Alessandro Massaro received the Laurea degree in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunication engineering from the Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy, in 2001 and 2004, respectively. From 2004 to 2006 he worked as Research Scientist (post-doc) in the Department of Electromagnetism and Bioengineering at Università Politecnica delle Marche. In 2006, he spent one year in Research and Development at medical and industrial optics industry (endoscope design and optical systems). He worked for two years with National Nanotechnology Laboratory of CNR-INFM, Università del Salento, as principal investigator. He was team leader in Robotics Lab. platform of the Center for Bio-Molecular Nanotechnology of Italian Institute Technology (IIT), Arnesano, Lecce, Italy. He is currently team leader in Smart Materials platform of the Center for Bio-Molecular Nanotechnology of Italian Institute Technology (IIT), Arnesano, Lecce, Italy. His research interests are in the design and modeling of photonic band gap circuits, in the development of computer aided design (CAD) tools inthe area of integrated optics, MEMS technology and systems, and smart material implementation.