Maurizio Ferrari, Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie (CNR-IFN), Italy
Kevin MacDonald, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie (CNR-IFN)
Maurizio Ferrari, physicist, is research director at the Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN) of the National Research Council (CNR) in Trento. He has been prime investigator or key researcher in many national and international projects. He has 256 scientific articles on international journals (ISI-JCR), 214 papers in proceedings of national and international conferences, 450 communication at national and international congress, and several other publications and book chapters (h-index: 34).
His main areas of research include: glass photonics; glasses obtained by melting and by sol-gel route activated by rare-earth ions and chromophores; planar waveguides obtained by different techniques (dip-coating, spin-coating rf-sputtering, ionic-exchange), both passive and active; nanostructured, composite and nano phase materials; confined optical structures (photonic crystals, microcavities, and microresonators); applications to sensing and energy.
He has been program chair or member of scientific and program committees of many national and international conferences. He was co-founder of the PRE Workshops series and will be co-chair of PRE'17 in Rome in November 2017.
Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton
Dr. MacDonald is a Principal Research Fellow with the Optoelectronics Research Centre’s Nanophotonics & Metamaterials Group, Manager of the University’s interdisciplinary EPSRC Programme on Photonic Metadevices & Metasystems, and of the ORC's focused ion beam nanofabrication facility.
He received MPhys and PhD degrees from the University of Southampton’s School of Physics and Astronomy and joined the school as a research fellow in 2001, before moving to the ORC in 2006. His research interests lie in the fields of ultrafast, electron-beam, and phase-change nanophotonics, plasmonics, and metamaterials.
Dr. MacDonald sits on the steering committee of the Institute of Physics’ Quantum Electronics & Photonics Group. He is co-chair of the Metamaterials conference at SPIE Photonics Europe, and of Metamaterials, Nanophotonics, and Plasmonics at the Photon16 conference. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the Nature Publishing Group journal Scientific Reports, and is a member of the Optical Society of America and SPIE.