He was the first European to be conferred the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Education Award in 2005.
His research activity has been concerned with nonlinear electromagnetics, lasers, microwave antennas, microwave and millimeter-wave propagation, microwave medical imaging and passive and active remote sensing of both the atmosphere and the solid land surface. He has been principal investigator and co-investigator of several international remote sensing projects and has coordinated the Concerted Action named European Radar-Optical Research Assemblage (ERA-ORA) within the European Fourth Framework Programme, involving institutions from eight European Countries and the European Space Agency.
He served as General Chairman of the Fourth Specialist Meetings on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing, and has also been a member of Scientific Committees for several conferences.
He has authored and co-authored a few hundred publications, many of them in refereed international journals, books and conference proceedings. He has been member of the Italian URSI Commission F, of AEI and of the IEEE. He has been chairman of the Central and South Italy Section of the IEEE and of the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Chapter.
He is a co-founder of GEO-K, first spin-off company of Tor Vergata University, specializing in geoinformation.
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