Giorgio Sberveglieri was born in July 1947. He received his degree in physics (cum laude) from the University of Parma (Italy), where he started in 1971 his research activities on the preparation of semiconducting thin film solar cells. He is now the Director of the CNR–INFM and Brescia University Sensor Laboratory at Brescia University (http://sensor.ing.unibs.it), where more than 20 researchers are working there. In 1988, he established the Sensor Lab, mainly devoted to the preparation and characterization of chemical sensors based on nanostrucured metal oxide semiconductors either in size of thin film or more recently as nanowires and nanobelts of metal oxides. Other activities in his Lab are since the mid 1990s in the area of electronic noses for security, food, and environmental applications. In 1994, he was appointed as a Full Professor of experimental physics. He is a Referee of many international journals and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Sensor Journal. He acted as the Chairman in several conferences on materials science and on sensors. He has been the General Chairman of IMCS11th (11th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors), and he is the Chair of the Steering Committee of the IMCS Series Conference. During 35 years of scientific activity, he published more than 250 papers in international journals; he presented more than 250 oral communications to international congresses (12 plenary talks and 45 invited talks). He has also been an Evaluator of the European Union, in the area of nanoscience and nanomaterials and ICT. In the 6FP, he was the Coordinator of the EU Project NANOS4 (nanostructured solid-state gas sensors with superior performance).
Biography Updated on 22 November 2009