University of L'Aquila EMC Laboratory
Electromagnetic Compatibility Research Laboratory
People - Francesco De Paulis
Francesco De Paulis
Francesco de Paulis (S' 08) was born in L'Aquila, Italy in 1981.

He received the Laurea degree and the Specialistic degree (summa cum laude) in Electronic Engineering from University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy, in 2003 and 2006, respectively.

He was involved in the research activities of the UAq EMC Laboratory from August 2004 to August 2006. From June 2004 to June 2005 he had an internship at Selex Communications s.p.a. within the layout/SI/PI design group. In August 2006 he joined the EMC Laboratory at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla), where he received the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in May 2008.

He is currently enrolled in PhD program at the University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy. His main research interests are in developing fast and efficient analysis tool for SI/PI design of high speed signal on PCB, RF interference in mixed-signal system, EMI problem investigation on PCBs.

Education

  • PhD Student in Electrical Engineering, University of L'Aquila, Italy, 2008 - Present
  • Master degree in Electrical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla (MO), USA.
  • Specialistic degree in Electrical Engineering, University of L'Aquila, Italy, 2003-2006
  • Laurea degree in Electrical Engineering, University of L'Aquila, Italy, 2000-2003

Experience

  • Research Assistant. UAq EMC Laboratory, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy, 2008-Present
  • Research Assistant. UMR-MS&T EMC Laboratory, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla (MO), USA, 2006-2008
  • PCB Layout Engineer, Selex Communications spa, L'Aquila, Italy, 2004-2005
  • Research Assistant. UAq EMC Laboratory, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy, 2004-2006

Skills

  • 3D electromagnetic simulation tools: CST MWStudio/EMStudio, Ansoft HFSS
  • Circuit simulation tools: Agilent ADS, P-Spice, H-Spice, Hyperlinx, Microwave Office
  • Programming Language: Matlab, Matlab GUI.
  • PCB layout tool: Protel DXP.
  • Lab instruments: Vector Network Analyzer, Time Domain Reflectometer, Digital Storage Oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, Semi-anechoic chamber, impedance analyzer.

Projects

  • Planar Electromagnetic Band-Gap (EBG) structures:

    • 3D modeling
    • equivalent circuit extraction
    • common-mode filter application
    • application on electromagnetic interference reduction
    • embedded EBG
  • Multilayer via transition:

    • equivalent circuit extraction
    • development of efficient algorithm for physics-based circuit simulation
    • signal integrity and power integrity analysis on PCB and packages
    • identification of stub resonance of differential via pair
  • Composite material:

    • 3D modeling
    • characterization of dielectric and conductive properties
    • application for shielding purposes
  • Electromagnetic impact on biological models:

    • 3D modeling of human body
    • impact of thermoablation for radiotherapy application