Dr. Fabio Coccetti received the Laurea (MS) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy and the PhD title in High Frequency Engineering at the Lehrstuhl für Hochfrequenztechnik at the Technische Universität München (TUM) in Munich Germany, in 1999 and 2004 respectively. In 2000 he has spent seven months as visiting scientist at the Radiation Lab at University of Michigan USA. During the period 2001-2002 he has joined a number of R&D projects with German companies (BOSCH, Siemens, Rohde&Schwarz) and the European Space Agency (ESA) in the area of Micro-electro-mechanical Systems (RF-MEMS) based circuits. Since September 2004 he is working as research scientist at the Laboratoire d’Analyse et d’Architectures des Systèmes at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (LAAS-CNRS) in Toulouse, France. During this period he has worked on numerous research projects going from the theoretical and experimental investigation of power handling in RF-MEMS to design modelling and experimental validation of RF Microsystems. During 2004 – 2007 he has been the coordinator of the European Network of Excellence on RF-MEMS and RF Microsystems (AMICOM NoE –) and member of the ARRRO consortium, a specific support action aiming at defining the RF-MEMS and RF-NEMS technology roadmap up to 2020 (both projects were funded by the European Commission under the 6th Framework Program). Since September 2008 he has been hired as project manager by the company NOVA MEMS with the aim to establishing a joint laboratory on RF chracaterization of micro and nanosystems within LAAS-CNRS.
His research interests include numerical techniques optimization, multiphysics (concurrent electrical and thermo-mechanical), design and modelling of reconfigurable circuits for microwave and millimetre applications and more recently he has joined as principal investigator a number of national and European projects focusing reliability assessment of RF-MEMS components. Dr. Coccetti is member of the IEEE society, of the European Microwave Association (EUMA).