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"New technologies to fabricate transistors help us design circuits that take new form factors, bringing them closer to people and their needs."

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Eugenio Cantatore is Full Professor in the Integrated Circuits group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), where he leads the Emerging Technologies Lab. His research focusses on the design and characterization of electronic circuits fabricated with emerging technologies, as well as the design of ultra-low power micro-systems for biomedical applications. One of his main interests is the design of flexible electronics fabricated on plastic foil, including sensors interfaces, analog-digital converters and transceivers. To provide a few application examples, these elements enable integrating sensors in wearables for improved well-being and seamless medical diagnostics. They can even be embedded in food packaging, making it possible to measure the quality of the groceries, and allowing people to keep food as long as it is effectively good to eat, avoiding waste. 


Cantatore was chair of the Technology Directions subcommittee of ISSCC from 2013 to 2016, and ISSCC program chain in 2019. He is presently member of the ISSCC Executive Committee, member at large of the SSCS AdCom, Associate Editor of TCAS1 and Editor in Chief of the Open Journal of the Solid-state Circuits Society. He is also active in the Technical Program Committees of IWASI and ESSCIRC. He was nominated IEEE Fellow in 2016, for contributions to the design of circuits with organic thin film transistors. 

Cantatore authored or co-authored more than 200 papers in journals and conference proceedings, and 13 patents or patent applications.

Academic background

Eugenio Cantatore obtained his MSc in Electrical Engineering in 1993 from Politecnico di Bari (Italy) and his PhD from the same institute in 1997. From 1997 to 1999, Cantatore worked as fellow at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) in Switzerland. In 1999, he moved to Philips Research as senior scientist. He joined Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 2007, where he became Full Professor in 2016.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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