Valerio Pruneri

Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (ICFO)

Engineering Sciences

Valerio Pruneri is Corning Inc. Chair leading the Optoelectronics group at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Spain. Previously he worked for Avanex, Corning, Pirelli, and the Optoelectronics Research Centre (University of Southampton). He has given more than 60 invited talks at major international conferences and he is author or co-author of more than 35 granted or pending patents. He has taken part in more than 40 technical or steering committees of international conferences. He serves on the QEOD board of the European Physical Society, the advisory board of ACREO AB Fiber Optic Centre, VLC Photonics, B-able seed funding capital and is technical advisor of Medlumics. He was awarded several industrial prizes: Philip Morris Prize for scientific and technological research, Pirelli Fellowship, IBM Faculty award, Corning Inc. Professorship and Duran Farell Prize for technological research.

Research interests

Valerio Pruneri leads the Optoelectronics group at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO). The group is working on ultrathin materials, nano-structured biomimetic surfaces, micro- and nano-engineered integrated and fibre optic devices for telecommunication, sensing, aerospace, energy and quantum cryptography. In particular the main driving is to carry out research which bridges the academic and the industrial worlds, by developing fundamental ideas which will have an impact on commercial products.

Selected publications

– Maniyara RA, Mkhitaryan VK, Chen TL, Ghosh DS & Pruneri V 2016 ‘An antireflection transparent conductor with ultralow optical loss (<2 %) and electrical resistance (<6Ωsq-1)’, Nature Commun. 7, 11954

– Terborg RA, Pello J, Mannelli I, Torres JP &  Pruneri V 2016, ‘Ultrasensitive interferometric on-chip microscopy of transparent objects’, Science Advances, 2, 6, UNSP e1600077.

– Abellan C, Amaya W, Domenech D, Munoz P, Capmany J, Longhi S, Mitchell MWPruneri V 2016, ‘Quantum entropy source on an InP photonic integrated circuit for random number generation’, Optica, 3, 9, 989 – 994.

– Yu R, Mazumder P, Bonelli NF, Carrilero A, Ghosh DS, Maniyara RA, Baker D, Garcia de Abajo FJPruneri V 2016, ‘Structural Coloring of Glass Using Dewetted Nanoparticles and Ultrathin Films of Metals’, ACS Photonics, 3, 7, 1194 – 1201.