Paolo PAMPALONI (M’86–SM’95–F’99)

He received the degree in electronic engineering from the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, in 1964. His current research at the Institute of Applied Physics of the National Research Council in Florence, Italy deals with active and passive microwave remote sensing of land and in particular with the study of microwave emission and scattering from soil, snow and vegetation. He is also an Adjunct Professor of The Electromagnetics Academy at Zhejiang University (TEA at ZJU) in Hangzhou, China. He was visiting scientist at the Institute of Radio Engineering (IRE) of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1987 and 1989 and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999. He has been a Consultant for the European Space Agency (ESA) for microwave radiometry and member of the ESA Earth Observation Advisory Group (EOAC). He has served as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator of several international projects and experiments in Europe and as Coordinator of numerous national and International research programs. He has published over 150 papers on international journal and conference proceedings and has edited three books with VSP Press.
Dr. Pampaloni received the IEEE GRSS DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENTS AWARD in 2004. He has served as General Chairman of the 2nd and 6th Specialist Meetings on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing (Florence 1988 and 1999). He was the General Chairman of the 15th International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS’95) and was Guest Editor of the Special IGARSS’95 Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience And Remote Sensing. Since 1994 he has been frequently involved in the TPC of IGARSS. In addition, he has been Session Chairman and Organizer, as well as member of the technical program committees for numerous international conferences. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience And Remote Sensing. He has been Chairm an of the IEEE Central and South Italy Section, founder and first Chairman of the IEEE Italy Section. He is the National Official Member of URSI Commission F (Wave Propagation and Remote Sensing). He is member of Electromagnetic Academy (USA), President of the Microwave Remote Sensing Center