Faculty Profile

Andrea Di Donato
Assistant Professor


Expertise: Photonics and Scanning Probe Microscopy

The main research activities concern i) the Electromagnetic modeling of passive and active integrated optical circuits, ii) the Analysis and realization of fiber optic sensor for biomedical, civil and industrial application, and more recently in the field of Nanotechnology, the development of a Near-field Microwave Microscopy: integrating STM and AFM techniques with near field microwave  measurements and a Fiber Optic Low Coherence Interferometer integrated with scanning probe microscopy.

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Andrea Di Donato received his -"Laurea" Degree in Electronic Engineering (Summa cum Laude), from University of Ancona, Italy in March 2000, the Ph.D. Degree in Electromagnetics, on 19 January 2004. Since 2004 he was with the University of Ancona (now Polytechnical University of Marche) receiving a Research Fellowship in Electromagnetics, from the Department of Bioengineering and Electromagnetism, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy (from 2003 to 2005) and different Research project contracts in Electromagnetics (Microwave and optical wave interaction inside anisotropic waveguide in 2006), in Integrated optics (Analysis and characterization of polymeric opto-electronic circuits, 2007) from the Department of Bioengineering and Electromagnetism, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy. His principal scientific activities are in the design and modeling of integrated electro-optic travelling-wave modulators, Optical sensors design, Electromagnetic modeling of carbon nanotube transistors, and more recently in the development of Scanning Microwave Microscopy and in the integration of Scanning Probe Microscopy with Fiber Optic Low Coherence Interferometer. These recent activities are linked to his experiences acquired during training in AFM microscope measurements and characterization of integrated optics.

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