Luca Poletto was born in 1968. He received the Electronic Engineering degree (summa cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Padova, Italy in 1993 and 1997, respectively. From 1999 to 2006 he has been a Research Scientist of the National Institute for the Physics of the Matter (INFM). Since 2007 he is a Senior Research Scientist of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), with the Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN). Since 2010, he is the director of the Division of Padova of CNR-IFN. Furthermore, he is Professor (under contract) at University of Padova, Faculty of Engineering, since 2003. His main research interests are related to the field of applied optics in the extreme-ultraviolet and soft X-ray region. In particular, he is involved in the realization of instrumentation for photon handling of ultrashort femtosecond and attosecond pulses, in the realization of instrumentation for photon diagnostics of free-electron-laser radiation, and in the design of optical instrumentation for space spectroscopy. He has also expertises on the application of optical techniques for industrial diagnostics and cultural heritage and on X-ray diagnostic techniques for industrial applications. Presently, he is coordinating both national and international research projects of CNR-IFN on ultrafast spectroscopy. He is also responsible of industrial contracts with CNR-IFN on tunable-diode laser spectroscopy. He is author and co-author of about 100 papers on international journals and 100 papers on proceedings of international meetings. He is the holder of one Italian patent on “image reconstruction”.
Biography Updated on 14 August 2011