Who I Am

I was born near Verona, Italy, in 1979. On October 2003, I graduated with a Laurea degree in Telecommunication Engineering (M.Sc. equivalent) from the University of Padua (Italy) with a thesis entitled ‘Analysis of the transient behavior of the Polarization Mode Dispersion on periodic spun fibers’ and I was awarded the ‘Antonio Sarpi’ gold medal for the best engineering student of my year. On the next January, I enrolled the Ph.D. program in the Department of Information Engineering at the same university. From April 2004 till October 2004 I worked at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, as a visiting graduated student in the framework of the Project of Particular Relevance ‘New Generation Fiber Optics and All-Fiber Devices’, established between the Italian Republic and the Republic of Korea. From February to August 2006, I worked as a visiting graduated collaborator at Bell Labs (Crawford Hill, New Jersey) – Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent). I completed my Ph.D. in march 2007 defending the thesis entitled ‘Polarization Mode Dispersion in spun single-mode fibers’ From January 2007 to March 2008 I got a research fellowship from the University of Padua to conduct a research on ‘slow/fast light’ applications in optical fiber and starting from April 2008 I got another research fellowship for doing research on ‘Reflectometric measurements for the characterization of optical fibers’. In April 2010 I obtained a Post-Doctoral Grant at the Dept. of Information Engineer of the University of Padova in the framework of the Cariparo Founded project “Innovative integrated Systems for Monitoring and assessment of hIgh risk LANDslides “ (SMILAND) (Project title: “Optical fiber polarimetric techniques for ultra high resolution measurements”). From December 2011, I’m continuing this activity as a researcher at the Research Institute for Hydrogeological Protection Italian National Research Council (CNR-IRPI).

In 2007 and in 2008 I had been nominated for ‘C. Offelli Award’ for best young researchers in the Department of Information Engineering, University of Padua. I am a member of Consorzio Universitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT) and a IEEE member. I am a referee for IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Optics Letter and Optics Express (OSA).

In Arcole, my hometown, and in Padova live some friends of mine: the others are spread all over the world. You can find more detailed information about me and my education in my curriculum vitae.