Dr. Diego Pugliese is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Materials, Physics and Engineering of the Applied Science and Technology Department of Politecnico di Torino since March 2014.
He received from Universita’ degli Studi di Torino the BSc Degree in Physics in October 2008 and the MSc Degree in Environmental Physics in October 2010. In February 2014 he got the PhD in Physics at the Applied Science and Technology Department of Politecnico di Torino discussing a thesis on new insights in Dye-sensitized Solar Cells, a low-cost and environmentally friendly third generation solar device. His current research activity mainly deals with the synthesis and characterization of active phosphate glasses highly doped with rare earth ions (Er3+, Yb3+, Yb3+/Er3+, Nd3+) for the manufacture of eye-safe compact lasers and optical amplifiers in the form of optical fiber or “rod waveguide” in the near infrared wavelength region.
He is author of more than 30 peer-reviewed papers in International Journals and he attended three International Conferences.
Prof. Mircea GUINA obtained the PhD degree in physics in 2002 at Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Tampere, Finland. He is a professor of optoelectronics since 2008 and currently leads the Optoelectronics Research Centre, a research group part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of TUT. He conducts research on several major topics including molecular beam epitaxy of novel optoelectronic compounds, development of semiconductor lasers and high-efficiency solar cells, photonic integration, and use of lasers in medicine, LIDAR, and sensing. He has published more than 160 journal papers, several book chapters, has given more than 30 invited talks at major international conferences, and holds four international patents. Prof. Guina has an outstanding record in initiating and leading large-scale research projects extending from basic science to technology transfer. He is currently involved in two H2020 projects (e.g., MIREGAS and TFQD) and is the recipient of an ERC Advanced Grant for development of high efficiency solar cell technology. In terms of educational activities, we note that prof. Guina has acted as supervisor of 8 graduated PhD students, and he is the founder and Director of the International Summer School “New Frontiers in Optical Technologies”. He is also co-founder of three start-ups related to laser technologies (RefleKron, Picophotonics, and Vexlum). Prof. Guina is a Topical Editor for the Optics Letters journal and the Journal of European Optical Society.