STLab was founded in May 2020, in Catania, Italy, by Dr. Camarda.
Main focus of the company is the development of innovative electronic devices for health applications

DR. MASSIMO CAMARDA received his Master’s degree (cum laude) and his Ph.D. degree in Physics at the University of Catania in 2002 and 2006, respectively. From 2006 to 2014, he worked at CNR-IMM, first as postdoc, later as a senior postdoc. From 2015 to 2019, he continued his scientific work as Senior Scientist at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and at ETH Zurich in Switzerland.  During these years, he has developed several novel characterization and fabrication processes for the realization of novel electronic devices, e.g. the first, transparent-mode, silicon carbide x-ray sensor. In the meantime, this technology has been commercialized by PSI and is already extensively applied for the stabilization of synchrotron light-sources in Europe, Japan and Australia. During his stay in Switzerland, he has been establishing and coordinating several international research projects (including Horizon2020, with more than 1.5 M€ approved funds) and pursued a number of successful collaborations with industry. Since 2020, Dr. Camarda has been external consultant for CNR-IMM (IT) and for PSI (CH). He has co-authored over 100 publications in international journals, and is inventor of eight patent applications. Dr. Camarda is founder and CEO of the company.

DR. SAMUELE MOSCATO received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering (University of Catania) in 2020 and his Master’s degree (cum Laude) in Automation Engineering and Control of Complex Systems (University of Catania) in 2022. During various activities, university and not, he dealt with Model Predictive Control System for Two-Phase flow in microfluidics, MEG data Analysis, Central Pattern Generator (CPG) Locomotion control, Smartphone-Based Sensing System, and Chaotic Circuit design and Synchronization. Excellent communication and socialization skills thanks to the voluntary activities carried out at the Italian Red Cross (2017-2021). Attention to detail, ability to work in teams and problem-solving achieved during the different activities. Dr. Moscato is member of the internal R&D team.

Antonio Barbagallo graduated as an electronics expert from the Archimede Industrial Technical Institute. He developed his work skills with experience as an installer of burglar alarm, photovoltaic and electrical systems. With experience as an operator at ST-microelectronics. Worked on improving his communication skills and teamwork through a series of courses and webinars on sales, communication, marketing and money management. Current student at the Department of Physics and Astronomy in Catania (DFA-UNICT).


DR. ENRICO SANGREGORIO obtained his Master’s Degree in Materials Chemistry in June 2021 with an experimental thesis entitled “Vibrational spectroscopy in molecular ices subjected to irradiation with ionic beams and their application in astrophysics”, a work made in collaboration with the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF). In December 2021 he started the Ph.D course in Materials Science and Nanotechnology at the University of Catania. His research subject involves the development and the characterization of innovative SiC-based X-Ray and neutrons detectors with possible applications in physics, nuclear fusion and nuclear medicine. This project was born from a collaboration between UniCT’s department of Physics and Astronomy, CNR-IMM (Institute of Microelectronics and Microsystem) and STLab (Science and Technology Laboratory). Dr. Sangregorio is member of the phD team.


DR. ANTONINO MANNO got the bachelor’s degree (cum Laude) in Electronic Engineering (University of Catania) in 2022 and is currently a student of the master’s degree in Electronic Engineering (University of Catania). During the thesis work he dealt with the characterization of an AC/DC converter for implantable applications based on the use of ultrasound as a channel of communication, working also on the design of CMOS 350 nm feedback amplifiers. He has had also experience with microcontroller cards such as the arduino and the PIC family microcontrollers, with which he also participated in a national electronics competition in Bergamo. Dr. Mannois member of the R&D team.


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ANTONINO SALVATORE AMATO is a senior electronics expert, whose main areas of expertise are: low level DC current measurements; field electronics for remote control and beam diagnostics for accelerators and beamlines; low-noise, high-sensitivity electronics for the diagnostics of hadrotherapy beams; high-speed electronics for the diagnostics of laser-driven pulsed beams; electromagnetic compatibility; high voltage and/or high current power supplies; PSPICE simulations of electronic circuits. Mr. Amato has been working at INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Sud (LNS) of Catania since early 1984, he is currently Head of the "Electronics, power converters, diagnostics and automations” department, belonging to the Accelerators Technologies Service. Over the course of his 39 years career at INFN-LNS, he has worked for many projects, among these the most relevant are: the construction and commissioning of the Superconducting Cyclotron K800, which produced the first beam in 1994; the establishment in 2002 of the CATANA protontherapy center, devoted to the treatment of patients suffering ocular tumors; the completion in 2018 of the ELIMED beamline installed at the international laser research center ELI-Beamlines of Prague. Dr. Amato worked for STLab as mentor and tutor of the phD and R&D teams.


DR. CARLA CARUSO got the bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering (University of Catania) in 2022 and is now studying for the master’s degree in Electronic Engineering (University of Catania). During the thesis work she had dealt with the characterization of an ultrasound channel of communication for implantable applications based on the use of piezoelectric transducers working also on the design of feedback amplifiers. Thanks to good high school lessons she has good knowledge of English (B2), German (B1) and Spanish (B1). Proficient in teamwork, thanks to her student representative experience and her volleyball career.  Dr. Caruso worked for STLab as member of the R&D team.