Contact Information

Campus Box 7911
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7911


Dr. Gianluca Lazzi

Adjunct Professor

| Biography

Gianluca Lazzi has been a visiting researcher at the ENEA (Italian National Board for New Technologies, Energy, and Environment) (1994), visiting researcher at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" (1994-1995), and Research Associate and Research Assistant Professor at the University of Utah (1995-1998). He has been at NCSU since 1999 (Assistant Professor from 1999 to 2003, Associate Professor from 2003 to 2006), and he is presently a Professor.

Dr.Lazzi is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for contributions to "Bioelectromagnetics and Implantable Devices." He is recipient of the 2006 IEEE H.A. Wheeler Award for the Best Application Paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas an Propagation in 2005, the 2003 ALCOA Foundation Engineering Research Achievement Award, a 2003 Outstanding Teacher Award and Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award, a 2001 NSF CAREER Award, a 2001 Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Engineering grant for Young Investigators, a 1996 International Union of Radio Science (URSI) "Young Scientist Award," and the 1996 "Curtis Carl Johnson Memorial Award" for the best student paper presented at the eighteenth annual technical meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS). He is author or co-author of more than 100 international journal articles or conference presentations on FDTD modeling, wireless antennas, dosimetry, and bioelectromagnetics. His name is listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's Who in the West, Dictionary of International Biographies, and 2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 20th Century.

| Education

  1. 1998 - PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt lake City, UT
  2. 1994 - Dr.Eng. in Electronic Engineering, University of Rome "La Sapienza," Rome, Italy

| Selected Publications

  1. G. Lazzi, “Thermal Effects of Bioimplants,” (Invited Paper), IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, Special Issue on Biomimetic Implants, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp.75 – 81, Sept.-Oct. 2005.
  2. K.Gosalia, M.S. Humayun, and G.Lazzi, “Impedance Matching and Implementation of Planar Space-Filling Dipoles as Intraocular Implanted Antennas in a Retinal Prosthesis,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Volume 53, Issue 8, pp. 2365 – 2373, Aug. 2005.
  3. A.Konanur, K.Gosalia, S.Krishnamurthy, B.Hughes, and G.Lazzi, “Compact MIMO Systems employing Vector Antennas for increased Wireless Channel Capacity,” pp. 1837-1844, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, June 2005.
  4. K. Gosalia, M.Humayun, and G. Lazzi, “Investigation of a Microwave Data Telemetry Link for a Retinal Prosthesis,” IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques, Special Issue on Biological Effects and Medical Applications of RF/Microwaves, pp. 1925-1933, Aug.2004
  5. S. Schmidt, C.J. Cela, V. Singh, J. Weiland, M.S.Humayun and G. Lazzi, “Computational Modeling of Electromagnetic and Thermal Effects for a Dual-Unit Retinal Prosthesis: Inductive Telemetry, Temperature Increase, and Current Spread in the Retina,” (invited chapter) in Artificial Sight, M. S. Humayun, J. D. Weiland, G. Chader and E. Greenbaum (Editors), Springer/AIP Press, New York (2006)

| Awards and Honors

  • 2009 - Alcoa Foundation Distinguished Engineering Research Award
  • 2008 - IEEE Fellow
  • 2006 - HA Wheeler Award, Best Application Paper in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
  • 2003 - ALCOA Foundation Engineering Research Award (NC State)
  • 2003 - Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award (NC State)
  • 2003 - Outstanding Teacher Award (NC State)
  • 2001 - NSF Career Award
  • 2001 - Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Engineering Grant (Young Investigator Award)
  • 1996 - Curtis Carl Johnson Memorial Award, Best Student Paper at Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS)
  • 1996 - International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Young Scientist Award