Dr Luigi La Spada


Luigi La Spada received the bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in Electronics Engineering from the University of Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, in 2008.

In 2010, he received his master’s degree, summa cum laude, in Information and Communication technology from the University of Roma Tre.

From 2011 to 2013, he was with the Department of Applied Electronics, University of Roma Tre, where he worked as a PhD student (scholarship winner) at the Doctoral School in Engineering in the Biomedical Electronics, Electromagnetics, and Telecommunications section.

In 2014, he received his PhD in Electronic Engineering and from March 2014, he was employed as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London. Here, he works with Professor Yang Hao in the Antennas and Electromagnetics research group, as part of the QUEST project.

His main research interests are microwave, terahertz, and optical applications of complex media and metamaterials; design of miniaturized sensors and antennas based on metamaterial technology; biological and biomedical applications of plasmonic nanoparticles; analysis and synthesis of planar metamaterials and radiating elements for sensing and telecommunications applications.