“Green RFID”: an enabling technology towards the Internet of Things (IoT) world

Dr. Luca Roselli

Associate Professor, University of Perugia

Sponsored by Carleton University, Faculty of Engineering and Design (FED), Department of Electronics (DoE), IEEE Ottawa Section CAS/EDS/SSC, CPMT, AP/MTT, EMBS, EMC, CI/SMCS, SP/OE/GRS, WiE and LMA Chapters

Thursday October 18, 2012 14:30-16:30
admission is free
Mackenzie Building-4124
Carleton University


A brief description of the present and future scenario correlated to ICTs will be illustrated. Environmental implication of present societal and technological trends will be analyzed in order to address the most important and relevant issues. On the basis of this analysis, RFID, as an enabling approach compatible with the described scenario, will be introduced and motivated. Future environmentally friendly technologies and architectures, suitable for “green RFID” implementation, will be introduced, namely: paper printed circuits, organic materials, chip-less tag, harmonic RFID, autarkic sensor nodes, CNT based RFID gas sensors and so on. Some application proposals will be reported in order to illustrate the groundbreaking vision enabled by “green RFID” approach; in particular it will be shown the potentiality of the “green RFID” technologies toward the development of a new concept of indoor localization systems and assisted paths as well as the capability of massive use of green RFID tags for extensive monitoring and for measurements in harsh environments where high numbers of wireless sensors is needed without the possibility to recover them. These example applications will be used to draw final considerations about future developments, challenges and perspectives.


Luca Roselli received the “Laurea” degree in electronic engineering from the University of Florence, Florence, Italy, in 1988. From 1988 to 1991 he worked at the University of Florence on SAW devices. In November 1991, he joined the Institute of Electronics at the University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy, as a Research Assistant. Since 1992 he is an IEEE member. Since 1994 he has been teaching Electronic Devices at the same University. In the same year he was the Director of works for the realization of a 35 square meters clean room 100 class at the University of Perugia. Since 2000 he is associate professor at the University of Perugia where he has been teaching Microwave Electronics, High Frequency Components and Applied Electronics.

Since that time he has been coordinating the research activity of the High Frequency Electronics (HFE) Lab. In the same year he founded the WiS (Wireless Solutions) Srl, a spin off company operating in the field of microwave electronic systems with which he is currently cooperating as a consultant. In 2001 He was nominated IEEE senior member. In 2003 he was a member of the spin off committee of the University of Perugia, in 2005 he founded a second spin off company: DiES (Digital Electronic Solutions) Srl. In 2007 he was the chairman of the VII Computational Electromagnetic in Time Domain workshop; he was the guest editor of the special issue of the International Journal of Numerical Modelling on the VII CEM-TD. Again in 2008 he was the Co-PI (Principal Investigator) of the Project ADAHELI (project founded by the Italian Space Agency –ASI for the solar observation from the satellite.

His main current servicing activities are:

His research interests, mainly focus on the design of high frequency electronic circuits and systems, including the development of numerical methods for electronic circuit analysis with special attention to RFID-NFC systems, new material electronics and near field wireless power transfer.

In these fields he published almost 200 contributions to international reviews and peer reviewed conferences, the interest in which is testified by an H index of 18 (PoP font) and more than 900 citations on international reviews and peer reviewed conferences.

Last updated October 5, 2012