Trento

RESEARCH UNIT

The “Photonics: Materials, Structures and Diagnostic” Trento IFN UOS of the Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN) belongs to the Department of Physics Sciences and Matter Technologies (DSFTM) of National Research Council (CNR).

The scientific and technological experties, as well as the diagnostic techniques, which constitute an important patrimony of Trento IFN UOS, cover the full range from the study of physical mechanisms crucial for synthesis, development and characterization of innovative photonic materials to design and fabrication of devices suitable for application in strategic interest areas such as sensing, information technology, and light sources. The IFN area of expertise includes investigation of local structure, crystallization, energy transfer, optical and spectroscopic properties of rare-earth activated glasses and planar waveguides prepared by several techniques including sol-gel route, RF-sputtering, and co-evaporation. Several original diagnostic techniques have been developed in order to assess the physical-chemical properties of synthesized materials. The research activity of the IFN unit is validated by a large number of scientific publications and communications and by active participation in projects of local, national, and international strategic interest. This also thanks to the innovative lift of the proposed research subjects in that favor cross-disciplinarily among physics, material science, and technologies crucial for fabrication of materials, structures, and photonic devices as well as for the assessment of their physical and chemical properties. The tackled subjects enhance the growing of technological and scientific competences in area of photonics potentially transferable to innovative commercial deliverables. The social impact of the activity concerns professional training of high-qualified researchers in the area of photonics and in the technological-scientific innovation of synthesis of materials, fabrication and characterization techniques, devices architecture, and understanding of physical mechanisms. A wide network of collaboration is already working, including a large number of local, national, and foreign research centers, as well as technological advanced private and public structures. The synergy with local research centers and university, as well as are optimal. The numerous collaborations activated at national and international level reflect the ability of IFN researchers in promoting projects of strategic interest, including European projects.

IFN Trento is one of the actors of the “Trentino system for research and high education” and successfully operates in this framework driven by specific agreements and committees:

  • Framework agreement between Autonomous Trento Province (PAT) and National Research Council (CNR)
  • Framework agreement between National Research Council (CNR) and Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK)
  • Framework agreement between National Research Council (CNR) and University of Trento
  • Memorandum of Understanding between IFN and FBK
  • Strategic Advisory Board CNR-FBK
  • Scientific and Technical Committee CNR-FBK
  • Memorandum of Understanding between IFN and Physics Department of University of Trento
  • Joint Committee between National Research Council (CNR) and University of Trento

Head

Dr. Alessandro Chiasera

Address

Via alla Cascata, 56/C
38123 Povo - Trento
ITALY

Trento Offices:

Via alla Cascata, 56/C
38123 Povo – Trento
ITALY

 

Trento Labs:

Via Sommarive, 14
38123 Povo – Trento
ITALY

PEOPLE
NameSurnameRoleEmailPhone
AndreaVINANTEResearcherandrea.vinante@cnr.it+39 0461 314 857
AndreaCHIAPPINIResearcherandrea.chiappini@cnr.it+39 0461 314 920
AlessandroCHIASERAResearcheralessandro.chiasera@cnr.it+39 0461 314 923
AlessandroCARPENTIEROTechnicianalessandro.carpentiero@cnr.it+39 0461 314 956
StefanoVARASTechnicianstefano.varas@cnr.it+39 0461 314 951
Serenadegli AVANCINIAdministrative staffserena.degliavancini@ifn.cnr.it+39 0461 314 250
MaurizioFERRARIResearch affiliatemaurizio.ferrari@ifn.cnr.it+39 0461 314 918
RobertoSCOTTIResearch affiliateroberto.scotti@unimib.it
OresteBURSIResearch affiliateoreste.bursi@unitn.it+39 0461 281 901
AlbertoQUARANTAResearch affiliatealberto.quaranta@unitn.it+39 0461 282 450
VincenzoSGLAVOResearch affiliatevincenzo.sglavo@unitn.it
DanieleZONTAResearch affiliatedaniele.zonta@unitn.it+39 0461 282 537
AliceCARLOTTOResearch affiliateacarlotto@fbk.eu
FrancescoROCCAResearch affiliatefrancesco.rocca@unitn.it+39 0461 281685
AntonellaCAVALLERIResearch affiliateantonella.cavalleri@unitn.it+39 0461 281 586
PaoloFALFERIResearch affiliatepaolo.falferi@unitn.it+39 0461 281 682
GiorgioSPERANZAResearch affiliatesperanza@fbk.eu+39 0461 314 487
Felix KlausAHRENSResearch affiliateahrens.felix@gmx.it
Thi Ngoc LamTRANResearch affiliateThiNgocLam.Tran@UGent.be
NEWS

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