Nanodevices Research Group

Prof. Filippo Romanato


Curriculum Vitae

  • 2008 - present Associate professor at the Department of Physics “Galileo Galilei” of Padua University, leader of the Nanodevices Research Group
  • 2008 - present Director of the Laboratory for Nanofabrication of Nanodevices (LaNN)
  • 2014 - present Group leader of the Biomedical Characterization Group at the Institute of Pediatric Research - Fondazione Città della Speranza (Padova)
  • 1998 - present Senior researcher and member of IOM-CNR, and member of scientific committee of the LILIT (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary LIThography) Facility of Nanofabrication

  • Education, training and work experience

  • 1989 graduated in Physics from the University of Padua
  • 1994 PhD in Physics from Padua University
  • 1994-96 Postdoc at Padua University
  • 1996-97 Postdoc at MIT at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • 1997 Postdoc at the beamline of Materials Science at the European Synchrotron ESRF
  • 1998-2007 Researcher at TASC-CNR, beam line scientist and responsible
  • 2005-2009 Professor at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

  • Scientific production

  • 223 scientific papers published in international journals and refereed conference proceedings (at Jun 2019)
  • 3612 citations, H-index 29 (source Scopus, Jun 2019)
  • 60+ invited talks at international conferences, workshops, universities and research centers
  • Director/organizer/committee of 8 scientific conferences & workshops
  • Co-author of 13 international patents

  • Scientific interests

  • High resolution lithographic and fabrication techniques for the realization of 3D nano structures for photonics, plasmonics, and for the development of nanodevices
  • Foundation and managing of facilities of nanofabrication
  • Development of photonic devices based on the orbital angular momentum (OAM) of light
  • Development of bio-plasmonic sensors
  • Design and simulation of photonic and nano-optical devices
  • Development of semiconductor epitaxial heterostructures
  • Synchrotron-based techniques and design of beam lines

  • Teaching experience

  • 2008 - present Lecturer of Nanofabrication at Materials Science and Engineering Dept., University of Padua (Laurea Magistrale)
  • 2008 - present Lecturer of Laboratory of Material Physics at Materials Science and Engineering Dept., University of Padua (Laurea Triennale)
  • 2002-2009 Lecturer of Materials Science at NTU - Nanyang Technological University of Singapore
  • 2009-2010 Development and Management of Projects course
  • 2004 Nanofabrication methods and techniques course for PhD in Nanotechnologies at Univ. of Trieste
  • 1994-1995 Assistant professor of Laboratory of Physics course at Univ. of Padua
  • 2008 - present Tutor of 24 students (master's degree) at Padua University
  • 2008 - present Tutor of 13 PhD students in Physics and Materials Science and Engineering at Padua University
  • 2009-2011 Tutor of 1 PhD student in Nanotechnology at Trieste University
  • 2002-2008 Tutor of 3 PhD students at Nanyang Technological University of Singapore

  • Other professional activities

  • 2012 Founder of the spin-off company Twist-off srl for the development of the OAM radio technology
  • 2008 Founder of ThunderNIL srl, Nanochallenge award for the best nanotechnology spin-off
  • 2009 Founder of Protolab srl, spin-off for advanced materials and electronic devices
  • 2014 Scientific advisor of STRAND srl for fiber telecommunication
  • Expert reviewer for international funding agencies: Israeli Ministry of Science, ETH Zurich, Austrian Science Fund
  • Member of PhD committee