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     Date Submitted:26-09-2013
     Last Modified:01-03-2016 (02:33)
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     Current job:RF and Microwave design engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsMicrowave, Design, power amplifier, MMIC, RF, Instrumentation, power, radar
    CV

    Education

     

    July 2002:  Liceo Ginnasio Statale “V. Linares” Licata, Classical high school diploma. Final grade: 94/100.

     

    23/06/2005: University of Ferrara, Laurea triennale in Ingegneria Elettronica e delle Telecomunicazioni – Bachelor degree in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering. Final grade : 106/110.

     

    20/02/2008: University of Ferrara, Laurea Specialistica in Ingegneria e Tecnologie per le Telecomunicazioni e l’Elettronica – Master degree in Electronic Engineering. Final grade: 107/110.

     

    December 2011– University of Ferrara. Graduation for Ph.D. in Engineering Science (Information Engineering, Electronics). Ph.D. Topic: “Design techniques for high-efficiency microwave power amplifiers”.

     

    Qualified for independent practice: University of Bologna – Section A “Information Engineering” – Class 32/S, Electronic Engineering.

     

     

     


    Work Experience

     

    Dates: 10/03/2008 – 31/10/2008

    Company: M.E.C. (Microwave Electronics for Communication) s.r.l. Viale Via San Nicolo' di Villola, 1 - 40127 Bologna, Italia (http://www.mec-mmic.com/) .

    Main Activities/Responsibilities: Microwave integrated circuits designer; characterization of active and passive microwave circuits.

     

    Dates: Academic Year 2009/2010

    University of Ferrara.

    Main Activities/Responsibilities: Tutorial activity within the module of Analog Electronics.

     

    Dates: 10/01/2010 – 15/06/2010, 10/01/2011 – 15/06/2011

    University of Ferrara.

    Main Activities/Responsibilities: Teaching assistant; an activity within the module of Microwave Electronics. Topic: Power amplifier design for WLAN applications in accordance with the IEEE 802.11b standard (AWR Microwave Office environment)

     

    Dates: 09/01/2012 – 18/08/2013

    Company: M.E.C. (Microwave Electronics for Communication) s.r.l. Viale Via San Nicolo' di Villola, 1 - 40127 Bologna, Italia (http://www.mec-mmic.com/) .

    Main Activities/Responsibilities: Microwave integrated circuits designer; characterization of active and passive microwave circuits.

     

    Dates: 19/08/2013 – Present

    Company: RCF spa. Via Raffaello Sanzio, 13 - 42124 Reggio Emilia, Italy (http://www.rcf.it/)

    Main Activities/Responsibilities: Electroacoustic an electronic device designer.

     

    Involvement in Research Initiatives

     

    §         “Modelli e metodologie per il progetto di circuiti per microonde per telecomunicazioni e applicazioni spaziali” – “Models and methodologies oriented to microwave circuits for Telecommunication and spatial applications”, contract with MEC s.r.l., 2009.

    Main Activities/Responsibilities: Developing  an innovative design approach based on low-frequency time-domain waveform engineering technique.

    §         “Progetto e realizzazione di MMIC Chip-Set per Moduli T/R in banda X per SAR di seconda generazione (Promix)” – “Design and realization of a MMIC Chip-Set for X-band T/R modules oriented to second generation SAR applications”, Research Project of Italian Space Agency,2008-10.

    Main Activities/Responsibilities: Developing measurement setups oriented to electron device characterization and model validation.

    §         “Amplificatori di potenza in GaN per applicazioni spaziali: progettazione, sviluppo e sperimentazione”(PAGaN)  – “GaN based power amplifiers for spatial applications: design, development and experimentationResearch Project of Italian Space Agency, 2009-12.

    Main Activities/Responsibilities: Design and realization of a L-band high-efficiency hybrid microwave power amplifier (operating frequency 1.275 GHz) in GaN technology for spatial applications.

    §         “Ricerca e sviluppo sperimentale di una nuova generazione di circuiti integrati a microonde per telecomunicazioni” (RIGENERA) – “Research and experimental development of a new generation of microwave integrated circuits oriented to telecommunication applications” , research contract PRRIITT, 2009 - 2010.

    Main Activities/Responsibilities: Design and realization of a L-band high-efficiency hybrid microwave power amplifier (operating frequency 1.275 GHz) in GaN technology for radar and satellite applications.

     

     

    He has been assistant supervisor for many Laurea thesis within the modules of Analog Electronics,  Electronic Measurements and Microwave Electronics.

    Moreover he is IEEE Student Member (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) since 2008.

     

     

    Technical Skills

     

    ·                     Use of main Circuit simulation CAD tools (ADS, Microwave office) for MMIC and MIC design;

    ·                     Use of main Electromagnetic simulation CAD tools (Sonnet, Momentum);

    ·                     Use of main RF measurement equipments (DC power Supply, spectrum analyzer, signal synthesizer, power meter, vector network analyzer, probe station for on-wafer measurement).;

    ·                     Design, development and assembling of prototypes circuits and test-jig (use of milling/drilling machine for metals and substrates processing, use of wire-bonder, knowledge of die mounting process, SMD tin soldering);

    ·                     Use of  Matlab and LabViev environments;

    ·                     Basic knowledge of C, C++, Java, SystemC environments;

    ·                     Very good knowledge of  Microsoft Windows OS;

    ·                     Discrete knowledge of Unix OS;

     

    Languages

     

    ITALIAN: mother tongue.

    ENGLISH: fluent oral and written.

     


    Hobbies

     

    Piano:                   Seven years of study with the support of tutors.

    Accordion:           Accordionist in the Folk Company “Limpiados”,  Licata, Italy. Participation in many international folk festivals around Europe.

    Guitar:                  Amateur level.

     

    International Conference Publications

    ·       V. Di Giacomo, S. Di Falco, A. Raffo, P.A. Traverso, A. Santarelli, G. Vannini, F. Filicori, “Breakdown Walkout Investigation in Electron Devices Under Nonlinear Dynamic Regime,” IEEE, INMMIC conference proceedings, pp: 1-4, 2008

     

    ·       A. Raffo, S. Di Falco, V. Vadalà, F. Scappaviva, G. Vannini, “Class-A Power Amplifier Design Technique Based on Electron Device Low-Frequency Characterization,” EUMA, European Microwave Conference, 2009, EUMC 2009, pp: 1816-1819, 2009

     

    ·       A. Raffo, V. Vadalà, S. Di Falco, F. Scappaviva, G. Vannini, ““Hybrid” Approach to Microwave Power Amplifier Design,” IEEE, INMMIC conference proceedings, pp: 33-36, 2010

     

    ·       G. Avolio, A. Raffo, D. Schreurs, V. Vadalà, S. Di Falco, W. deRaedt, B. Nauwelaers, G. Vannini, “Experimental Investigation of LF dispersion and IMD asymmetry within GaN based HEMT technology,” IEEE, INMMIC conference proceedings, pp: 24-27, 2010

     

    ·       S. Di Falco, A. Raffo, F. Scappaviva, D. Resca, M. Pagani, G. Vannini, “High-Efficiency Broadband Power Amplifier Design Technique Based on a Measured-Load-Line Approach,” IEEE, Microwave Symposium Digest, pp: 1106-1109, 2010.

     

    ·       V. Vadalà, A. Raffo, S. Di Falco, G. Vannini, “A Low-Cost and Accurate Technique for the Prediction of Load-Pull Contours,” IEEE, Microwave Symposium Digest, pp: 1162-1165, 2010.

     

    ·       A. Raffo, S. Di Falco, G. Sozzi, R. Menozzi, D. Schreurs, G. Vannini, “Empirical Investigation on Device-Degradation Indicators Under Nonlinear Dynamic Regime,” JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, ROCS proceedings, pp: 201-204, 2010.

     

    ·       A. Raffo, S. Di Falco, V. Vadalà, G. Vannini, “Characterization of Electron Device Breakdown Under Nonlinear Dynamic Operation,” EUMA, European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EUMIC), 2010, pp: 130-133, 2010.

     

    ·       A. Musio, V. Vadalà, F. Scappaviva, A. Raffo, S. Di Falco, G.Vannini, “A New Approach to Class-E Power Amplifier Design,” IEEE, proc. of 2011 Integrated Nonlinear Microwave and Millimetre-Wave Circuits pp: 1-4, 2011.

    ·       V. Vadalà, A. Raffo, S. Di Falco, G. Vannini, “A GaN HEMT Nonlinear Characterization for Wideband High-Power Amplifier Design,” EUMA, European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EUMIC), 2011, pp: 9-12, 2011.

     

    ·       S. Di Falco, A. Raffo, V. Vadalà, G. Vannini, “A Low-Frequency Waveform Engineering Technique for Class-F Microwave Power Amplifier Design,” EUMA, European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EUMIC), 2011, pp: 288-291, 2011.

     

    ·       G. Crupi, A. Raffo, D. Schreurs, G. Avolio,V. Vadalà, S. Di Falco, A. Caddemi, G. Vannini “GaN HEMT Large-Signal Model Accounting for both Low-Frequency Dispersion and High-Frequency Non-Quasi-Static Effects,” IEEE Telecommunication in Modern Satellite Cable and Broadcasting Services (TELSIKS) 2011, pp: 234-237, 2011.

     

    ·       S. Di Falco, A. Raffo, V. Vadalà , G. Vannini, “Power Amplifier Design Accounting for Input Large-Signal Matching,” accepted for publication on EUMA, European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EUMIC) proceedings, 2012.

     

    ·       S. Di Falco, A. Raffo, D. Resca, F. Scappaviva, V. Vadalà , G. Vannini, “GaN Power Amplifier Design Exploiting Wideband Large-Signal Matching,” IEEE, proc. of 2012 Integrated Nonlinear Microwave and Millimetre-Wave Circuits, pp.1-3, 2012

     

    Scientific Journals Publications

     

    ·       A. Raffo, S. Di Falco, V. Vadalà, Giorgio Vannini, “Characterization of GaN HEMT Low-Frequency Dispersion Through a Multiharmonic Measurement System,” IEEE Trans. On Microw. Theory and Tech., vol. 58, no. 9, pp. 2490-2496, 2010.

     

    ·       A. Raffo ,S. Di Falco, G. Sozzi, R. Menozzi, D. M. M.-P. Schreurs, G. Vannini, “Analysis of the gate current as a suitable indicator for FET degradation under nonlinear dynamic regime,” Microelectronics Reliability Vol. 51, No. 2, pp: 235-239, 2011.

     

    ·       G. Crupi, A. Raffo, D. M. M.-P. Schreurs, G. Avolio, V. Vadalà, S. Di Falco, A. Caddemi, G. Vannini., “Accurate GaN HEMT nonquasi-static large-signal model including dispersive effects,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters Vol. 53, No. 3, pp: 692-697, 2011.

     

    ·       A. Raffo, G. Avolio, D. Schreurs, S. Di Falco, V. Vadalà, F. Scappaviva, G. Crupi, B. Nauwelaers, G. Vannini, “On the evaluation of the high-frequency load line in active devices,” International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies Vol. 3, No. 1, pp: 19-24, 2011.

     

    ·       V. Vadala, A. Raffo, S. Di Falco, G. Bosi, A. Nalli, G. Vannini, "A Load–Pull Characterization Technique Accounting for Harmonic Tuning," Microwave Theory and Techniques,  vol.61, no.7, pp.2695,2704, 2013.

     

     

     

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