Professore associato di Misure elettriche e elettroniche [ING-INF/07]

Carlo Trigona received the Laurea degree (cum Laude) in Automation Engineering and Control of Complex Systems from University of Catania, Catania, Italy in 2006.

From 2006 to 2009 he was PhD student at the University of Catania and “visiting PhD student” at the at University of Barcelona/IMB-CNM (Spain), University of Montpellier/LIRMM (France) and several Universities in Italy. In 2010 he obtained his PhD degree in Electronic, Automation and Control of Complex Systems from University of Catania, Catania, Italy.

From 2010 to 2011, he worked as a post-doc at the University of Montpellier/LIRMM (France), from 2011 to 2017 as post-doc at the DIEEI, University of Catania (Italy) and from 2017 to 2018 he worked as a post-doc at the Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany). During his post-doctoral positions, he was “visiting researcher” in various Universities and research centers.

From 2010 to 2011, he also worked as a lecturer at the University of Montpellier and from 2012 to 2018 as a lecturer at the University of Catania in the field of instrumentation and measurements.

From 2018 to 2020, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Electronic Instrumentation and Measurements at the DIEEI, University of Catania (Italy). During this period, he was visiting researcher at the University of Zagreb-Department of Electronic Systems and Information Processing (Croatia), University of Franche-Comté-FEMTO-ST Besançon (France), and  at University of Oulu-Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (Finland) also as lecturer in the field of sensors and measurements.

From 2020 to 2023 he worked as tenure track Professor of Electronic Instrumentation and Measurements at the DIEEI, University of Catania (Italy). Between February and March 2020, he was Visiting Professor at the École nationale supérieure de mécanique et des microtechniques (ENSMM), Besançon (France).

Currently he is Associate Professor of Electronic Instrumentations and Measurements at the same department. 

He teaches courses of Electrical and Electronic Measurements and Smart Energy Harvesting Devices.

He is involved in several national and international academic and engineering projects as coordinator and partner. Additionally, he contributes in the Instrumentation and Measurement community with several activities also including editor and reviewer for several prestigious journals starting from 2006, until now. Prof. Trigona received several awards for his research activity since 2007, including the 2020 IEEE I&M Outstanding Young Engineer Award for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of I&M concept in sensors and transducers for energy harvesting.

In 2011 and  2017 he received, in France and in Italy respectively, the National Scientific Habilitation to be Associate Professor.

In 2020, he obtained the Italian National Scientific Habilitation for the position of Full Professor.

Regarding his research activity, the first paper of Prof. Trigona appeared in 1997 and, at the moment, he is co-author of more than 200 scientific publications, with more than 2000 total citations, which include chapters in books, papers in international journals, proceedings of international conferences and patents. His research interests include sensors, transducers, MEMS, NEMS, fluxgate magnetometers, energy harvesting, green and biodegradable sensors,  sensors and transducers based on living organisms.


Fra le oltre 200 pubblicazioni se ne riporta una selezione di 10 tra le più recenti negli ultimi 2 anni e 5 rappresentative.



1 - Trigona, C. (2023). Living Sensors: The Greenest Paradigm in Instrumentation and Measurements. IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine26(1), 35-41.

2 - Trigona, C., Puglisi, I., Baglieri, A., & Gueli, A. M. (2023). Measurement of Visible Radiation through a Sansevieria cylindrica-Based “Living Sensor”. Applied Sciences13(6), 3896.

3 - Trigona, C., Costa, E., Cascone, N., & Baglio, S. (2022, May). Energy Harvesting from Rose of Jericho Movements. In 2022 19th International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals & Devices (SSD) (pp. 1288-1291). IEEE.

4 - Clementi, G., Cottone, F., Di Michele, A., Gammaitoni, L., Mattarelli, M., Perna, G., López-Suárez, M., Baglio, S., Trigona, C., Neri, I. (2022). Review on Innovative Piezoelectric Materials for Mechanical Energy Harvesting. Energies15(17), 6227.

5 - Barrientos, G., Clementi, G., Trigona, C., Ouhabaz, M., Gauthier-Manuel, L., Belharet, D., ... & Baglio, S. (2022). Lead-free LiNbO3 thick film MEMS kinetic cantilever beam sensor/energy harvester. Sensors22(2), 559.

6 - Trigona, C., Costa, E., Politi, G., & Gueli, A. M. (2022). IoT-Based Microclimate and Vibration Monitoring of a Painted Canvas on a Wooden Support in the Monastero of Santa Caterina (Palermo, Italy). Sensors22(14), 5097.

7 - Gueli, A. M., Stella, G., Pasquale, S., Politi, G., & Trigona, C. (2022, April). A procedure to monitor the critical aspects of the sampling in the authenticity tests by TL. In Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Vol. 2204, No. 1, p. 012062). IOP Publishing.

8 - Trigona, C., Cerruto, S., Graziani, S., Di Pasquale, G., & Pollicino, A. (2021). Towards environmentally friendly accelerometers based on bacterial cellulose. Applied Sciences11(17), 7903.

9 - Caponetto, R., Graziani, S., Murgano, E., Trigona, C., Pollicino, A., & Di Pasquale, G. (2021). Modeling of a Fractional Order Element Based on Bacterial Cellulose and Ionic Liquids. Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control143(7).

10 - Baglio, S., Caposciutti, G., Marracci, M., Tellini, B., & Trigona, C. (2021). Conception of a Temperature Sensor Based on 100-μm CoFeSiB Ferromagnetic Wire. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement70, 1-8.



1 - M. FERRARI, V. FERRARI, M. GUIZZETTI, B. ANDÒ, S. BAGLIO, C. TRIGONA (2010). Improved Energy Harvesting from Wideband Vibrations by Nonlinear Piezoelectric Converters. Sensors and Actuators A. Vol. 162, issue 2, p. 425–431, ISSN: 0924-4247, DOI:10.1016/j.sna.2010.05.022, (This paper is the most cited paper of Dr.Trigona and it was for two years 2011-2012 at 1st place in the Most Cited Sensors and Actuators A Articles). Cited 509 times.

2 -  B. ANDÒ, S. BAGLIO, C. TRIGONA, N. DUMAS, L. LATORRE, P. NOUET (2010). Nonlinear mechanism in MEMS devices for energy harvesting applications. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 20, issue 12, p. 1-12, ISSN: 0960-1317, DOI:10.1088/0960-1317/20/12/125020.Cited 236 times

3 - N. DUMAS, C. TRIGONA, P. PONS, L. LATORRE, P. NOUET (2011). Design of a Smart Driver for Electrostatic MEMS Switches. Sensors and Actuators A. Vol. 167, issue 2, p. 422–432, ISSN: 0924-4247, DOI: 0.1016/j.sna.2011.01.024.

4 - B. ANDÒ, S. BAGLIO, A. R. BULSARA, C. TRIGONA (2009). Design and Characterization of a Microwire-Fluxgate. Sensors and Actuators A. Vol. 151, issue 2, p. 145-153,  ISSN: 0924-4247, DOI:10.1016/j.sna.2009.02.029.

5 - B. ANDÒ, S. BAGLIO, N. SAVALLI, C. TRIGONA (2011). Cascaded “Triple Bent beam” MEMS sensor for contactless temperature measurements in non accessible environments. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT, vol. 60, issue 4, p. 1348-1357, ISSN: 0018-9456, DOI: 10.1109/TIM.2010.2101310.


Anno accademico 2022/2023

Anno accademico 2021/2022

Anno accademico 2020/2021

Anno accademico 2019/2020

Anno accademico 2018/2019

Anno accademico 2017/2018

Anno accademico 2016/2017

Anno accademico 2015/2016
  • Sensori e trasduttori
  • Magnetometri Fluxgate
  • Energy harvesting
  • Sensori green
  • Sensori biodegradabili 
  • Sensori e trasduttori basati su batteri



I valori soglia considerando l‘ASN D.M. 8 AGOSTO 2018 sono i seguenti

SC - 09/E4 MISURE  
Commissari->(Numero articoli 10 anni):20; (numero citazioni 15 anni):574; (Indice H 15 anni) 13
I Fascia->(Numero articoli 10 anni):17; (numero citazioni 15 anni):425; (Indice H 15 anni) 11
II Fascia->(Numero articoli 5 anni):8; (numero citazioni 10 anni):283; (Indice H 10 anni) 8


Il Dott. Trigona ha i seguenti valori (fonte IRIS - Aprile 2020):

Numero articoli, 5 anni: 10 (26 negli ultimi 10 anni)
Numero citazioni 10 anni: 966 (1169 negli ultimi 15 anni)
Indice H 10 anni: 15 (19 negli ultimi 15 anni)


Opportunità per laureati - n.2 Borsa di Ricerca - scadenza 19 APRILE 2023 3 MESI - 5000 EURO

Borsa di ricerca | Università di Catania (


Opportunità per studenti - n.2 Borse di Studio per ricerca - scadenza 11 APRILE 2023  3 MESI - 3250 EURO

Borsa di studio presso il DIEEI - Prof. C. Trigona (IRMA 2) | Università di Catania (

Opportunità Tesi di Laurea:

  • Opportunità di mobilità internazionale  (in UE, extra-UE), anche mediante "Progetto Erasmus Plus - Mobilità studenti" - Zagabria (Croazia) e Lublino (Polonia).
  • Opportunità tesi di laurea su sensori, trasduttori e sistemi di misura presso STMicroelectronics.
  • Opportunità tesi di laurea sperimentale presso il DIEEI

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