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Riccardo SIGNORETTI Engineer in Micro and Nanotechnologies for Integrated Systems Strong background in Mechatronics Engineering 24 years old

- 18 February 1986 piazza Europa 19 Mobile(IT): +39 333 2279475 skype: signoretti.riccardo 61020 - S.Angelo in Lizzola (PU) Italy Mail: Fields of Interest Micro-technologies and Nano-technologies for Medical Devices, Micro and Nano-technologies for Energy Harvesting, Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS). Objective Product Development Engineer position where I can apply my broad knowledge in Mi cro-Nanotechnologies & Mechatronics and my cleanroom expertise. Skills Excellent ability to think abstractly, to create, and to invent, Strong analytic problem-solving skills and independent learning. Work experience March 2010 - Nov. 2010 Position: Researcher Field: Microactuation Shimoyama-Matsumoto Lab, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan Project: Development of an electrostatic microactuator employing high-k dielectr ic materials I worked under the direct supervision of Professor Shimoyama Isao on electrostat ic microactuation. Assignments: I controlled the project from the idea generation to the end produc t. I developed the physical model of a new concept actuator, I designed and simu lated it in COMSOL Multiphysics. I realized the processes outline to ensure the technological process compatibility and I lastly fabricated the microactuator in to the cleanroom. June 2009 - Sept. 2009 Position: Intern Field: Surgical Robotics

Bionics Lab, University of California, Santa Cruz, California Project: Development of an automatic suturing tool for a telerobotic surgery pla tform I worked under the direct supervision of Professor Jacob Rosen on telerobotic su rgery suturing. Assignments: I controlled the project from the idea generation to the first prot otype. I analyzed a few short videos of real tissue suturing taken during real s urgeries. I designed a new concept suturing tool with SolidWorks and I made it a nimated. I lastly made a rapid prototype with a 3D printer to verify the correct ness of its working principle. Education Sept. 2008 - Nov. 2010 (2 years) Master's degree in Micro and Nanotechnologies for Integrated Systems This international master is a joint program among three leading European polyte chnics, and it offers a wide range of knowledge and expertise in micrometric and nanomet ric technology. 1st semester Politecnico di Torino, Turin (Italy) 2st semester INPG Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble (France) 3st semester EPFL, Ecole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne (Switzerland) Thesis title: Development of an electrostatic microactuator employing high-k die lectric materials Final mark: 110/110 www.master-nanotech.com Sept. 2005 - Sept. 2008 (3 years) Bachelor's Degree in Mechatronics Engineering Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary engineering system design, which is the syne rgistic combination of Mechanical engineering, Electronic engineering, Control e ngineering, and Systems Design engineering. University of Padua (Italy) Thesis title: Analysis of alternative propulsion systems Final mark: 108/110 Sept. 2000 - July 2005 (5 years) Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering Technician (high school diploma) ITIS E.Mattei Urbino (Italy) Project title: Control system on a microcontroller for high power pulse Final mark: 97/100 Languages Italian Mother tongue

English Proficient level in writing, advanced level in speaking, listening, and reading French Certificate: Alliance Fran aise level A2 [05/2009] Intermediate level (A2) in writing and speaking, listening and reading Japanese Elementary level (A1) in listening and speaking Technical skills Design & Simulation Good handling of Comsol Multiphysics, Matlab, Spice, SolidWorks, L-Edit, Eagle Basic knowledge of Cadence tool, Virtuoso, Synopsis, Simulink, CoventorWare Computer Skills ECDL (European Computer Driving License) MS world, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Latex Programming languages Java, C, Assembler, PLC programming, basic knowledge in VHDL Cleanroom expertise Photolithography, characterization tools (AFM, SEM, TEM, STM, optical microscope s, mechanical/optical profile-meter), deposition processes (Physical Vapor Depos ition and RF sputtering), Sol-Gel deposition, etching processes (vapor, wet & dr y), lift-off, annealing, device testing (probe testing & characterization) Material expertise BST (Barium Strontium Titanate) processing by Sol-Gel deposition Addictional activities Sept. 09 - Jan.10 Feb. 09 - June 09 Oct. 08 - Jan. 09 EPFL Mobile Robots project: Navigation inside the body (Group project). Combination of ultrasonic sensor and proximity sensors to avoid the lateral cont act in the laparoscopic operations. This technology provides also information ab out the position of the laparoscopic tip inside the body. Benefits: reduction of pains during laparoscopic operations. Microelectronics project (Transistor-level, Digital & Analogic design): Transistor-level design of a 24 bit comparator Transistor-level design of an Operational amplifier CADENCE design tool INPG SAW sensor based electronic nose for lung cancer detection (Group project). Direct experience with the data analysis by Artificial Neural Network, especiall y with Self Organizing Map. POLITECNICO DI TORINO MEMS design project: capacitive accelerometer design (Group project).

Entrepreneurship project (Business Opportunity Assessment): bracelet for the mon itoring of workers subjected to hand-arm vibrations that can lead to diseases (G roup project). Personal skills Social skills Strong ability to work in multicultural environments due to a personal interest in foreign cultures and many journeys around the world: from Asia (China, India, Japan) to Oceania, to North America. Talent to recognize and respect beliefs an d positions of others. Part-time job as entertainer and English teacher for junior high-school students . Team work Highly skilled in organizing great team cooperation, due to multiple experiences in group work during internship and academic education. Work skills Excellent ability to think abstractly, to create, and invent. Strong analytic pr oblem-solving skills and independent learning. Driving License ITALIAN DRIVING LICENSE (B) Hobbies and Interests I like to keep myself updated with the latest technology and news. I like to rea d scientific magazines like Scientific American and Focus, and to play chess. The rest of my free time is spent on sports: I like playing tennis, going joggin g, and walking outdoors. Il sottoscritto Riccardo Signoretti autorizza al trattamento dei dati personali, secondo quanto previsto dal D. Lgs. 196/2003. I hereby authorise the use of my personal details for circulation within the com pany. 24/01/2011