Filippo Romanato, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy “G. Galilei” at the University of Padua where he teaches Physics and Material Sciences courses and is the coordinator of the Nanodevices Group . He is director of the LAboratory for Nanofabrication and Nanodevices (LaNN), in Padua, which he founded and developed and which is currently managed by the EcamRicert group. He is the Principal Investigator of the group of Bio Nano Characterization at the Foundation Institute of Pediatric Research Città della Speranza in Padua. Since June 1998 he is in charge of the beam line for the X-ray lithography and founder of the nanofabrication LILIT group at the National TASC INFM-CNR laboratory based at the synchrotron Elettra in Trieste. Nowadays the full lithography facility s constituted of 4 clean rooms and a complete set of nanofabrication tools. He is co-founder of 4 spin-offs related to nanofabrication, biosensing and telecom. 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. His research activity is focused on nanofabrication, telecom, biosensing and nonlinear microscopy. He has been coordinator and principal investigator of several national and international projects for a total of 9 M€, among which, 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, 212 scientific reviewed papers (according to Scopus), h-index 28.
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