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     Date Submitted:16-11-2016
     Last Modified:17-11-2016 (08:02)
    Job information
     Current job:R&D Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:,
     KeywordsTechnology Engineer, Physicist, Physics, Optics, Opto-electronics, Sensors
    CV

    Current position

    2014-current

    R&D Manager

     

    Single Quantum BV, Delft, Netherlands


    Tasks

    Management

    Managing the technological development of superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors - (TRL 6 and higher) for application in quantum communication, spectroscopy, Earth observation and integrated circuit testing.

     

    Feasibility studies, business assessments, product development projects - (TRL 0-3).

     

    Active contribution to strategic discussions with the aim to define the development roadmap of the company.

     

     

    Scientific

    Writing and reviewing scientific articles for publication. Scientific guidance for young researchers. Technical presentations.

     

    Technical discussions with customers for designing tailor-made solutions depending on the specific application.

     

     

    Organization

    Creating and coordinating successful consortia with industrial and academic partners across Europe.

     

    Writing grant applications, drafting consortium agreements, drafting project budgets, cost and risk assessment, organization of project meetings, reporting to funding agencies.

     

     

    External relationships

    Responsible for customer visits, technical seminars and technical briefing to local distributors. Areas: South Korea (2015-current), Japan (2016-current).

     

    Personal description

    I am strongly motivated to work on innovative technologies with a positive impact on society.  I am an eager and fast learner with strong analytical skills and technical background.  I work with energy, motivation and precision achieving rapidly the required results. I can communicate with everyone within an organization both upwards and downwards, bringing different views together during discussions to efficiently reach agreements.

     

    Previous working experience

    2014

    R&D and Production Engineer

     

    Single Quantum BV, Delft, Netherlands

     

    Description

    Organize a testing and characterization plan of the manufactured devices. Design of new lithographic masks for increasing the fabrication throughput of superconducting light sensors.

     

     

    2010-2014

    PhD researcher in Applied Physics

     

    Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands

     

    Description

    Investigating and tailoring the optical properties of semiconductor nanostructures to efficiently emit and detect single photons.

     

    The research output resulted in several scientific articles on high-ranked scientific journals (appendix 2), presentations at international conferences, one patent and a personal prize on my PhD thesis.

    Patent

    Method for fiber-coupling a single photon source – (29-05-2015)

    Prize

    FOM Valorisation chapter prize 2015 - (5k€)

     

    Education

    2009

    Junior researcher (Graduation research work)

     

    Friedrich Schiller Universitaet, Jena, Germany

     

     

    2007- 2009

    Master of Science in Physics Engineering

     

    Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

     

     

    2004-2007

    Bachelor of Science in Physics Engineering

     

    Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

     

    Language

    English

    Full professional experience both written and spoken

    Italian

    Mother tongue

    Dutch

    Basic

    German

    Basic

     

    Appendix 1: Projects

    2016-(2019)

    4Photon

     

    Marie Sklodowska-Curie innovative training network

     

    Goal

    Developing the next-generation entangled photon sources

    Role

    Principal scientific investigator and supervisor of one PhD student

    Budget

    Managed budget 255 k€

     

     

    2016-(2018)

    SUPERTWIN

     

    European Research Council, Future Emerging Technology

     

     

    Goal

    Developing a super-resolution microscope using quantum entangled photons and single-photon detectors

    Role

    Scientific investigator and member of the steering committee

    Budget

    Project budget: 3.9 M€, managed budget: 218 k€

     

     

    2015-(2018)

    Phonsi, Nanophotonics by Nanocrystals 

     

    Marie Sklodowska-Curie innovative training network

     

     

    Goal

    Integrating single photon sensors with optical waveguides

    Role

    Scientific supervisor of one PhD student

    Budget

    Managed budget 255 k€

     

     

    2016

    Quantum Light Switch

     

    Nanonext valorisatie

     

     

    Goal

    Business development of the first commercial solid-state single photon source based on semiconductor quantum dots

    Role

    Project leader

    Budget

    Project budget: 280 k€, raised funding: 125 k€

     

     

    2015-(2017)

    Ultrafast QUAntum Correlations

     

    Eurostars Eureka – industrial collaboration with QuTools GmbH

     

     

    Goal

    Develop the fastest single-photon detectors on the

    market with embedded signal correlation electronics.

    Role

    Project Coordinator in international partnership

    Budget

    Project budget: 755 k€, raised funding: 355 k€

     

     

    2015

    Smart QUAntum Detectors

     

     

    RvO, R&D samenwerking – industrial collaboration with Flexible Optical BV

     

     

    Goal

    Applying adaptive optics to single photon detection

    Role

    Project Coordinator in national partnership

    Budget

    Project budget: 240 k€, raised funding: 72 k€

     

    Appendix 2: Scientific publications

    2016

    Photon counting with photon number resolution through superconducting nanowires coupled to a multi-channel TDC in FPGA

     

    Review of scientific instruments

     

     

    2016

    Design of broadband high-efficiency superconducting-nanowire single photon detectors

     

    Superconductor Science and Technology 29 (6), 065016

     

     

    2016

    Overcoming power broadening of the quantum dot emission in a pure wurtzite nanowire

     

    Physical Review B 93 (19), 195316

     

     

    2014

    Nanowire waveguides launching single photons in a Gaussian mode for ideal fiber coupling

     

    Nano letters 14 (7), 4102-4106

     

     

    2014

    Far field emission profile of pure wurtzite InP nanowires

     

    Applied Physics Letters 105 (19), 191113

     

     

    2012

    Avalanche amplification of a single exciton in a semiconductor nanowire

     

    Nature Photonics 6 (7), 455-458

     

     

    2012

    Bright single-photon sources in bottom-up tailored nanowires

     

    Nature communications 3, 737

     

     

    2012

    Ultraclean emission from InAsP quantum dots in defect-free wurtzite InP nanowires

     

    Nano letters 12 (11), 5919-5923

     

     

    2012

    Spontaneous emission control of single quantum dots in bottom-up nanowire waveguides

     

    Applied Physics Letters 100 (12), 121106

     

     

    2012

    Single semiconductor quantum dots in nanowires: growth, optics, and devices

     

    Quantum Dots: Optics, Electron Transport and Future Applications - Cambridge University Press

     


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