Dr Lourdes Farrugia

Dr Lourdes Farrugia

Dr Lourdes Farrugia

 B.Sc.(Hons),M.Sc.,Ph.D.(Melit.)

Lecturer

Room 212
Maths & Physics bldg.
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 2528
Lourdes Farrugia read for her undergraduate degree at the University of Malta and received a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics and physics in 2008. She followed with an M. Sc in Physics from the University of Malta in collaboration with Methode Electronics Ltd.

Before joining the Department of Physics as a Research Officer, Lourdes gained good laboratory skills whilst working in a pharmaceutical laboratory, first as a quality control analyst and eventually as a trainer within the same environment.

She obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Malta in 2016. Her research interests are mainly focused on aspects of instrumentation and measurement of physical quantities, especially sensor design, applied electromagnetics (in particular, dielectric properties of biological tissue), electromagnetic compatibility, and biological effects of electromagnetic radiation.

She is also a member of the management committee of COST Action TD1301 and BM1309
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CATALDO, A., DE BENEDETTO, E., CANNAZZA, G., D’AMICO, S., FARRUGIA, L., MIFSUD, G., DIMECH, E., SAMMUT, C.V., PERSICO, R. and LEUCCI, G., 2018. Dielectric permittivity diagnostics as a tool for Cultural Heritage preservation: Application on degradable globigerina limestone. Measurement, .

BONELLO, J., FARRUGIA, L. and SAMMUT, C., 2017. Effects of preservative solutions on the dielectric properties of biological tissue, Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), 2017 International Conference on 2017, IEEE, pp. 1216-1219.

BONELLO, J., FARRUGIA, L., SCHEMBRI WISMAYER, P., ALBOROVA, I.L. and SAMMUT, C.V., 2017. A study of the effects of preservative solutions on the dielectric properties of biological tissue. International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer‐Aided Engineering, .

S. SALAHUDDIN, M. O'HALLORAN, E. PORTER, L. FARRUGIA, J. BONELLO, C. V. SAMMUT and P. S. WISMAYER, 2017. Effects of standard coagulant agents on the dielectric properties of fresh human blood. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 24(5), pp. 3283-3289.

SALAHUDDIN, S., FARRUGIA, L., SAMMUT, C.V., O'HALLORAN, M. and PORTER, E., 2017. Dielectric properties of fresh human blood, Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), 2017 International Conference on 2017, IEEE, pp. 356-359.

FARRUGIA, L., WISMAYER, P.S., MANGION, L.Z. and SAMMUT, C., 2016. Accurate in vivo dielectric properties of liver from 500 MHz to 40 GHz and their correlation to ex vivo measurements. Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, 35(4), pp. 365-373.

FARRUGIA, L., SAMMUT, C.V., GAUCI, G. and KORPINEN, L., 2016. Extremely low frequency magnetic fields in the work environment, Progress in Electromagnetic Research Symposium (PIERS) 2016, IEEE, pp. 3666-3669.

KORPINEN, L., PÄÄKKÖNEN, R., FARRUGIA, L., TARAO, H. and GOBBA, F., 2016. Directive 2013/35/EU for electromagnetic fields of workers' exposure and working from the ladder near a 400 kV power line, Progress in Electromagnetic Research Symposium (PIERS) 2016, IEEE, pp. 2106-2108.

PÄÄKKÖNEN, R., FARRUGIA, L., TARAO, H., GOBBA, F. and KORPINEN, L., 2016. Possibilities to decrease the extremely low-frequency electric field exposure with a Faraday cage under a 400 kV power line, Progress in Electromagnetic Research Symposium (PIERS) 2016, IEEE, pp. 2109-2112.

FARRUGIA, L., SCHEMBRI WISMAYER, P. and ZAMMIT MANGION, L AND SAMMUT, C V, 2015. Analysis and evaluation of waveguide methods to measure the dielectric properties of biological materials. Progress in Electromagnetic Research Symposium 2015.

ABDILLA, L., SAMMUT, C. and MANGION, L.Z., 2013. Dielectric properties of muscle and liver from 500 MHz–40 GHz. Electromagnetic biology and medicine, 32(2), pp. 244-252.

ABDILLA, L., MANGION, L. and SAMMUT, C., 2012. Eddy current sensing using planar coils. IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, 6(15), pp. 14-18.

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