I joined the electronic
engineering program at the "Sapienza - university of Rome" from where
I recived the MSc and PhD in 2007 and 2011, respectively. My MSc
thesis on liquid crystal on silicon devices was supervised by Prof.
Antonio d'Alessandro (Dept. of electronic engineering, Sapienza). My
subsequent PhD programm was about the design, fabrication and
characterization of optical devices for communication systems and sensors.
I joined the "Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems" of the
italian national research council (CNR - IMM) in Rome,
from January to October 2008.
My activity was supervised by Dr. Romeo Beccherelli. During my
affiliation at the CNR my activity was related to tuneable resonators based on microspheres and liquid crystals.
From Januray 2011 to June 2011 I was a
visiting scientis at the Department of Photonics
Engineering Structured Electromagnetic Materials of DTU,
"Technical University of Denmark", with supervisor Prof.
Niels Asger Mortensen.
During this period my scientific subject was focused on fluid tuning
of plasmonic nanostructures.
On January 2012 I started my
postdoctoral researcher activity at the Electrical Engineering Department -
OptoElectronic Devices group of TU/e "Technical University of
Eindhoven", with supervisors Prof. Meint K. Smit and Prof.
Mike J. Wale. My study investigates
the fundamentals limits in
miniaturization and performance of photonic integrated circuits
based on InP.