• Name: Giovanni Serafino (born on 24/08/80).
  • Position: Assistant Professor in TeCIP Institute for Scuola Sant’Anna di Pisa.
  • Studies: He received the M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering in 2009 from Università di Pisa, Italy, and the Ph.D. degree in Emerging Digital Technologies from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa, Italy, in 2013.
  • Previous experiences: He is with PNTLab (formerly LNRF – Laboratorio Nazionale di Reti Fotoniche) from 2009.

Scientific Interests:
His early research interests have been in the areas of all-optical signal processing, fiber-optic transmission systems, and reconfigurable nodes for optical networks. He has been involved in all-optical signal processing activities, in particular in 3R all-optical regeneration, and all-optical networking (all-optical buffering, all-optical logical operations on data packets, wavelength and modulation formats conversion). More recently, he has being studying applications of microwave photonics techniques to radar systems and wireless communications. Currently, he is involved in many projects related to applications of microwave photonics techniques to radar systems and wireless communications, including optical beamforming for 5G and photonics-assisted coherent MIMO radars for ground and space-borne systems. He is the principal investigator of a NATO-SPS project for the realization of a combined radar-lidar system on a photonic chip.

Scientific Achievements:
– IEEE Photonics Society Japan Best Student’s Paper Award at Photonics in Switching Conference in 2013;
– GTTI national award for the best Ph.D. Thesis.

He is coauthor of more than 30 papers on international journals and more than 70 papers on conference proceedings, two book chapters and five patents..