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Aldo Romani

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi"

Academic discipline: ING-INF/01 Electronic Engineering

Coordinator of PhD Programme in Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technologies Engineering

Curriculum vitae

Aldo Romani has been an Associate Professor of Electronics at the University of Bologna, Campus of Cesena, since 2015. His main field of research involves electronic circuits and systems, with a special focus on integrated architectures. His research interests include micro-/nano-power and ultra-low voltage circuits for energy harvesting applications, modeling and fabrication of micro-magnetics, wireless sensor networks for smart metering and energy efficiency, the design of integrated interfaces for CMOS Hall sensors, and applications of piezoelectric transducers.


Education

Aldo Romani received the 5-year degree in Electronic Engineering in 2001 from the University of Bologna. In 2005 he received the Ph.D. in Electronics, Telecommunications, and Computer Science Engineering from the University of Bologna.

 

Academic roles

In 2008 he was appointed Assistant Professor of Electronics at the Second School of Engineering at the Campus of Cesena of the University of Bologna, where, since 2015, he has been Associate Professor of Electronics.

He carries on his activity within the Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering "G. Marconi", the Advanced Research Center on Electronic Systems "E. De Castro", and the Inter-Departmental Center for Industrial Research in ICT.

 

Courses

Since the academic year 2008/09, he has been in charge of the course of Electronics of Digital Systems for the degrees in engineering at the Campus of Cesena.

Since the academic year 2013/14 he is in charge of a module in the course of Design of Electronics and Telecommunications in the master degree programmes ofthe Campus of Cesena.

In the academic year 2015/16 he has been in charge of the course of Industrial Automation at the master degree programmes of the Campus of Forlì.

In the academic years 2016/17 and 2017/18, he has been in charge of a module in the course Foundations of Electromechanical Energy Conversion at the master degree programmes of the Campus of Forlì.

Since the academic year 2018/19, he has been in charge of a module in the course Electronics for Information, Energy Generation and Management in the master degree programmes ofthe Campus of Cesena.

He is currently the contact person for internships for the degree in Electronics Engineering for Energy and Information and for the master degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering for Energy.

 

Scientific activity

He participated to several national and European research programmes among which: ECSEL PROGRESSUS and ECSEL CONNECT as reference person of the IUNET consortium (1.218 M€ and 1.366 M€ estimated costs, respectively) and of the UNIBO research unit (718 k€ estimated costs), H2020 ENABLES as coordinator of the local UNIBO research unit (250 k€ estimated costs), ECSEL ENERGY ECS (641 k€ estimated costs) and ENIAC E2SG (600 k€ estimated costs) as coordinator of the local UNIBO research unit, FLAG-ERA CONVERGENCE as coordinator of the local UNIBO research unit, ECSEL R3-POWERUP, ECSEL R2POWER300, ENIAC LAB4MEMS, ESA LOST "Localization of Objects in Space through RF Tags", PRIN 2010/11 GRETA "GREen TAgs and sensors with ultrawideband identification and localization capabilities", FP7 Guardian Angels for a Smarter Life (FET Flagship Pilot Project), ENIAC END, FP7 Nanofunction, FP5 MeDICS as researcher.

He is currently a member of the scientific committee of the joint research laboratory of University of Bologna and STMicroelectronics at the premises of the Advanced Research Center on Electronic Systems (ARCES) of the university.

He is a reviewer for several scientific journal, among which IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IET Power Electronics, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, IEEE Sensors.

He was a member of the Technical Program Committee of the international conference IEEE NEWCAS in 2015 and 2016, and member of the Review Committee in 2017.

In 2016 he was appointed Technology Expert in the H2020 NEREID research project for the topic "Smart Energy – Energy for Autonomous Systems".

He is author or coauthors of over 90 scientific publications on journals and international conferences.

 

Awards

In 2004 he received at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference with his group the “Jan Van Vessem Outstanding European Paper Award” for the work “A CMOS chip for individual cell manipulation and detection”.

In 2009 he received the ‘Best Poster Award” at the 14th Conference of the Italian Association on Sensors and Microsystems (AISEM) for the work “Actively controlled power conversion techniques for piezoelectric energy harvesting applications”

In 2013 the work “A nano-power power management IC for piezoelectric energy harvesting applications” received the Silver Leaf Certificate at the international conference PRIME 2013.

He participated as invited speaker to the SINANO workshop “Beyond-CMOS for Advanced More Moore and More than Moore Applications” organized within the international conference ESSDERC 2014, to the international workshop “Energy Harvesting Systems – FlexTEG” organized by the Fraunhofer Institute (IWS) in 2015, and to the JNRSE conference ("Journées Nationales sur la Récupération et le Stockage de l’Energie) organized by CEA in 2021.

In 2015 the research project ENIAC Energy-to-Smart-Grid (E2SG) received the ECSEL Innovation Award at the European Nanoelectronics Forum. In 2016 the research project LAB4MEMS is granted the same award.

In 2019 the work "An ultra-wideband battery-less positioning system for space applications" received the "Best Paper Award Honorary Mention" at the international conference IEEE RFID-TA.