Francesco Morichetti

Francesco Morichetti, PhD

Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria
Politecnico di Milano

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Francesco Morichetti (1976) graduated in 2001 in Telecommunication Engineering (100/100 summa cum laude) at Politecnico di Milano, where he received also the PhD (summa cum laude) in Information Engineering in 2008.

From 2001 to 2008 he was a researcher in the integrated optic staff of Corecom (Consortium for Research in Optical Signal Processing and Switching) in Milan, a research consortium founded in 1996 between Politecnico di Milano and Pirelli SpA. From 2009 to 2011 he worked as a researcher at Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, becoming the Head of the Photonics Devices Lab of Politecnico di Milano. Since 2012 he holds a Post-Doc position at Politecnico di Milano.

Since 2001 he has been involved in research in the field of photonics and optical communications, dealing with both fundamental and applied research in cooperation with international universities and industries. His research interests include modeling and design of optical waveguides and integrated optical circuits on several photonic platforms (mainly glass-on-silicon, silicon photonics and indium phosphide technologies), advanced measurement techniques for photonic devices, generic foundry schemes for photonics. He is considered one of the pioneers of the concept of slow-light in integrated optics.

He participated to several collaborative projects, among which Splash (EU FP6, FET), EuroPIC (EU FP7, STREP), Sapphire (PRIN, 2011-14), Nanocap (European Defense Agency, EDA), and he is currently involved in the projects Paradigm (EU FP7, IP, 2010-15), BioType (EDA, 2013-2015) and BBOI (EU FP7, FET, 2013-2016).

He is author of 2 book chapters, more than 50 peer-reviewed publications in international journals, more than 120 conference proceedings and 5 international patents. The impact of his publications can be summarized in about 1300 citations, h-index 20 (Scopus, Jan. 2015).

He is a member of the Technical Committee of the national conference “Fotonica”, of the scientific panel of Spotlight on Optics (Optical Society of America), of the Editorial Board of ISRN Optics and of The Scientific World Journal (Optics area).

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List of Publications