Michele Penza was born in 1964 in Margherita di Savoia (Italy). He graduated in physics from the University of Bari (Italy) in 1990. He was a Fellow of Istituto Nazionale Fisica Materia in 1991. Since 1992, he has worked at the Science and Technology Park in Brindisi (Italy) first as a Fellow and then as a Researcher. His main scientific activities are preparation and characterization of thin films for acoustic, electrical, and optical sensing devices, SAW, QCM, and TFBAR gas/vapor sensors, microacoustic sensors, sensor arrays, functional characterization of sensing transducers and arrays, processing of sensor nanostructured materials, design and fabrication of sensing devices, and pattern recognition. He has coauthored about 100 scientific papers published in leading refereed journals in the sensors field (e.g., IEEE Sensors, Sensors and Actuators B, Applied Physics Letters), some invited speakers, about 25 congress communications, and 2 filed Italian patents on gas sensors. He has attended international/national conferences (Eurosensors, IEEE Sensors, IMCS, MRS, AISEM, SIF). He was abroad for scientific training at the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) in 1993, and at other research organizations (CNR, Universities). He is an IEEE Member, UFFCS Member, EDS Member, Member of Italian Physical Society (SIF), Member of Italian Association on Sensors and Microsystems (AISEM). Since 2001, he joined as a Researcher the ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy, and Environment at the Department of Physical Technologies and New Materials working in the field of R&D for chemical sensors and sensor nanomaterials. He currently serves as a Referee for various leading journals (Sensors and Actuators B; IEEE Sensors Journal; Nanotechnology) and magazines on chemical sensors, sensor materials, materials science, applied physics. He is an Editorial Board Member of Sensors and Transducers Journal.
Biography Updated on 7 May 2008