Francesca BRAGHERI


Francesca Bragheri (female) received her Degree and PhD in Electronic Engineering at Università degli Studi di Pavia in 2003 and 2007 respectively. From 2007 to 2011 she carried out her research activity as a postdoc at the Quantum Electronics Lab, University of Pavia, and, being member of the Virtual Institute fo Nonlinear Optics, she spent few months at Università dell’Insubria in Como and at Vilnius University in Vilnius (Lithuania). Since October 2012 she is staff researcher at IFN-CNR in Milan.

Her research activity has been mainly devoted to the numerical and experimental study of radiation-matter interaction, both in guided-wave structures and in bulk materials. Currently her research interests are related to the development of new optofluidic lab-on-chip for optical manipulation and imaging of single cells and clusters without physical contact and to their fabrication by femtosecond laser irradiation followed by chemical etching.

She is co-author of about 60 scientific articles in international  journals, 4 book chapters and 2 patents.

She coordinated the Italian project POLYPHAB (POLYmer nano structuring by two-PHoton ABsorption) and the European FETOPEN H2020 project PROCHIP (chromatin organization PROfiling with high-throughput super-resolution microscope on a CHIP) which aimed at realizing a high-throughput super-resolution microscope in a microfluidic chip.


Research Activity

Optofluidics and lab-on-chip

Research Unit



Contact details


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