Dr. Claudio Porzi received the M.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy, and the Ph.D. in Telecommunications from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), Pisa, Italy, in 2000 and 2005, respectively. He is currently Assistant Professor at the Institute of Communication, Information, and Perception Technologies (TeCIP) of SSSA, within the Digital and Microwave Photonics research area, where he conducts and coordinates the research activity on the design, development, and characterization of photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for microwave photonics and telecom/datacom applications. In particular, he has recently implemented and demonstrated photonic-integrated solutions for high-performance ultra-compact innovative filter structures, RF carrier wave generation up to the sub-THz region within a silicon photonics PIC, novel silicon photonics single-sideband modulator for the distribution of mm-wave signals in  radio access networks, flexible demultiplexing of narrowly-spaced optical frequency combs, ultrafast microwave phase-shifters for beam steering in phased array antennas, radar/lidar transceivers, and high-speed wavelength conversion of optical data signals with advanced modulation formats in III-V technology. He holds solid experience in designing, modelling, and testing of photonic integrated circuits and optical systems as well in organizing research groups.

Since 2009 he is lecturer of the “Photonic Technology” course at SSSA. In 2016 and 2017 he has been lecturer at the “Photonic Integrated Circuit Design, Fabrication, & Packaging” course at the Integrated Photonic Technologies (INPHOTEC) centre of SSSA. In 2019 he has been guest lecturer for the “Integrated Microwave Photonics” course at the Aston University, UK. In 2013 he has been guest lecturer for the “Lectures on Various Topics” course at Osaka University, Japan. In 2016, he contributed to the definition of a photonic design kit (PDK) for INPHOTEC, Pisa, Italy. He has been visiting researcher at the Optoelectronics Research Centre of Tampere University, Finland (2004), at the Agilent Laboratories of Palo Alto, CA (2005), at the Xi’an Institute of Precision Optics and Mechanics, China (2008), and at Osaka University, Japan (2013). Dr. Porzi has been recipient of the “Best Paper Award” for the Optical Networks and Systems Session at the International Conference on Communications (ICC) in 2010 and of the “Charles Kao Award” for Best Optical Communications & Networking Paper in 2017. He co-authored about 150 research papers published in peer-reviewed journals or presented at international conferences and holds six international patents.