Universita of pavia

Description of the organisation


The University of Pavia is a state university organized and existing under the laws of Italy. The Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering is the section of the university that is actively participating to the project. Its main tasks are the teaching of undergraduated, graduated and PhD engineering courses relative to Electronics, Computer Science and Bioengineering. The second main task is the performing of state-of-the-art research on the same topics, leading to fruitful production of several internationally-relevant publications per year. The University of Pavia together with STMicroelectronics runs the Studio Di Microelettronica, a joint research laboratory dedicated to advanced research on microelectronics.  


Role in the project


In COSMICC; UPV is mainly involved in WP3 and WP4 and it also contributes to WP2, WP5 and WP6. WP3: UPV works with ST-I to provide the EIC footprint and co-design the PIC sub-systems (PIC v1, PIC v2adv PIC) WP4: UPV collaborates with ST-I to design & test EICv1&v2 at chip level. WP5: UPV defines with ST-I the specifications of PIC and EIC and the instructions for board design/ routing (power supply, RF signals, etc…). It is also involved in the testing of the 3D-stacking, together with ST-I. WP6: it is involved in project dissemination in scientific conferences.



Main contact


Dip. Ingegneria Industriale e dell'informazione,

Via Ferrata 1,

27100 Pavia (PV)




Key people involved

Andrea GHILIONI (male) was born in Pavia, Italy, in 1984. He received from the University of Pavia the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Microelectronics Engineering in 2006, 2008 and 2012 respectively. From January 2012 to November 2013 he was a postdoc researcher at the University of Pavia, where he became Untenured Assistant Professor in December 2013. His current research interests cover RF/microwave and mm-wave IC design in scaled CMOS technologies, focused on low-power transceivers for multi-Gbps wireless communications, and Silicon-Photonics BiCMOS electro-optical transceivers for >50Gbps optical networks.

Francesco SVELTO (male) received the Laurea and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Università di Pavia, Italy, in 1991 and 1995, respectively. In 1997 he was appointed Assistant Professor at Università di Bergamo, and in 2000, he joined Università di Pavia, where he is now Full Professor. His current interests are in the field of RF and high speed integrated circuits. Presently he is the Director of the Studio di Microelettronica, a joint scientific laboratory between Università di Pavia and STMicrolectronics, dedicated to research in Microelectronics. Dr. Svelto has been technical advisor of RFDomus Inc., a start-up he co-founded in 2002 dedicated to highly integrated GPS receivers. After merging with Glonav Inc. (Ireland), RFDomus has been acquired by NXP Semiconductors in 2007. He is co-recipient of the IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits 2003 Best Paper Award, and he has been elevated IEEE Fellow in 2013.

Andrea MAZZANTI (male) was born in Modena (ITALY) in 1976. He received the Laurea and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Modena, ITALY in October 2001 and March 2005 respectively. In November 2005 he became assistant professor at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Modena. In January 2010 he joined the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Pavia, where he is now associate professor. He has been the advisor or co-advisor for more than 30 students in the preparation of their MSc or PhD thesis. Dr. Mazzanti has published ≈80 papers on international conferences and journals which received ≈900 citations and the h factor is 16. In 2013 he has been included in the Top Authors list for the 60 years Anniversary of IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference for having contributed 10 papers in the last 10 years of the conference