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Michele Galletti

Research Associate

Michele Galletti is a native of Bologna, Italy. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Microwave Engineering Department of the Technische Universitaet Chemnitz (funded by the European Commission through the AMPER project) and also with the Microwaves and Radar Institute of the German Aerospace Center (DLR-HR in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany).

In 2009, Michele was awarded a National Research Council Post-doctoral position at the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Oklahoma, USA. During this period, he worked on projects related to polarimetric phased array weather radars.

Currently a member of the Radar Science Group at BNL, his research interests cover a wide span of weather and climate radar science topics at many frequencies (S, C, X, Ka, W and beyond).


  • Technische Universitaet Chemnitz, Microwave Engineering Department, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
  • Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, M.S. Physics


  • Italian
  • French
  • English
  • German

Areas of Interest

  • Microwave Engineering
  • System Design
  • Antenna Design
  • Signal Processing
  • Retrieval of meteorological parameters


  • 2011-Present, Environmental & Climate Sciences Department, BNL, Upton, NY
  • 2009-2011, NRC Postdoctoral Fellow at NOAA-NSSL, Norman, OK
  • 2006-2009, Radar System Engineer at DLR, German Aerospace Center, Wessling, Germany
  • 2004-2005, Research Assistant at the Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz, Germany and at the University of Essex, Essex, UK with the European Union RTN-AMPER
  • 2002-2003, ARPA-SIMC Servizio Idro-Meteo-Clima (Italian Weather Service), Bologna, Italy.

Selected Publications

Galletti, M., Zrnic, D. S., Gekat, F., and Goelz, P. Eigenvalue Signal Processing for Weather Radar Polarimetry: Removing the Bias Induced by Antenna Coherent Cross-Channel Coupling. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 52, 7695-7707, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2014.2316821 (2014).

Galletti, M., Huang, D., and Kollias, P. Zenith/Nadir Pointing mm-Wave Radars: Linear or Circular Polarization? IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 52, 628-639, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2013.2243155 (2014).

Galletti, M. and Zrnic, D. S. Degree of Polarization at Simultaneous Transmit: Theoretical Aspects. IEEE Geosci. Remote Sensing Lettrs 9, 383-387, doi:10.1109/LGRS.2011.2170150 (2012).

Galletti, M., Zrnic, D.S., Melnikov, V.M., Doviak, R.J. Degree of Polarization at Horizontal Transmit: Theory and Applications for Weather Radar, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on , vol.50, no.4, pp.1291-1301, April 2012.

Galletti, M., Bebbington, D.H.O., Chandra, M., Borner, T. Measurement and Characterization of Entropy and Degree of Polarization of Weather Radar Targets, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on , vol.46, no.10, pp.3196-3207, Oct. 2008.

Galletti, M.; Krieger, G., Borner, T., Marquart, N., Schultz-Stellenfleth, J. Concept design of a near-space radar for tsunami detection, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2007. IGARSS 2007. IEEE International , vol., no., pp.34-37, 23-28 July 2007.

Galletti, M., Alberoni, P.P., Levizzani, V., and Celano, M. Assessment and tuning of the behaviour of a microphysical characterization scheme,”Adv. Geosci., vol. 2, pp. 145-150, 2005.