Dr. Pietro Ferraro received the doctor of Physics degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Napoli in 1987. Soon after he joined Aeritalia-Alenia Aeronautics to develop applied research in Optical Non-Destructive Testing of carbon fiber materials. He contributed to pioneering work on Fiber Bragg Grating for strain sensing. Actually he is Director of the Research Unit INOA in Napoli (7 optical labs and 20 persons of staff). He has worked on a number of areas in optics research ranging from laser interferometry, holography for optical characterization of materials, components and devices, including MEMS, MOEMS, waveguides, etc. ), optical fiber sensors, holographic lithography, micro- and nano- structuring of ferroelectric optical crystals (LiNbO3) for application in photonics. He is now pursuing his interests ferroelectric photonic crystals and materials, photorefractivity, quantitative phase-contrast microscopy by digital holography for in-vivo cells investigation, 3D imaging and display. In addition he is leading his group in optical microdevices and instrumentations development based on LiNbO3 such as phase-array, point-diffraction-interferometer, microfluidics. Dr. Ferraro has published over 100 papers in optics/photonic in peer reviewed journals and over 130 conference proceedings. Over 20 invited international conference papers and presentations. He has completed 3 book chapters and is Editor of a book on Photonic Applications of Ferroelectric Crystals (Springer). He has been Editor of 10 Special Issues. He has 12 patents, some of which have been licensed by industry. Is member of the Editorial Board of the Optics and Lasers in Engineering Journal (Elsevier), of Measurement & Science Technology Journal (Institute of Physics) and of Research Letters in Optics (Hindawi Publishing). He has either chaired 3 international conferences and served on the program committees of many conferences. He is member of OSA. He is Senior Member of IEEE and Fellow of SPIE.
Biography Updated on 19 July 2010