Teaching Staff

Danilo Demarchi

Associate Professor at Politecnico di Torino, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, with the tenures of “Bio-Micro&Nano Systems”, “CAD for Microsystems”, “NanoElectronics”, and “Electronics for Biomedical Engineers".

Lecturer at EPFL Lausanne for the course "Nanocomputing", Biomolecular Computing module, at the Electrical Engineering PhD School. Associate Faculty at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Currently working on micro and nano systems for electronics and biomedical applications.

Senior Member of IEEE, Member of the BioCAS Technical Committee, Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (TBioCAS), of IEEE Sensors, and of the Springer Journal BioNanoScience.

Valter Ferrero

Valter Ferrero received the Laurea in Ingegneria Elettronica (summa cum laude) from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 1994.

In 1994, he collaborated with the Politecnico di Torino, working on optical coherent systems. From 1995 to 1996, he was with GEC Marconi, Genova, Italy, where he worked on the design and implementation of Erbium doped fiber optical amplifier. He also worked on the design of optical interfaces for SDH systems STM4 and STM16. In 1997, he was in charge of the Optical Communication Group, Electrical Department, Politecnico di Torino and, in February 2001, he became Assistant Professor. He supervises lab conduction and is involved on several research topics related to optical communications. Currently he is primarily involved in optical coherent communications and free space communications.

Roberto Gaudino

Roberto Gaudino, Ph.D., is currently Associate Professor at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. His main research interests are in the long haul DWDM systems, fiber non-linearity, modelling of optical communication systems and in the experimental implementation of optical networks, with specific focus on access networks. In particular, in the last five years, he focused his activity on short-reach optical links using plastic optical fibers (POF) and on next-generation passive optical access networks (NG-PON2). Currently, he is working on ultra high capacity systems for medium reach links. Previously, he worked extensively on fiber modelling, optical modulation formats (such as duo-binary, polarization or phase modulation), coherent optical detection, and on the experimental demonstration of packet switched optical networks.

Prof. Gaudino spent one year in 1997 at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, as a visiting researcher, where he worked in the realization of the MOSAIC optical network test-bed. From 1998, he was with the team that coordinated the development of the commercial optical system simulation software OptSim (Artis Software Corp., then acquired by RSoft Design and now by Synopsis). He has consulted for several companies and he is author or co-author of more than 200 papers in the field of Optical Fiber Transmission and Optical Networks. From 2009 to 2016 he was the coordinator of three projects in the area of optical access (EU FP6-IST STREP  “POF-ALL” and "POF-PLUS" and EU FP7-ICT STREP project “FABULOUS” http://www.fabulous-project.eu/ ). For further information, please visit www.optcom.polito.it

Guido Perrone

Guido Perrone holds a Ph.D. in Electromagnetics/Photonics from Politecnico di Torino, where is currently professor at the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, in charge of courses on Microwaves and on Photonic Devices.
His research activity has always been in the field of Photonics, with a special focus on the development of optical components, first as integrated devices for telecommunications, then as fiber optic devices for industrial and biomedical applications. The outcomes led to the publication of about 200 papers in journals and conferences and 10 patents on fiber sensors and lasers.

Prof. Perrone is member of the Italian Professional Engineers Association, of the Optical Society of America (OSA), of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), of the Photonics Society and of the Microwave Theory and Technique Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), of the Italian Optical Society (SIOF), of the Italian Society of Electromagnetism (SIEM).

Alberto Vallan

Alberto Vallan is Associate Professor with the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications of the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He received the M.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in 1996 and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Instrumentation from the University of Brescia (Italy) in 2000.  From 2000 to present, he has been a lecturer at the Politecnico di Torino in courses concerning Electronic Measurements and Sensors.

His research interests are focused on the development and characterization of fiber sensors and measuring instruments for biomedical and industrial applications. He has published more than 100 international papers and 6 Italian and International patents.

Alberto Vallan is a Senior Member of the IEEE/Instrumentation&Measurement Society.

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