Full Professor of Electronics at Politecnico di Milano, where he is currently teaching “Electron Devices“ and “Analog Circuit Design”. He has served as Department Chair of the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione (2006-08), member of the Academic Senate (2007-09), member of the Board of “Fondazione Politecnico” (2011-15). Since 2013 he has been Scientific Director of PoliFab – Facility for Micro and Nanotechnologies. Since 2016 he is in the Scientific Committee of the Department of Physical Sciences and Matter Technology of the Italian National Research Council - CNR.
He received the “Laurea” degree in Nuclear Engineering in 1985. From 1987 to 1992 he was Researcher of the CNR. In 1992 he was appointed EE Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, where he established the Micro and Nanoelectronics Lab; Full professor since 2000. He has been Visiting Scientist at the AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ (1989-90), IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY (1999), Data Storage Institute, Singapore (2011). He has been serving in conference committees: IEEE-IEDM (2001-04), IEEE Symposium on VLSI Technology (2005-08), NVMTS (2012-16), ESSDERC (2005/2010-16). Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Electron Devices Society (2009-14). He authored/co-authored more than 350 papers published in international journals and presented at conferences. In 2009 he was elected IEEE Fellow “for contributions to modeling of single-photon avalanche-diodes and non-volatile memory devices”. He is member of the Academy of Science - Accademia di Scienze e Lettere - Istituto Lombardo.
He began his research activity working on physics and technology of SPADs (Single Photon Avalanche Diodes) and related electronics. In 1992 he initiated two research lines, one addressing the physics and the reliability of submicron devices, the other dealing with integrated circuit design for RF applications. In these fields, he contributed to modeling of carrier transport in scaled devices and to reliability studies of non-volatile memory technologies. He also contributed to analysis and optimization of low noise fully integrated VCO’s and to design of frequency synthesizers for wireless applications. Some of the results are described in the book “Integrated frequency synthesizers for wireless systems”, Cambridge University Press (2007).