Alessandro Pecora was born in Rome on 29th May, 1962. He received the Master’s degree in Physics in 1990 from University of Rome "La Sapienza", with a dissertation on electron spectroscopy of solid-state surfaces of semiconductor materials. From May 1990 he is research scientist at the National Council of Research (currently at the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems of Rome) where he coordinates the Technological Area “Micro/Nano Fabrication”. His main expertise relates with Flexible and Large Area Electronics with focus on the development of smart sensors. He participated in several European projects and currently coordinates several regional R&D projects of industrial interest. He has been coordinator of the national project on robotics “Factory Technologies for Humans Safety” in the framework of National Manufacturing Platform "The Factory of the Future". In the years 2014-2015, he was scientific expert at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Currently coordinates the activities of Technological Transfer at the CNR Research Area of Rome - Tor Vergata and recently was appointed General Manager of the infrastructural project NanoMicroFab on the development of a CNR facility, open to companies, for micro and nano manufacturing, specialized in the development of innovative high-power and high-frequency electronic devices, sensors and microsystems for the Internet of Things.