Andrea Tiengo is associate professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS in Pavia. He graduated in Physics and got a PhD in Physics, Astrophysics and Applied Physics at Milan University. He was a research fellow at the XMM-Newton Science Operation Center in Madrid (1999-2001), at the Istitute of Astronomy in Amsterdam (2002) and at the Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica (IASF/INAF) in Milan (2003-2011). His main research interests are high-energy astrophysics (study of isolated neutron stars, Galactic X-ray sources in binary systems, X-ray scattering by interstellar dust, gamma-ray bursts and other transient phenomena) as well as the development, managing and calibration of scientific instruments. In particular, he was the Italian program manager of the EPIC instrument on-board the ESA satellite for X-ray astronomy XMM-Newton and contributes to the study of future X-ray and gamma-ray missions. He is Deputy Head of the Department of Science, Technology and Society at the Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS Pavia. He is author of more than 300 scientific publications, with more than 6400 citations (H-index=38).