Domenico Solimini

Domenico Solimini was Assistant Professor at the University of Rome, Italy during 1963-1964, Research Assistant at the University of California at Berkeley from 1964 to 1966, Assistant Professor with tenure and course lecturing from 1966 to 1980 at the University of Rome and became a Full Professor in 1980 at the same university. Since 1981 he has been Full Professor with the Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy, where he has acted as Dean of the Electronics Engineering Laurea Course, of the Environmental Engineering Laurea Course and of the GeoInformation PhD Programme (, director of the Department of Computer, Systems and Industrial Engineering and supervisor of the Tor Vergata Earth Observation Laboratory ( He has given courses on Antennas and Propagation (since 1966), Remote Sensing (since 1975) and Electromagnetic Fields (since 1979). His 1975 Remote Sensing course was the first of its kind in Italian universities. He is now teaching Understanding Earth Observation to the Computer Science, Control and GeoInformation PhD candidates at Tor Vergata University.

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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