Antonio Iula is associate professor of Electronics at the University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy. He received the M.Sc. degree from the University of Salerno, in 1991 and Ph.D. degree from the Roma Tre in 1996, both in Electronic Engineering. His main research topics include piezoelectric transducer modeling and characterization for ultrasound applications in biomedical and industrial fields, piezoelectric motors and actuators, and ultrasound imaging for biometric applications. He is the author of more than 100 papers in these fields published in international journals and conference proceedings, and he has been involved in several national and international research programs. He is senior member of IEEE.