Valerio Pruneri

Valerio Pruneri

Institut de Ciències Fotòniques

Engineering Sciences

Valerio Pruneri is Corning Inc. Chair leading the Optoelectronics group at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO). Previously he worked for Avanex, Corning, Pirelli, and the University of Southampton. He has given 100 invited talk and is inventor of about 50 patents. He has taken part in 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 and Quside. He was awarded the Philip Morris Prize, Pirelli Fellowship, IBM Faculty award, Paul Ehrenfest award, Corning Inc. Professorship and Duran Farell Prize for technological research. His work has led to numerous industrial collaborations (e.g. Corning Inc., Carl Zeiss and HP) and the creation of two spin offs, quside (2017) and sixsenso (2020).

Research interests

Valerio Pruneri leads the Optoelectronics group (OptoGroup) at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), which studies and develops new advanced materials, devices and systems for optical telecommunication, sensing and cybersecurity. In particular, the main driving is to carry out research which bridges academia and industry, by developing fundamental ideas which will have an impact on commercial products.

Selected publications

- Valivarthi, R.; Etcheverry, S.; Aldama, J.; Zwiehoff, F.; Pruneri, V. 2020, 'Plug-and-play continuous-variable quantum key distribution for metropolitan networks', Optics Express, 28, 10, 14547 - 14559.

- Hussain, Rubaiya; Alican Noyan, Mehmet; Woyessa, Getinet; Marin, Rodrigo R. Retamal; Antonio Martinez, Pedro; Mahdi, Faiz M.; Finazzi, Vittoria; Hazlehurst, Thomas A.; Hunter, Timothy N.; Coll, Tomeu; Stintz, Michael; Muller, Frans; Chalkias, Georgios; Pruneri, Valerio 2020, 'An ultra-compact particle size analyser using a CMOS image sensor and machine learning', Light-science & Applications, 9, 1, 21.

- Jr Bareza, Nestor; Gopalan, Kavitha K.; Alani, Rose; Paulillo, Bruno; Pruneri, Valerio 2020, 'Mid-infrared Gas Sensing Using Graphene Plasmons Tuned by Reversible Chemical Doping', Acs Photonics, 7, 4, 879 - 884.

- Graham, Christina; Frances, Miriam Marchena Martin; Maniyara, Rinu Abraham; Wen, Yugeng; Mazumder, Prantik; Pruneri, Valerio 2020, 'NaCl substrates for high temperature processing and transfer of ultrathin materials', Scientific Reports, 10, 1, 7253 - 7253.

- Sibilo, Rafael; Mannelli, Ilaria; Reigada, Ramon; Manzo, Carlo; Noyan, Mehmet A.; Mazumder, Prantik; Pruneri, Valerio 2020, 'Direct and Fast Assessment of Antimicrobial Surface Activity Using Molecular Dynamics Simulation and Time-Lapse Imaging', Analytical Chemistry, 92, 10, 6795 - 6800.

Selected research activities

- Cofunder and board member of Sixsenso Tech. and Quside Tech.

- Corning Inc. Professor and head of Corning Surface Laborarory at ICFO, renewed up to 2023

- 3 patent applications filed

- Coordinator of European Quantum Technology Flagship project CiViQ and FET  project Q-MIC

- National representative at European Commission for Quantum Communication Infrastructure programme