Biography

Marco Brogioni was born in Siena, Italy, in 1976. He received the degree in engineering from the University of Siena, Siena, Italy, in 2003 with a thesis in the field of the Geometrical Theory of Diffraction. Since 2004, he has been with the Istituto di Fisica Applicata "N. Carrara" - IFAC, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy, working in the Microwave Remote Sensing Group. In 2005 he started the Ph.D. course in Remote Sensing at the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, and he obtained the Ph.D. degree in 2008. In 2006 and 2007 he has been visitor student at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2008 and 2009 he obtained a Post-Doctoral grant by the AXA Research Fund for a study of the snow temperature evolution in Antarctica. His research deals mainly with passive and active microwave remote sensing applied to snow by using satellite (AMSR-E, SSM/I, ASAR, Quikscat, Sentinel-1, SMOS, SMAP, Aquarius) and ground-based data. Moreover his studies concerns the development of electromagnetic models for passive and active microwave remote sensing of snow, vegetation and soil. Since 2010 he is involved also in the design and restoration of the MRSG radiometers (L-, C-, X-, Ku- and Ka-bands). He has been involved in several Italian and International projects carried out by the MRSG at IFAC (also as a workpackage leader). In 2014 he has been nominated Substitute Member of the ESSEM Cost Action ES1404 Management Committee. Since 2005 he served as a reviewer for the IEEE Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing and for the IGARSS symposiums. In 2008 he was in the local organizing committee of the 10th Microrad symposium held in Florence, Italy and in 2010 he was in the local organizing commettee of the 2010 Microwave Signature Symposiym of the URSI Commission-F still held in Florence. In 2008 he was awarded with the third prize at the URSI GA Student Prize Paper Competition in Chicago,IL. In 2013 and 2015 he partecipated to the XXIX and XXXI Italian Antarctic Expeditions carring out his research at Concordia Station (Dome-C) as responsible of the MAISARS project campaigns (funded by PNRA). At present is involved in several projects regarding the remote sensing of polar caps at low-microwave frequencies (both Artic and Antarctic).