Prof. Francesco Dell’Olio

Principal Investigator

Prof. Francesco Dell’Olio is an Associate Professor in Electronics at the Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy. He has attained the National Scientific Qualification for the position of Full Professor in Electronics and Physics of Matter. 

He was awarded his PhD in Information & Communication Technologies in 2010. 

Dell’Olio is a regular member of organizing committees and program committees for international conferences, including CLEO, SPIE Photonics West, and the IEEE Photonics Conference.

He is co-author of two books, published respectively by Springer and World Scientific, and 50+ papers in international peer-reviewed journals. 

He has been involved in several research projects funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, the European Space Agency, the Italian Space Agency, as well as industrial companies, some of which involved taking on roles of scientific responsibility. 

His research focuses on Silicon Photonics and Nanophotonics, with particular regard for modeling, design, and characterization of devices and integrated circuits for telecommunications and sensing. He has of late branched into electrochemical and colorimetric wearable sensors and miniature sensor-based embedded systems.

Dell’Olio recently co-founded a startup company, WEATECHO, which is developing wearable devices for the Healthcare market.



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