Giancarlo C. Righini
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Scientist associated to IFAC CNR Istituto di Fisica Applicata
"Nello Carrara" (National Research Council of
Italy) - since September 2010. Formerly, research
Giancarlo Righini is Fellow
of OSA (Optical Society of America),
(International Society for Optical Engineering), EOS (European Optical
Society) and of SIOF
(SocietÓ Italiana di Ottica e Fotonica). He is Meritorious Member of SIF (SocietÓ
Italiana di Fisica).
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6081-6971
INVITATION TO SUBMIT PAPERS TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE OF
MICROMACHINES (IF 2.523)
ON MICRO/NANOPHOTONIC DEVICES IN EUROPE
Original or review articles - either theoretical or experimental - may be submitted by 15 JANUARY 2022.
Guest Editors: Luigi Sirleto e Giancarlo C. Righini
*** INVITATION TO SUBMIT PAPERS TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE OF MATERIALS (IF 3.057)
ON GLASSY MATERIALS: FROM PREPARATION TO APPLICATION
Original or review articles - either theoretical or experimental - may be submitted by 28 FEBRUARY 2022.
Guest Editor: Giancarlo C. Righini
*** The 9th
on PHOTOLUMINESCENCE IN RARE EARTHS: PHOTONIC MATERIALS AND DEVICES
is planned in September 2021 in Cancun, Mexico.
Changes are possible due to COVID-19 pandemic. Further information will be given by the end of March 2021.
>>>>> RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOKS:
BOOK Nonlinear Photonic Devices (L. Sirleto and G.C. Righini, Editors; 2021)
Optics (2 volumes; G.C. Righini and M. Ferrari,
BOOK Glass Micro- and Nanospheres: Physics and Applications (G.C. Righini, Editor; 2020)
BOOK Solar Cells and Light Management (F. Enrichi and G.C. Righini, Editors; 2019)
Research director at CNR Nello Carrara
Institute of Applied Physics (1991 - April 2006; March 2009 - August 2010)
Director of CNR Department of Materials and Devices (May 2006 - March 2009)
Head of IFAC Optoelectronics and Photonics Department (1999 - 2005)
Director of CNR National Group of Quantum Electronics & Plasma
Contract professor of Optical Technologies at the School of Specialization in Optics and of Optoelectronic Devices and Integrated Optics at the Electronic Engineering Department, UniversitÓ di Firenze (in the period 1995 to 2010).
President of the Italian
Committee for Promotion of Optical Sciences and
Honorary Chair of the
International Workshop "Photoluminescence in Rare Earths:
Photonic Materials and Devices" (held every other year)
Currently he is member of the Editorial Board of the following journals: Fibers, Optoelectronics Letters, Photonics Letters of Poland, International Journal of Optics, Micromachines.
He was editor of the SIOF book series "Quaderni di Ottica"
He has been referee for
many international journals (Electronic Letters, Applied
Co-editor of the book Introduction
to Optoelectronic Sensors (World Scientific, 2009).
Co-editor of the book Glassy Materials Based Microdevices (MDPI Books, 2019) - open acces, the full book can be downloaded -
EXTREME ENERGY EVENTS
(EEE) - A project of the Enrico Fermi Center
Characterization of Rare Earth doped glasses for
This research is performed in collaboration with Trento and Milano Sections of IFN CNR (Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie), the Scientific and Technological Department of Verona University, the UAM University at Itzapalapa (CDMX), and CINVESTAV (CDMX).
Spherical microresonators based on the propagation of
Whispering Gallery Modes for microlasers and
Collaborations exist with the Trento Section of IFN CNR and ENSSAT in Lannion, France.
number of publications > 600
Short CV and publications list are available in ORCID
Giancarlo C. Righini studied at the University of Firenze and received the "laurea" (dr. degree) in Physics in 1967. In 1968 he was awarded the title of chartered teacher of mathematics and physics.
After having been research fellow at
the Institute of Physics of the University of Firenze from
1968 to 1971 and having served in Technical Corps of the Army,
since 1972 he is in the staff of the Research Institute on
Electromagnetic Waves (IROE), now "Nello Carrara"
Institute of Applied Physics (IFAC), of the National
Research Council of Italy (CNR).
In 1988 he was appointed to the position of Senior Researcher, and since 1991 he is one of CNR Research Directors.
He was member of IROE Scientific Committee in the years 1973 to 1981; from 1983 to 1996 he was Director of the National Group on Quantum Electronics and Plasma Physics (GNEQP-CNR).
From 2006 to 2009 he has been Director of the CNR Department of Materials and Devices.
From 2012 to 2016 was Director of the Research at Enrico Fermi Centre.
In 2010 he retired from CNR and he now maintains a position of associate scientist at IFAC CNR (Firenze)
At IFAC he headed the research group
at MDF Lab (Photonic Materials and Devices). His recent
research interests concern microresonators, grating
structures, integrated optics, glasses for optoelectronics,
nonlinear optics. Experimental activities carried out in the
laboratory included fabrication of waveguides and components
in glass by ion exchange, thin-film deposition and etching,
and optical characterization of thin films by guided-wave
He has published over 600 papers (many of them also on holography and optical signal processing), and is co-author of 7 international Patents. He has presented many invited papers at international Conferences. He has authored (or co-authored) various chapters in books on optoelectronics and guided-wave optics (both in Italian and in English).
He has been chairman or co-chairman of many National and International Conferences, and has edited several Proceedings Volumes.
Prof. Righini has regularly taught
monographical courses at different Universities in Italy. From
1994 to 2004 he was contract Professor of Optical Technologies
at the Specialization School in Optics of the University of
Firenze, and regularly lectures at the Engineering Faculty,
UniversitÓ di Firenze. For many years he also was in the
Academic Staff of the Advanced Course in Optical Technologies
at AILUN in Sardinia. From 2005 to 2012 he was contract
professor of Optoelectronics at the Sciences Faculty,
UniversitÓ di Florence.
He has been supervisor of many thesis works of graduate and PhD students in Physics and Electronic Engineering, at the UniversitÓ di Firenze, as well as member of the Jury in several PhD defenses in France and Spain.
He was responsible of several bilateral cooperation
Projects (with Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, Hungary,
Portugal, Spain, and United States) in the area of guided-wave
optics. He was also involved in two ESPRIT Projects and one
ACTS Project of the European Commission, as well as in many
National Projects funded by CNR or by the Ministry of
Education, University and Research (MIUR).
A few nice pictures:
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