Within the NOMI program, Prof. Dr. Giampiero Gerini is the senior scientist for near-field optical imaging and nano engineered optical metasurfaces.
Prof. Dr. Giampiero Gerini received the M.Sc. degree (summa cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from the University of Ancona, Italy, in 1988 and 1992, respectively. From 1992 to 1994 he was Assistant Professor of Electromagnetic Fields at the same University. From 1994 to 1997, he was Research Fellow at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESA-ESTEC), Noordwijk, The Netherlands, where he joined the Radio Frequency System Division. Since 1997, he has been with the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), The Hague, The Netherlands. At TNO, from 1997 to 2013, he was Chief Senior Scientist of the Antenna Unit in the Radar Technology Department. In 2014, he has joined the Optics Department, where he is charge of the metamaterial research program. Since 2007, he has been appointed as part-time Professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, where he is currently holding a chair on “Material Engineering from Microwaves to Optics.
He was co-recipient of the 2008 H. A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. He was co-recipient also of the Best Innovative Paper Prize of the 30th ESA Antenna Workshop in 2008 and of the best antenna theory paper prize of the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) in 2010.
He is author/co-author of more than 190 scientific publications (journal papers, international conferences and contribution to books) and 3 patents.