Maurizio Burla obtains Ph.D degree cum laude

On Tuesday September 18, Mr. Maurizio Burla successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis ‘Advanced Integrated Optical Beamforming Networks for Broadband Phased Array Antenna Systems’, and obtained his Ph.D. degree cum laude (!).

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Maurizio’s work was part of the MEMPHIS project, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, through the SmartMix program.

He authored and coauthored 8 journal papers and 22 conference contributions, and won several awards, including the Best Poster Award at the MEMPHIS General Assembly 2008 in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, and the Runner-up Student Award at the 2011 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics in Singapore. His work was also selected to appear in the Research Highlights of the December 2011 Technology Focus of Nature Photonics.

Dr. Burla is now working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at INRS-EMT, Montréal, Canada, on integrated-waveguide technologies for ultrafast all-optical signal processing and microwave photonics.