Mario Righi was born in Perugia, Italy, in 1965. He received the degree (summa cum laude) in electronics engineering from the University of Ancona, Ancona, Italy, in 1991. In June 1993 he was awarded the IEEE Graduate Student Fellowship Award from the MTT Society. Currently he is a full-time research assistant working toward his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, at the University of Victoria, Victoria B.C., Canada. His work is mainly in the area of analytical and numerical modelling of microwave circuits.