dr. E. Gandini

Postdoc
Terahertz Sensing (THZ), Department of Microelectronics

Expertise: Antenna imaging systems, phased arrays, frequency selective surfaces, beam-forming networks, multi-beam/beam-scanning antennas, microwave circuits.

Themes: Quasi-Optical Systems

Biography

Erio Gandini obtained his master degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, in 2009. He received PhD degree in Electromagnetics from IETR (Institut d'Electronique et de T�l�communication de Rennes) - Universit� de Rennes 1, Rennes, France. During his PhD program, Erio Gandini worked as graduate student researcher at the University of Michigan, department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Radiation Laboratory, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

In January 2013 he joined the Laboratory of Electromagnatics and Acoustics (LEMA) at Ecole Polytechnique F�d�ral de Lausanne as research associate. From October 2013 Erio Gandini is with the Terahertz Sensing Group at Delft University of Technology as research associate. In January 2016 he joined the radar technology division of TNO security, defence and safety as electromagnetics and antenna design expert.

Erio Gandini scientific activities are in the broad area of applied electromagnetics. His research interests include sub-millimeter and terahertz imaging systems, phased array antennas, frequency selective surfaces, beam-forming networks (BFN), multi-beam/beam-scanning antennas, microwave circuits.

Projects history

Concealed Objects Stand-Off Real-Time Imaging for Security

The project will develop a demonstrator for stand-off real-time concealed object detection for future implementations of high throughput security screening for European mass-transit markets and infrastructure security.

THz Imaging Phenomenology Platforms for Stand-off IED Detection funded by the European Defense Agency

The objectives of the Project are to produce an imagery phenomenology study for evaluation of the detection problem centred around the detection of concealed objects and map the route towards potential applications.

  1. 3D Array Element Design for Pattern Shaping
    C. Yepes; E. Gandini; S. Monni; F. van Vliet; A. Neto; D. Cavallo;
    In Proc. of 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation,
    Krakow, Poland, Mar. 31 - Apr. 5 2019. convened paper.

  2. Theory and design of an array of skewed stacked dipoles
    C. Yepes; E. Gandini; S. Monni; F. E. van Vliet; A. Neto; D. Cavallo;
    In USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting,
    Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Jul. 7-12 2019.

  3. Analysis and design of arrays with tilted directive dipole elements
    C. Yepes; E. Gandini; S. Monni; F. E. van Vliet; A. Neto; D. Cavallo;
    In European Microwave Week,
    Paris, France, Sep. 29 - Oct. 4 2019.

  4. An array of tilted dipoles loaded with artificial dielectrics with angular filtering properties
    C. Yepes; E. Gandini; S. Monni; F. E. van Vliet; A. Neto; D. Cavallo;
    In IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology,
    Waltham, MA, USA, Oct. 15-18 2019.

  5. 24 GHz Additive Manufactured Antenna in Mixed Material Technology
    Cristina Yepes; Erio Gandini; Stefania Monni; Raymond van Dijk; Frank van Vliet; Hessel Maalderink;
    In 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation,
    Krakow, Poland, 1-5 Apr. 2019.

  6. Angularly stable frequency selective surface combined with a wide-scan phased array
    C. Yepes; D. Cavallo; E. Gandini; S. Monni; A. Neto; F. E. van Vliet;
    IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag.,
    Volume 66, Issue 2, pp. 1046-1051, Feb. 2018.
    document

  7. A Dual Band Focal Plane Array of Kinetic Inductance Bolometers Based on Frequency Selective Absorbers
    Shahab Oddin Dabironezare; Juha Hassel; Erio Gandini; Leif Grönberg; Hannu Sipola; Visa Vesterinen; Nuria Llombart;
    IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology,
    2018. accepted, awaiting publication.

  8. Broadband Experimental Validation of the Near Field Focusing Pattern of Frequency Selective Absorber Based Kinetic Inductance Detectors
    S. O. Dabironezare; J. Hassel; E. Gandini; L. Grönberg; H. Sipola; V. Vesterinen; N. Llombart;
    In 12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation,
    London, United Kingdom, April 2018.

  9. Radiation characteristics of skewed loaded dipole arrays
    C. Yepes; R. van Schelven; D. Cavallo; E. Gandini; A. Neto;
    In 12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation,
    London, U.K., Apr. 9-13 2018.

  10. On the radiation properties of array of skewed stacked dipoles
    C. Yepes; R. van Schelven; D. Cavallo; E. Gandini; S. Monni; F. E. van Vliet; A. Neto;
    In USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting,
    Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Jul. 8-13 2018.

  11. Dual Band Kinetic Inductance Bolometers for Submillimeter-wave Imaging: Experimental and Theoretical Optical Response
    S.O. Dabironezare; J. Hassel; E. Gandini; L. Grönberg; H. Sipola; V. Vesterinen; and N. Llombart;
    In 43rd International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW THz-2018),
    Nagoya, Japan, Sep. 9-14 2018.

  12. Dual-band submillimeter-wave kinetic inductance bolometers and an imaging system for contraband object detection
    Juha Hassel; Shahab Oddin Dabironezare; Erio Gandini; Leif Grönberg; Hannu Sipola; Anssi Rautiainen; Aleksi Tamminen; Mikko Leivo; Hannu Lindström; Hannu Vasama; Arttu Luukanen; Nuria Llombart;
    In SPIE Defense + Security,
    Orlando, Florida, United States, March 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2304722
    document

  13. On the radiation properties of skewed stacked dipoles arrays
    C. Yepes; R. van Schelven; E. Gandini; S. Monni; F. E. van Vliet; A. Neto; D. Cavallo;
    In 39th ESA Antenna Workshop on Multibeam and Reconfigurable Antennas for Space Applications,
    Oct. 2-5 2018. (invited paper).

  14. 24 GHz Additive Manufactured Antenna in Mixed Material Technology
    C. Yepes; E. Gandini; S. Monni; R. van Dijk; F. Bruning; H. Maalderink; F. E. van Vliet;
    In 39th ESA Antenna Workshop on Multibeam and Reconfigurable Antennas for Space Applications,
    ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 2-4 Oct. 2018.

  15. Additive manufactured antenna in mixed material technology for 24 GHz FMCW miniaturized radar
    C. Yepes; E. Gandini; R. van Dijk; F. Bruning; H. Maalderink; S. Monni;
    In European Microwave Week,
    Madrid, Spain, 23-28 Sep. 2018.

  16. Co-design of frequency selective surface and antenna array with low angular dependence
    C. Yepes; D. Cavallo; A. Neto; E. Gandini; S. Monni; F. E. van Vliet;
    In 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation,
    Paris, France, Mar. 19-24 2017.

  17. Frequency selective surface for spatial filtering of wide-angle scanning phased arrays
    C. Yepes; D. Cavallo; A. Neto; E. Gandini; S. Monni; F. E. van Vliet;
    In IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium,
    San Diego, CA, USA, Jul. 9-14 2017.

  18. Spatial filtering frequency selective surface for wide-angle scanning phased arrays
    C. Yepes; D. Cavallo; A. Neto; E. Gandini; S. Monni; F. E. van Vliet;
    In European Microwave Conference,
    Nuremberg, Germany, Oct. 8-13 2017.
    document

  19. Frequency selective surface combined with wide-scanning connected array of dipoles
    C. Yepes; D. Cavallo; A. Neto; E. Gandini; S. Monni; F.E. van Vliet;
    2017. presented at 15 Years of the Netherlands National Radar Platform, Den Helder, the Netherlands, Nov. 8.

  20. Design of a Dual-Band FSS Based Bolometer for Security Imagers At THz Frequencies
    S. O. Dabironezare; E. Gandini; J. Hassel; A. Neto; N. Llombart;
    In European conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP),
    Davos, Switzerland, April 2016.

  21. Submillimetre wave 3D imaging radar for security applications
    D. A. Robertson; D. G. Macfarlane; S. L. Cassidy; T. Bryllert; E. Gandini; N. Llombart;
    In IET Colloquium on Millimetre-Wave and Terahertz Engineering & Technology,
    31 March 2016 2016. 10.1049/ic.2016.0014.
    document

  22. Optimization of Frequency Selective Absorbers for Sub-mm Security Imagers
    S.O. Dabironezare; J. Hassel; L. Grönberg; E. Gandini; A. Neto; N. Llombart;
    In 41st International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves,
    Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2016.

  23. Wide field of view lens-based focusing system for security imagers at THz frequencies
    N. Llombart; E. Gandini; A. Tamminen; A. Luukanen;
    In 41st International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz waves (IRMMW-THz),
    Copenhagen, Denmark, Sep. 2016. 10.1109/IRMMW-THz.2016.7758592.
    document

  24. Sub-wavelength frequency selective surface design for improved antenna array out-of-band rejection
    Yepes, C.; Cavallo, D.; Neto, A.; Gandini, E.; Monni, S.; van Vliet, F.;
    In 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology (PAST),
    Waltham, MA, USA, Oct. 18-21 2016.
    document

  25. Multibeam Pillbox Antenna With Low Sidelobe Level and High-Beam Crossover in SIW Technology Using the Split Aperture Decoupling Method
    K. Tekkouk; M. Ettorre; E. Gandini; R. Sauleau;
    IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation,
    Volume 63, Issue 21, pp. 5209-5215, September 2015.
    document

  26. Focal Plane Array Size Reduction for Terahertz Transceivers in Integrated Technology
    E. Gandini; N. Llombart; A. Neto;
    In European conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP),
    Lisbon, Portugal, April 2015.

  27. Quasi-Optical System for a Real Time Stand-Off Submillimeter-Wave Dual-Mode Imager
    E. Gandini; N. Llombart; D. Robertson; A. Luukanen; J. Hassel; T. Bryllert; R. Appleby;
    In European conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP),
    Lisbon, Portugal, April 2015.

  28. Coherent Fourier Optics Representation of Focal Plane Fields
    N. Llombart; E. Gandini; B. Blazquez; A. Freni; A. Neto;
    In European conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP),
    Lisbon, Portugal, April 2015.

  29. Toward a real time stand-off submillimeter-wave imaging system with large field of view: quasi-optical system design considerations
    E. Gandini; N. Llombart;
    In SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing (SPIE DSS),
    Baltimore, Maryland, USA, April 2015.
    document

  30. On the development of a quasi-optical system for short and long range standoff imagers
    Gandini, E.; Svedin, J.; Biyllert, T.; Llombart, N.;
    In International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz waves (IRMMW-THz),
    Hong Kong, China, August 2015.
    document

  31. Near-Field Imaging System Fed by Lens Antenna Focal Plane Array at Sub-Millimeter Frequency
    E. Gandini; N. Llombart; A. Neto;
    In IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium,
    Memphis, Tennessee, USA, July 2014.

  32. Wide field of view active near-field imaging system with sub-millimiter sparse focal plane array
    E. Gandini; N. Llombart; A. Neto; T. Bryllert;
    In IEEE European conference on Antennas and Propagation,
    April 2014.

  33. A Lumped-Element Unit Cell for Beam-Forming Networks and its Application to a Miniaturized Butler Matrix
    E. Gandini; M. Ettorre; R. Sauleau; A. Grbic;
    IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques,
    Volume 61, Issue 4, pp. 1477-1487, April 2013.
    document

  34. Coupleur directionnel compact ligne de transmission tensorielle, et application aux formateurs de faisceau
    E. Gandini; M. Ettorre; R. Sauleau; A. Grbic;
    In 18mes Journes Nationales Microondes,
    Paris, France, May 2013.

  35. SIW pillbox antenna with integrated beam-switching feeds for mutual coupling reduction between close-spaced sources
    E. Gandini; M. Ettorre; R. Sauleau;
    In IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium,
    July 2013.

  36. SIW Slotted Waveguide Array with Pillbox Transition for Mechanical Beam Scanning
    E. Gandini; M. Ettorre; M. Casaletti; K. Tekkouk; L. Le Coq; R. Sauleau;
    IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters,
    Volume 11, pp. 1572-1575, December 2012.
    document

  37. Lumped-element unit cell for designing beam forming networks
    E. Gandini; M. Ettorre; R. Sauleau; A. Grbic;
    In IEEE European conference on Antennas and Propagation,
    March~26-30 2012.

  38. A compact directional coupler for use in beam-forming networks
    E. Gandini; M. Ettorre; R. Sauleau; A. Grbic;
    In IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium,
    July 2012.

  39. A lumped-element directional coupler with arbitrary output amplitude and phase distributions
    E. Gandini; M. Ettorre; R. Sauleau; A. Grbic;
    In IEEE International Microwave Symposium,
    June 2012.

  40. Mutual coupling reduction of Fabry-Perot SIW feeds using a double partially reflecting pin-made grid configuration
    E. Gandini; M. Ettorre; R. Sauleau; A. Neto;
    IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters,
    Volume 10, pp. 647-650, June 2011.
    document

  41. Antennes pill-box millimtriques en technologie SIW
    E. Gandini; K. Tekkouk; M. Ettorre; R. Sauleau;
    In 17mes Journes Nationales Microondes,
    Brest, France, May 2011.

  42. Multi-beam pillbox antennas in the millimeter-wave range
    M. Ettorre; E. Gandini; R. Sauleau;
    In invited paper at IEEE European conference on Antennas and Propagation,
    July 2011.

  43. Mutual coupling reduction for integrated pin-made feed
    E. Gandini; M. Ettorre; R. Sauleau;
    In IEEE European conference on Antennas and Propagation,
    April 2011.

  44. Mutual coupling improvement for integrated pin-made feed
    E. Gandini; M. Ettorre; R. Sauleau;
    In IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium,
    July 2011.

  45. Mechanical scanning with a dual-layer pillbox antenna for millimetre-wave applications
    M. Ettorre; E. Gandini; R. Sauleau;
    In IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium,
    July 2010.

  46. Comparison of multi-beam pillbox antennas using leaky-wave and slotted waveguide radiating parts for automotive radars at millimeter-waves
    M. Ettorre; E. Gandini; R. Sauleau;
    In invited paper at IEEE European Radar Conference,
    September 2010.

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