Francesco Baldini was born in 1961. He graduated in physics from the University of Florence magna cum laude in 25 February 1986. Since 1986, he joined the Optical Fiber Group at the Institute of Electromagnetic Wave of CNR in Florence (now named Institute of Applied Physics). His research activity was devoted to the development of optical fibre sensors and to the application of optical methods to the restoration of paintings and frescoes. Now he is active in the field of optical fibre sensors/systems for chemical and biochemical parameters. He is author of more than eighty publications on the subject in international journals, scientific books, and international conference proceedings. From 1996 to 2003, he was responsible of the research line of the optical fibre chemical sensors for biomedical and environmental applications Institute. He was coordinator of the European project Continuous Monitoring of Gastric Carbon Dioxide with Optical Fibres, from October 1996 till September 2000. At the present, he is responsible of the Metabolite Sensors work area in the framework of the European integrated Closed Loop Insulin Infusion for Critically Ill Patients project (CLINICIP) (2004–2008), of the subproject “Assay,” in the framework of the European integrated project CARE-MAN - HealthCARE by Biosensor Measurements and Networking (2005–2010) and at IFAC of the National Project Development and realization of biosensors for the determination of messenger-RNA in biological fluids. He is Chairman of the ASCOS (Advanced Study Course on Optical Chemical Sensors) Series and since 2005 he is Member of the International Advisory Board of Journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. He is a Member of the Steering Committee of the Europt(r)ode Conference on Optical Chemical Sensors and Biosensors and has been member of the scientific committees of many international conferences. He is also an Associate Member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Biography Updated on 30 August 2007