Frontiers in Magnetism 2024

Catania, April 23rd, 2024

The Italian Chapter of IEEE Magnetics Society, in collaboration with the Italian Chapter of Industrial Applications and Power Electronics and with the Young Professional Affinity Group of the Italy Section, organized the workshop “Frontiers in Magnetism 2024” at the University of Catania, Italy, on April 23rd, 2024.
The event was chaired by Antonino Laudani of the University of Catania.

The program included three presentations about the IEEE organizational units organizing the event, four technical presentations on the latest research activities in the field of magnetism, and, in the afternoon, a visit to the laboratories of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering. The morning activities were held in hybrid format.

Location: University of Catania, via Santa Sofia 102, Catania, Italy 95123 – Building: Polo Tecnologico di Ingegneria – Room Number: Aula Magna

Contacts: Antonino Laudani ( – Vito Puliafito (

Participation. Participation is free. Contact the organizers if you want to join the meeting in person. You can join the meeting online at this link.


10:00-10:05Antonino Laudani, University of Catania, Chair of the WorkshopWelcome and Introduction
10:05-10:20Vito Puliafito, Politecnico di Bari, Chair of the IEEE MAG Italy ChapterPresentation about the Italy Chapter of the IEEE Magnetics Society
10:20-10:35Antonino Laudani, University of Catania, ViceChair of
the IEEE IA/PEL Italy Chapter
Presentation about the Italy Chapter of IEEE Industrial Applications and Power Electronics
10:35-10:50Santi Pavone, University of Catania, Chair of the AG YP
of the Italy Section
Presentation about the Young Professional Affinity Group
10:50-11:20Coffee break
11:20-13:00Technical presentations
11:20-11:45Francesco Riganti Fulginei, University of Roma TreMachine Learning for Magnetic Materials Modeling
11:45-12:10Nunzio Salerno, University of Catania“Through-Soil” Magnetic Field Sensors
12:10-12:35Santi Pavone, University of CataniaAn overview of research activity on non-diffractive Bessel beams and near-field synthesis
12:35-13:00Eleonora Raimondo, University of MessinaSimulated Quantum Annealing as a robust energy minimization algorithm for hardware probabilistic Ising machines
13:00-15:00Lunch break
15:00-17:00Visit of the laboratories