Giancarlo C. Righini

Istituto Di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, Italy


Giancarlo C. Righini received the Laurea degree (Ph.D. degree) in physics in 1967 from the University of Florence, Italy, and the Habilitation degree from the Italian Ministry of Education in 1968. After having been a Research Fellow at the Institute of Physics from 1968 to 1971, from 1972 to 2010 he was in the staff of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Nello Carrara Institute of Applied Physics (IFAC), Florence, Italy. Since 1991 he was a Research Director at IFAC; from 1983 to 1996, he was Director of the National Group on Quantum Electronics and Plasma Physics; from 2006 to 2009, he was the Director of the CNR National Department of Materials and Devices. He retired from CNR in 2010 and is now Associate Scientist at IFAC. Since February 2012 he also is Director of the Research at Enrico Fermi Center, Rome, Italy. His research interests have been mainly focused on glass-integrated optics, but he also worked on holography, optical signal processing, and fiber optics. He published over 400 papers, is coauthor of 6 international patents, and presented many invited papers. He has authored (or coauthored) various chapters in books on integrated optics and optical materials; recently, he was a coeditor of a book on optoelectronic sensors. He has been chair or cochair of several international conferences. He was one of the founding members, in 1991, of the Italian Society of Optics and Photonics (SIOF) and later of the European Optical Society (EOS); he has been the Secretary of EOS and the President of SIOF. In addition, he served for several years as the Chair of the IUPAP Quantum Electronics Commission and as the IUPAP Vice President in the 1996–1999 term. He also served as Vice President of ICO (International Commission for Optics) from 1999 to 2005. He is on the Editorial Board of several journals: Applied Optics, Optical Materials, Optoelectronics Letters, and Photonics Letters of Poland. He is Fellow of SIOF, EOS, OSA, and SPIE.

Biography Updated on 23 September 2012

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