Prof. Vincenzo Spagnolo awarded with SPIE fellowship

Prof. Vincenzo Spagnolo has been recognized as a Fellow of SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics for achievements in infrared device physics and optics.

This year, SPIE will promote 88 new Fellows of the Society in recognition of those who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in optics, photonics and imaging.

Spagnolo’s distinguished career spans 30 years. Vincenzo Spagnolo was born in Manfredonia (FG), Italy in 1967. He received his Physics degree cum laude and his PhD from University of Bari. Since 2018 he works as Full Professor of Applied Physics at the Technical University of Bari.  The main scientific activity of Vincenzo Spagnolo has been related to electron-phonon interaction in low dimensional system, micro-probe optical characterization of semiconductor laser devices, thermal modeling of optoelectronic devices and more recently on the development of optoacoustic gas sensors based on quartz-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy. During his academic career he has been visiting researcher at Rice University (Texas) in 2009 and 2010 and visiting professor in 2017. Currently he is “hundred talents” visiting professor at Shanxi University in Taiyuan (China). Since 2017, he is the director of the joint-research lab PolySense, created by THORLABS GmbH and Technical University of Bari, devoted to the development and implementation of novel gas sensing techniques and the realization of highly sensitive QEPAS trace-gas sensors. His research activity is documented by more than 180 Scopus publications, 1700 citations and two filed patents. He has given more than 50 invited presentations at international conferences and workshops.

“I really appreciate the recognition from SPIE and I feel honoured to be included in the ranks of the SPIE Fellows. I truly believe that it represents a great recognition for me and for all the great people I’ve had the chance to work with throughout my career,” Spagnolo said.

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, a not-for-profit organisation founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. The society serves nearly 225 000 constituents from approximately 150 countries, offering conferences; continuing education; books; journals; a digital library in support of interdisciplinary information exchange; professional growth; and patent precedent. SPIE provided R29.7 million (or US$3.3 million) in support of education and outreach programmes in 2012.
SPIE recognises significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. SPIE Fellows are honoured for their technical achievements and for their service to the general optics community and to SPIE in particular. More than 1 000 SPIE members have become Fellows since the Society’s inception in 1955.


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