p. 953-956, ISSN: 1536-1225, doi: 10.1109/LAWP.2012.2213233

36.   Zusheng Jin, Montisci G, Mazzarella G, Mingchao Li, Hu Yang, CASULA G.A. (2012). Effect of a Multilayer Dielectric Cover on the Behavior of Waveguide Longitudinal Slots. IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, vol. 11, p. 1190-1193, ISSN: 1536-1225, doi: 10.1109/LAWP.2012.2222335

37.   Casula G.A., Mazzarella G, Montisci G (2012). A Truncated Waveguide Fed by a Microstrip as Radiating Element for High Performance Automotive Anti-Collision Radars. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, ISSN: 1687-5877, doi: 10.1155/2012/983281

38.   Fanti A, Mazzarella G, Montisci G, Casula G.A. (2012). COMPUTATION OF THE MODES OF ELLIPTIC WAVEGUIDES WITH A CURVILINEAR 2D FREQUENCY- DOMAIN FINITE-DIFFERENCE APPROACH. ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES, ISSN: 1559-8985

39.   CASULA G.A., MAZZARELLA G, SIRENA N (2011). Evolutionary Design of Wide-Band Parasitic Dipole Arrays. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, vol. 59, p. 4094-4102, ISSN: 0018-926X, doi: 10.1109/TAP.2011.2164185

40.   COSTANZO S, CASULA G.A., BORGIA A, MONTISCI G, Venneri I, DI MASSA G, MAZZARELLA G (2010). SYNTHESIS OF SLOT ARRAYS ON INTEGRATED WAVEGUIDES. IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, vol. 9, p. 962-965, ISSN: 1536-1225, doi: 10.1109/LAWP.2010.2087002

41.   CASULA G.A., MONTISCI G (2009). Design of Dielectric-Covered Planar Arrays of Longitudinal Slots. IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, vol. 8, p. 752-755, ISSN: 1536-1225, doi: 10.1109/LAWP.2009.2021963

42.   CASULA G.A., G. MAZZARELLA, G. MONTISCI (2006). Design of Slot Arrays in a Waveguide Partially Filled with a Dielectric Slab. ELECTRONICS LETTERS, vol. 42, p. 730-731, ISSN: 0013-5194, doi: 10.1049/el:20061336

43.   CASULA G.A., G. MAZZARELLA, G. MONTISCI (2005). A New circuital Model for the Longitudinal-Transverse Waveguide Slot Coupler. MICROWAVE AND OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, vol. 44, p. 313-318, ISSN: 0895-2477, doi: 10.1002/mop.20621

44.   CASULA G.A., G. MAZZARELLA, G. MONTISCI (2004). Effective analysis of a microstrip slot coupler. JOURNAL OF ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND APPLICATIONS, vol. 18, p. 1203-1217, ISSN: 0920-5071, doi: 10.1163/1569393042955333

45.   CASULA G.A., G. MAZZARELLA (2004). A direct computation of the frequency response of planar waveguide slot arrays. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, vol. 52, p. 1909-1912, ISSN: 0018-926X, doi: 10.1109/TAP.2004.830253

46.   G. MONTISCI, CASULA G.A., T. GALIA, G. MAZZARELLA (2003). Design of series-fed printed arrays. JOURNAL OF ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND APPLICATIONS, vol. 17, p. 1767-1780, ISSN: 0920-5071, doi: 10.1163/1569393033227603444

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