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Associate Dean for Research

Fiorenzo Omenetto 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.

Administrative Contact:

Ariel Sroka
Anderson Hall, Room 109
617-627-5713