Lorenzo Pavesi is a Professor of experimental physics at the University of Trento, Italy. He was born on the 21st of November 1961, he received his Ph.D. degree in physics in 1990 at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale of Lausanne, Switzerland. In 1990, he became an Assistant Professor, an Associate Professor in 1999, and a Full Professor in 2002 at the University of Trento. He leads the nanoscience laboratory and teaches several classes both at the Science as well as at the Engineering Faculties of the University of Trento. He founded the research activity in semiconductor optoelectronics at the University of Trento and started several laboratories of photonics, growth, and advanced treatment of materials and devices. He is in charge of the professional master in NEMS-MEMS, coorganized between the university and FBK. During the last years, he concentrated on Si-based optoelectronics where he looks for the convergence between photonics and electronics by using silicon nanostructures. He is interested in active photonics devices which can be integrated in silicon by using classical waveguides or novel waveguides such as those based on dynamical photonic crystals. His interests encompass also optical sensors or biosensors and solar cells. He is an author or coauthor of more than 250 papers, author of several reviews, editor of 10 books, author of 2 book, and holds six patents.
Biography Updated on 4 July 2007