Stefan Wabnitz obtained the Laurea degree in electronics engineering from the University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy, in 1982, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Caltech, Calif, USA, in 1983, and the Ph.D. degree in applied electromagnetism from the Italian Ministry of Education, Italy, in 1988. He was a Researcher of the Optical Communications Department of the Ugo Bordoni Foundation between 1985 and 1996, where he has contributed the theory of nonlinear wave propagation in optical fibers and waveguides, with particular interest in wave instabilities and soliton phenomena. In 1996, he became a Full Professor in physics at the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France. Between 1999 and 2003, he was on leave from the university in order to carry out research and development in the telecommunication industry. He spent first two years working on optical soliton effects for submarine system applications at the Alcatel Research and Innovation Labs in Marcoussis, France, and two years as a Manager of the Advanced Technology Group of Xtera Communications in Texas. Since 2007, he has been a Full Professor at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Brescia, Italy. His current research activities involve nonlinear propagation effects in high-bit-rate optical communication systems and in all-optical information processing devices. He is the author and coauthor of over 400 refereed papers and conference presentations, the Deputy Editor of Elsevier’s Optical Fiber Technology, and a Member of the Optical Society of America and of the IEEE-Photonics Society. In October 2008, he has been nominated a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.
Biography Updated on 28 May 2010