Haroldo Hattori received his B.S. (with honors) and M.S. degrees from Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA), São José dos Campos, Brazil, and his Ph.D. degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va, USA, in 1998. All degrees are in electrical engineering. He worked as an optical fiber communications Engineer for Alcatel (1989–1994) in Brazil and Spain. In 1994, he left Alcatel to work towards his Ph.D. degree at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va, USA. His thesis analyzed the detrimental effects of nonlinearities and dispersion in very long-distance optical fiber links. In 1998, he returned to Brazil where he became an Assistant Professor at ITA and worked on the development of fiber Bragg gratings sensors and communication devices. From 2002 to 2005, he served as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, UK) and Ecole Centrale de Lyon (Lyon, France) on integrated optical components (photonic crystal passive and active devices and microdisk lasers). In 2006, he moved to Australia where he currently works as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering and Information Technology, the University of New South Wales at Canberra, ACT, Australia. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University. His main interests include semiconductor-based integrated optics (mostly active devices), plasmonics, metamaterials, optical fibers, fiber lasers, and nanotechnology. Dr. Hattori is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), a Senior Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA), a Member of Engineers Australia, and a Member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Eta Kappa Nu Honor Societies.
Biography Updated on 5 January 2013