• Cristina Ponti
    Assistant Professor
    cristina.ponti@uniroma3.it
    0657337358

     

    Cristina Ponti received the (cum laude) Laurea and the (cum laude) Laurea Magistralis in Electronic Engineering, at “Sapienza” University of Rome, in February 2004 and February 2006, respectively. In March 2010 she achieved the PhD degree in Applied Electronics at "Roma Tre" University of Rome. In the same year, she joined the Applied Electronics Department of “Roma Tre” University as an Assistant Researcher. Since December 2010 to November she was an Assistant Professor in Electromagnetic Fields. Since December 2021 she is a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Electromagnetic Fields at the Department of Industrial, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering of  “Roma Tre” University. In 2017 she received the national qualification to be an Associate Professor in Electromagnetic Fields.

    Her main research interests are in electromagnetic theory, numerical methods, scattering by buried objects,  Ground Penetrating Radar, Through-the Wall radar, Electromagnetic Band-Gap (EBG) structures, antennas for microwave and millimiter applications, nuclear fusion, interaction of the electromagnetic fields with biological tissues.

    Since 2016 Cristina Ponti is Associate Editor of the international journal IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation.

     

    Teaching activity

    Since a.y. 2015/2016 she teaches 'Devices for Wireless Systems' in the Laurea in Electronic Engineering of "Roma Tre" University.

    Since a.y. 2011/2012 to a.y. 2013/2014 she taught 'Remote sensing' and in the a.y. 2015/2016 'Environmental Remote Sensing' in the Laurea in Electronic Engineering of "Roma Tre" University.  

    She carried out teaching acvities in international PhD schools,  masters, and Erasmus+ Staff Mobility missions . 

     

    Memberships

    Member of the Italian Elecromagnetic Society (SIEm)

    Member of the National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT).

    Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society,  and IEEE Microwave Theory and Technique Society.

    Member of the IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Society, she is actively involved in the organization of events for the IEEE Italy Section Women in Engineering Affinity Group.

    Member of Metamorphose.

     

    Service activity

    Organizer of the Woman Engineering Event of the IEEE Italy Section Women in Engineering Affinity Group at the IEEE International Conference on Metrology for Archeology and Cultural Heritage 2022 (Milan, October 2022)

    Chair of the Woman Engrineering Event of the IEEE Italy Section Women in Engineering Affinity Group at the 21st IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON) 2022 – IEEE Region 8 Conference (Palermo, June 15 - 17, 2022)

    Member of the Technical Programme Committee and organizer of the Woman Engrineering Event of the IEEE Italy Section Women in Engineering Affinity Group at the IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Industry 4.0 and IoT (Trento, June 7 - 9, 2022)

    Convener of session "Forward Scattering in Stratified Media" at the International Union of Radio Science Atlantic/ Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference  (URSI AT-AP-RASC) 2022 (Gran Canaria, May 29 - June 3, 2022)

    Convener of special session "Forward Scattering and  Propagation" at the International Union of Radio Science General Assembly and Scientific Symposium  (URSI GASS) 2021 (Rome, August 28 - September 4, 2021)

    Member of the organizing commitee of the Riunione Nazionale di Elettromagnetismo (RINEm) 2020 (Rome, November 26 - 27, 2020)

    Super-Reviewer of the papers submitted on the theme ‘Electromagnetics and materials’ at the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (AP-S) 2021 (Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, December 04 - 10, 2021) 

    Member of the Reviewers’ Panel of the 15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) 2021 (Düsseldorf, Germania, March 22 – 26, 2021)

    Super-Reviewer of the papers submitted on the theme ‘Electromagnetics and materials’ at the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (AP-S) 2020 (Montrèal, Canada, July 05 – 10, 2020) 

    Convener of special session "Forward Scattering and  Propagation" at the International Union of Radio Science Electromagnetic Theory Symposium  (URSI EMTS) 2019 (San Diego, US, May 27 - June 1, 2019)

    Member of the Technical Programme Committee of the International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology (ISMICT) 2018 (Sidney, Australia, March 26 – 28, 2018)

    Convener of special session "Forward Scattering and  Propagation" at the International Union of Radio Science Electromagnetic Theory Symposium  (URSI EMTS) 2016 (Espoo, Finland, August 14-18, 2016)

    Member of the Scientific Panel of the international conference Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) 2014 (Brussels, Belgium, June 30  – July 04, 2014)

    Member of the organizing commitee of the XIX Riunione Nazionale di Elettromagnetismo (RINEm) (Rome, September 10-14, 2012)

     

    Research projects

    PRIN 2017  "Quick, reliable, cost effective methodology for DIagnostics of Conformal Antennas (DI-CA)". 

    Role: Responsible of the research unit of 'Roma Tre' University.

    Duration: 27/01/2020 - 27/07/2023.

     

    PRIN 2015  "U-VIEW Ultra-wideband Virtual Imaging Extra Wall for high-penetration high quality imagery of enclosed structures". 

    Role: participant of the research unit of 'Roma Tre' University.

    Duration: 01/02/2017- 31/01/2020.

     

    PRIN 2013  "Sviluppo di metodologie di progetto di Strutture Selettive in Frequenza". 

    Role: participant of the research unit of 'Roma Tre' University.

    Duration: 17/10/2011- 16/10/2013.

     

     


    Publications in international journals

     P. Baccarelli, L. Tognolatti, V. Jandieri, S. Ceccuzzi, C. Ponti, and G. Schettini, “Leaky-wave radiation from 2-D dielectric lattices excited by an embedded electric line source,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 69, 2021. ISSN: 0018-926X, DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2021.3083768 (Open Acces)

      •  C. Ponti, P. Baccarelli, S. Ceccuzzi, and G. Schettini, “Tapered all-dielectric EBGs with 3D additive manufacturing for high-gain resonant-cavity antennas,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 69, No. 5, May 2021, pp. 2473 – 2480. ISSN: 0018-926X, DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2020.3030924

      • C. Ponti, “Scattering by perfectly conducting cylindrical targets hidden below a multilayered medium,” IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 2, pp. 385 - 395, 2021. ISSN: 2637-6431. DOI: 10.1109/OJAP.2021.3059470 (Open Access)

      • C. Ponti, L. Tognolatti, and G. Schettini, “Electromagnetic scattering by metallic targets above a biological medium with a spectral-domain approach,” IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 2, pp. 230 – 237, 2021. DOI: 10.1109/OJAP.2021.3057138 (Open Access)

      • A. Fedeli, M. Pastorino, C. Ponti, A. Randazzo, G. Schettini, “Through-the-wall microwave imaging: Forward and inverse scattering modeling,” Sensors (Switzerland), Vol. 20, No. 10, October 2020.ISSN: 14248220, DOI: 10.3390/s20102865 (Open Access)

      • C. Ponti, M. Santarsiero, G. Schettini, “Time-domain electromagnetic scattering by buried dielectric objects with the cylindrical-wave approach for GPR modelling,” Electronics (Switzerland), Vol. 9, No. 3, March 2020.ISSN: 20799292, DOI: 10.3390/electronics9030421 (Open Access)S. Ceccuzzi, P. Baccarelli, C. Ponti, G. Ravera, and G. Schettini, “Effect of Source Position on Directive Radiation in EBG Structures with Epsilon-Near-Zero Behavior,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 18, no. 6, June 2019, Article number 8701628.

      •  A. Randazzo, C. Ponti, C. Estatico, A. Fedeli, P. D’Atanasio, M. Pastorino and G. Schettini, “A two-step inverse-scattering technique in variable-exponent lebesgue spaces for through-the-wall microwave imaging: experimental results,” Remote Sensing, Vol. 13, No. 11, 2021. ISSN: 20724292, DOI: 10.3390/rs13112028 (Open Access)

      •  A. Randazzo, C. Ponti, A. Fedeli, C. Estatico, P. D’Atanasio, M. Pastorino, and G. Schettini, “A two-step inverse-scattering technique in variable-exponent Lebesgue spaces for through-the-wall microwave imaging: experimental results,” IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, in press. DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2021.3052608

      • C. Ponti, M. Santarsiero, and G. Schettini, “Full-wave analysis of the scattering of a pulsed light beam by dielectric cylinders embedded in a homogeneous medium,” Journal of Applied Optics, vol. 21, no 4, April 2019, pp.  3073-3083.

       

      • S. Ceccuzzi, C. Ponti, G. Ravera, and G. Schettini, “Effect of Source Position on Directive Radiation in EBG Structures with Epsilon-Near-Zero Behavior,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 18, no. 6, March 2018, Article number 045606.

       

      • C. Ponti, M. Santarsiero, and G. Schettini, “Full-wave analysis of the scattering of a pulsed light beam by dielectric cylinders embedded in a homogeneous medium,” Journal of Applied Optics, vol. 21, no 4, April 2019, pp.  3073-3083.

       

      • S. Ceccuzzi, C. Ponti, G. Ravera, and G. Schettini, “Physical Mechanisms and Design Principles in Mode Filters for Oversized Rectangular Waveguides,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 65, no. 8, August 2017, pp. 2726-2733.

       

      • C. Ponti, M. Santarsiero, and G. Schettini, “Electromagnetic scattering of a pulsed signal by conducting cylindrical targets embedded in a half-space medium,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 65, no 6, June 2017, pp.  3073-3083.

       

      •  S. Ceccuzzi, C. Ponti, and G. Schettini, “Directive EBG antennas based on lattice modes,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 65, no 4, April 2017, pp.  1691-1699.

       

      • S. Ceccuzzi, V. Jandieri, P. Baccarelli, C. Ponti, and G. Schettini, “On Beam Shaping of the Field Radiated by a Line Source Coupled to Finite or Infinite Photonic Crystals,” Journal of Optical Society of America A, vol. 33, no. 4, April 2016, pp. 764-770.

       

      • S. Ceccuzzi, C. Ponti, G. Ravera, and G. Schettini, “Mode filters for oversized rectangular waveguides: a modal approach,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 63, no.8, August 2015, pp. 2468-2481.

       

      • M. A. Fiaz, F. Frezza, L. Pajewski, C. Ponti, and G. Schettini, “Spectral domain solution to the electromagnetic scattering of a two-dimensional beam by cylinders buried below a flat interface,” Near Surface Geophysics, vol. 13, no. 3, April 2015, pp. 219-225.

       

      • C. Ponti, and S. Vellucci, “Scattering by conducting cylinders below a dielectric layer with a fast noniterative approach,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 63, no.1, January 2015 pp. 30-39.

       

      • S. Ceccuzzi, L. Pajewski, C. Ponti, and G. Schettini, "Directive EBG antennas: a comparison between two different radiating mechanisms," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 62, no. 10, October 2014, pp. 5420 - 5424.

       

      • F. Frezza, E. Piuzzi, C. Ponti, L. Pajewski, and G. Schettini, “Radiation-enhancement properties of an X-band woodpile EBG and its application to a planar antenna” International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, vol. 2014, 15 pp, 2014.

       

      • M. A. Fiaz, F. Frezza, C. Ponti, and G. Schettini, “Electromagnetic scattering by a circular cylinder buried below a slightly rough Gaussian surface,” Journal of Optical Society of America A, vol. 31, no. 1, January 2014, pp. 26-34.

       

      • F. Frezza, L. Pajewski, C. Ponti, and G. Schettini, “Through-wall electromagnetic scattering by N conducting cylinders,” Journal of Optical Society of America A, vol. 30, no. 8, August 2013, pp. 1632-1639.

       

      • F. Frezza, L. Pajewski, C. Ponti, G. Schettini, and N. Tedeschi “Cylindrical-Wave Approach for electromagnetic scattering by subsurface metallic targets in a lossy medium,” Journal of Applied Geophysics, vol. 97, April 2013, pp. 55-59.

       

      • F. Frezza, L. Pajewski, C. Ponti, G. Schettini e N. Tedeschi, “On some numerical aspects of the scattering problem by buried cylinders”, COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, vol. 32, 2013, pp. 1809-1820.

       

      • M. A. Fiaz, F. Frezza, L. Pajewski, C. Ponti, and G. Schettini, “Asymptotic solution for the scattered field by cylindrical objects buried beneath a slightly rough surface,” Near Surface Geophysics, vol. 11, no. 6, January 2013, pp. 177-183.

       

      • F. Frezza, L. Pajewski, C. Ponti, G. Schettini, and N. Tedeschi, “Electromagnetic scattering by a metallic cylinder buried in a lossy medium with the Cylindrical Wave Approach,” IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 10, no. 1, January 2013, pp.179-183.

       

      • F. Frezza, L. Pajewski, C. Ponti, and G. Schettini, “Line-source scattering by buried perfectly-conducting circular cylinders,” International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, vol. 2012, 7 pp., 2012.

       

      • F. Frezza, L. Pajewski, C. Ponti, and G. Schettini, “Accurate wire-grid modeling of buried conducting cylindrical scatterers,” Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, vol. 27, no. 3, 2012, pp. 199-207.

       

      • M. A. Fiaz, F. Frezza, L. Pajewski, C. Ponti, and G. Schettini, “Scattering by a circular cylinder buried under a slighlty rough surface: the Cylindrical Wave Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 60, no. 6, June 2012, pp. 2834-2842.

       

      • F. Frezza, L. Pajewski, C. Ponti, and G. Schettini, “Application of the Cylindrical Wave Approach to the simulation of buried utilities,” International Journal of Geophysics, vol. 2011, 8 pp., 2011.

       

      • F. Frezza, L. Pajewski, C. Ponti, and G. Schettini, “Scattering by dielectric circular cylinders in a dielectric slab,” Journal of Optical Society of America A, vol. 27, no. 4, April 2010, pp. 687-695.

       

      • F. Frezza, L. Pajewski, C. Ponti, and G. Schettini, “Directivity-enhancement of double-slot antennas by a woodpile EBG,” Electromagnetics, vol. 30, no. 1-2, January 2010, pp. 69-81.

       

      • F. Frezza, L. Pajewski, C. Ponti, and G. Schettini, “Investigations on the effects of EBG superstrates on antenna performance,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 51, no. 11, November 2009, pp. 2769-2774.

       

      • F. Frezza, L. Pajewski, C. Ponti, and G. Schettini, “Scattering by perfectly-conducting circular cylinders buried in a dielectric slab through the Cylindrical Wave Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 57, no. 4, April 2009, pp. 1208-1217.

       

      • F. Frezza, L. Pajewski, S. Paulotto, C. Ponti, and G. Schettini, “Application of a woodpile superstrate for directivity enhancement of antennas,” Compel: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electric and Electronic Engineering, vol. 27, no. 6, 2008, pp. 1219-1226.