University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
Aimé Lay-Ekuakille (SM'12), received the first M.D. degree in Electronic Engineering (control technology and automation) from the University of Bari, Bari, Italy, in 1988, the second M.D. degree in Clinical Engineering from the University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy, in 2002, a M.D. (h.c.) in Environmental Management and Sanitation from IFAD Institute, Kinshasa, DRC in 2020, and a Ph.D in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic of Bari, in 2001. From 1989 up to 2000, he was serving as Technical Top Manager for private and public institutions in the following main areas: construction and maintenance of industrial plants, Environment, Biomedicine, Nuclear for civil and heath applications, Robotics, and Instrumentation. He is with the Dept of Innovation Engineering, University of Salento, Italy, since 2000, and the Director of Instrumentation and Measurement Lab I. Prof. Aimé Lay-Ekuakille is a Senior Member of IEEE. His main areas of research are: (i) Instrumentation and Measurements for Biomedical, Environmental and Industrial applications, (ii) Sensors and Sensing Systems, (iii) Nanotechnology, (iv) Artificial intelligence for Instrumentation and Measurement, and (v) Ageing and Characterization of Photovoltaic Panels. He authored and co-authored more than 310 papers on indexed international conferences and journals, as well as 5 international books. He serves as, Senior Editor of Measurement: Food (Elsevier), Editor of Measurement Journal (Elsevier, NL), Editor of Measurement: Sensors (Elsevier, NL), Associate Editor of IEEE Sensors Journal (USA), Editor of IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, Associate Editor of International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems (USA), Associate Editor of Mathematical Problems in Engineering published by Hindawi (UK), and member of some international journals such as Sensors (Mdpi, CH), American Journal of Biomedical Engineering published by SAP (USA). Prof. Aimé Lay-Ekuakille is the Chairman of Imeko TC19 on Environmental Measurements, Chairman of IEEE IMS TC34 on Instrumentation and Measurement in Nanotechnology, and Chairman of the Nanosensors TC within the Italian chapter of IEEE Sensors Council. He is/was Visiting and Adjunct Professor in different international universities, namely, MMU of Kenya, Chemnitz Technical University (Germany), ISTA University (DRC), Panamerican University in Aguascalientes (Mexico), VUB - Free University of Brussels (Belgium), University of Navarra (Spain). He mentors different Ph.D students in Italy and international universities. He continues to serve as scientific consultant for national and international institutions.