Full professor (UGA)
RF & mm-wave integrated circuits, passive circuits, PCB & CMOS technologies, nanowires technology


2003: HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches – HDR is the highest degree awarded by French universities) from the University of Savoy
1992: PhD in Electrical Engineering, with distinction, from Grenoble Institute of Technology (INPG), France


Since 2004: Professor at the University Grenoble Alpes, France
From 1994 to 2004: Assistant Professor at the University of Savoy, France

Research topics, projects-professional experience & PhD supervision

  • RF & Microelectronics. In particular study of slow-wave concepts for the design of innovative passive circuits (5 patents).
  • Coordinator of more than ten national and European projects, corresponding to more than 2.4 M€.
  • Supervision of 33 PhD students.

Scientific literature

Author and co-author of 98 publications in international journals (52 publications in IEEE Journals), and 142 communications in international conferences, 6 patents and 2 Book chapters. H-index 25 (Google Scholar).

5 major publications

A.-L. Franc, E. Pistono, G. Meunier, D. Gloria, and P. Ferrari
“A Lossy Circuit Model Based on Physical Interpretation for Integrated Shielded Slow-wave CMOS Coplanar Waveguide Structures,” IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory Tech., Vol. 61, No. 2, pp. 754-763, Feb. 2013.

A. Bautista, A.-L. Franc, and P. Ferrari
"Accurate Parametric Electrical Model for Slow-Wave CPW and Application to Circuits Design, “ IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory Tech., Vol. 63, No. 12, pp. 4225 - 4235, Dec. 2015.

M. Jost, J. S. K. Gautam, L. G. Gomes, RReese, EPolat, MNickel, J. M. Pinheiro, A. L. C. Serrano, H. Maune, G.  P. Rehder, P. Ferrari, and R. Jakoby
"Miniaturized Liquid Crystal Slow-Wave Phase Shifter Based on Nanowire Filled Membranes, “IEEE Microw. & Wireless Compon. Lett., Vol. 28, No. 8, pp. 681-683, Aug. 2018.

M. Bertrand, G. Rehder, A. L. Serrano, L. G. Gomes, J. M. Pinheiro, R. C. A. Alvarenga, N. Kabbani,  D. Kaddour, V. Puyal, E. Pistono, and P. Ferrari
"Integrated Waveguides in Nano-porous Alumina Membrane for Millimeter Wave Interposer, “IEEE Microw. & Wireless Compon. Lett., Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 83-85, Feb. 2019.

E. Sharma, A. A. Saadi, M. Margalef-Rovira, E. Pistono, M. J. Barragan, A. lisboa de Souza, P. Ferrari, and S. Bourdel
"Design of a 77 GHz LC-VCO with a Slow-wave Coplanar Stripline-Based Inductor, “IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems., Vol. 67, No. 2, pp. 378-388, Feb. 2020.
Mis à jour le 29 June 2022