Research Areas


Research in Electronics at DIET comprehends the study, the advanced design, the novel micro/nanotechnologies of electronic and optoelectronic devices and systems for both analog and digital applications. The main research lines are the following:

  • Reliability of passive and active ultra-scaled CMOS electronic devices
  • Thin film amorphous silicon devices and systems for photovoltaic, optoelectronic and electronic applications
  • “LAB-on-GLASS” integrated systems for biomolecular analysis
  • Digital design
  • Development of differential correction techniques for satellite assisted navigation and localization
  • Photonics for fiber optic communications systems and sensors
  • Nano and microelectromechanical structures for microsensors and microactuators
  • Low phase noise oscillators
  • Electronic technologies for anti-personnel mine detection
  • Design methodologies for analog, digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits


Research in Electromagnetics at DIET comprehends the study of electromagnetic fields in micro and nanostructures, in biomedical applications, in microwave circuits and components, antennas and remote sensing for environment. The main research lines are the following:

  • Electromagnetic compatibility
  • Electromagnetic techniques for medical diagnosis and therapy
  • Techniques for characterisation of frequency selective surfaces and nanostructured materials
  • Electromagnetic propagation in artificial media and metamaterials
  • Design of microwave circuits and components
  • Antenna modelling and design
  • Underground propagation and ground penetrating radars. Fractal electrodynamics
  • Techniques of earth and satellite remote sensing for environment (Earth observation techniques)
  • Electromagnetic modelling for microwave and millimeter-wave communications



Research in Communications at DIET comprehends the study of wired and wireless communication systems. The DIET researchers deal with telecommunications networks, signal processing, multimedia and remote sensing for aeronautical and space applications. The main lines of research are:

  • Communication systems - multi-antenna ultra-wideband systems, access wireless networks and sensor networks, channel equalization and coding for HF links and mobile receivers, UMTS, WiMax and LTE, cognitive radio networks.
  • Signal and image processing for multimedia communications, remote sensing, biomedical research. Self-organization in sensor networks; array sensors, voice analysis and video coding.
  • Information theory - analysis, coding and optimization of multi-antenna (MIMO) ad hoc networks, detection and estimation
  • Communication Networks - next-generation IP networks and multimedia communications, network security, optical switching, traffic engineering and congestion control, queuing theory and applications, radio resource management, sensor networks.
  • Radar and remote sensing - surveillance, tracking, passive synthetic aperture radar (SAR), navigation, air traffic control, probes for the exploration of deep space.


Electronics and Computer Bioengineering

The main research lines of in the field of Electronics and Computer Bioengineering are:

  • Analysis and elaboration of single and multi-dimensional signals of electrocardiography (ECG), electromyography (EMG), electroencephalography (EEG), functional MRI (f-MRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG).
  • Study of motor control in athletes.


Electrical and Electronic Measurements

  • TDR and FDR sensors and techniques for the characterization and qualitative control of fluids.
  • Reflectometric techniques for humidity measurements in granular materials.



The main research lines in the field of Electrotechnics and Circuit Theory are:

  • Analog and discrete-time circuits and systems
    • Adaptive filters
    • Array and multi-sensor processing
    • Complex networks dynamics
    • Machine learning for signal processing
    • Optimization methods for circuits design
    • Parallel processing
  • Multimedia
    • Algorithms for immersive communication
    • Computational auditory scene analysis
    • Multimedia information retrieval
    • Multi-sensors data-fusion
    • Music and speech processing
  • Computational intelligence
  • Computational and biological inspired intelligent circuits
  • Info-mobility and intelligent vehicle technologies
  • Learning algorithms
  • Pattern recognition
  • Soft-computing
  • Swarm intelligence

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