awards, fellowships, professional societies, etc.
• IEEE Senior Member since 2004, member since 31 years
• Fellow Electromagnetic Academy since 2006
• Member of the Committee against the antipersonnel landmines at Italian Foreign Ministry since 2008
• Selected to participate at the Summer Science Exhibition organized for the 350th Anniversary of the Royal Society celebrated in London in 2010
• Member of scientific and organizing committee of international conferences, MINE’99 , GPR2010, IWAGPR2012, general chair of IWAGPR2015 in Florence 2015
• Reviewer of several international scientific Journals (IEEE, Rev SciInstr, Near Surf. Geop., Piers Letters, IGARSS etc)

Titoli di Studio e Corsi di Specializzazione
degrees, universities, and dates
1988 Degree in Electronic Engineering, cum laude
1993 PhD in “Non Destructive Testing”
1994 Post Doc on Ground Penetrating Radar techniques for buried object detection
1995 Researcher, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, University of Florence,
2004 Associate Professor affiliated to the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, University of Florence.

since 2004 associated professor in Electronics at the at the Department of Electronic Engineering of the University of Florence, Italy

Curriculum Accademico
Since 1995 he is associate researcher in Electronics at the Department of Electronic Engineering of the University of Florence, Italy and since 2004 associated professor at the same Department.

Curriculum Professionale
Employers, positions, and dates
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy, since 1994

Current Research Activities
titles of ongoing activities; please give the names and institutions of any international collaborators
- Buried objects detection and dielectric materials characterization with Ground Penetrating Radar and Holographic Radar (in collaboration with USA, UK, JAPAN)
- Characterization of buried objects with acoustic-seismic methods (in collaboration with SSI (now Selex ES)of Finmeccanica Industrial Group, Italy)
- Advanced DC DC converters with very high power density (in collaboration with Texas Instruments, USA)
- Guided waves (Lamb waves) flexible ultrasound transducers with piezopolymer films for structural health monitoring of composite materials for spacecraft reusable components (collaboration Thales Alenia Space Italy)

Principali Attività Svolte
brief description of past and current research and the field(s) of specialization
The research activity has been carried out at the Ultrasound and Non Destructive Testing Laboratory of the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, University of Florence, and has been focused on the development of sensors and electronic systems for medical applications and non-destructive testing. The development of sensors and electronic instruments for measuring systems in different fields (biomedical, industrial, space, security and cultural heritage) has required the study and application of different techniques: Ultrasound, Ground Penetrating Radar, Holographic Radar and Infrared.The research activity devoted to Ground Penetrating Radar started in 1992 with two research fellowships(British Council and NATO) at the Non Destructive Testing Centre, Harwell Laboratory, Oxfordshire (UK).
He has also participated in national projects (PRIN) for the development of diagnostic ultrasound systems, radiotherapy with proton beams and CNR projects for thermal pyroelectric sensors for laser beams real-time characterization .He published more than 100 papers on scientific international journal and peer reviewed conference papers. Since 2002 he has formed and coordinated a research working group that allowed the development of new research lines in the non-destructive testing field with the support of international projects and scientific collaborations.
This research activity has also had an impact in technology transfer with the support for the working group through research contracts with national and international companies and research institutions. In particular an international collaboration has been established for the development of applications of holographic radar for searching shallow buried objects and for the characterization of dielectric materials. The international scientific research collaboration is well established and demonstrated by many (38) publications on international journals, books and conferences (see publications on web sites ; ). He has been appointed responsible of international relationships and cooperation of the Dept. of Information Engineering in 2013.He is chair of International Workshop on Advancement on Ground Penetrating RADAR (IWAGPR) that is organized in 2015 in Florence from 7 to 10 July (

up to three recent publications relevant
1. Colin Windsor,LorenzoCapineri (2014). Using neural networks to analyse surface irregularities measured with holographic radar2014 XXXIth URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (URSI GASS). In: General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (URSI GASS), 2014 XXXIth URSI, Beijing , China, 16-23 Aug. 2014, IEEE, pp. 1-4, ISBN:9781467352253
2. C.G. Windsor, L. Capineri , P. Falorni (2014). A data pair-labelled generalised Hough transform for radar location of buried objects . IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS, vol. issue 99, pp. 124-127, ISSN:1545-598X
3. G. Borgioli, A. Bulletti, M. Calzolai, L. Capineri (2014). A New Sensorized Prodder Device for the Detection of Vibrational Characteristics of Buried Objects. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, pp. 3340-3452, ISSN:0196-2892