PIERO TORTOLI received the laurea degree in Electronic Engineering in 1978 from the University of Florence. Since then, he worked at the same University first as assistant, then as researcher, associate professor and finally as full professor in Electronics. From 1998 to 2004 he has been Coordinator of the Bachelor Degree in Electronic Engineering. Subsequently, he has been didactic manager for the Master degree in Electronic Engineering, Vice-Dean of the School of Engineering, and member of the Scientific Council of the University Center for Knowledge Transfer. He was also Head of the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications from 2010 to 2012.
Piero's main interests are in the area of signal processing systems and devices with application to biomedical instrumentation. For many years, he has been involved in research on ultrasonics with emphasis on Doppler techniques. In this field, he has been responsible for several research grants, he has mentored several PhD students and has published over 200 scientific papers in international journals and conference proceedings.
Professor Tortoli is Senior Member of the IEEE UFFC society and member of the World and European Societies of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB, EFSUMB). He is on the Editorial Board of the journals "Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology" and "Archives of Acoustics", and is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control. Professor Tortoli is member of the scientific steering committees of several periodical international conferences and workshops. In particular, he is part of the Technical Program Committee for the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium. In 2000 Piero was nominated Honorary Member of the Polish Ultrasound Society. He was Chairman of the 22nd International Symposium on Acoustical Imaging, held in Florence in 1995, and co-Chairman of the ICB Seminar on Ultrasound in Biomeasurements, Diagnostics and Therapy, held in Warsaw in 1998. He has also successfully organized the 12th edition of the New England Doppler Conference, in 2003, and the Artimino Conference on Medical Ultrasound Technology, in 2011.