Professore Associato 
Settore scientifico disciplinare di riferimento  (FIS/01)
Ateneo Università degli Studi di ROMA "La Sapienza" 
Struttura di afferenza Dipartimento di SCIENZE DI BASE ED APPLICATE PER L'INGEGNERIA 
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E-Mail Francesco.Michelotti@uniroma1.it

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Associate Professor of Physics
SAPIENZA Università di Roma
Dipartimento di Scienze di Base ed Applicate per l’Ingegneria
Via Antonio Scarpa, 16 00161 Roma Italia
Phone +39-06-49916562
Fax +39-06-44240183
My scientific activity was devoted mainly to the study of the linear and nonlinear optical properties, of the second and third order, of dielectric and semiconducting materials. In particular I studied quantum confined systems, amorphous semiconductors, organic side-chain and conjugated polymers, molecular solids, guest-host systems. In the case of organic polymers, I studied extensively the first (Pockels) and second order (Kerr) electro-optics properties of thin films.
I also carried out research on the fabrication and characterization of organic light emitting diodes and organic solar cells. During the last three years my attention focused on biophotonics, in particular the application of Bloch surface waves (BSW) on photonic crystals for early diseases detection.
The Bloch surface wave concept has also been adapted to gas detection with porous silicon photonic crystals and to photon engineering in dye sensitized solar cells.
Recently I also studied the propagation of surface plasmon polaritons (SPP) on thin transparent conducting oxides.
Since 1997 I have been coordinating scientifically and technically the Molecular Photonics Laboratory of the SAPIENZA University of Rome.
My principal educational goals are to guide the professional development of members of my research group and to stimulate an interest through teaching and community outreach programs.
SAPIENZA Università di Roma, Roma, Italy
Ph.D. in Electromagnetism, September 1993
Thesis: Nonlinear Integrated Optics
Advisor: Prof. Mario Bertolotti
SAPIENZA Università di Roma, Roma, Italy
M.S. in Physics cum laude, June 1989
Prism coupling in semiconductor doped glass waveguides
Advisor: Prof. Mario Bertolotti
SAPIENZA Università di Roma, Dipartimento di Scienze di Base ed Applicate per l’Ingegneria, Roma, Italy
Associate Professor of Physics, November 2002–Present
SAPIENZA Università di Roma,Dipartimento di Scienze di Base ed Applicate per l’Ingegneria, Roma, Italy
Associate Professor of Laboratory of Biophotonic Devices, November 2008–Present
SAPIENZA Università di Roma, Dipartimento di Energetica, Roma, Italy
Research Fellow of Physics, August 1993–November 2002
Group Leader: Prof. Mario Bertolotti
CNET of France Telecom, Laboratoire d’Optique Quantique et Moleculaire LPQM, Paris, France
Visiting Research Fellow, September 1994–July 1995
Group Leader: Prof. Joseph Zyss
Fraunhofer Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik IOF, Jena, Germany
Visiting Research Fellow,Several 1-2 months visiting periods between 1994 and 2010
Group Leader: Dr. Andreas Bräuer
University of Sheffield, Sheffield Centre for Molecular Materials, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Visiting Research Fellow, September 1997
Group Leader: Prof. Donal D.C. Bradley
University of Salford, School of Computing, Science and Engineering, Salford, United Kingdom
Visiting Research Fellow, May 1991
Group Leader: Prof. Allan D. Boardman
Italian Patent “Dispositivo sensore di gas a struttura fotonica operante mediante onde di superficie di Bloch e relativo procedimento di fabbricazione” (Gas sensing device based on a photonic structure operating by means of Bloch surface waves and fabrication procedure) by Descrovi E.,Giorgis F., Geobaldo F. and Michelotti F. (Politecnico di Torino 70% and Sapienza 30%), under PCT extension (2011)
Since 1997 he is coordinating scientifically, technically and didactically the Molecular Photonics Laboratory at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. He handled personal scientific collaborations with several research groups around the world, such as Ecole Normale Superiéure de Cachan (F) (Prof.Zyss), Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering di Jena (D) (Dr.Bräuer), Bell Laboratories-Lucen
t Technologies (USA) (Dr.Bao), Imperial College in London (Prof.Bradley), Department of Electronics of the University of Twente (NL) (Prof.Driessen), ETH-Zurich (CH) (Prof.Guenter) and Politecnico di Torino (Prof.Pirri).
2002 European Union–5th Framework Program
Project: Next Generation Active Integrated Optic Subsystems (NAIS)-IST-2002-28018
Coordinator of the unit at Università di Roma "La Sapienza" and Member of the Management Board.
2002 INFM (National Institute of Matter Physics)
Coordinator of the project.
2008 SAPIENZA University Research Program
Project: Design, Fabrication and characterization of photonic nanostructures for bio-sensing applications
Coordinator of the project.
2009 SAPIENZA University Research Program
Project: Fabrication of gas sensors by means of porous silicon photonic crystals
Coordinator of the project.
2012 European Union – 7th Framework Program
Project: Bloch electromagnetich surface waves bio-sensor for early cancer diagnosis (BILOBA)-ICT-318035
European Coordinator of the whole project.