Luca Marchetti

Førsteamanuensis ll

Fakultet for teknologi, naturvitenskap og maritime fag
Institutt for mikrosystemer
Campus Vestfold (G3-31)
Førsteamanuensis II at University of South Eastern Norway. He got his bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering at "universita' politecnica delle Marche" (Italy) ,his master degree in Electronic engineering and specialized in power electronics at "politecnico di Torino" (Italy) and his Ph.D. degree in Micro and Nano Systems at University College South East Norway (USN) in October 2017. At the moment he is currently pursuing his research on "design and analysis of sensor front-end " with particular emphasis on resonant sensors .

Ansvarsområder

Design electronic interfaces for sensors

Kompetanse

Electronic Engineer specialized in Power Electronics

 

Projects during my student career:

0) Design and Fabrication of a Light follower (Project of Bachelor Course)

1) Design of  Windows Paint in Java (Project of Bachelor Course)

2) Design and Simulation of a thermoelectric energy harvester (Project of Master Course)

3) Design and simulation of a digital system to perform FFT by using VHDL.

4) Design and Simulation of an array of antennas with CST for medical applications (bachelor thesis) 

5) Design and Fabrication of a MEMS switch for high temperature applications (Master Thesis)

6) Design of a compact and low power bidirectional front-end for resonating transducers (PhD Thesis)

 

Projects after Phd:

1) Design of a VHDL firmware to drive a phase array of ultrasound transducers. (finsihed on 01/05/2019)

2) Responsable to install Cadence Virtuoso at USN (01/10/2019)

2) Design of an ASIC for resonating sensor front-end in AMS-350nm by using Cadence Virtuoso (finished on 12/02/2019)

3) Design of a customized PADRING for a ASIC realized in AMS350nm by using Cadence Virtuoso (finished on 19/10/2019)

4) Design and Fabrication of a PCB for Shield CNC and driver DRV8825 for Arduino microcontroller. (finsihed on 15/01/2020)

5) Fabrication of a Junctionless Transistor in USN facilities (WORK IN PROGRESS)

6) Design and Fabrication of a haptic ultrasound system to improve virtual reality experience (WORK IN PROGRESS) 

7) Design and Fabrication of a PCB for reading neural signals from human Nerves (ARMIN PROJECT, Design finished, Fabrication in progress)

CV

- Bachelor degree in Electronic engineering at "Universita ' Politecnica delle Marche" Graduated with  110/110 cum laude (october 2012)

- ERASMUS project at HIVE (now USN) in 2014

- Master thesis at HBV (now USN) in 2015 , title: "design and fabrication of a mems switch for high temperature applications"

- Master degree in Electronic engineering specialized in Power electronics at "Politecnico di Torino" graduated with 110/110 Cum laude ( 2015)

- Phd research started on September  2015 - ended on 12 October 2017 at University of South Eastern Norway (USN)

- Responsable of Electronic Lab at USN 2017-2018

- Laboratory Assistant in bachelor courses 2017-2018: Digitalteknikk (EL-DIS), Elektriske kretser (EL-ELK), Programmering (EL-POM), Mikrosensors (EL-MIS), Mikroelectroktronikk (MIE2001)

-Laboratory Assistant in master courses 2017-2018: Electronic System Design

 

- Laboratory Assistant in bachelor courses 2018-2019: Mikrosensors (EL-MIS)

-Laboratory Assistant in master courses 2018-2019: Electronic System Design

 

- POSTDOC started on 1 August 2018 - terminated on 1 April 2021

- Førsteamanensis II fra 1 April 2021 til 30 March 2022

- Lecturer of Mikroelektronik course MIE2001 2018-2019, 2019-2020

- Responsable for maintainance of server for Electronic software at USN (Cadence Virtuoso/Mentor)

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- Supervising experience:

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(a) Co-Supervisor for a SSI master student (2017-2018) with Professor Einar Halvorsen in a project titled: "Design and Fabrication of a MEMS Gas Sensor with SnO2 thin layer for CO2". Final grade of master student : B

(b) Supervisor of 4 Bachelor USN students (2018-2019) in collaboration with professor Kaying Wang in a project titled : "Analysis of Design and Fabrication Challenges in CO2 MEMS resonating Gas sensors". Final grade of bachelor students : A.

The project won an award at USN EXPO 2019 as the most voted project.

(c) Supervisor of 2 Bachelor USN students (2018-2019) in collaboration with professor Mehdi Azadmehr in a project titled : "Design and Fabrication of an Ultrasound haptic system". Final grade of bachelor students : B.

(d) Supervisor of Exchange student from Politecnico di Torino- Italy (2018-2019) in collaboration with professor Per Alfred Ølkers in a project titled : "Design, Modelling and Fabrication of a Planar Junctionless transistor" . Final grade of master thesis: B in Norway, A in Italy.

(e) Supervisor of SSI student (2018-2019) in collaboration with professor Per Alfred Ølkers in a project titled : "Analysis of the challenges to realize an FDSOI wafer for junctionless transistors" . Final grade of master thesis: C

(f)  Supervisor of SSI student (2019-2020)  in a project titled : "Generation of 1D virtual object by using haptic ultrasound system  " . Final grade of master thesis: (coming in august)

(g) Supervisor of SSI student (2019-2020)  in a project titled : "Design and Fabrication of a memristor emulator for neuromorphic applications" . Final grade of master thesis: (coming in august)

(h) Supervisor of  USN bachelor student (2019-2020)  in a project titled : "Design and fabrication of a modern CNC machine" . Final grade of master thesis: (coming in august)

(i) Supervisor of  exchange student (2019-2020)  in a project titled : "Design and Fabrication of SnO2 thin film transistor" . Final grade of master thesis: (coming in august)

- Awards:

- Best Student Paper Award at IEEE ECTI-NCON 2018 conference

- Best Project Award at Nano Network Conference 2017 

Publikasjoner

Publications During Ph.D. 2016-2017:

L. Marchetti, A. Romi, Y. Berg, O. Mirmotahari and M. Azadmehr, "A discrete implementation of a bidirectional circuit for actuation and read-out of resonating sensors," 2016 International Conference on Design and Technology of Integrated Systems in Nanoscale Era (DTIS), Istanbul, 2016, pp. 1-5.
doi: 10.1109/DTIS.2016.7483896

L. Marchetti, Y. Berg, O. Mirmotahari and M. Azadmehr, "Bidirectional front-end for piezoelectric resonator," 2016 IEEE 13th International Conference on Networking, Sensing, and Control (ICNSC), Mexico City, 2016, pp. 1-4.
doi: 10.1109/ICNSC.2016.7479028

L. Marchetti, Y. Berg and M. Azadmehr, "An autozeroing inverter based front-end for resonating sensors," 2017 12th International Conference on Design & Technology of Integrated Systems In Nanoscale Era (DTIS), Palma de Mallorca, 2017, pp. 1-5.
doi: 10.1109/DTIS.2017.7930154

L. Marchetti, Y. Berg and M. Azadmehr, "A bidirectional front-end with bandwidth control for actuation and read-out of MEMS resonating sensors," 2017 MIXDES - 24th International Conference "Mixed Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, Bydgoszcz, 2017, pp. 185-188.
doi: 10.23919/MIXDES.2017.8005180

L. Marchetti, Y. Berg, O. Mirmotahari and M. Azadmehr, "A control system for a low power bidirectional front-end for resonating sensors," 2017 IEEE 14th International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC), Calabria, 2017, pp. 322-326.
doi: 10.1109/ICNSC.2017.8000112

M. Azadmehr, L. Marchetti, M. S. Elkharashi and Y. Berg, "A virtual Wheatstone bridge front-end for resistive sensors," 2017 IEEE 14th International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC), Calabria, 2017, pp. 368-371.
doi: 10.1109/ICNSC.2017.8000120

L. Marchetti, Y. Berg, and M. Azadmehr, "Design and Modelling of a Bidirectional Front-End for Resonating Sensors Based on Pseudo Floating Gate Amplifier," MDPI Electronics, vol. 6, 2017. doi:10.3390/electronics6030068

L. Marchetti, Y. Berg, and M. Azadmehr, "Analysis of the Effect of Channel Leakage on Design, Characterization and Modelling of a High Voltage Pseudo-Floating Gate Sensor-Front-End," MDPI Electronics, vol. 6, 2017. doi:10.3390/electronics6040079

 

M. Azadmehr, L. Marchetti and Y. Berg, "A low power analog voltage similarity circuit," 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Baltimore, MD, 2017, pp. 1-4.
doi: 10.1109/ISCAS.2017.8050950
keywords: {analogue circuits;integrated circuit design;low-power electronics;power consumption;analog voltage similarity circuit;low-power bump circuit;voltage correlator;power consumption;Transistors;Correlators;Legged locomotion;Power demand;Simulation;Solids;Integrated circuit modeling},
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=8050950&isnumber=8049747

 

Publications in 2018:

 

L. Marchetti, Y. Berg and M. Azadmehr, "A self-cascode pseudo floating gate front-end for resonating sensors," 2018 International ECTI Northern Section Conference on Electrical, Electronics, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering (ECTI-NCON), Chiang Rai, 2018, pp. 89-94.
doi: 10.1109/ECTI-NCON.2018.8378288
keywords: {amplifiers;CMOS integrated circuits;invertors;leakage currents;self-cascode transistors;minimum area occupation;SC-PFGA;CS-PFGA;resonating sensors;self-cascode pseudo floating gate amplifier;current-starved pseudo floating gate amplifier;self-cascode pseudo floating gate front-end;AMS-350nm CMOS process;reference voltages;Butterworth Van Dike model;size 350.0 nm;voltage 5.0 V;Inverters;Logic gates;Transistors;Resistance;Power demand;Cutoff frequency},
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=8378288&isnumber=8378269

 

L. Marchetti, Y. Berg and M. Azadmehr, "A bidirectional front-end for ultrasonic pulse-echo measurements," 2018 IEEE 15th International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC), Zhuhai, 2018, pp. 1-6.
doi: 10.1109/ICNSC.2018.8361284
keywords: {amplifiers;biomedical ultrasonics;piezoelectric transducers;printed circuits;ultrasonic devices;ultrasonic materials testing;ultrasonic transducers;ultrasonic pulse-echo measurements;compact bidirectional front-end;pulse-echo ultrasound applications;electronic system;pseudofloating gate amplifier;power supply rails;electronic circuit;low power consumption;portable ultrasonic device;discrete components;integrated circuit CD4007UB;wide-bandwidth piezoelectric transducer;printed circuit board;ultrasonic transducer;underwater applications;voltage 10.0 V;frequency 3.5 MHz;Transducers;Ultrasonic transducers;Ultrasonic variables measurement;Logic gates;Inverters;Impedance;Power supplies},
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=8361284&isnumber=8361215

 

L. Marchetti, Y. Berg and M. Azadmehr, "A Low Power, High Gain Semi-Floating Gate Amplifier for Resonating Sensors Front-End," 2018 IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI), Hong Kong, 2018, pp. 458-463.
doi: 10.1109/ISVLSI.2018.00089
keywords: {Inverters;Manganese;Logic gates;MOSFET;Capacitors;Sensors;Bandwidth;Resonating Sensor;Front End;Semi floating Gate;Amplifier;High Gain},
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=8429410&isnumber=8429321

 

L. Marchetti, Y. Berg and M. Azadmehr, "A Discrete Implementation of a Semi-Floating Gate Amplifier for Resonating Sensor Front-End," 2018 25th International Conference "Mixed Design of Integrated Circuits and System" (MIXDES), Gdynia, 2018, pp. 97-102.
doi: 10.23919/MIXDES.2018.8443591
keywords: {Inverters;Logic gates;MOS devices;Manganese;Power demand;Prototypes;CD4007UBE;Semi-Floating Gate;Resonating Sensor;Front-End;Amplifier},
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=8443591&isnumber=8436585

 

L. Marchetti, Y. Berg and M. Azadmehr, "A Compact Bidirectional Pseudo Floating Gate Front-End for Resonating Sensors based on NAND and NOR logic Gates," 2018 IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics (ICSE), Kuala Lumpur, 2018, pp. 221-224.
doi: 10.1109/SMELEC.2018.8481284
keywords: {amplifiers;CMOS integrated circuits;logic gates;piezoelectric transducers;compact bidirectional pseudofloating gate Front-End;resonating sensors;pseudofloating gate amplifier;PFGA;voltage buffer;analog front-end;AMS-350nm CMOS technology;integrated circuits;resonant frequency;ring down method;piezoelectric transducer;NAND logic gates;NOR logic gates;size 350.0 nm;voltage 3.3 V;frequency 40.0 kHz;Sensors;Transistors;Inverters;Power demand;Logic gates;Semiconductor device measurement;Bidirectional;Front-End;Resonating Sensor;Pseudo Floating Gate Amplifier},
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=8481284&isnumber=8481236

 

Publications in 2019:

Nowbahari, A.; Roy, A.; Nadeem Akram, M.; Marchetti, L. Analysis of an Approximated Model for the Depletion Region Width of Planar Junctionless Transistors. Electronics 20198, 1436.

 

Publications in 2020:

Nowbahari, A.; Roy, A.; Marchetti, L. Junctionless Transistors: State-of-the-Art. Electronics 20209, 1174.