Andrea Melloni

Professor, Group Leader

OSA Fellow, he is Full Professor at Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria – Politecnico di Milano – where he leads the group of Photonic Devices and teaches the master course “Photonics Devices”.

With a background in microwaves, his field of research is in the analysis, design, characterization and exploitation of passive integrated optical devices for telecom and sensing. He has been one of the pioneers of the slow light concept and its exploitation in the linear and nonlinear domain. He is currently contributing to define the new schemes of generic photonic foundries in Europe. In 2008 he founded the company Filarete, for the development and commercialization of the first circuit simulator for integrated optical circuits, ASPIC (

He holds 13 international patents in the field of integrated optics and components and he is author and co-author of over 90 publications on the major international journals.


    Francesco Morichetti

    Professor, Laboratory Head

    Francesco Morichetti is associate professor since 2020,  he teaches “Onde Elettromagnetiche e Mezzi trasmissivi” and “Dispositivi per la trasmissione dell’informazione” both at Bachelor and master degree level.

    He received a Master’s degree (cum laude) in telecommunication engineering in 2001 and a Ph.D. degree (cum laude) in information engineering in 2008 from Politecnico di Milano. In 2001, he joined the Integrated Optics Lab of CoreCom, Italy. In 2009, he was appointed head of the Integrated Optics Lab at Politecnico di Milano. Since 2012, he has been a postdoctoral researcher at Politecnico di Milano. His research interests include the modeling, design, and characterization of photonic integrated circuits for optical signal processing. He is the coauthor of three chapters of international books, more than 150 papers in international journals and conference proceedings, and five international patents. He is a member of the scientific panel of Spotlight on Optics (Optical Society of America) and of the Editorial Boards of ISRN Optics and The Scientific World Journal.


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        Oscar Adrian Jimenez Gordillo

        Early stage researcher

        Oscar got his M.Sc. degree in Optics at Mexico’s National Institute for Optics, Astrophysics, and Electronics (INAOE). He then worked as a Research Assistant at the Lipson Nanophotonics Group (Columbia University), where he developed novel fiber to waveguide coupling approaches. He joined the Photonic Devices group in 2021 as an Early-Stage Researcher under the PERSEPHONe project, where he works on developing a novel technological platform for photonics based on metal-halide perovskite semiconductors.


          Christian De Vita

          PhD Student

          Christian (1995) achieved the M.Sc. at Politecnico di Milano in Telecommunication Engineering with a thesis on Silicon oxycarbide for integrated Photonics.
          In November ’19 he started the Ph.D. in Information Technology with a scholarship focused on multilayer thin films for VIS to LWIR operation.
          His work is mainly focused on the sensing of the light with invasive and non-invasive techniques, consisting in the simulations, fabrication and characterization of devices realized on different platforms and different wavelengths depending on their applications.

          He is currently working on EU projects  Superpixels and Nebula, and in the context of the JRC between Politecnico and STMicroelectronics.


            Matteo Petrini

            PhD Student

            Matteo Petrini (1995) received the B.Sc in Computer Science and Engineering (cum laude) in 2017 and the M.Sc in Telecommunication Engineering (cum laude) in 2019, both from Politecnico di Milano. He is currently a Ph.D. Student in the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering of Politecnico di Milano.
            He is focusing on techniques for automatic tuning and testing of Photonic Intregrated Circuits.


                Seyedmohammad Seyedinnavadeh

                PhD Student

                SeyedMohammad received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. both in Telecommunications engineering at Shahid Beheshti university (2018), and Politecnico di Milano (cum laude, 2021). He is currently a Ph.D. student at the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering (DEIB) in Politecnico di Milano, working on programmable photonic processors for free-space optics applications.


                  Gabriele Cavicchioli

                  PhD Student

                  Gabriele (1997) achieved the B. Sc. at Politecnico di Milano in Engineering Physics in 2019 with an experimental thesis on the fabrication of photonic devices through femtosecond laser micromachining and the M. Sc. in Engineering Physics in 2021 with an experimental thesis on …





                    Andres Ivan Martinez Rojas

                    Research Fellow

                    Andrés did his bachelor’s at “Pontificia Universidad Javeriana” in electronics engineering with an emphasis in Communication Systems. Currently is a Telecommunication engineering  M. Sc. Student.


                      Emanuele Parrinello

                      M.S., Collaborator

                      He graduated in Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2009.

                      He worked at STMicroelectronics form 2009 to 2013 in the Technology R&D division focusing on internal CAD development and pilot projects.

                      He joined Filarete S.r.l. in 2013 as Software Architect.