Dr Giuseppe Ruvio

Giuseppe Ruvio

Research Fellow (Trinity College Dublin)

Ph.D. Microwave Antenna Engineering (Dublin Institure of Technology, Ireland)
Laurea Degree in Telecommunication Engineering (University of Siena, Italy)


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Dr. Giuseppe Ruvio was a Research Fellow affiliated with [external]CTVR - The Telecommunications Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin. His research activity was focused on tag/anchor antenna design for UWB localization systems, LTE antennas and MIMO configurations for portable devices, broadband circularly polarized antennas and microwave breast cancer imaging.

He has established strong operative collaborations with [external]Seconda Università di Napoli, the [external]DIT School of Physics, Ireland, the [external]National University of Ireland in Galway (NUIG) and the [external]University of Manitoba, Canada.
Networking initiatives were carried out through the European Cooperation in Science and Technology COST actions ASSIST and [external]COST VISTA, respectively. For joint research activities, Dr. Ruvio was awarded funds to sustain two Short Term Scientific Missions in 2010 and 2012 at the Second University of Naples. Their outcomes were then presented as invited contributions at the 9th COST ASSIST Working Groups workshop in March 2011 and at the 5th COST VISTA Working Groups workshop in May 2013.

For his research activity of RF breast cancer detection he was invited to contribute to the convened session on “UWB Antennas for Imaging/Medical” at the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) in March 2009 and as invited speaker at [external]Kore University of Enna, Italy, for the seminar “Small antenna design and characterisation” in 2011.

In his postdoctoral experience Dr. Ruvio was awarded the following fellowships:
- Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund for the project "Efficiently Optimised LTE Antennas (EOLA)";
- Arnold F. Graves Fellowship for a research project on antenna solutions for microwave breast cancer imaging.

He was appointed in November 2013 Communication Officer in the [external]COST action TD1301 “Development of a European-based Collaborative Network to Accelerate Technological, Clinical and Commercialisation Progress in the Area of Medical Microwave Imaging”.

Dr. Ruvio completed his PhD in October 2008 with the thesis “Antennas for Portable Communications in the UWB and GPS Spectra”. His research was funded by the Centre for Telecommunications Value-chain Research Centre. He joined the DIT following two years with the R&D department at Sigma Wireless Ltd (Ireland) in the framework of a European Space Agency ARTES 5 project on electromagnetic bandgap (EBG) base station antennas.

Dr. Ruvio completed his Laurea Degree from the [external]Università di Siena, Italy, in 2002. As part of the degree, he undertook a nine month secondment to [external]Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden to work on guided transmission applications with Hard and Soft surfaces.

Professional Affiliations

  • Senior member of the IEEE
  • Member of the Italian Society of Engineers (Ordine degli Ingegneri)

Research Interests and Expertise

His research interests include:
Electromagnetic Theory
Miniaturization, Matching and Phase-linearity Enhancement Techniques for Ultra Wideband Antennas
Interaction of microwaves with human tissues
RF imaging
Electromagnetic Band Gap Materials
Circularly Polarized Antennas
LTE antennas and MIMO configurations



  • Best Presentation Award conferred by Bell Labs Ireland at the Centre for Telecommunications and Value-chain Research (CTVR) Plenary in 2012 for his knowledge-transfer initiative from telecommunications to biomedical applications.
  • DIT Hothouse Researcher Commercialisation Award 2009.
  • CST University Publication Award 2008 for the paper titled "Wideband Reconfigurable Rolled Planar Monopole Antenna".
  • Best poster award by popular vote and committee approval at the Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference in April 2006.