Research Interests: Integrated Circuits,MEMS,Bio-medical devicesJob Interests: Academic,Industry R&D
Simone received the B.S. from the University of Pisa and Scuola Superiore S.Anna, Pisa (cum Lauda) in 2004, and the Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 2009, all in Electrical Engineering. During his Ph.D. research, he developed system and circuit architectures for ultra-low-power, short-range radio systems and low-energy neural implants. In 2010, he was a senior RF design engineer with Telegent Systems, a fabless semiconductor start-up developing mobile TV tuners. In 2011, he returned to Berkeley as a postdoctoral researcher in bio-medical systems and circuits, working for Prof. Bernhard Boser. He's interested in sensor interfaces, MEMS, low-energy electronics and emerging technologies.
High-Throughput CMOS Detector for Magnetic Immunoassays [BPN612]
The goal of this project is to design an electronic system capable of detecting the presence of < 2.8um magnetic beads over
a biologically relevant number of sensing sites in less than 10 seconds, giving an over 10X improvement in measurement time over
prior art. We use a combination of signal processing and low-noise circuit design techniques to obtain this goal.