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. He successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis in December 1995, and now holds an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship 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.