Want to learn about the OSA(Optical Society of America) Purdue Student Chapter?
In our chapter you will hear about the newest progress in the novel
world of optics. Plus, there will be many exciting events and
professional activities throughout the year.
January 23th, 6:00pm, MSEE B010
Food and beverages will be provided.
Lunch with Dr. Marcello Ferrera
January 18th, 11:30am-12:30pm @ BRK 1001
Brief Biography of Marcello Ferrera
Marcello Ferrera attained his master degree in micro‐electronic engineering in 2005 at University of Palermo (Italy) defending his thesis entitled: "Growth of ferroelectric thin films of barium strontium titanate by pulsed laser deposition and their morphological characterization". This work was developed during a one year internship sponsored by (and performed at) INRS‐EMT labs in Canada. During this period, he mastered fundamental techniques for the fabrication and the characterization of semiconductor thin films. In 2006, he was awarded the INRS‐EMT scholarship for international students which allowed him to undertake his doctoral studies in the Ultrafast Optical Processing Group (UOP), under the supervision of Prof. Morandotti. In 2007, he won the international doctoral fellowship provided by the government of Quebec in the figure of “Le Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies”. This fund sponsored his doctoral research in nonlinear integrated photonics focused on the nonlinear characterization of a new material platform named Hydex®. By exploiting a set of integrated photonic structures, fabricated by this novel doped silica glass, he obtained remarkable results dealing with the low‐power nonlinear frequency conversion, multiple‐wavelength and broadband light generation, and ultra-fast optical processing. In 2010, he obtained his Ph.D. defending a thesis entitled: ”Towards the integration of nonlinear photonic devices”. The same year, he was among the recipients of the NSERC post‐doctoral fellowship, which is currently supporting his post‐doctoral research at the University of St. Andrews, in Scotland. Here, in the group of Prof. Thomas F. Krauss (Microphotonic group), he is developing silicon-nitride‐based photonic integrated structures for application in nonlinear optics.