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The 42nd Edition of the Distributed Doctoral School on Metamaterials will be held in virtual mode on March 8-12, 2021 in Rome, Italy. The School is part of the Distributed School on Metamaterials run by EUPROMETA, the Eudcation Department of the METAMORPHOSE VI AISBL.

The school will be focused on Future Wireless Systems enabled by Advanced and Intelligent Metasurfaces. 

The preliminary school program can be downloaded here.

NOTE: To overcome the issue of the different TIME-ZONES of the participants,
           the lectures will be recoded and made available offline for the week of the event.


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Credits: 1.5 ECTS

Dates: 8-12 March 2020

Place: Rome, Italy

Title of the CourseFuture Wireless Systems enabled by Advanced and Intelligent Metasurfaces

School General Chairs

  • Prof. Filiberto Bilotti,     RomaTre University, Italy
  • Dr. Davide Ramaccia,    RomaTre University, Italy 
  • Prof. Stefano Maci,        University of Siena, Italy
  • Prof. Andrea Massa,      Univerity of Trento, Italy & UESCT Chengdu (Changjiang Chair), China

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Confirmed lecturers (programme with lecture titles):

  • Prof. Andrea Abrardo – University of Siena, Italy
  • Prof. Andrea Alù – ASRC/CUNY University, USA
  • Prof. Filiberto Bilotti – Roma Tre University, Italy
  • Prof. Tie Jun Cui -  Southeast University Nanjing, China 
  • Prof. Davide Dardari – University of Bologna, Italy
  • Prof. Marco Di Renzo - CNRS, France
  • Prof. Mathias Fink - ESPCI, Institute Langevin, France
  • Dr. Roberto Flamini - Huawei Technologies, Italy
  • Prof. Vincenzo Galdi – University of Sannio, Italy
  • Prof. Gabriele Gradoni - Nottingham university, UK
  • Dr. Geoffroy Lerosei - Greenerwave, France
  • Prof. Stefano Maci – University of Siena, Italy
  • Dr. Claudio Massagrande - Huawei Technologies, Italy
  • Prof. Enrica Martini - University of Siena, Italy
  • Prof. Giacomo Oliveri – University of Trento, Italy
  • Prof. Oscar Quevedo-Teruel – KTH, Sweden
  • Dr. Davide Ramaccia – Roma Tre University, Italy
  • Prof. Paolo Rocca – University of Trento, Italy 
  • Dr. Marco Salucci  – University of Trento, Italy
  • Prof. Luca Sanguinetti - University of Pisa, Italy
  • Prof. Stefano Tomasin - University of Padova, Italy
  • Prof. Sergei Tretyakov – Aalto University, Finland



Wireless systems used for communication, sensing and localization are experiencing a strong revolution due to the strict requirements imposed by the new applications under development. Moreover, the advent of 5G communication system and the basis of a 6G architecture are also strongly contributing to identify new brektrough tecnologies that can improve the main KPIs. In this scenario, Advanced engineered surfaces (e.g. Metasurfaces) are making a revolution thanks to their engineerable and programmable surface properfies that can control and manipulate the wireless signals in the wireless environments. Metasurfaces may be employed to coat objects such as walls, furniture, and overall, any objects in indoor and outdoor environments.
The ambitious goal of this edition is to gather experts on metasurfaces and experts on wireless systems from both academic and big companies/SMEs. The course aims at presenting the recent advances in this new branch of electromagnetics, through the lectures given by eminent scientists and experts in the field. Overview of the state-of-the-art technologies, functionalities, and applications of metasurfaces for the development of future wireless systems will be presented. We expect the participation of both academic and industrial researchers, as well as doctoral students.