Francesco MARTINI


Under the supervision of Prof. Alberto Politi, Francesco Martini received a Ph.D. degree in Physics in 2017 from the University of Southampton thanks to his research in the development of photonics components in Silicon-based materials for the generation of nonclassical states of light.

In 2017, he joined the Low-Temperature Group of Dr. Roberto Leoni  at IFN-CNR Rome to work on superconducting nanowire single photon detectors (SNSPDs) integrated over photonics structures. This activity was acknowledged from the European Union that granted Francesco the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual European Fellowship thanks to the proposal ShaMROCk (Superconductive MiR phOton Counter). Under the supervision of Dr. Sara Cibella, he collaborated in the project COSMO (COSmological Monopole Observation) where the CNR-IFN unit realized the Kinetic Inductance Detectors.

Since 2022, Francesco became a permanent researcher at the IFN-CNR Rome where he is developing new photonic technologies for classical and quantum information applications.