Rita Massa received the Physics degree (summa cum laude) and Ph.D. degree in Electronic and Computer Science from the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.
In 1992, she became a Researcher, and in 2001, a Professor of Electromagnetic Fields of the University of Naples Federico II, with the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering (DIET), and, actually, the Department of Physics (DP). She has been the chief of the Microwave Interaction Division (MIND) Laboratory (DIET), responsible for the Biophysics Laboratory (DP) and actually she is the chief of Non Ionizing Radiation Laboratory (DP).
She is currently the Director of the Inter-University National Research Center on “Interactions between Electromagnetic Fields and Biosystems (ICEmB)”.
Her research interests are is in the framework of the interactions of electromagnetic fields and materials, dealing with the biological effects of Electromagnetic Fields, electromagnetic dosimetry/exposure assessment, therapeutic and industrial applications of Electromagnetic Fields, and nondestructive testing of materials. She was and is currently involved in research projects, among these in cooperation with small, medium and/or great enterprises, for which she played and is currently playing the role of scientific coordinator/WP Leader. She has coauthored more than 200 papers published in peer-reviewed journals, proceedings, and conference papers.