Giorgio Quaranta

Ph.D. Student in Optics & Photonics

I am a Ph.D. student in applied nanophotonics, developing optical structures based on thin-film for industrial up-scalable applications, such as optical security, biosensors, optical combiners for near-eye displays. I am also an engineer on innovation, qualified in a broad range of micro and nanotechnology fields.

Giorgio Quaranta

+41 77 955 3413
Basel, Switzerland
Work Experience
  • CSEM S.A.
    NOV 2015 - PRESENT
    Doctoral Engineer

    Study of thin film optical structures based on resonant waveguide gratings for up-scalable applications, such as optical security, biosensors, optical combiners for near-eye display. Completition expected on December, 2018.

    • Optical design of metasurfaces
    • Optical simulations
    • Large area ebeam lithography
    • Supervision of students
    • Involvement in industrial projects
    • Peer-reviewed articles, reviews and conferences
    • Patents
  • CSEM S.A.
    MAR 2015 - AUG 2015
    Master Thesis Project

    Study and optimization of arrays of cross-talking resonant waveguide-gratings that can be used as optical filters and optical elements for optical security. The project has required a mix of fabrication, characterization and engineering development, in parallel with analytical and numerical solving.

  • CSEM S.A.
    JUN 2014 - AUG 2014
    Assistant Engineer

    Integration of Near Field Optical simulations of micro and nano-structures in a Matlab Platform, in order to increase the accuracy of simulations of grating structures, based on RCWA (Rigorous Coupled Wave Analysis) method and the avaluation of the local absorption.

Skills
  • Applied Thin-Film Optics
  • Optical Simulations (RCWA, FDTD, SIE, FEM, Ray-Tracing, ...)
  • Industrial and Academic Cleanrooms for Nanofabrication
  • Programming (C++, Labview, Matlab, Python, Latex)
  • Scientific articles and conference proceedings
  • Patents and Intellectual Properties
  • Optical metrology
  • Micro/Nano technologies
Education
  • Photonics doctoral program
    NOV 2015 - PRESENT
    PhD Degree

    Study of thin film optical structures based on resonant waveguide gratings for up-scalable applications, such as optical security, biosensors, optical combiners for near-eye display.

  • Micro and Nano Technologies for ICTs
    SEP 2013 - SEP 2015
    Master's Degree - Engineer Diploma

    Managing and designing highly scientific and innovative products and processes in all areas of industrial and applied research based on micro/nano devices and related technologies. The international Master was held in four different European Centers in Italy, France and Switzerland.

  • Physical Engineering
    SEP 2010 - SEP 2013
    Bachelor's Degree

    Solid scientific and engineering skills, including electronic engineering, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, the physics of complex systems, solid state physics, nuclear physics, and their applications to innovative materials.

Timeline
  • Doctoral Engineer
  • Master's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
Awards and Certifications
  • First Aid Course - Italian Red Cross

    Hands-on skills certification to deliver the care that someone needs while waiting for medical professionals to arrive.

  • “Theory and solfeggio” certificate

    School-leaving certificate in Music Theory and “Solfeggio” (being able to read, to play and to sing correctly music scores), in Turin (Italy).

  • Italian Final of Mathematics Games Kangourou

    Partecipation to the Italian Final in Ravenna (Italy), qualified in the first 20 positions over 5000 participants.

Interests
  • Computers & latest technologies
  • Programming
  • 3D graphical rendering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Travelling
  • RC helicopters and drones
  • Swimming
  • Skiing
  • Climbing
  • Classic and Acoustic guitar