Salvatore, Giovanni Antonio, Dr.

ETH Zürich
Dr. Giovanni Antonio Salvatore
Institut f. Elektronik
ETZ H 90
Gloriastrasse 35
8092 Zürich

Phone: +41 44 632 23 77

personal website:

Bio and Research interests

Dr. Giovanni A. Salvatore is a post-doc in the Electronics Laboratory at ETHZ since November 2011. He got his bachelor in Electronics and Master in Micro&Nanotechnology from the Polytechnic of Turin in 2004 and 2006, respectively. The same institution awarded him the 2006 Accenture Award as best thesis in electronics for his work on a new nanoimprinting technique developed in the RLE at MIT. He received the Phd in 2011 from EPFL for his research on ferroelectric transistor (EPFL these 4990). His doctoral dissertation was awarded the 2012 ABB Award. In 2013 he joined the Rogers research group at UIUC to work on "biointegrated electronics" which is a project founded by the SNSF with an Advanced post-doc mobility fellowship.

Giovanni's research focuses on the study and exploitation of 'soft' materials like polymers, biological tissues and as well as hybrid combinations of them with unusual classes of micro/nanomaterials, in the form of thin films, membranes or related. The goal is to design and engineer novel electronic devices with unusual flexible/stretchable/conformable characteristics with an emphasis on wireless and bio-inspired technologies. Briefly Giovanni's interests can be divided into 4 main areas:

Giovanni is promoter and investigator of the following research projects:

Media and News

Media coverage of the wireless NFC tattoo for health monitoring (September 2016)

In the Press

Media coverage of the work on ultraflexible and transparent electronics (February 2014)

In the press

Bionics to Track Your Health (WSJ)

Ultra thin transparent circuit can wrap round human hair and still work (Wired UK)

Flexible, Transparent Nano-Scale Electronics Can Wrap Around Human Hairs (Materials360)

Trasparent Electronics Wrapped Around Hairs and Transferred on Plastic Contact Lens (2Physics)

Ultra-thin flexible transparent electronics can wrap around a hair (Science Daily)

Ultra-flexible chip can be wrapped around a hair (PhysOrg)

This Clear, Flexible Electronic Circuit Can Fit on the Surface of a Contact Lens (The Smithonian)

Flexible electronics get even more bendy (Chemistry World)

Will Electronic Contact Lenses Monitor Your Health? (Txchnologist)

Super-Thin Electronics Can Wrap Around Single Hair—and Still Work (Discovery)

Circuits so flexible they'd wrap around your hair (The Register)

Eye-catching electronics (ETH news)


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