_________ RESUME_________ Silvano Donati___________

Education: Graduation (Laurea) in Physics, cum laude, University of Milano, 1966

Scientific Production:

360+ scientific publications
Two books by Prentice Hall, one with Chinese, India and e-book editions,

one book in Italian, several book chapters

Editor and/or Chairman of 13 Conference Proceedings
Guest Editor of 9 Special Issues in International Journals

H factor 35, 6000+ citations 

Service to the Scientific Community:

           Counselor, IEEE Student Branch of Pavia (2010-present)

President, IEEE Italy Section (2007-09)

Counselor, OSA Int’l Advisory Committee (2006-09)

Vice President, IEEE Italy Section (2005-07)

IEEE LEOS Board of Governors Elected Member (2005-2007)

Vice President, IEEE LEOS Membership, Region 8 (2002-04)

Editor, Alta Frequenza-Rivista di Elettronica, 1986-92
Chairman and Founder, Italian IEEE LEOS Chapter
Chairman, AEI Optoelectronics Society 1992-95
Member of IEC-CEI Standard Committee TC-76 and TC-86

A number of services to the IEEE: Institute, Society, Region and Section

Awards and Acknowledgements:

- Aaron Kressel Award from IEEE Photonics Society, 2015

- Elevation to Emeritus Professor status, University of Pavia, 2015

- Distinguished Service Award, IEEE Photonics Society, 2011

- Distinguished Lecturer Award, IEEE LEOS/Photonics Society, 2006/07 and 2007/08

- Elevation to Life Fellow Member, IEEE, 2009

- Elevation to Fellow Member, IEEE, 2003

- Elevation to Fellow Member, Optical Society of America, 2003

- seven Awards from LEOS Society and IEEE Region 8 awarded for the activity of the LEOS Italian Chapter
- Guglielmo Marconi Prize, awarded by AEI 1999, in recognition of prominent scientific career

- Elevation to Senior Member, IEEE 1999.

- Elevation to Socio Benemerito (Meritorious Member), AEI 1998.

- ElectroOptics Prize, awarded from the Optoelectronics Society of AEI, 1996, for the best research work in Optoelectronics.

- Ottavio Bonazzi Prize, awarded by AEI, in 1974 and in 1996, for the best experimental research in Electronics.

- Philip Morris Prize, awarded by Philip Morris 1995, for the prominent research work in electrical Engineering.

- Telecommunication Gold Medal, awarded by Siemens Telecomunicazioni Italia, in 1991 and in 1993, for research in Communications.

- Milano AEI Prize, awarded by Sezione di Milano of AEI, 1990, for the best research work in Electronics.

- A paper [29d] included in the SPIE Milestone in Optics Series; two papers excerpted in textbooks, Desurvire "Erbium Doped Optical Amplifiers" [48d] and Agrawal "Nonlinear Fiberoptics" [57d].

Courses Taught:

at University of Pavia, Faculty of Engineering:

Optical Communications (1994-2001),

ElectroOptical Systems (1975-80), first course on Photonics given in Italian University
Optoelectronic Instrumentation (1980 to 2014),
Photodetectors (1980 to 2014),
Electronic Materials and Technologies (1977-91),
Electronic Circuits Design (1971-1977)

at National Taiwan University: Optoelectronic Instrumentation (2005)

at Sun Yat Sen University, Kaohsiung: Optoelectronic Instrumentation (2007 and 2008)

at Universidad Catolica del Peru: Optoelectronic Instrumentation short course(May 2007)

at National Cheng Kong University, Tainan: Optoelectronic Instrumentation (2012)

at National Chung Hsing University, Taichung: Optoelectronic Instrumentation (2013,14) Photodetectors (2013,14)

at ISTIM, School of Engineering, Milano: Electronics (4 years)


125 Thesis of Master in Electronic Engineering supervised

21 Thesis of PhD in Electronic Engineering supervised

Promoting the growth:

of the Electrooptics Group in Pavia:

founded 1975,  started with a single Researcher and a Master graduate – today it features 4 Professors (2 Chair, 1 Associate 1 Assistant) 1 staff Technician, and additionally 5-7 post-Docs, 5-7 PhD student, 2-4 graduates (Group photo 1995,_ 1998,_ 2001,_ 2005)

Main research activity and results – see_ RESEARCH activity briefing and summary