Dr Luigi Occhipinti joined the Centre in April 2014 as National Outreach Manager with more than 18 years of experience driving research and innovation in the global semiconductor industry, particularly in the field of post-silicon technologies. Luigi has an Electronic Engineering degree from the University of Catania and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Rome University "Tor Vergata". He has authored and co-authored over 80 scientific publications and 35 patents.
Between 2009 and 2014, he worked as R&D Senior Group Manager and Programs Director at STMicroelectronics, leading company initiatives for new business development based on Heterogeneous Integration, Flexible and Disposable Electronics, MEMS-based sensors and diagnostic bio-systems. For more than a decade, Luigi has been an active and recognised expert in the field of OLAE (Organic and Large-Area Electronics) and innovative manufacturing techniques, acting as Project Coordinator and Principal Investigator of more than 12 EC funded programs, under Framework Programme 6 and FP7, in the areas of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) and NMP (Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials, and new Production Technologies).
In February 2018 Luigi joined the Cambridge Graphene Centre as Deputy Director.