This morning, prof. Dara Entekhabi gave the first lecture of the short course on "Radar Remote Sensing, polarimetry and scattering mechanisms" planned to last until the 1st of June with the following schedule:

Date

(May 2018)

Mon 21st

Tue 22

Tue 22

Thu 24

Fri 25

Fri 25

Thu 31

Fri 1 Jun

Time (24h)

14-16

11-13

16-18

16-18

9-11

14-16

14-16

10-11

Room

E8

Seminar room, electronics

E4

Seminar room, electronics

Seminar room, comp. science

Seminar room, electronics

EF2

Seminar room, comp. science

Prof. Dara Entekhabi is professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and at the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA. He is also the Science Team Leader of the NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Satellite Mission.

His short course will present the theory, the applications and examples of real-world use of joint passive and active microwave sensing for environmental monitoring and modelling. The short course is part of the Radar Remote Sensing course taught by prof. Fabio Dell'Acqua, and is also credited for PhD students.

The Lombardy Aerospace Industry Cluster - of which our University is a member- was founded in Italy in 2014 as the final step in constructing a representative institution for the regional system of aerospace industries. The first activities of the newly founded cluster were aimed at defining its strategies. An important item in the action list consisted of an in-depth review of aerospace activities at the regional, national, and supranational level, in order to help steering the future strategic plan of the cluster toward optimal goals. This review is still being carried out, mostly through volunteer contributions from both industry and academia, and it includes education-related aspects of the aerospace system in addition to production, research, and other issues.

We are very happy to announce that Prof. Fabio Dell’Acqua has recently received the national Italian habilitation to full professorship. We congratulate with him for this great achievement, and hope there will be soon the possibility to exploit this habilitation.

Il convegno "EU-US Young Leader Seminar" (YLS) si tiene ogni anno nel mese di aprile, e riunisce a Bruxelles 50 giovani europei che hanno ottenuto un successo professionale particolarmente significativo già dalle prime fasi della propria carriera. Quest'anno il convegno si terrà dal 15 al 17 aprile, ed i giovani selezionati si troveranno a discutere le prospettive sull'evoluzione del lavoro con particolare riguardo alle "capacità digitali", fornendo così, "di prima mano", alla Commissione Europea degli elementi utili a forgiare le future politiche per il lavoro comunitario.

Our post-doc Andrea Marinoni (see this article in Italian) has been awarded a grant (called “Progetto professionalità Ivano Becchi”) by the Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lombardia. This is an award for brilliant researchers, designed to promote research works with practical applications. Andrea will go visit the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA working on more advanced techniques to extract pollutants from satellite and ground-based measurements. Congratulations to Andrea for the excellent result!