Francesco Orfei obtained a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Perugia, Italy, in 2014. In 2004, he obtained a master's degree in electronic engineering from the same institution. He worked as an associate researcher at the Department of Physics of the University of Perugia from 2010 to 2018. His academic interests involved extreme low power wireless sensors and non-linear vibration energy harvesting. In 2010, he founded TSP Srl, an R&D company, of which he is currently the CEO. He has also been a licensed radio amateur since 1994.