Institute for electromagnetic sensing of the environment (IREA)



Phone number: +390817620612 - 11


Graduated in 1989, summa cum laude, in Electronic Engineering at the University of Napoli "Federico II", in the same year he joined IRECE-CNR and after IREA, where he currently occupies the position of Senior Researcher. His main research interests are in the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data processing field as well as in SAR interferometry techniques; on these topics he holds two patents, has authored more than 80 international journal papers and, in 1999, the book entitled "Synthetic Aperture Radar Processing", written in collabo-ration with prof. Giorgio Franceschetti and edited by CRC-PRESS. Riccardo Lanari has been a visiting scientist at different foreign research institutes, including the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), Japan (1993), the German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR), Germany (1991 and 1994), and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), USA (1997, 2004 and 2008), where he received a NASA award and a recognition for the technical developments related to the SRTM mission. He has been adjunct professor of Electrical Communication at the University of Sannio (Benevento) from 2000 to 2003 and, from 2000 to 2008, lecturer of the SAR module course of the International Master in Airborne Photo-grammetry and Remote Sensing offered by the Institute of Geomatics in Barcelona (Spain). In 2013, he qualified as a Full Professor both in the area of Telecommunications and of Geophysics. He has served as a chairman and a technical program committee member at several international conferences. He is also Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (IEEE-GRSS) and, since 2013, Fellow of the IEEE Society. In December 2010 he became acting director of IREA and then, in Novembre 2011, he was appointed director of IREA.