Luciano Mescia received the M.S. degree in electronic engineering in 2000 and the Ph.D. degree in electromagnetic fields in 2003. In January 2005, he joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (DEE) at the Polytechnic University of Bari, Bari, Italy, as Assistant Professor. His research activity focuses on fiber and integrated optic technologies, with emphasis on rare-earth doped active devices; optical sensors for the environmental monitoring; optical fibers for industrial, biological, and biomedical applications. His work includes the theoretical and experimental investigation of photonic crystal fiber (PCF) lasers and amplifiers, midinfrared optical fiber oscillators, pump power coupling techniques, innovative cascade lasing schemes, slow light generation in PCF, lasing action in rare earth doped microspheres, and supercontinuum generation in photonic-quasicrystal fibers. His recent research activity is devoted to the development of artificial neural networks, genetic algorithm, and swarm intelligence applied to rare earth doped fiber lasers and amplifiers. Moreover, Mescia is developing new studies regarding the design of an antenna array that collects the longwave radiation emitted from the earth and converts it into electricity as well as the analysis and synthesis of novel dielectric lens antennas for biomedical applications in the field of microwave and millimeter wave. He cooperated with many national and international research institutions, and he joined several research projects with academic and industrial partners. His research work has resulted in more than 100 publications in high-impact ISI scientific and engineering peer-reviewed journals, leading international conferences, lectures, and invited papers. He is involved in many activities as a chair, editor, and reviewer. Moreover, Mescia is a Member of the Italian Society of Optics and Photonics (SIOF-EOS) and Italian Society of Electromagnetism (SIEm).
Biography Updated on 5 January 2013