Dr. Alessia Polemi

Research Assistant Professor

Contact Information

LeBow 341
(267) 243-0165


  • March 2003: Ph.D. in Information Engineering (curriculum: electromagnetic waves), University of Siena (Italy)
  • July 1999: M.S. (cum laude) in Telecommunication Engineering, University of Siena (Italy)

Academic and Professional Appointments

  • 2012–present: Research Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University
  • 2010–2012: Research Scientist, Department of Chemistry, Drexel University
  • 2008: Visiting Professor at University of Pennsylvania
  • 2006–present: Assistant Professor (2009, Tenured), School of Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (scientific area: electromagnetic fields)
  • 2003–2006: postdoc researcher, Department of Information Engineering, University of Siena
  • 2003–2005: member and president of WaveComm srl (Siena, Italy), academic spin-off company on Telecommunications

Research Areas

  • Plasmonic propagation at interfaces
  • Optical nanoantennas
  • Plasmonic photovoltaics
  • Enhancement of spontaneous emission
  • SERS
  • Antenna design and characterization
  • Microwave filters and waveguides
  • High frequency and asymptotic scattering theory
  • Metamaterials
  • Periodic structures

Selected Memberships & Service

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), member
  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (IEEE AP-S), member
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), past member and student adviser
  • National qualification for engineers at the University of Florence (Italy)

Publications & Talks

  • >25 peer-reviewed archival journal publications
  • >35 conference talks since 1999.

Former advised students

  • >10 graduate students
  • 2 undergraduate students

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