address: Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy
Position: Senior Researcher
Roberto Osellame received the Laurea Degree (cum laude) in electronic engineering from the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 1996 and the Ph.D. degree in Physics from the Politecnico di Torino (Italy) in 2000. Since 2001 he is a Staff Researcher of the Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), where he became Senior Researcher in 2007. Since 2001 he is also a Contract Professor of the Politecnico di Milano, teaching Quantum Optics and Information in the Faculty of Engineering. Dr. Osellame has been one of the pioneers in femtosecond laser micromachining of transparent materials. His research activity includes the development of photonic circuits for quantum computing, the fabrication by two photon polymerization of micro/nano-structures of arbitrary geometry, and the integration of optical waveguides and microchannels for onchip sensing in lab-on-a-chip and optofluidic manipulation of single cells. He is author of more than 150 publications on major international journals and holds 6 patents in the field of optics and photonics technology. He has been awarded the 'Ricerca.tissimi' prize of Regione Lombardia as one of the 20 best researchers in the 'life sciences' field. He has been awarded the CNR prize in 2009 for 'results of particular excellence and strategic national and international relevance'. He is Chair of the Materials Processing with Lasers sub-committee at CLEO-Europe international conference and co-Chair of the Photonics West Conference Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications. He has been involved in several european projects and has been the Coordinator of FP7-STREP project 'microFLUID' for the development of plastic lab-on-a-chip devices, fabricated by femtosecond lasers. In 2017 he has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for the project 'CAPABLE' for the development of an integrated photonic platform for quantum information processing.