Daniele Melati (1986) is a postdoctoral researcher at Politecnico di Milano. He received the M.Sc. degree in telecommunication engineering in 2010 (110/110) and the Ph.D.
degree (cum laude) in information engineering in 2014 from Politecnico di Milano. In the same year he obtained a position as Post-Doc researcher in the Photonics Devices Group at the same university. In 2012/2013, he temporarily joined the Photonic Integration Group at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands, as visiting Ph.D. student to focus on technology and clean-room activities.
His main research interests in the fields of photonics include design, modelling, and characterization of both passive and active optical components for the development of generic photonic foundries. He focuses in particular on the development of advanced characterization techniques and analysis approaches to enable high circuit complexity and assessment of the production processes. He actively collaborates with the company Filarete to the development of the circuit simulator for optical circuits ASPIC. In 2013 he collaborated as teaching assistant to the course ‘Optical Components and Circuits’ at Politecnico di Milano. Since 2009 he has been involved in the collaborative projects EuroPIC (EU FP7, 2009-2012), PARADIGM (EU FP7, 2010-2014) and BBOI (EU FP7, 2013-2016).