Associate Dean for Research
Fiorenzo Omenetto, Associate Dean for Research
Fio Omenetto, Associate Dean for Research, is the Frank C. Doble Professor in the
Department of Biomedical Engineering. The School of
Engineering Office of Research is responsible for creating a supportive environment to
enhance research productivity and active scholarship. It initiates, supports and sustains
programs and activities to increase faculty participation in research with an emphasis
on collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts. The Office of Research is also responsible
for working with the remainder of the Dean's Office to effectively communicate both
internally and externally the many advances made by faculty and students.
Professor Omenetto received his doctorate at Universita' di
Pavia, Italy, in electrical engineering and applied physics.
Omenetto's research is heavily focused on interdisciplinary themes
that span nonlinear optics, nanostructured materials (such as
photonic crystals and photonic crystal fibers), optofluidics and
biopolymer based photonics. His
Silk Lab has pioneered the use of silk as a material platform
for photonics, optoelectronics and high-technology applications and
is actively investigating novel applications that rely on this new
technology base. He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America.
In 2011, he was named a Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon
Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
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