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Targeted dielectric coating of silver nanoparticles with silica to manipulate optical properties for metasurface applications (2022)
Journal Article
Lalegani, Z., Ebrahimi, S. S., Hamawandi, B., La Spada, L., Batili, H., & Toprak, M. (2022). Targeted dielectric coating of silver nanoparticles with silica to manipulate optical properties for metasurface applications. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 28

An epsilon-negative metamaterial (ENM) containing core@shell nanoparticles (NPs) was designed, where silver (Ag) NPs served as core and silica (SiO2) was used as spacer shell. AgNPs were synthesized in large scale, using microwave-a... Read More about Targeted dielectric coating of silver nanoparticles with silica to manipulate optical properties for metasurface applications.

The Graphene Field Effect Transistor Modeling Based on an Optimized Ambipolar Virtual Source Model for DNA Detection (2021)
Journal Article
Akbari, M., Shahbazzadeh, M. J., La Spada, L., & Khajehzadeh, A. (2021). The Graphene Field Effect Transistor Modeling Based on an Optimized Ambipolar Virtual Source Model for DNA Detection. Applied Sciences, 11(17), Article 8114. https://doi.org/10.3390/

The graphene-based Field Effect Transistors (GFETs), due to their multi-parameter characteristics, are growing rapidly as an important detection component for the apt detection of disease biomarkers, such as DNA, in clinical diagnostics and biomedica... Read More about The Graphene Field Effect Transistor Modeling Based on an Optimized Ambipolar Virtual Source Model for DNA Detection.

Deep Learning Techniques and COVID-19 Drug Discovery: Fundamentals, State-of-the-Art and Future Directions (2021)
Book Chapter
Jamshidi, M. B., Lalbakhsh, A., Talla, J., Peroutka, Z., Roshani, S., Matousek, V., …Lotfi, S. (2021). Deep Learning Techniques and COVID-19 Drug Discovery: Fundamentals, State-of-the-Art and Future Directions. In I. Arpaci, M. Al-Emran, M. A. Al-Sharaf

The world is in a frustrating situation, which is exacerbating due to the time-consuming process of the COVID-19 vaccine design and production. This chapter provides a comprehensive investigation of fundamentals, state-of-the-art and some perspective... Read More about Deep Learning Techniques and COVID-19 Drug Discovery: Fundamentals, State-of-the-Art and Future Directions.

Modeling, design, and synthesis of gram-scale monodispersed silver nanoparticles using microwave-assisted polyol process for metamaterial applications (2020)
Journal Article
Lalegani, Z., Ebrahimi, S. S., Hamawandi, B., La Spada, L., & Toprak, M. (2020). Modeling, design, and synthesis of gram-scale monodispersed silver nanoparticles using microwave-assisted polyol process for metamaterial applications. Optical Materials, 108

High-yield monodispersed silver (Ag) nanospheres were modeled, designed, and synthesized by microwave-assisted (MW-assisted) polyol method from AgNO3, polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP), and ethylene glycol (EG), as precursors, at 145 °C within a short reac... Read More about Modeling, design, and synthesis of gram-scale monodispersed silver nanoparticles using microwave-assisted polyol process for metamaterial applications.

Metamaterials for electromagnetic and thermal waves (2020)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Donnelly, E., Durant, A., Lacoste, C., & Spada, L. L. (2020). Metamaterials for electromagnetic and thermal waves. . https://doi.org/10.23919/eucap48036.2020.9135673

In the last decade, electromagnetic metamaterials, thanks to their exotic properties and the possibility to control electromagnetic waves at will, become crucial building blocks to develop new and advanced technologies in several practical applicatio... Read More about Metamaterials for electromagnetic and thermal waves.

Metasurface sensors for healthcare applications (2020)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Durant, A., Lacoste, C., Donnelly, E., & Spada, L. L. (2020). Metasurface sensors for healthcare applications. . https://doi.org/10.23919/eucap48036.2020.9135976

Electromagnetic sensors have received huge attention in the last few years, due to the rising demand of devices able to improve quality, performance and safety in different industrial sectors: both sensing and medical industries are outstanding examp... Read More about Metasurface sensors for healthcare applications.

Artificial Intelligence and COVID-19: Deep Learning Approaches for Diagnosis and Treatment (2020)
Journal Article
Jamshidi, M. B., Lalbakhsh, A., Talla, J., Peroutka, Z., Hadjilooei, F., Lalbakhsh, P., …Mohyuddin, W. (2020). Artificial Intelligence and COVID-19: Deep Learning Approaches for Diagnosis and Treatment. IEEE Access, 8, 109581-109595. https://doi.org/10.

COVID-19 outbreak has put the whole world in an unprecedented difficult situation bringing life around the world to a frightening halt and claiming thousands of lives. Due to COVID-19’s spread in 212 countries and territories and increasing numbers o... Read More about Artificial Intelligence and COVID-19: Deep Learning Approaches for Diagnosis and Treatment.

Electromagnetic and thermal nanostructures: from waves to circuits (2020)
Journal Article
Donnelly, E., & La Spada, L. (2020). Electromagnetic and thermal nanostructures: from waves to circuits. Engineering Research Express, 2(1), 015045. https://doi.org/10.1088/2631-8695/ab7a78

Nanomaterials have become crucial to develop new technologies in several practical applications fields. Until now nanostructures have been mostly associated with electromagnetism and optics. The aim of this letter is to extend the applicability of su... Read More about Electromagnetic and thermal nanostructures: from waves to circuits.

Controlling Light by Curvilinear MetaSurfaces (2019)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Taibi, A. M., Durant, A., Loscrí, V., Vegni, A. M., & Spada, L. L. (2019). Controlling Light by Curvilinear MetaSurfaces. In NANOCOM '19: Proceedings of the Sixth Annual ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication. https://doi.

Huge interest in controlling and manipulating electromagnetic waves is recently and strongly evolving, mainly due to the growing demand of reliable technologies in several application fields, such as communications, healthcare, military and safety. D... Read More about Controlling Light by Curvilinear MetaSurfaces.

MetaSurface Structure Design and Channel Modelling for THz Band Communications (2019)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
La Spada, L., Loscri, V., & Vegni, A. M. (2019). MetaSurface Structure Design and Channel Modelling for THz Band Communications. . https://doi.org/10.1109/infcomw.2019.8845308

Recently, a huge interest has been raised in controlling and manipulating electromagnetic waves by means of MetaSurfaces. This type of material makes possible the control of phase and amplitude of electromagnetic waves paving the way of different app... Read More about MetaSurface Structure Design and Channel Modelling for THz Band Communications.

Curvilinear MetaSurfaces for Surface Wave Manipulation. (2019)
Journal Article
La Spada, L., Spooner, C., Haq, S., & Hao, Y. (2019). Curvilinear MetaSurfaces for Surface Wave Manipulation. Scientific Reports, 9(1), Article 3107. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-36451-8

Artificial sheet materials, known as MetaSurfaces, have been applied to fully control both space and surface waves due to their exceptional abilities to dynamically tailor wave fronts and polarization states, while maintaining small footprints. Howev... Read More about Curvilinear MetaSurfaces for Surface Wave Manipulation..

Metasurfaces for Advanced Sensing and Diagnostics (2019)
Journal Article
La Spada, L. (2019). Metasurfaces for Advanced Sensing and Diagnostics. Sensors, 19(2), 355. https://doi.org/10.3390/s19020355

Interest in sensors and their applications is rapidly evolving, mainly driven by the huge demand of technologies whose ultimate purpose is to improve and enhance health and safety. Different electromagnetic technologies have been recently used and ac... Read More about Metasurfaces for Advanced Sensing and Diagnostics.

A Tool for Modeling, Design and Applications of MetaSurfaces (2018)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
La Spada, L., & Vegni, A. M. (2018). A Tool for Modeling, Design and Applications of MetaSurfaces. In Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (Th3C.2). https://doi.org/10.1364/laop.2018.th3c.2

We present a new approach to model, design and realize MetaSurface structures for sensing and telecommunications. The method turns out to be versatile and has great potential to be used for practical electromagnetic applications.

Electromagnetic Nanoparticles for Sensing and Medical Diagnostic Applications (2018)
Journal Article
La Spada, L., & Vegni, L. (2018). Electromagnetic Nanoparticles for Sensing and Medical Diagnostic Applications. Materials, 11(4), 603. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11040603

A modeling and design approach is proposed for nanoparticle-based electromagnetic devices. First, the structure properties were analytically studied using Maxwell’s equations. The method provides us a robust link between nanoparticles electromagnetic... Read More about Electromagnetic Nanoparticles for Sensing and Medical Diagnostic Applications.

Modeling and manufacturing for surface wave control. (2018)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Spada, L. L., & Hao, Y. (2018). Modeling and manufacturing for surface wave control. In 2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Advanced Materials and Processes for RF and THz Applications (IMWS-AMP). https://doi.org/10.1109/imws-amp.2

Recently, a huge interest emerged in the field of surface waves, in particular the possibility to control and manipulate their propagation properties at will. The aim of this paper is to present a new approach to design new devices for surface waves... Read More about Modeling and manufacturing for surface wave control..

Electromagnetic wave control by metasurfaces: From design to manufacturing (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Spada, L. L., & Hao, Y. (2017). Electromagnetic wave control by metasurfaces: From design to manufacturing. In 2017 XXXIInd General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI GASS). https://doi.org/10.23919/URSIGA

Recently, there have been a new interest in controlling and manipulating electromagnetic waves in different frequency ranges. The development of new two-dimensional materials, called meta-surfaces, have been used to control and tailor the electromagn... Read More about Electromagnetic wave control by metasurfaces: From design to manufacturing.

Electromagnetic waves control for antennas applications (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Spada, L. L., & Hao, Y. (2017). Electromagnetic waves control for antennas applications. In 2017 IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications (APWC). https://doi.org/10.1109/apwc.2017.8062256

Recently, great interest in controlling and manipulating electromagnetic wave propagation from microwave to optical frequencies, has been emerged. Artificial sheet materials with sub-wavelength thickness, meta-surfaces, have been applied to control w... Read More about Electromagnetic waves control for antennas applications.

Modeling and design for electromagnetic surface wave devices (2017)
Journal Article
La Spada, L., Haq, S., & Hao, Y. (2017). Modeling and design for electromagnetic surface wave devices. Radio Science, 52(9), 1049-1057. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017rs006379

A great deal of interest has reemerged recently in the study of surface waves. The possibility to control and manipulate electromagnetic wave propagations at will opens many new research areas and leads to lots of novel applications in engineering. I... Read More about Modeling and design for electromagnetic surface wave devices.

Tailoring of electromagnetic waves by metasurfaces (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Spada, L. L., & Hao, Y. (2017). Tailoring of electromagnetic waves by metasurfaces. In 2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP). https://doi.org/10.23919/EuCAP.2017.7928143

In the last few years, non-homogeneous metasurfaces captured huge interest in tailoring electromagnetic waves, ranging from microwave to optical frequencies. Several technologies have been proposed, but a general design approach is still missing: the... Read More about Tailoring of electromagnetic waves by metasurfaces.

Surface wave manipulation based on transformation optics: From design to manufacturing (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
La Spada, L., & Hao, Y. (2016, October). Surface wave manipulation based on transformation optics: From design to manufacturing. Presented at 2016 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP), Okinawa, Japan

In the last few years, much interest has grown in the control and manipulation of electromagnetic surface waves. The aim of this paper is to present a new design and manufacturing approach based on Transformation Optics. To validate the proposed desi... Read More about Surface wave manipulation based on transformation optics: From design to manufacturing.

Microwave devices for controlling surface waves (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
La Spada, L., & Hao, Y. (2016). Microwave devices for controlling surface waves. In 2016 URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory (EMTS). https://doi.org/10.1109/ursi-emts.2016.7571397

In the last few years, great interest grown up in the control and manipulation of electromagnetic surface wave. The aim of this paper is to present a novel approach to design new devices able to manipulate them. To validate the proposed design, two s... Read More about Microwave devices for controlling surface waves.

Surface Wave Cloak from Graded Refractive Index Nanocomposites (2016)
Journal Article
La Spada, L., McManus, T. M., Dyke, A., Haq, S., Zhang, L., Cheng, Q., & Hao, Y. (2016). Surface Wave Cloak from Graded Refractive Index Nanocomposites. Scientific Reports, 6(1), 29363. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep29363

Recently, a great deal of interest has been re-emerged on the possibility to manipulate surface waves, in particular, towards the THz and optical regime. Both concepts of Transformation Optics (TO) and metamaterials have been regarded as one of key e... Read More about Surface Wave Cloak from Graded Refractive Index Nanocomposites.

A generic design approach for metasurfaces to manipulate surface waves (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
La Spada, L., & Hao, Y. (2016). A generic design approach for metasurfaces to manipulate surface waves. In 2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP). https://doi.org/10.1109/eucap.2016.7481760

Recently, there have been increasing interests in controlling and manipulating surface wave propagation based on metasufaces ranging from microwave to optical frequencies. Despite this, a general design tool, linking metasurfaces with classic EM theo... Read More about A generic design approach for metasurfaces to manipulate surface waves.

Isotropic and anisotropic surface wave cloaking techniques (2016)
Journal Article
McManus, T. M., La Spada, L., & Hao, Y. (2016). Isotropic and anisotropic surface wave cloaking techniques. Journal of Optics, 18(4), 044005. https://doi.org/10.1088/2040-8978/18/4/044005

In this paper we compare two different approaches for surface waves cloaking. The first technique is a unique application of Fermat's principle and requires isotropic material properties, but owing to its derivation is limited in its applicability. T... Read More about Isotropic and anisotropic surface wave cloaking techniques.

Metamaterial-based wideband electromagnetic wave absorber (2016)
Journal Article
La Spada, L., & Vegni, L. (2016). Metamaterial-based wideband electromagnetic wave absorber. Optics express, 24(6), 5763. https://doi.org/10.1364/oe.24.005763

In this paper, an analytical and numerical study of a new type of electromagnetic absorber, operating in the infrared and optical regime, is proposed. Absorption is obtained by exploiting Epsilon-Near-Zero materials. The structure electromagnetic pro... Read More about Metamaterial-based wideband electromagnetic wave absorber.

Surface wave cloaking using transformation optics (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
La Spada, L., & Hao, Y. (2015). Surface wave cloaking using transformation optics. In 2015 1st URSI Atlantic Radio Science Conference (URSI AT-RASC). https://doi.org/10.1109/ursi-at-rasc.2015.7302892

Recently, there has been an increasing interest in the study of manipulating surface waves from microwave to optical frequencies [1, 2], especially for the design of conformal antennas and devices in communications and radar applications [3]. Some of... Read More about Surface wave cloaking using transformation optics.

Electromagnetic modeling of metamaterial-based sensors (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Spada, L. L. (2015). Electromagnetic modeling of metamaterial-based sensors. . https://doi.org/10.1109/imws-bio.2014.7032448

In this paper metamaterial-based sensors electromagnetic modeling is presented. In particular, the interaction between the electromagnetic waves and such structures is analytically studied. The proposed sensors consist of array of resonant metallic s... Read More about Electromagnetic modeling of metamaterial-based sensors.

Epsilon-Near-Zero Nanoantennas (2014)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
La Spada, L. (2014). Epsilon-Near-Zero Nanoantennas. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Body Area Networks. https://doi.org/10.4108/icst.bodynets.2014.257015

In this paper the design of Epsilon Near Zero (ENZ) antennas, working in the infrared and optical regime, is presented. Two different structures are considered: the classical PEC antenna and the dielectric dipole covered by ENZ material antenna. The... Read More about Epsilon-Near-Zero Nanoantennas.

Metasurface-Epsilon Near Zero-based Electromagnetic Wave Absorber (2014)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
La Spada, L. (2014, September). Metasurface-Epsilon Near Zero-based Electromagnetic Wave Absorber. Presented at 9th International Conference on Body Area Networks, London, Great Britain

The purpose of this paper is to design a new electromagnetic wave absorber. It consists of a planar layered structure with an isotropic Epsilon-Near-Zero (ENZ) material and a gold metal inclusion, both placed over a perfect conductor (PEC) plate. Abs... Read More about Metasurface-Epsilon Near Zero-based Electromagnetic Wave Absorber.

Surface plasmon resonance of nanoshell particles with PMMA-graphene core (2014)
Journal Article
Tarparelli, R., Iovine, R., La Spada, L., & Vegni, L. (2014). Surface plasmon resonance of nanoshell particles with PMMA-graphene core. COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 33(6), 2016

The purpose of this paper is to contribute an analytical and numerical study of a new type of nanoshell particles operating in the visible regime. The structure consists of a core/shell particle, arranged in a planar array configuration, with a poly... Read More about Surface plasmon resonance of nanoshell particles with PMMA-graphene core.

Spectral Green's Function for SPR Meta-Structures (2014)
Journal Article
Iovine, R., La Spada, L., Tarparelli, R., & Vegni, L. (2014). Spectral Green's Function for SPR Meta-Structures. Materials Science Forum, 792, 110-114. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/msf.792.110

In this paper we propose a new approach to study the electromagnetic field in Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) meta-structures. The geometry is a planar structure infinitely extended with a pulse excitation current embedded in the substrate. The gener... Read More about Spectral Green's Function for SPR Meta-Structures.

Optical Properties of Modified Nanorod Particles for Biomedical Sensing (2014)
Journal Article
Iovine, R., Spada, L. L., & Vegni, L. (2014). Optical Properties of Modified Nanorod Particles for Biomedical Sensing. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 50(2), 169-172. https://doi.org/10.1109/tmag.2013.2284552

In this paper, an analytical and numerical investigation for modified gold nanorod particles, operating in the visible and in the infrared regime is proposed. The modified particles consist in a core/shell structure (dielectric core/metallic shell) e... Read More about Optical Properties of Modified Nanorod Particles for Biomedical Sensing.

Conical Nanoparticles for Blood Disease Detection (2013)
Journal Article
Spada, L. L., Iovine, R., Tarparelli, R., & Vegni, L. (2013). Conical Nanoparticles for Blood Disease Detection. Advances in nanoparticles, 02(03), 259-265. https://doi.org/10.4236/anp.2013.23036

Metallic nanoparticles play an important role in the design of sensing platforms. In this paper, a new electromagnetic study for conical metal nanoparticles, working in the Near Infrared and Visible frequency regime, is proposed. The structures consi... Read More about Conical Nanoparticles for Blood Disease Detection.

Electromagnetic analysis of deep brain stimulation (2013)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Tarparelli, R., Iovine, R., La Spada, L., & Vegni, L. (2013). Electromagnetic analysis of deep brain stimulation. In 2013 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA). https://doi.org/10.1109/iceaa.2013.6632424

In this contribution the stimulus complications in DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) are evaluated and discussed. In particular we present a new method to predict the network response when a DBS stimulus is applied. A neural network similarly to ipsi-cont... Read More about Electromagnetic analysis of deep brain stimulation.

Nanoparticle device for biomedical and optoelectronics applications (2013)
Journal Article
Iovine, R., La Spada, L., & Vegni, L. (2013). Nanoparticle device for biomedical and optoelectronics applications. COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 32(5), 1596-1608. https://doi.or

In this contribution, the aim is to present a nanoparticle device, operating in the visible regime based on the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) phenomenon. The nanoparticle electromagnetic properties are evaluated by a new analytical mod... Read More about Nanoparticle device for biomedical and optoelectronics applications.

Metamaterial-based sensor for skin disease diagnostics (2013)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
La Spada, L., Iovine, R., Tarparelli, R., & Vegni, L. (2013). Metamaterial-based sensor for skin disease diagnostics. In Proceedings Volume 8767, Integrated Photonics: Materials, Devices, and Applications II; 87670T. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2017561

Skin absorption properties, under diseases conditions, are modified due to the structural variations of chromophores and pigments. The measurement of such different absorptions can be a useful tool for the recognition of different skin diseases. In t... Read More about Metamaterial-based sensor for skin disease diagnostics.

Multi resonant platform based on modified metallic nanoparticles for biological tissue characterization (2013)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Iovine, R., La Spada, L., Tarparelli, R., & Vegni, L. (2013). Multi resonant platform based on modified metallic nanoparticles for biological tissue characterization. In Proceedings Volume 8789, Modeling Aspects in Optical Metrology IV. https://doi.org/1

In this contribution optical properties of new metallic nanoparticles for biomedical applications are investigated. These particles consist of a pair of opposing gold prisms with asymmetric dielectric holes. In this configuration the structure exhibi... Read More about Multi resonant platform based on modified metallic nanoparticles for biological tissue characterization.

Nanoplasmonic sensor for chemical measurements (2013)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Iovine, R., La Spada, L., & Vegni, L. (2013). Nanoplasmonic sensor for chemical measurements. In Proceedings Volume 8774, Optical Sensors 2013. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2016836

In this paper plasmonic nanoparticles arranged in an array configuration for the detection of glycerol concentration in aqueous solution, are presented. Glycerol concentration measurement is crucial for several application fields, such as biomedical... Read More about Nanoplasmonic sensor for chemical measurements.

Electromagnetic modeling of ellipsoidal nanoparticles for sensing applications (2013)
Journal Article
Spada, L. L., Iovine, R., & Vegni, L. (2013). Electromagnetic modeling of ellipsoidal nanoparticles for sensing applications. Optical Engineering, 52(5), 051205. https://doi.org/10.1117/1.oe.52.5.051205

We present a new analytical study of metallic nanoparticles, working in the infrared and visible frequency range. The structure consists of triaxial ellipsoidal resonating inclusions embedded in a dielectric environment. Our aim is to develop a new a... Read More about Electromagnetic modeling of ellipsoidal nanoparticles for sensing applications.

Modified Bow-Tie Nanoparticles Operating in the Visible and Near Infrared Frequency Regime (2013)
Journal Article
Iovine, R., Spada, L. L., & Vegni, L. (2013). Modified Bow-Tie Nanoparticles Operating in the Visible and Near Infrared Frequency Regime. Advances in nanoparticles, 02(01), 21-27. https://doi.org/10.4236/anp.2013.21005

In this contribution electromagnetic properties of traditional and modified bow-tie nanoparticles are investigated. The modified bow-tie particles consist of a pair of opposing metallic truncated triangles, embedded in a dielectric environment, with... Read More about Modified Bow-Tie Nanoparticles Operating in the Visible and Near Infrared Frequency Regime.

Metamaterial-based sensor for hemoglobin measurements (2013)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Spada, L. L., Iovine, R., & Vegni, L. (2013). Metamaterial-based sensor for hemoglobin measurements. In 2012 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference (LAPC). https://doi.org/10.1109/lapc.2012.6403007

The ratio Oxyhemoglobin to Deoxygenated hemoglobin is an important medical parameter for several diseases diagnostics. In this paper a metamaterial-based sensor, operating in the infrared frequency range, is presented. The structure consists of a pla... Read More about Metamaterial-based sensor for hemoglobin measurements.

Nanorod-based glucose sensor. (2012)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
La Spada, L., Iovine, R., Bilotti, F., & Vegni, L. (2012). Nanorod-based glucose sensor. In Metamorphose VI: Proceedings of Metamaterials '2012: The Sixth International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics

In this paper, a metamaterial-based sensor consisting of an array of nanorods is proposed. An analytical model, describing the electromagnetic response of the nanorods, is proposed. Such model is verified through the comparison to full-wave numerical... Read More about Nanorod-based glucose sensor..

Nanoparticle Electromagnetic Properties for Sensing Applications (2012)
Journal Article
Spada, L. L., Iovine, R., & Vegni, L. (2012). Nanoparticle Electromagnetic Properties for Sensing Applications. Advances in nanoparticles, 01(02), 9-14. https://doi.org/10.4236/anp.2012.12002

Nanoparticles play a crucial role in biomedical and sensing applications. In this paper the design of non-spherical gold nanoparticles, operating in the near infrared and visible regime, is proposed. The structures consist of metallic resonating incl... Read More about Nanoparticle Electromagnetic Properties for Sensing Applications.

Sensor design for cancer tissue diagnostics (2012)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
La Spada, L., Bilotti, F., & Vegni, L. (2012, April). Sensor design for cancer tissue diagnostics. Paper presented at SPIE Photonics Europe, Brussels, Belgium

In this paper, the design of a metamaterial-based sensor, operating in the mid-infrared frequency range, is proposed. The sensor consists of a planar array of complementary circular inclusions. The resonant frequencies of the sensor are designed to c... Read More about Sensor design for cancer tissue diagnostics.

Metamaterial biosensor for cancer detection (2012)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
La Spada, L., Bilotti, F., & Vegni, L. (2012). Metamaterial biosensor for cancer detection. In SENSORS, 2011 IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/icsens.2011.6127103

In this study a low-cost, compact, and high-performing metamaterial-based biosensor operating in the GHz regime is presented. The sensor is designed to detect the presence of a tumor by means of permittivity and absorption measurements. A shift in th... Read More about Metamaterial biosensor for cancer detection.

Metamaterial-based Sensor Design Working in Infrared Frequency Range (2011)
Journal Article
La Spada, L., Bilotti, F., & Vegni, L. (2011). Metamaterial-based Sensor Design Working in Infrared Frequency Range. Progress in electromagnetics research B: PIER B, 34, 205-223. https://doi.org/10.2528/pierb11060303

In this paper, we propose the design of high sensitivity and selectivity metamaterial-based biosensors operating in the THz regime. The proposed sensors consist of planar array of resonant metallic structures, whose frequency response is modified thr... Read More about Metamaterial-based Sensor Design Working in Infrared Frequency Range.

Double CSRR for water content detection in biological matter (2011)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
La Spada, L., Bilotti, F., & Vegni, L. (2011). Double CSRR for water content detection in biological matter. In 4th EOS Topical Meeting on Optical Microsystems (OµS’11)

In this study, a low-cost, compact, and high-performing metamaterial-based biosensor operating in the THz frequency range is presented. The sensor is designed to detect the presence of water content in biological matter by spectral absorption measure... Read More about Double CSRR for water content detection in biological matter.

Metamaterial resonator arrays for organic and inorganic compound sensing (2011)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
La Spada, L., Bilotti, F., & Vegni, L. (2011). Metamaterial resonator arrays for organic and inorganic compound sensing. In Proceedings Volume 8306, Photonics, Devices, and Systems V; 83060I (2011). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.912267

In this paper, an electromagnetic metamaterial resonator operating in the terahertz frequency range is presented. By arranging the resonator in a planar array, it is possible to use the structure as a sensing device for organic and inorganic compound... Read More about Metamaterial resonator arrays for organic and inorganic compound sensing.

Metamaterial-based design of biological sensors operating at THz frequencies (2011)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
La Spada, L., Bilotti, F., & Vegni, L. (2011). Metamaterial-based design of biological sensors operating at THz frequencies.

In this contribution, we present an omega-shaped electromagnetic resonator, which is of potential interest for THz biosensors. A new analytical model for such an inclusion-type is developed, considering the effects of the fringing capacitance. After... Read More about Metamaterial-based design of biological sensors operating at THz frequencies.