David Esseni received the Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bologna (Italy) in 1999. During year 2000 he was a visiting scientist at Bell Labs - Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill (NJ-USA). In year 2013 he won a Fulbright Research Fellowship and spent a semester as a visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA). Since 2015 he is Full Professor at the University of Udine (ITALY). His research interests are mainly focused on the modelling, experimental characterization and design of semiconductor devices, early circuit assessment of emerging nanoelectronic technologies, novel electronic materials and devices, and memristors for neuromorphic computing.

D.Esseni is the author of numerous papers in his field of expertise and of many invited presentations at international conferences and workshops. He is also co-author of the book “Nanoscale MOS transistors: Semi-classical transport and application” (Cambridge Univerity Press), and of the textbook in "Fondamenti di Circuiti Digitali Integrati CMOS" (SGEditoriali, Padova (ITALY), 2006).

From 2008 to 2017 he was Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (TED) and since 2021 he is Associate Editor of Frontiers in Electronics.  D. Esseni has been the General Chair of the “International Conference on Simulation of Semiconductors Processes and Devices, SISPAD 2019 held in Udine. In 2022 he was co-organizer and Chairman of the workshop "BEOL compatible ferroelectric device technologies for neuromorphic computing" in Milano, and part of the Local Organizing Committee for IEEE EUROSOI-ULIS Conference in Udine. He is or has been part of the Technical Program Committee for the International Electron Devices Meeting, IEDM, (2003-04 and 2015-16), the International Reliability Physics Symposium, IRPS, (2007-2010), the European Solid-State Device Research Conference, ESSDERC, (since 2006), the International Conference on Simulation of Semiconductors Processes and Devices, SISPAD (since 2016).

D.Esseni is a Fellow of the IEEE Electron Devices Society "for contributions to characterization and modeling of mobility and quasi-ballistic transport in MOS transistors", and In 2013 he won a Fulbright Fellowship in the Research Scholar category.

He has been the principal investigator (PI) at the University of Udine in several research projects funded either by the Italian Ministry of University or by the European Community. He has been also PI at the University of Udine for industry driven projects in the field of advanced CMOS technologies.