Antonella Bogoni, Professor at Scuola Superiore Sant’anna, former head of research area of CNIT (National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications), is one of the pioneers of the Integrated Research Center for Photonic Networks and Technologies created in Pisa in 2001 as a part of a broad agreement among four partners, CNIT, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Marconi Communications S.p.A. (now Ericsson) and the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), aiming to create in Pisa a world-class Center of Excellence, where currently she is leader of the “digital & microwave photonics” area.
Antonella Bogoni dedicated her research activity to photonics technologies for optical fiber networks especially for ultra-fast all optical signal processing, and to microwave systems especially for 5G, and radars. Recently her interests are especially in communication and sensing for Security, Space and Automotive. Moreover she is leading projects for the development of photonics-based sensors (lidar and radar) and communication subsystems on chip.
She collaborated with the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles where she worked in 2008 and from 2009 to 2010 as winner of a “Fulbright” scholarship.
In 2009 she obtained an ERC starting grant for developing a photonic-based fully digital radar systems, and in 2012 and 2014 she got two additional ERC grants within the “proof of concept” program in order to convert her research results into a pre-industrial product for airport security and environment monitoring. She presented on NATURE the first photonic-based radar. In 2015 she is coordinator of the H2020 project: “ROAM: Revolutionising optical fiber transmission and networking using the Orbital Angular Momentum of light”.
Up to now Antonella Bogoni got more than 30 national and international project grants and 9 Best Paper awards. She is co/author of 55 patents, 8 books and chapters and more than 160 papers on the main scientific international journals (22 invited contributions). Moreover she presented more than 350 contributions in the main photonics and radar international conferences (more than 60 invited contributions). She is Topical Editor for Optics Letters, she is also in the Board of reviewers of, Wiley Editor, Nature Photonics, IEEE/OSA Journals. She is chair of international conferences and workshops, including program chair of ECOC 2018, Sub-committee Chair of ECOC 2015, and General chair of Photonics in Switching 2014.