Ilaria Catapano received the Laurea degree in telecommunication engineering from the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy, in 2002, and a Ph.D. degree in electric and information engineering from the University of Cassino, Italy, in 2006. In 2003, in the framework of the Ph.D. project, she joined the Electromagnetic Diagnostic Research Group, Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment, National Research Council of Italy (IREA-CNR), where she is currently a Researcher. From October 2006 to March 2007, she has been a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute Fresnel of Marseille, France. In 2010 she was adjunct Professor of Electromagnetic Diagnostic at the Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Italy. She has been Co-Advisor of more than 10 master theses in applied electromagnetics at the Department of Biomedical, Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Naples Federico II. She is IEEE Member and Reviewer for several ISI journals. Her scientific interests include electromagnetic noninvasive diagnostics and are mainly focused on models and effective strategies for electromagnetic forward and inverse scattering problems, the development of microwave tomography strategies for shape reconstruction and electromagnetic characterization of targets hidden in complex environments, and experimental data elaboration. Recently, the research activity has been also addressed on a feasibility study of a new tool for the breast cancer imaging based on a simple and cheap measurement set up and microwave diagnostic techniques. These activities have produced 50 papers, mainly on scientific journals or proceedings of international conferences. Ilaria Catapano received the G. Barzilai Award by the Italian Electromagnetic Society (SIEM) in 2004, and in 2008, she was one of the Young Scientist Awardees at the XXIX URSI General Assembly.
Biography Updated on 18 November 2012