Roberto Panepucci received his his M.S. and B.S. degrees in physics from the Instituto de Fisica e Quimica de Sao Carlos (IFQSC) from the Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), SP, Brazil, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ill, USA, in 1996, at the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory. His thesis subject was the “Fabrication and characterization of compound semiconductor nanostructures.” After receiving his Ph.D. degree, he joined the Device Research Lab at the Instituto de Fisica Gleb Wataghin (IFGW) at the Universidade de Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil, as a Postdoctoral Fellow from FAPESP working on transport devices in III-V materials. Dr. Panepucci joined Cornell in 1999 as a Senior Research Associate at the Cornell Nanofabrication Facility (CNF), where he developed electron-beam lithography-based processes for nanofabrication of advanced devices. In 2000, he joined a startup and eventually became the MEMS Team Leader, heading the US branch in Ithaca of Galayor Networks, a start-up company developing micro-opto-electromechanical systems based on suspended silicon waveguides. Afterwards, he held an appointment as a Senior Research Associate with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Cornell University, in Michal Lipson’s Nanophotonics Group, where he developed high-confinement integrated optic devices, both active and passive, on a silicon-on-insulator platforms. Professor Panepucci joined FIU’s Electrical and Engineering Department in the College of Engineering in July, 2003, as an Assistant Professor, and received his tenure and advanced to an Associate Professor in 2009. He is currently the Head of the Photonics Division and a Senior Researcher at the Center for Information Technology Archer. He has experience in electrical engineering with emphasis on semiconductor materials and components, acting on the following topics: silicon photonic integrated circuits and micro/nanosystem fabrication.
Biography Updated on 17 January 2012