Dipartimento di Ingegneria elettrica ed elettronica

CAREER AND EDUCATION
2017 Awarded with National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor, scientific sector 09/E3 – Electronics.
2015 Joined the Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari, as Associate Professor
2015 Awarded with National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor, scientific sector 09/E3 – Electronics.
2005 Obtained the tenure as Assistant Professor in Electronics
2002 Joined the Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari, as Assistant Professor
2001 Research contract with the Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari on "Development of a prototype of a smart vision system in CMOS technology "
2001 Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, University of Cagliari, with a thesis entitled "Conception, development, design and realization of analog smart vision systems”.
1999-2000 Internship at CSEM - Centre Suisse d’Electronique et Microtechnique, Neuchâtel, under the supervision of prof. Vittoz.
1997 Research contract with the Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari on "Analog circuit design"
1997 Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering at University of Cagliari, Italy, with full marks (110/110 cum laude) with a thesis on "Analysis, models and circuits for collective processing of signals in perceptive VLSI analog systems "

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY
Coordination of Research Projects selected in competitive calls with Peer Review
- International Scientific Cooperation Agreement CNR/SAS (Italia – Slovak Republic) 2006-2009 – “Electronic detection of biomolecular processes in integrated biosensors”; 36 Months
- Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, L.R. 7, 7 Agosto 2007, “Piattaforma per la biorilevazione elettronica dell’espressione della telomerasi – AMBROSIA”, 36 Months
- Galileo 2014-2015, Università Italo Francese, “OFFSET (Organic Field Effect Transistor For Food Security)”, 12 Months

Coordination of industry-funded research projects
- Infineon Technologies Austria, “Self Tuning Techniques for Power Supply In Advanced Smart Power Technology IC”

Participation to Research Projects
(European Projects)
- IST-FET, IST-2001-39266: “BEST - Biomolecular rEcognition by integrated Smart-sensor Technology”, 12 Months, Workpackage Leader
- FP6-2004-IST-4: Scalable software Hardware Architecture Platform for Embedded Systems (SHAPES), 42 Months, Member of the research unit
- FP7-ICT-2009-4: Methods for predictAble Design of heterogeNeous Embedded System with adaptivity and reliability Support (MADNESS), 36 Months, Member of the research unit
- FP7-ICT-2013-10: Integrated flexible photonic sensor system for a large spectrum of applications: from health to security (i-FLEXIS), 36 Months, Member of the research unit
- FP7-ICT-2013-10 (European Project), “NEurocontrolled BIdirectional Artificial upper limb and hand prosthesiS – NEBIAS”, 48 Months, Workpackage Leader
(National Projects)
- ASI-1998, “Microsistemi ottici per la robotica spaziale - Sottoprogetto Architetture VLSI”, 12 Months, Member of the research unit
- COFIN1998, “Perceptive Vision Microsystems based on Structural Processing Paradigms”, 24 Months, Member of the research unit
- PRIN 2006, “SAFEHAND – Design and Experimental Analysis of a Cybernetic Prosthetic Hand”, 24 Months, Workpackage Leader
- PRIN 2008, “OPENHAND: OPEN neuro-prosthetic HAND platform for clinical trials”, 30 Months, Workpackage Leader
- Progetti di Ricerca Giovani Ricercatori, Ricerca Finalizzata 2009: “NEurocontrolled MEchatronic prostheSIS (NEMESIS)”, 36 Months, Workpackage Leader
- PRIN 2010-2011 – “Biomechatronic hand prostheses endowed with bio-inspired tactile perception, bi-directional neural interfaces and distributed sensori-motor control (HANDBOT)”, 36 Months, Workpackage Leader

Coordination of project proposals submitted to competitive calls with peer review
(European Projects)
- 2012, “TELOMErase activity detection by elecTROnic biosensors”, submitted to call ICT-8-3.2 - Smart components and smart systems integration; shortlisted with evaluation 11.5/15
(National Projects)
- 2009, “Telomere elongation real-time measure by integrated electronic device”, submitted to call MIUR FIRB 2008, shortlisted with evaluation 39/40
- 2010, “TELOMErase activity detection by elecTROnic biosensors”, submitted to call MIUR FIRB 2010, shortlisted with evaluation 59/60

Scientific Productivity Metrics
Publications indexed by Scopus: 66
Journal papers indexed by Scopus: 31
Total number of citations on Scopus: 604
H-index: 14
Number of journal papers in the first quartile (Q1) of the Journal Citation Report (ISI Web Of Sciences): 27

DUTIES FOR THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY
Editorial Duties
Peer-reviewer for the international journals: Nature Communications, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Computing, Electronics Letters, IET Circuits Devices and Systems, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits & Systems, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, IEEE Electron Devices Letters.

Member of Selection Boards
- 2007 – Member of the examination Board Ph.D. in Information and Communication Science and Technology, Università di Genova
- 2008 – Member of the examination Board Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Università di Cagliari
- 2013 - Member of the examination Board for the selection of an Assistant Professor, Università degli studi di Sassari
- 2016 – Member of the examination Board Ph.D. in Biorobotics, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
- 2017 - Member of the examination Board for the selection of an Assistant Professor, Università degli studi di Cagliari

Peer-review activity
- 2012 – Project Reviewer for CAMPUS call, local government of Regione Campania
- 2013 – Project Reviewer of FIRB 2013 call for Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research
- 2013 – Project Reviewer of PRIN 2013 call for Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research
- 2014 - Project Reviewer for FIR (Future in Research) call, local government of Regione Puglia
- 2015 – Project Reviewer for ECOS-Sud, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et du Développement International e del Ministère de l’Education nationale, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche de la République Français
- 2015 - Project Reviewer for “La ricerca dei talenti”, Politecnico di Torino
- 2015 – Project Reviewer for “Rita Levi Montalcini”, Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research
- 2017 – Project Reviewer for “"CONSOLIDATE THE FOUNDATIONS”, Università Roma Tor Vergata

Technology Transfer
Co-author of international patents:
- Burgi, P.Y., Heitger, F., Barbaro, M., Mortara, A., “Method of encoding information which can be represented by vectors”, EP1150250
- Barbaro M., Bonfiglio A., Raffo L., “A field-effect device for the detection of small quantities of electric charge, such as those generated in bio-molecular processes, bound in the vicinity of the surface”, EP1759193A1
Co-author of pending international patents:
- PCT/EP2011/063372, Barbaro M., Bonfiglio A., Cosseddu P., Lai S., “Low voltage organic transistor”
Co-author of pending Italian patent:
- 102018000002511, Barbaro M., Napoli C., Lai S., “Method for Measuring the Telomerase Activity”
Scientific coordinator of contract, "Layout design of microelectronic circuits for mobile applications", industry research contract, GEDEC Studio Ingegneria

TEACHING AND EDUCATIONAL DUTIES
Academic Courses at Università di Cagliari, Italy
- From 2002 to 2009: Digital Electronics, 50 hours, 5 ECTS
- From 2002 to 2009: Microelectronics, 60 hours, 6 ECTS
- From 2011, ongoing: Integrated Circuits, 100 hours, 10 ECTS
- From 2015, ongoing: Lab of Microelectronic Design, 20 hours, 2 ECTS

International Teaching Activity
- From 2011 to 2014: Integrated Architectures for Bioinspired Systems (“Arquitecturas Integradas Para Sistemas Bioinspirados”), (2 ECTS) Master in “Ingeniería de computadores y redes”, Universidad de Granada (Spagna)
- Visiting professor at Université Paris-Diderot, Paris, France, June 2015

Supervision Activity
Università di Cagliari, Italy:
- Supervisor of 40+ final projects for the course of study in Electronic Engineering
- Supervisor of 8 Ph.D. students for the Ph.D. course in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
- Supervisor of 2 Ph.D. students for the Ph.D. course in Bioengineering and Robotics
University of Genova, Italy:
- Supervisor of 2 Ph.D. students for the Ph.D course in Bioengineering

Dissemination activities:
- 2014, Science Festival, Cagliari, “Electronics meet biology: from DNA to transistor”
- 2014, Science Festival, Cagliari, “Moving a robotic hand with thought: at the crossing point among science, engineering and sci-fiction”
- 2015, Science Festival, Cagliari, “NEBIAS project: towards a ‘natural’ hand prosthesis”
- 2015, Science Festival, Cagliari, “Transistors and molecules: electronic devices to read the human genetic code”
- 2017, Researchers’ Night Cagliari, “Humanize an artificial prosthesis: at the crossroads among science, engineering and sci-fi”
- 2017, Science Festival Cagliari, “The NEBIAS project the challenge of technology towards disability”

MANAGING DUTIES
For the course of study in Electronic Engineering:
- 2002 – now, Member of the Board of Professors
- 2002 – now, Responsible for 3 Erasmus agreements
- 2004 – now, Member of Erasmus Board
- 2012 – now, Member of Quality Assurance Board
- 2012 – 2015, Secretary of the course of study
- 2014 – now, Member of the Advisory Board
- 2015 – now, Coordinator of the course of study

For the Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering:
- Member of the Board of the Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
- Responsible of EUROPRACTICE consortium agreement
- Member of the Board for Industrial Relationships

For the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture:
- Member of the Board
- Member of the Teaching Commission
- Coordinator of the Orientation Activities

PATENTS

– Burgi, P.Y., Heitger, F., Barbaro, M., Mortara, A., ‘Method of encoding information which can be represented by vectors’, PCT/EP2001/1150250

– Barbaro M., Bonfiglio A., Raffo L., ‘A field-effect device for the detection of small quantities of electric charge, such as those generated in bio-molecular processes, bound in the vicinity of the surface’. PCT/EP2005/052655

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