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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."

Research profile

Eugenio Cantatore is Full Professor in the Mixed-signal Microelectronics group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), where he researches 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 is active in the Technical Program Committees of IWASI, ESSCIRC and ISSCC. He was chair of the Technology Directions subcommittee of ISSCC from 2013 to 2016 and he presently is ISSCC program chair. 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.

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Networks (circuits) Engineering & Materials Science
Thin film transistors Engineering & Materials Science
Metal foil Engineering & Materials Science
Transistors Engineering & Materials Science
Electronic equipment Engineering & Materials Science
transistors Physics & Astronomy
Capacitors Engineering & Materials Science
Sensors Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2001 2019

381 Citations (Scopus)

A 13.56 MHz RFID system based on organic transponers

Cantatore, E., Geuns, T. C. T., Gelinck, G. H., Veenendaal, van, E., Gruijthuijsen, A. F. A., Schrijnemakers, L., Drews, S. & Leeuw, de, D. M., 2007, In : IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits. 42, 1, p. 84-92 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Radio frequency identification (RFID)
Frequency standards
25 Citations (Scopus)

Ultra-high gain diffusion-driven organic transistor

Torricelli, F., Colalongo, L., Raiteri, D., Kovacs-Vajna, Z. M. & Cantatore, E., 1 Feb 2016, In : Nature Communications. 7, p. 1-9 10550

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Organic field effect transistors
high gain
field effect transistors
21 Citations (Scopus)

Ambipolar organic tri-gate transistor for low-power complementary electronics

Torricelli, F., Ghittorelli, M., Smits, E. C. P., Roelofs, C., Janssen, R. A. J., Gelinck, G. H., Kovács-Vajna, Z. M. & Cantatore, E., 13 Jan 2016, In : Advanced Materials. 28, 2, p. 284-290 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Electronic equipment
Data storage equipment

Analogue circuit design for smart sensors in flexible TFT technology

Garripoli, C., 3 Apr 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 108 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

Design of flexible sensors exploiting organic and Si IC technologies

Fijn, J., 8 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

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Activities 2017 2017

  • 2 Keynote talk

Biopotential interfaces based on large-area flexible electronics

Eugenio Cantatore (Keynote speaker), S. Abdinia (Speaker), C. Garripoli (Speaker), M. Mohammad Zulqarnain (Speaker)
27 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

Circuit design of large-area sensors on foil

Eugenio Cantatore (Invited speaker), S. Abdinia (Speaker), M. Fattori (Speaker), J.A. Fijn (Speaker), C. Garripoli (Speaker), M. Mohammad Zulqarnain (Speaker)
8 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific


Electronics: selected topics

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Electronics: selected topics

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Fundamentals of electronics

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Nano devices and integration

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Press / Media

Introducing the 2016 Class of Fellows

Eugenio Cantatore


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Printed electronics for food packaging sensors

Eugenio Cantatore


1 item of media coverage

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Student theses

Design of a biomedical system for fetal ECG monitoring

Author: Kraak, G., 31 Aug 2014

Supervisor: Cantatore, E. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master