Distinguished Speaker Series: Marco Martorella

Date: Tue 23 Aug 2022
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Stone & Chalk, Adelaide North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000

Hybrid Event

We would like to invite you to join us for our next session of our Distinguished Speaker Series.

As an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Engineering at the University of Pisa and the Director of National Radar and Surveillance Systems (RaSS) National Laboratory at CNIT, Marco Martorella will discuss space-related research activities at CNIT.

The RaSS Lab has passed its first ten-year milestone and has now consolidated into a 40+ staff laboratory. A relatively large portion of the research activities carried out within the RaSS Lab relate to Space. In this seminar, such research activities will be presented, including micro-satellite SAR clusters for EO and military applications, stratospheric balloon-borne SAR and Space Situational Awareness by means of radar systems.


Marco Martorella received his Laureat degree (Bachelor and Masters) in Telecommunication Engineering in 1999 (cum laude) and his PhD in Remote Sensing in 2003, both at the University of Pisa. He is now an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa and an external Professor at the University of Cape Town where he lectures within the Masters in Radar and Electronic Defence.

Professor Martorella is also the Director of the CNIT’s National Radar and Surveillance Systems Laboratory. He is author of more than 250 international journal and conference papers, three books and 19 book chapters. He has presented several tutorials at international radar conferences, has lectured at NATO Lecture Series and organised international journal special issues on radar imaging topics. He is a member of the IEEE AES Radar Systems Panel, National member of the NATO SET Panel, where he sits as Chair of the Radio Frequency Technology Focus Group, and National member of the EDA Radar Captech.

He has chaired several NATO research activities, including three Research Task Groups, one Exploratory Team and three Specialist Meetings. He has been recipient of the 2008 Italy-Australia Award for young researchers, the 2010 Best Reviewer for the IEEE GRSL, the IEEE 2013 Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award, the 2016 Outstanding Information Research Foundation Book publication award for the book Radar Imaging for Maritime Observation, three NATO SET Panel Excellence Awards (2017, 2018 and 2021) and one NATO STO Excellence Award. He is a co-founder of ECHOES, a radar systems-related spin-off company. His research interests are mainly in the field of radar, with specific focus on radar imaging, multichannel radar and space situational awareness. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.