Team Leader Chemical Sensors and Sensor Nanomaterials Chair of COST Action TD1105 EuNetAir Chairman of EU Cluster Sensors, ENEA
Michele Penza, Degree in Physics in 1990 from University of Bari, Italy. First he worked with CNRSM SCpA (IT S&T Park) and then joined ENEA in 2001. He manages currently research projects (regional, national, international) and teams on material science, sensors and solid-state devices in the research centre of Brindisi, Italy. The research interests are in sensor materials, nanomaterials, gas sensors, portable sensor-systems, functional applications, environmental technologies and measurements. He was awarded with E2-Excellence ENEA 2008 for a Special Mention in Environmental Research.
Author of 2 filed national patents and 150 scientific publications, 18 invited speakers, 4 book-chapters, co-organizer of scientific meetings, chair of conference-sessions, member of international scientific committees, international expert for FP7-projects and national research agency/council, international reviewer, research manager with SMEs partnership, associate editor for Journal of Sensors and Sensor Systems, Journal of Sensors, guest editor of several special issues (Elsevier, IEEE, ASP, Hindawi). His H-index: 28 (Dec. 2014).
He is Chair of COST Action TD1105 EuNetAir – European Network on New Sensing Technologies for Air-Pollution Control and Environmental Sustainability – (2012-16) including over 80 teams from 29 COST Countries and 7 Non-COST Countries. He is Chairman of the EU Cluster Sensors, sponsored and launched by DG R&I on November 2014.