Luca De Stefano

National Research Council, Italy


Luca De Stefano graduated cum laude in physics from University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy, in 1992, discussing a thesis about “Light Modulation by Magnetic Field in Liquid Crystal Slab Waveguide.” He received the Ph.D. degree in physics in 1996 from the same university, defending a thesis on optical integrated hybrid devices based on pure and doped liquid crystals. From 1996 to 2001, he worked in a research center of ENEL (Italian electric power company) focusing on optical monitoring of environmental pollution and materials characterization by several techniques such as electron microscopy, infrared spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. In 2001, he joined the Institute for Microelectronic and Microsystems of National Research Council in Naples, where he heads a small research team in the fields of biophotonics and optical microsystems for biochemical sensing. Main topics of interest are the fabrication and characterization of porous silicon based photonic devices; the study of the optical properties of marine diatoms microshells; and the design and realization of hybrid devices based on bio/nonbiointerfaces. He is a Contract Professor at the Faculty of Biotechnology Science at University “Federico II” of Naples, teaching a course on biosensors and biochip. He presented his work to more than 150 national and international conferences, many of which he has been invited to. He is author or coauthor of more than 80 scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals, more than 50 conference proceedings, and three books. He holds one European patent and seven Italian patents. He works as a Coordinator of the Workgroup Optical Biosensors and Biophotonics of The Optical and Photonic Italian Society (SIOF) and Member of the European Optical Society (EOS). He serves as a Reviewer for many high impact factors scientific journals: Applied Physics Letters, Optics Letters, Optics Express, Small, Advanced Functional Materials, ACS Nano, and Biosensors and Bioelectronics.

Biography Updated on 13 March 2017

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