Gianluca Lazzi

Gianluca Lazzi portrait
  • Chair, Elect & Computer Engineering
  • USTAR Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering
  • Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering
  • Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Director, Engineering Entrepreneurship, College Of Engineering


Research Summary

Interaction between biological media and electromagnetic fields, implantable microantennas, neural stimulation, biomedical electromagnetics (e.g. retinal prosthesis), computational electromagnetics (e.g. FDTD), antennas for wireless, multiple and vector antenna systems.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Stretchable, tunable, self-healing microfluidic antennas. PI: M. Dickey. Co-PI(s): G. Lazzi. NSF, 09/01/2009 - 08/31/2012. Total project budget to date: $348,000.00
  • SBIR Phase II: Terahertz Antennas. PI: J. Muth. Co-PI(s): G. Lazzi. US Navy, 01/01/2009 - 12/31/2010. Total project budget to date: $180,000.00
  • Protocol Driven Studies to Measure Absorbed Radiofrequency, Microwave and Millimeter Wave Energy. PI: G. Lazzi. US Navy, 05/01/2008 - 09/0031. Total project budget to date: $139,000.00
  • A High Density Microelectronic Tissue for Imaging: Electromagnetic and Thermal Effects. PI: G. Lazzi. Department of Energy, 01/01/2008 - 12/31/2010. Total project budget to date: $480,000.00
  • Communications Theory Perspectives on the Design of Compact Multi-Antenna Wireless Transceivers. PI: B. Hughes. Co-PI(s): G. Lazzi. NSF, 07/01/2007 - 06/30/2010. Total project budget to date: $250,000.00
  • iomimetic Electronic Systems (BIMS): Electrical and Electromagnetic Interactions. PI: G. Lazzi. USC (through NSF ERC), 08/01/2003 - 07/31/2010. Total project budget to date: $460,000.00
  • ARTIFICIAL RETINA. PI: LAZZI,GIANLUCA. US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, 02/15/2010 - 05/14/2012. Total project budget to date: $338,675.00