B.Sc. in Experimental Physiscs, University of Florence, 1986
Electronic Systems Engineering, University di Florence,2003
He has been involved in research activities concerning the application of spaceborne and terrestrial radar techniques since 1986. During these more than three working decades, he dedicated to microwave remote sensing, active and passive, both in industrial and research institutions, aiming at the development and experimentation of microwave sensors. He took part in several international remote sensing campaigns organized by ESA and EC, as detailed below, and also national (Italian and Spanish) research contracts and projects. After a first period dedicated to the development of advanced Microwave technologies for Remote Sensing, working in public Research Foundations and Radar companies, he moved to University. He worked with the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications of the University of Florence, and later with the Department of Earth Sciences of the same University, dealing with various applications from the monitoring of volcanic areas, to the development and experimentation of microwave sensors for the detection of vital signs, and Civil Engineering and Cultural Heritage applications. In 2010 he moved to the Institute of Geomatics, where he was involved in the design and experimentation of radar-based sensing techniques. As experimental researcher, he has often leading the design and implementation of prototypes: microwave radiometers, terrestrial Radar (see cited patents) and sensors for different applications (see papers). His research lines fit the CTTC strategic research of the division: Geophysical applications of microwave sensors and techniques, with emphasis in the observation of land surfaces through terrestrial and satellite microwave interferometry, and civil structures monitoring.
Pieraccini, M., Luzi, G., and Atzeni, C. “Tecnica Radar Interferometrica per la misura dello stato vibrazionale di grandi struture” Dossier: 1862/2001. Country: Italy. Date: 13.04.2001
He is one of the PI of the CTTC Spin-off Geo-Kinesia
He authored and co-authored more than 70 peer reviewed papers in International Journals and more than 120 papers for Conference Proceedings of International conferences. His present Bibliometric indexes (@20 July 2020) are:
Scholar: Num. citations 3825, H index: 34, i10-index 62.
Scopus: Num. citations 2525, H index:28
He acts regularly as reviewers for the following journal: IEEE TRGS, IEEE GRSL, IEEE JSTAR, Remote Sensing, Sensors, International Journal of Remote sensing, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, ISPRS publications (International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing)
Recent Keynotes/invited presentations in international conferences
European Geoscience Union 2020 Conference GI5.2 Terrestrial Radar Interferometry Applications in Geosciences Convenor
Lecturer at the 8 editions of the International course at CTTC: “Ground Based SAR for deformation Monitoring: data analysis”.
He is founder member of the Microwave Remote Sensing Centre which organizes every two years since 1988 The International Specialist meeting of Microwave Radiometry (mRAD) sponsored by IEEE, NASA ESA and other outstanding institutes linked to Space missions.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8924-9029
Grant agreement No 776335