Alberto Santarelli received the Laurea degree (magna cum laude) in Electronic Engineering in 1991 and the Ph.D. in Electronics end Computer Science from the University of Bologna, Italy in 1996 by defending a final Thesis regarding CAD Design Techniques for Nonlinear Microwave Integrated Circuits.
He was a Research Assistant from 1996 to 2001 with the Research Centre for Computer Science and Communication Systems of the Italian National Research Council (IEIIT-CNR) in Bologna. Since 2001 he joined the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi" (DEI - University of Bologna), where he currently is an Associate Professor. In April 2017 he obtained National Scientific Qualification to serving as Full Professor.
During his academic career he has been lecturer of Applied Electronics, Industrial Electronics, Electronics for Telecommunications and Automation Electronics. He is actually in charge of Erasmus Student exchanges with prestigious European Institutions (Oulu - Finland, Warsaw - Poland, Reims - France, Oviedo, Santander, Vigo - Spain) in the field of the Information and Communication Technologies. He has given lectures in National and International Ph.D. Schools, such as in: 3rd Target Winter School, 2007, Cantabria-Spain; International Ph.D. Summer School, 2007, Lerici-Italy.
The main research interests are related with electron device nonlinear modelling, circuit design for non-linear high-frequency applications and nonlinear characterisation techniques for electron devices and circuits, as certified by the scientific papers.
The scientific work is evidenced by more than 130 papers published in international journals and conference proceedings. More than one third of these are in cooperation with prestigious Universities, Institutions and firms, domestic or international.
He serves as Scientific Responsible of the Laboratory of Electronic Design and Measurement for RF and Industrial Applications (EDM-Lab).
Alberto Santarelli has been responsible of Research Unit in the framework of national research programmes (e.g. PRIN05-MIUR, MADESSII-CNR) and in cooperation with industrial partners (e.g. STM, Thales-I). In addition, he has taken part in many research contracts (with Ericsson, Selex, Dassault Electronique, Elettronica ) and applied research projects in association with: CNR, MUR, ASI, ESA and the European Network of Excellence: Top Amplifier Research Group in a European Team - TARGET - VI-FP. In the framework of space applications, he served as Research Unit Scientific Responsible in the project funded by the Italian Space Agency (ASI, 2008-2010): “Design and realization of a MMIC Chip-Set for X-band T/R modules for II Generation SARs” (PROMIX). In addition, he served as Research Unit Scientific Responsible in the ASI project (2010-2012): “Power Amplifier in GaN Technology for Space Applications: design, development and experimental validation” (PAGaN).
He actually works as a peer reviewer of many scientific journals, such as: IEEE Trans. of Microwave Theory and Tech., IEEE Trans. of Instrumentation and Meas., IEEE Trans. on Circuit and Systems II, IEEE Trans. on Electron Devices, IEEE Electron Device Letters, Elsevier Microelectronics Engineering. He has been member of the Editorial Board of the Hindawi International Journal of Microwave Science and Technology from 2010 to 2014. He acts as Reviewer and Session Chairman for international scientific conferences, such as the European Microwave Integrated Circuit Conference (EuMIC) and the European Microwave Conference (EuMC).
In 1995, 1998, 2001 and 2010 he was awarded for the best papers presented at the 25th European Microwave Conference (EuMC), GAAS98, GAAS2001, European Microwave Integrated Conference (EuMIC), respectively.
From 2012, he serves as member of the Electronics, Telecommunications and Information
Technologies Ph.D. Board at DEI "Guglielmo Marconi".
From 2012 to 2018 he serves as member of the Management Board of the DEI "Guglielmo Marconi".
From 2018 he serves as Departmental Representative for Internationalisation.
He serves as member of the Teaching Board of the LM in Electronic Engineering.
He is co-founder of the academic spin-off MEC - Microwave Electronics for Communications srl, along with other professors from the Universities of Bologna and Ferrara, Italy (associate from Apr 2004 to Oct 2015).
He served as Research Responsible of the Bologna Unit at the National Electronics Association in the three year term 2012-2014.
From Nov 2015 he serves as University of Bologna representative on the Management Board of the Microwave Engineering Center for Space Applications (MECSA).