Francesco MATTIOLI


Francesco Mattioli received in 2004 his PhD in Physics at the Univ. of Roma “ROMA TRE”. He is a staff researcher of the Institute for Photonics an Nanotechnologies of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) since 2009. His research activity is focused on experimental physics, on the design, implementation and characterization of solid state devices. He is expert in all the techniques typical of the micro and nano fabrication processes, in particular in Electron Beam lithography. He is also an expert in low temperature electrical and optical characterization. The main fabricated and tested devices are: Superconducting nanowires Single Photon Detectors (SNSPD) (Mattioli et al., Supercond. Sci. Technol. 28, 104001 (2015)); bulk micro-machined devices for space application (shuttering element of the time of flight neutral particle analyzer for the ELENA instrument in the project SERENA in the scientific mission to Mercury BepiColombo); Bolometers and radiation detectors; superconducting solid state devices for Quantum Computation and Quantum Information and Single Electron Transistor (SET). He is also involved in the Qubit project together with Gatti’s group at LNF which objective is the development of SIngle Microwave Photon (SIMP) sensors. He is author of more than 50 publications on international peer-reviewed journals among which 6 as the first author and 1 in Nature Photonics, 1 in Nano Letters, 3 in Physical Review Letters (h-index of 22 as from Scopus, November  2022).

Research Activity

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information

Superconducting Single Photon Detectors (SSPD)

Bolometers and radiation detectors


Research unit


Contact details

Via del Fosso del Cavaliere 100

00133 Roma, Italy

+39  06 45488617