Andrea Simoni CV
Andrea Simoni, born in 1963, as of February 2009 is Secretary General of Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Degree in Electronic Engineering – Politecnico Milano
2017 – 2020
Confirmed in the role of Secretary General – by the Board of Directors of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler – for a further four-year term, starting from February 2017
2013 – 2017
Confirmed in the role of Secretary General – by the Board of Directors of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler – for a further four-year term, starting from February 2013
2009 – 2013
Secretary General of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler.
The Secretary-General oversees the unitary approach of the guidelines and objectives set out by the Board of Directors and is accountable for their overall implementation. The Secretary-General assures the efficiency, cost-effectiveness and efficacy of the resources employed in the activities carried out by the Foundation.
He coordinates both the FBK research centres and the whole administration department.
2008 – 2009
Director of the Center for Materials and Microsystems (140 researchers) of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler. The Center for Materials and Microsystems develops innovative materials, microsystems and intelligent systems for various applications.
Head the “Integrated Optical Sensors” (SOI) Team, of the Istituto Trentino di Cultura (ITC), which progressively expanded from 4 to 15 researchers in 2005. The SOI group developed electro-optical sensors on silicon for 2D and 3D measurements and imaging, as well as infrared and advanced imagers.
Researcher at the Istituto Trentino di Cultura, Center for Scientific and Technological Research (ITC-irst), in the field of microelectronics. In this period, he designed and developed electro-optical sensors integrated on silicon using standard CMOS fabrication processes. His main achievements were the development of smart digital cameras, and digital sensors for specific applications.
(1988-2007, as researcher in ITC-irst)
Andrea Simoni is author/co-author of more than 100 scientific publications in top journals and proceedings of international conferences. He is also the main author of the chapter “Optical TOF Sensors for Solid State 3D Vision“, published in the Encyclopedia of Sensors edited by the American Scientific Publisher. He is co-inventor of 6 international patents, in the field of devices for high-resolution 3D measuring systems and in the field of integrated CMOS digital cameras.
During his scientific career, he has received numerous awards for outstanding papers, he has collaborated as reviewer with the major scientific publishers concerned with sensors and microelectronics and he has been member of the technical committees of some prestigious international Conferences.