School of Engineering

Sergio Franco, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering (Retired)

Discipline: Electronics
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Sergio Franco


  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974
  • M.A. Physics, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1968
  • Laurea Degree Physics, University of Rome, Italy, 1966


Dr. Sergio Franco was born in Friuli, Italy. He holds a Laurea Degree in Physics from the University of Rome, Italy (1966), an M. A. Degree in Physics from Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts (1968), and a Ph. D. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1974).

Since 1980 he has been with the School of Engineering at San Francisco State University, where he teaches courses in analog and digital microelectronics. Prior to becoming professor, Dr. Franco had extensive industrial experience and has worked and published in such diverse areas as solid-state physics, pattern recognition, electronic music, IC design, and medical, consumer, and automotive electronics. In addition to teaching, Dr. Franco consults for industry, is author  (Opens in New Window) of three textbooks and enjoys his hobbies and interests.

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