Nanodevices Research Group

Gianluca Ruffato, PhD


Gianluca Ruffato is a researcher at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Padua University.

He got his B.Sc. degree (2006) and M.Sc. degree (2008) in Physics from the same University.

In 2012 he received from the same University the PhD in Physics, with a thesis focused on the design, optimization and optical characterization of plasmonic nanostructures for sensing devices.

From 2012 to 2014 he worked as a researcher at the Laboratory for Nanofabrication of Nanodevices (LaNN) in Padua, with a research project dealing with the design of plasmonic devices for sensing applications.

Since 2008 he has been involved in several research projects both on plasmonic biosensors and on the properties of structured light, participating to national and international conferences and doing teaching support activities.

His current research interests include the Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) of light for applications in different fields: mode-division multiplexing in visible and near-infrared range, phase-contrast microscopy and computer-generated holograms for anti-counterfeiting applications.

His experience mainly includes analytical modeling and computer simulations (MatLab, COMSOL Multiphysics), but also experimental characterization techniques (Spectroscopic Ellipsometry) and the design and development of opto-mechanical setups for optical characterization on optical bench.