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 obtained his Ph.D. developing 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 perovskites.


            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. He is currently working towards his Ph.D.





                  Francesca Grossi

                  Ph.D. student

                  Francesca received her B.Sc and M.Sc. in Electronics Engineering at “Sapienza Università di Roma”, with a focus on fabrication processes and characterization of devices for micro- and nanoelectronics. Then she obtained a junior research fellowship at the department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering (DIET) at ” Sapienza Università di Roma” to work within the DRUIDA project, in collaboration with CNR – Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie (IFN), during which she worked on the development of UV microsensors for environmental dosimetry application. She is currently a Ph.D. student at the department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering (DEIB) in Politecnico di Milano, where she works on design and fabrication of antireflection coating and antireflective microstructure for MIR and LWIR applications, in collaboration with STMicroelectronics.


                    Andres Ivan Martinez Rojas

                    Research Fellow

                    Andres (1997) did his bachelor’s at “Pontificia Universidad Javeriana” in electronics engineering with an emphasis in Communication Systems. He obtained the M.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering at Politecnico di Milano with a thesis on plasmonic photodetectors. In March 2022 he started to work as a research fellow at the Photonic Devices Group of Politecnico di Milano. His work is mainly focused on plasmonic detectors and programmable PICs for free space optics applications. He is currently working on EU project NEBULA and a project collaboration between Politecnico and Huawei.


                        Matteo Rossetto

                        M. Sc. student

                        Matteo received his bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2020. He is currently an M.Sc. student in Telecommunications Engineering and he is working on his master’s thesis in the Photonic Devices Group at the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering (DEIB) of the Politecnico di Milano.


                            Marco Ghigi

                            M. Sc. student

                            Marco got his bachelor degree in 2020 in “Computer science and telecommunications engineering” in Politecnico di Milano.
                            He currently working in PoliFab on his thesis on Free Space Optics in the M. Sc. in Telecommunications engineering under the “Microwaves and photonics” track.


                              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.