Alexandro Catini was born in Rome, Italy, on June 6, 1978. Since 2003, he has been working for Sensors and Microsystems Group at the University of Rome ?Tor Vergata? on physical, chemical, and biological sensors mainly devoted to the monitoring of natural environment. In 2007 he received the Ph.D. degree in microsystems engineering from University of Rome Tor Vergata, defending a thesis entitled ?Design and implementation of sensor systems applied to security and environmental monitoring.? He has a five-year Engineer degree in microelectronics completed in 2003 at the University of Rome ?Tor Vergata?, defending a final thesis on electro-optical sensors to detect low concentrations of volatile compounds. During 2005, he actively worked on a European project ?Heart Beat Monitoring? (HBM) in collaboration with ESA (ENEIDE European Soyuz Missions to the ISS). From 2008, he is responsible (three years projects) for both Design and Characterization of Sensors for Aggressive Compounds project in collaboration with CSM (Centro Sviluppo Materiali) and NanoCops ? Nanotechnology Carbon Monoxide Photonic Sensors project in collaboration with Selex Integrated Systems (Finmeccanica S.p.A.). In 2009 he got a Postdoc grant on the theme: ?Innovative sensorial system for security and environmental applications.? In 2011 he was coresponsible of the IENOSE development (Italian Electronic Nose for Space Exploration) in the NASA STS-134 Shuttle Mission. Catini?s main areas of expertise and interest include electro-optical and chemical sensor systems, electronic sensor interfaces, and wireless sensors networks.
Biography Updated on 21 November 2012