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prof.dr. Edoardo Charbon


Expertise: VLSI design; quantum imaging sensors

Themes: Quantum imaging sensors

Alumnus of CAS

Left in 2016

Now: Professor at the Advanced Quantum Architectures (AQUA) section of TU Delft EWI

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Edoardo Charbon is a Professor in VLSI Design. He was in the CAS group from 1 Sep 2008 until 1 Jan 2016 when he started a new group on Advanced Quantum Architectures (AQUA).

He received the Diploma from ETH Zürich in 1988, the M.S. from UCSD in 1991, and the Ph.D. from UC-Berkeley in 1995, all in Electrical Engineering. From 1995 to 2000, he was with Cadence Design Systems, where he was responsible for analog and mixed-signal design automation tools and the architect of the company’s initiative for electronic IP protection. In 2000, he joined Canesta Inc. as its Chief Architect, leading the development of wireless 3D CMOS image sensors. From November 2002 until August 2008, he has been a member of the Faculty of EPFL, working in the field of CMOS sensors, biophotonics, and ultra low-power wireless embedded systems. He has consulted for numerous organizations, including Texas Instruments, Hewlett-Packard, and the Carlyle Group.

He has published over 150 articles in technical journals and conference proceedings and two books, and he holds thirteen patents. His research interests include high-performance imaging, quantum integrated circuits, and design automation algorithms.

Dr. Charbon has served as Guest Editor of the Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems and the Journal of Solid-State Circuits and is currently the chair of technical committees in ESSCIRC, ICECS, and VLSI-SOC.


EE2C11 Integrated circuits

Analysis and design of digital integrated circuits (electronics and systems aspects)

EE4575 Electronics for quantum computation

Concepts of quantum computing with focus on practical implementation for a quantum computer

ET4293 Digital IC design

Analysis and design of a deep-submicron VLSI subsystem with full comprehension of how its performance, power dissipation, size and reliability relates to its physical implementation.

ET4390 Imaging sensors

Architectures and techniques for system-on-chip imaging devices


A Single-Photon, Time-Resolved Image Sensor for Low-Light-Level Vision

The project aims for a CMOS photon-counting image sensor with high timing resolution

Three-Dimensional CMOS Photon Counting for Medical Imaging and Cancer Diagnostics

SPAD technology for TOF-PET applications

Ultra-fast GSDIM super resolution microscopy using a SPAD-array camera

Visualization of nanoscopic cellular structures using nonswitchable “standard” fluorophores

Projects history

Non-Invasive High Resolution Near-Infrared Imaging for Hemodynamics Monitoring and Tumor Detection

Large high-resolution imaging sensor aimed at the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and functional imaging of the brain

Pico-second Silicon Photomultiplier-Electronics & Crystal Research

Ultra-fast photon detectors for medical imaging (PET)

Novel multimodal endoscopic probes for simultaneous PET/ultrasound imaging for image-guided interventions

Development of new, higher performance imaging techniques with multimodal capability for endoscopic procedures in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and in surgical oncology.

Fully Networked, Digital Components for Photon-starved Biomedical Imaging Systems

Array of single-photon detectors arranged in a network of tens of dies for application in PET imaging

Last updated: 19 Sep 2016