Valentina Palazzi (S’15) received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electronic Engineering (magna cum laude) from University of Perugia, Italy, in February 2012 and 2014, respectively, where she is currently attending the Ph.D. program in Industrial and Information Engineering with the High Frequency Electronics (HFE) Lab.
In the summer 2015 she was Visiting Ph.D. Student at Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland. In January 2016 she spent three weeks in the Centre Tecnol`ogic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Castelldefels, Spain, sponsored by the COST action IC1301 “Wireless Power Transmission for Sustainable Electronics (WIPE)”. In fall 2016, she joined the ATHENA Research Group (Georgia Institute of Technology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Atlanta, USA) for 5 months, working on additive manufacturing technologies and flexible electronics.
She was the recipient of the first place award in the Student Design Competition for Wireless Energy Harvesting, IEEE MTT-S, IMS 2016. She was also the recipient of the IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship, 2017. Her research interests concern the design of passive transponders with sensing capabilities, radar front-ends, wireless power transfer technologies, additive manufacturing processes and conformal electronics.