Pietro Mandracci was born in Torino (Italy) in 1970. He got a Master's Degree in Physics at Torino University in 1996 and a Ph.D. in Electronic Devices at Trento University in 2001. He collaborated with the former Italian Institute for the Physics of Matter, and with the former I.E.N. \G. Ferraris\. From 2004 to 2017 he has been Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Torino and now he is Associated Professor at the same university. His main research interests deal with plasma-assisted surface modification and thin-film/nanostructures growth processes, as well as with their application to nanotechnology and biotechnology.