ELEDIA@UniTN - DICAM, University of Trento

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Email: andrea.massa[at], andrea.massa[at]

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Research Interests

  • Antenna analysis/synthesis
  • Cross-layer optimization
  • Radar systems
  • Signal processing
  • Smart EM Environment
  • Theory/applications of optimization techniques

MASSA Andrea

Director ELEDIA Research Center

Full Professor @ University of Trento (Trento, Italy)

Andrea MASSA (IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, Electromagnetic Academy Fellow) received the Laurea (M.S.) degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, in 1992 and the Ph.D. degree in EECS from the same university in 1996. He is currently a Full Professor of Electromagnetic Fields at the University of Trento, where he currently teaches electromagnetic fields, inverse scattering techniques, antennas and wireless communications, wireless services and devices, and optimization techniques.
At present, Prof. Massa is the director of the network of federated laboratories “ELEDIA Research Center” ( located in Brunei, China, Czech, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Perù, Tunisia with more than 150 researchers. Moreover, he is holder of a Chang-Jiang Chair Professorship @ UESTC (Chengdu – China), Professor @ CentraleSupélec (Paris – France), and Visiting Professor @ Tsinghua (Beijing – China). He has been holder of a Senior DIGITEO Chair at L2S-CentraleSupélec and CEA LIST in Saclay (France), UC3M-Santander Chair of Excellence @ Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), Adjunct Professor at Penn State University (USA), Guest Professor @ UESTC (China), and Visiting Professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (USA), the Nagasaki University (Japan), the University of Paris Sud (France), the Kumamoto University (Japan), and the National University of Singapore (Singapore). He has been appointed IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer (2016-2018) and served as Associate Editor of the “IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation” (2011-2014).

Prof. Massa serves as Associate Editor of the “International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies” and he is member of the Editorial Board of the “Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications”, a permanent member of the “PIERS Technical Committee” and of the “EuMW Technical Committee”, and a ESoA member. He has been appointed in the Scientific Board of the “Società Italiana di Elettromagnetismo (SIEm)” and elected in the Scientific Board of the Interuniversity National Center for Telecommunications (CNIT). He has been appointed in 2011 by the National Agency for the Evaluation of the University System and National Research (ANVUR) as a member of the Recognized Expert Evaluation Group (Area 09, “Industrial and Information Engineering”) for the evaluation of the researches at the Italian University and Research Center for the period 2004-2010. Furthermore, he has been elected as the Italian Member of the Management Committee of the COST Action TU1208 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar”.

His research activities are mainly concerned with inverse problems, analysis/synthesis of antenna systems and large arrays, radar systems synthesis and signal processing, cross-layer optimization and planning of wireless/RF systems, semantic wireless technologies, system-by-design and material-by-design (metamaterials and reconfigurable-materials), and theory/applications of optimization techniques to engineering problems (tele-communications, medicine, and biology).

Prof. Massa published more than 900 scientific publications among which more than 350 on international journals (> 13.500 citations – h-index = 60 [Scopus]; > 11.000 citations – h-index = 54 [ISI-WoS]; > 22.000 citations – h-index = 87 [Google Scholar]) and more than 550 in international conferences where he presented more than 200 invited contributions (> 40 invited keynote speaker) ( He has organized more than 100 scientific sessions in international conferences and has participated to several technological projects in the national and international framework with both national agencies and companies (18 international prj, > 5 M€; 8 national prj, > 5 M€; 10 local prj, > 2 M€; 63 industrial prj, > 10 M€; 6 university prj, > 300 K€).


  • >350
    Journal Publications
  • >550
    Conference Publications