Umberto Follo

Ph.D. candidate in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni , 38th cycle (2022-2025)
Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (DET)



Research topic

Design and characterisation of sensors and electronics for high resolution timing applications


Research interests

Radiation detectors and associated readout electronics


I have always been passionate about mathematics and physics. In fact, after high school, I started a Bachelor's degree course in Physics at the University of Turin, which later led to a Master's degree in Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics.
During my academic path, I attended some courses in electronics that turned out to be very interesting. In the meanwhile I have also become familiar with Arduino and Raspberry devices for some personal and academic activities.
In my master's thesis work, I was involved in the electronics design of a monolithic sensor which I am now testing, during my PhD. I will later develop an improved version with some additional functionalities.
One of my most important projects was the construction of a cloud chamber using Peltier cells, that is currently being used by the Italian Association of Physics Students (AISF) for divulgation purposes.


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