Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering is an open access journal that provides rapid publication of articles in all areas of the subject. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence.

Filippo Costa

Editorial Board Member of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Pisa, Italy

Research Areas

Antennas and Propagation, Electrical Engineering, Microwaves, RFID


2006-2009Ph.DApplied Electromagnetics, Università di Pisa
2003-2006MasterTelecommunication Engineering, Università di Pisa
1999-2003BachelorTelecommunication Engineering, Università di Pisa


2010Post-Doc Research Fellow, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Università di Pisa, via Caruso 16, Pisa
2009Visiting Researcher, Department of Radio Engineering of TKK, University of Technology, in Helsinki
2006Associate Researcher, Consorzio Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni

Academic Achievement

Post-Graduate CIMO Fellowship, Academy of Finland, 2009

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  F. Costa, A. Monorchio, G. Manara "Simple Equivalent Circuit Model for the Analysis of Frequency Selective Surfaces Embedded within Dielectric Layers" to appear on IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine.
[2]  F. Costa, O. Luukkonen, C. R. Simovski, A. Monorchio, S. A. Tretyakov, P. De Maagt, "TE Surface Wave Resonances on High-Impedance Surface Based Antennas: Analysis and Modeling" to appear on IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation.
[3]  F. Costa, C. Amabile, A. Monorchio, E. Prati, "Waveguide Dielectric Permittivity Measurement Technique Based on Resonant FSS Filters" IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 21, no.5, pp. 273-275, 2011.
[4]  C. Amabile, E. Prati, F. Costa, and A. Monorchio, "Effect of the metal sheet thickness on the frequency blueshift in single layer composite materials at ka microwave frequency," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, vol. 22, pp. 47-58, 2011.
[5]  F. Costa, A. Monorchio, G. Vastante, "Tunable High-Impedance Surface with a Reduced Number of Varactors" IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol.10, pp. 11-13, 2011.
[6]  F. Costa, A. Monorchio, "Design of Subwavelength Tunable and Steerable Fabry-Perot/Leaky Wave Antennas" Progress In Electromagnetics Research, vol. 11, 467-481, 2011.
[7]  G. Bianconi, F. Costa, S. Genovesi, A. Monorchio, "Optimal Design of Dipole Antennas Backed by a Finite High-Impedance Screen" Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, vol. 18, 137-151, 2011.
[8]  F. Costa, A. Monorchio, "A Multiband Electromagnetic Wave Absorber based on Reactive Impedance Ground Planes" IET Microwave Antennas & Propagation, vol. 4, no. 11, pp. 1720-1727, 2010.
[9]  F. Costa, A. Monorchio, G. Manara, "Analysis and Design of Ultra Thin Electromagnetic Absorbers Comprising Resistively Loaded High Impedance Surfaces" IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation vol. 58, no. 5, pp. 1551-1558, 2010.
[10]  O. Luukkonen, P. Alitalo, F. Costa, C. R. Simovski, A. Monorchio and S. A. Tretyakov, "Experimental verification of the suppression of spatial dispersion in artificial plasma" Applied Physics Letters, vol.96, no. 8, 22 February 2010.
[11]  F. Costa, S. Genovesi, A. Monorchio, "On the Bandwidth of High-Impedance Frequency Selective Surfaces," IEEE Antennas Wireless & Propagation Letters, vol. 8, pp. 1341-1344, 2009.
[12]  O. Luukkonen, F. Costa, C. R. Simovski, A. Monorchio and S. A. Tretyakov, "A Thin Electromagnetic Absorber for Wide Incidence Angles and Both Polarizations" IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation vol. 57, no. 10, 2009.
[13]  S. Genovesi, F. Costa, B. Cioni, V. Miceli, G. Annino, G. Gallone, G. Levita, A. Lazzeri, A. Monorchio, G. Manara, "Miniaturized High Impedance Surfaces with Angular Stability by using Zirconium Tin Titanate (ZST) Substrates and Convoluted FSS Elements," Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 51, no. 11, pp. 2753-2758, Aug. 2009.
[14]  F. Costa, A. Monorchio, S. Talarico, F. M. Valeri, "An Active High Impedance Surface for Low Profile Tunable and Steerable Antennas," IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol.7, pp. 676-680, 2008.