Giovanni Ghione graduated cum laude in electronic engineering with Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, in 1981. He was an Assistant Professor of electromagnetic fields since 1983, an Associate Professor of circuit theory with Politecnico di Milano, Milano, since 1987, and finally a Full Professor of electronics since 1990, first with the University of Catania, then again with II Faculty of Engineering, Politecnico di Torino. His research activity has mainly concerned the high-frequency electronics, with particular interest in the physics-based modeling of semiconductor devices on compound semiconductors, in particular numerical noise modeling in small- and large-signal regime, in the thermal models of devices and integrated circuits, in the modeling of passive element models, and in particular of coplanar components. More recently, this activity was extended to innovative widegap semiconductors such as GaN and related alloys and SiC. Ghione has been actively engaged since 1985 in research on optoelectronic devices, with application to fast photodetector and to electrooptic and electroabsorption modulator modeling. He has authored or coauthored more than 200 research papers on the above subjects and four books. He is an IEEE Fellow and an AEI Member. He has been a Member of the QPC subcommitee of IEDM in 1997-1998 and in 2006-2007 and the Chair in 2008; he currently is the EU Arrangement Chair of IEDM. He has been the Chair of the GAAS2003 conference, and he has been the Subcommittee Chair in several SCs of the European Microwave Weeks. Since 2007, he has been the Head of the Department of Electronics, Politecnico di Torino.
Biography Updated on 1 March 2010