Prof. Frank Marzano, professor of Electromagnetics, Antennas and Radio-propagation left us on May 8th, 2022, suddenly and unexpectedly.
We are deeply shaken to announce that Prof. Frank Marzano, professor of Electromagnetics, Antennas and Radio-propagation left us on May 8th, 2022, suddenly and unexpectedly.
Prof. Frank S. Marzano (Fellow, IEEE) received the Laurea degree (cum laude) in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in applied electromagnetics from the University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy, in 1988 and 1993, respectively.
In 1992, he was a Visiting Scientist with Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA. In 1993, he collaborated with the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, National Council of Research (CNR), Rome. From 1994 to 1996, he was a Post-Doctorate Researcher with the Italian Space Agency, Rome. After being a Lecturer at the University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy, in 1997, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy, teaching courses on electromagnetic fields as an Assistant Professor. In 1999, he was a Visiting Scientist with the Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, CA, USA. In 2002, he received the qualification of Associate Professorship and cofounded the Center of Excellence on Remote Sensing and Hydro-Meteorological Modeling (CETEMPS), L’Aquila. In 2005, he joined the Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, where he was teaching courses on antennas, propagation, and remote sensing. Since 2007, he has been the Vice-Director of the Center of Excellence on Remote Sensing and Hydro-Meteorological Modeling (CETEMPS), University of L’Aquila, where he was nominated as the Director in March 2013. He has published more than 140 papers in refereed international journals, more than 30 contributions to international book chapters, and more than 300 extended abstracts on international and national congress proceedings. He was an editor of two books. His research interests concerned passive and active remote sensing of the atmosphere from ground-based, airborne, and space-borne platforms and electromagnetic propagation studies.
Dr. Marzano was also a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) since 2012. From January 2004 to June 2014, he was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters (GRSL). Since mid-2014, he has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS). In 2005 and 2007, he was a Guest Editor of the MicroRad04 and MicroRad06 Special Issues for IEEE TGRS. Since January 2011, he has been an Associate Editor of the Journal Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (EGU). Prof. Marzano was one of the creators of Laurea Magistrale in Atmospheric Science and Technology for Meteorology & Climate (LMAST4MC), which is jointly managed by University of L’Aquila and University La Sapienza of Rome.
Dear Frank, we all will miss you, we will miss your ability in talking and teaching, your research skill, we will miss your patient with the colleagues and students and especially your friendship and enthusiasm.
We send all our deepest condolences to the family of Prof. Marzano.