Filippo Scotti was born in Milano, Italy in 1985. He received the Bachelor’s degree in physics engineering  in September 2007 and the M.S. degree in physics engineering in December 2009 from the Politecnico of Milano, Italy. In 2009 he was with PGT-Photonics, Milano for a six-months internship, during which he was involved in the optical packaging and design department.

Since 2010 he is with the National Photonic Networks Laboratory of CNIT (Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni), in Pisa, Italy, working in several national and international research project: PHODIR” project (FP7-IDEAS-ERC), “PREPaRE” project (ERC-PoC), “PETRA” project (ERC-PoC), and “SOPHIA” project (Italian MoD PNRM). Under the PHODIR project, he led the prototype implementation of the first photonics-based radar system, and managed the development of the real time FPGA coherent signal processing. Under the PREPaRE and PETRA project he coordinated on field campaigns, with particular attention for the environmental qualification of the developed systems.

He authored or co-authored more than 20 papers in international journals and more than 50 international conferences contributions. His research activity is mainly in the areas of microwave photonics, fiber optic transmissions, and all-optical signal processing. He is particularly involved in ultra-short optical pulse sources and their RF applications, such as Lidars and Radar systems.