"Dr. Scire-Scappuzzo has been an academic, an executive, an inventor and an entrepreneur. She has over 20 years’ experience designing, prototyping, patenting, and integrating next generation electronic devices and software for military, commercial and scientific applications.
Francesca is Chief Scientist and Collaborative Innovation Lead at BAE Systems Inc., in the R&D branch of the Electronic Systems division.
She was Co-founder, President and CEO of Ondetech LLC, (“Innovation in Electromagnetics”), a startup that developed electronic products for communications infrastructure, Defense, Aerospace, Commercial, and Earth/Atmospheric Science applications.
Prior to co-founding Ondetech, Dr. Scire-Scappuzzo was Vice President of R&D/CTO at Metamagnetics Inc., Canton, MA; Principal Research Scientist at Physical Sciences Inc., Andover, MA; and tenured Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of Catania, Italy.
Francesca obtained her undergraduate and master degrees, Summa cum Laude in EE at University of Catania, Italy; her MS at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA; her PhD at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland; and she was Post Graduate Fellow at the European Space Agency ESA/ESTEC in The Netherlands.
Dr. Scire-Scappuzzo has published over 30 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and holds 7 patents. She is serving as Chair of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, Boston Section, and Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Antenna and Propagation, Plasma Science, and Antenna and Propagation Letters. She is GWAMIT (Graduate Women at MIT) mentor and Technical Reviewer for MassVentures. "