Valentina Palazzi received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in industrial and information engineering from the University of Perugia, Italy, in 2014 and 2018, respectively.

In 2015 she was a Visiting Ph.D. Student with the Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland; in 2016 she did a short-term scientific mission with the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, sponsored by the cost action IC1301 “WiPE”; from December 2016 to April 2017 she was a student intern with the Agile Technologies for High- Performance Electromagnetic Novel Applications Research Group, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA. Since 2019, she has been a researcher with the High Frequency Electronics Laboratory, Department of Engineering, University of Perugia, Italy. She has co-authored more than 60 articles, and holds 3 patents. Her current research interests include the design of RF components, wireless sensors, radar front ends, wireless power transfer technologies, additive manufacturing processes, and conformal electronics.

Dr. Palazzi is the 2023 Microwave Theory and Technology Society (MTT-S) AdCom Secretary. She is chair of the IEEE MTT-S Technical Committee- 26 “RFID, Wireless Sensor and IoT, and she is the Early Career Representative of the Commission D “Electronics and Photonics” of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). She was a recipient of the First Place Award of the Student Design Competition on Wireless Energy Harvesting at the 2016 IEEE MTT-S “International Microwave Symposium” (IMS), of the 2017 IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship, of the 2017 MTT-S Prize – Italy Chapter Central and Southern Italy, of the URSI Young Scientist Best Paper Award at the 2019 URSI Italian National Meeting, of the Second Place at the 3 Minute Thesis Competition at IMS 2021, and of the GAAS Young Scientist Recognition (URSI Commission D) at GASS 2021.