Renato Turchetta is leading the development of high-end complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensors at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Didcot, UK, the largest national laboratory in the United Kingdom owned and operated by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). He earned his master's degree (Laurea) from the University of Milan, Italy, in 1988 and his PhD in applied physics from the University of Strasbourg, France, in 1991. He worked as an assistant professor there until 1999, the year when he moved to the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. In his career, he has worked on the development of semiconductor detectors and their readout microelectronics before focusing on CMOS image sensors. He has worked in this area for more than 15 years. He is the author and coauthor of several patents and more than 100 papers that were published in international journals. He is currently an acting member of the scientific committee for Image Sensors Europe, the International Congress on High-Speed Imaging and Photonics, and the Pixel and CPIX conferences.