Barbruni Gian Luca

Barbruni Gian Luca

Research Associate, Politecnico di Torino, Electronics Engineering

Gian Luca Barbruni achieved his BSc and his MSc in Biomedical Engineering with specialisation in Biomedical Instrumentation at the Politecnico di Torino in 2017 and 2019, respectively.
During his master thesis, supervised by Prof. Danilo Demarchi from Politecnico di Torino and titled “Body Dust: Feasibility study on signal transmission for sub-100μm-size active wireless biosensors”, he spent a semester of research at Integrated Circuit Laboratory (ICLAB) of Neuchâtel under the supervision of Prof. Sandro Carrara from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. He discusses about the feasibility on creating an UltraSound (US) communication circuit to wirelessly transmit outside the body diagnostic information from multiplexed biosensors chip built on the top layer of a drinkable CMOS “Body Dust” cube. The results of the feasibility study have been published showing promising results with sub-10 µW of power consumption and a total chip area of 43 µm x44 µm.

Actually, he is continuing his research in collaboration with Prof. Danilo Demarchi and the Department of Electronic Engineering (DET) of Politecnico di Torino waiting for the starting date of his PhD in June 2019 at the EPFL focusing on design and fabrication of analog circuits for ultra-miniaturized CMOS IC for vision prosthesis, directed by Prof. Diego Ghezzi at NeuroEngineering Laboratory (LNE) in Geneva and co-directed by Prof. Sandro Carrara at ICLAB in Neuchâtel.
Research interests include biosensors, analog and digital CMOS design, wireless power transfer and communication, low-power and miniaturized IC for the development of biomedical systems.

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CMOS Design 75%
Software Development 65%
Wireless powering and communication 75%
Modelling and Simulation 80%
Biomedical Signal Processing 75%