08th March 2023

Prof. Paolo Vecchia was graduated in Physics at the University of Rome in 1969. 

Since 1973, he has been serving at the Physics Laboratory of the National Institute of Health (ISS) in Rome. He has been working in the field of Non-Ionizing Radiation (NIR), performing both basic research and control activity aimed at the protection of workers and of the general public. 

Responsibilities of Prof. Vecchia included advice to health and environmental Authorities on any health problem related to NIR. 

In the field of basic research, he has been involved mainly in studies on possible effects of electromagnetic fields on the immune system as well as in theoretical dosimetry. He was also involved in  epidemiological studies relative to both extremely low frequency (ELF)  fields and microwaves.

He organized and directed courses on different topics related to NIR at the Advanced School for Radiation Protection in Como, Italy. He has also been lecturer at several national and international schools, and Professor of “Fundamentals of Protection against Non-Ionizing Radiation” at the post-graduate school of Health Physics of the University “Tor Vergata” in Rome. 

He was President of the Italian Radiation Protection Association (AIRP, 1996-1999), and of the European Bioelectromagnetics Association (EBEA), and   he was Chairman of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP, 2004-2012), Member of the Steering Committee of the European Action COST 281, and Member of the International Advisory Committee of the International EMF Project of the World Health Organization.