FOR PHOTONICS AND BIOLOGY
Filippo Romanato is Associate Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Padova, where he teaches Physics and Materials Science courses and is the coordinator of the Nanodevices Group.
He is co-founder of the micro and nano fabrication group of TASC-IOM national laboratory of CNR at the Elettra Synchrotron in Trieste, where since 1998 he has been operative responsible of the X-ray lithography facility. Nowadays the full lithography facility is constituted of 4 clean rooms and of a complete set of nanofabrication tools.
In 2015 he was appointed director of the LAbororatory for Nanofabrication of Nanodevices (LaNN), which he founded and developed (2008-2013) and which is currently managed by the EcamRicert group.
He is also CSO (Chief Scientific Officer) of sm-Optics (Milan) and director of the Nanodevices Group at IRP - Institute of Pediatric Research of Città della Speranza (Padova).
After obtaining his PhD in Physics at the University of Padova in 1994, he was visitor scientist at MIT (1996), senior scientists at ESRF synchrotron (1997-8), and Associate Professor at the School of Materials Engineering of NTU (Nanyang Technological University) of Singapore (2005-9) where he founded a group for the development of plasmonic bio-sensors.
He is co-founder of four spin-offs related to nanofabrication, biosensing and telecom.
He has been coordinator and principal investigator of several national and international projects for a total of 9 M€. He is currently unit-responsible in an FP7 project and in several national projects aimed to the development of nanodevices for nanoptics and lab-on-chip.
He is co-author of 10 issued patents, 185 scientific reviewed papers (according to WoS), h-index 24.