Olsi obtained the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in a joint program with University of Ghent in 2020. He started working as a student job at the ETRO department in 2019, where he first got interested in non-destructive testing (NDT) technologies. From October 2020, Olsi has been working full-time as a research scientist on Transient Radar Method (TRM) testing, one of the latest NDT techniques, which is step-by-step penetrating many application fields. Olsi’s interests include medical devices, signal processing, business development, and the exploitation of promising technologies – such as TRM – in many applications, with a focus on the biomedical sector and construction industry.

One of the main reasons why I decided to become an engineer, and especially a biomedical engineer, was to enhance (biomedical) technologies in order to reduce social inequalities and guarantee access to a better quality of life to all people, no matter their socio-economic background 

Research Interests 

Microwave, millimeter, and THz waves are more and more penetrating the application fields of many non-destructive testing (NDT) in order to characterize the properties of several materials. This part of electromagnetic spectrum shows multiple advantages with respect to more traditional techniques such as ultrasound and X-rays.

Transient Radar Method (TRM) is a novel contact-free non-destructive technology that is capable of analyzing fully blindly the electromagnetic properties as well as geometric parameters of several multilayer structures. Indeed, by means of a blind analysis method of the time-dependent reflected electromagnetic signal, detailed information can be obtained on the geometrical and electromagnetic parameters of the material, such as the complex valued dielectric permittivity and magnetic susceptibility of each layer of the structure. Thanks to the substantial sub-wavelength depth resolution, this novel technique has the potential for deployment in a wide range of applications ranging from the piping industry, automotive, wind energy industry, biotechnology, pharmacy, biomedical, etc..