Paolo de Matthaeis received the Laurea degree (Summa cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy. After graduation, he was with the European Space Agency at ESTEC in The Netherlands under the Young Graduate Trainee program, and then with the Remote Sensing Laboratory at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata". He earned a Doctor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and then he started working at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, as Research Associate and where he is currently Research Scientist. His research interests include active and passive microwave remote sensing, with a focus on electromagnetic modeling of vegetation, land and sea surface, and detection and mitigation of radio frequency interference (RFI). He was part of the Science Algorithms Calibration/Validation team for the Aquarius instrument and is now part of the team working on sea surface salinity estimation using SMAP. Dr. de Matthaeis is member of the U.S. National Committee (USNC) for URSI and IEEE Senior Member. He was co-chair of the IEEE GRSS Frequency Allocations in Remote Sensing Technical Committee (FARS-TC) from 2013 to 2017 and has been its chair since July 2017.
Senior Research Engineer
Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research II (GESTAR II) - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
2021 - Present
- Senior Research Engineer with the University of Maryland Baltimore County at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
- Responsibilities: Validation of SMAP measurements for retrieval of surface ocean salinity, with particular attention to Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) issues.
Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research (GESTAR) - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
June 2011 - December 2021
- Research Scientist with the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
- Responsibilities: Calibration and validation of Aquarius data with particular attention to Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), analysis of RFI and other issues in SMAP measurements.
Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology Center (GEST) - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
November 2005 - June 2011
- Research Associate with the University of Maryland Baltimore County at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
- Responsibilities: Development of algorithms for spurious errors reduction and salinity retrieval from Aquarius measurements.
The George Washington University - Washington DC.
- Doctor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
- Area of Concentration: Electromagnetic Engineering.
- Dissertation title: Numerical Calculation of Microwave Scattering from Dielectric Structures Used in Vegetation Models. Advisor: Prof. Roger H. Lang.
University of Rome "Tor Vergata" - Roma, Italy.
- Laurea Degree (M.S. equivalent) in Electrical Engineering - Summa cum Laude.
- Major: Electromagnetics and Telecommunication Systems.
- Final thesis: The MAESTRO-1 Remote Sensing Campaign: Calibration, Validation and Interpretation of Polarimetric SAR Data. Advisor: Prof. Domenico Solimini.
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sesnsing Society
1996 - 2021
Le Vine, D. M., E. P. Dinnat, P. de Matthaeis, and J. Peng. 2022. The Fourth Stokes Parameter for Geolocation in Passive Microwave Remote Sensing From Space IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 60 1-11 [10.1109/tgrs.2022.3215094]
de Matthaeis, P., D. M. LeVine, Y. Soldo, and A. Llorente. 2021. Study of a Strong L-Band RFI Source IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 14 9495-9503 [10.1109/jstars.2021.3104264]
Bringer, A., J. T. Johnson, Y. Soldo, et al. D. M. Le Vine, P. Mohammed, S. Misra, P. de Matthaeis, and J. R. Piepmeier. 2021. Properties of the RFI Environment at 1400–1427 MHz as Observed by the Soil Moisture Active/Passive Mission Microwave Radiometer IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 14 7259-7267 [10.1109/jstars.2021.3092996]
Misra, S., and P. de Matthaeis. 2014. Passive Remote Sensing and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI): An Overview of Spectrum Allocations and RFI Management Algorithms [Technical Committees] IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Mag. 2 (2): 68-73 [10.1109/MGRS.2014.2320879]
De Matthaeis, P., and R. H. Lang. 2009. Comparison of Surface and Volume Currents Models for Electromagnetic Scattering From Finite Dielectric Cylinders IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 57 (7): 2216-2220 [10.1109/TAP.2009.2021977]
Dinnat, E. P., S. Abraham, D. M. Le Vine, P. De Matthaeis, and S. D. Jacob. 2009. Effect of Emission From the Moon on Remote Sensing of Sea Surface Salinity: An Example With the Aquarius Radiometer IEEE Geosci. Remote Sensing Lett. 6 (2): 239-243 [10.1109/LGRS.2008.2008822]
de Matthaeis, P., C. Utku, D. M. Le Vine, and A. Moyer. 2014. Aquarius retrieval of sea ice thickness: Initial results Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad), 2014 13th Specialist Meeting on 69 - 71 [10.1109/MicroRad.2014.6878910]
Le Vine, D. M., J. R. Piepmeier, E. P. Dinnat, et al. P. de Matthaeis, C. Utku, S. Abraham, G. S. Lagerloef, T. Meissner, and F. Wenz. 2014. Aquarius radiometer status Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad), 2014 13th Specialist Meeting on 226 - 227 [10.1109/MicroRad.2014.6878945]
Le Vine, D. M., G. S. Lagerloef, P. de Matthaeis, E. P. Dinnat, and S. Abraham. 2014. Aquarius overview and update General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (URSI GASS), 2014 XXXIth URSI [10.1109/URSIGASS.2014.6929699]
Dinnat, E. P., D. M. Le Vine, S. Abraham, and P. de Matthaeis. 2012. Comparison of Aquarius Measurements and Radiative Transfer Models at L-band 2012 12th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad) 1-4 [10.1109/MicroRad.2012.6185231]