Vincenzo Caligiuri received the Master Degree in Electronic Engineering in May 2013 at the "Department of Informatics, Modeling, Electronics and Systems (DIMES)", University of Calabria. His thesis research activities were focused on the realization of Optofluidics devices such as pressure sensors and monochromators involving Liquid Crystals and plasmonic quasi-crystals. He received a Ph.D. in Physics in May, 2017. During the Ph.D., he investigated the weak and strong interaction between both organic and inorganic fluorophores and a new kind of metamaterials called Hyperbolic Metamaterials. In the specific, V. Caligiuri investigated from both a theoretical and an experimental point of view a new propagation regime called Epsilon-Near-Zero-and-Pole, in which the metamaterial is able to canalize the light in a width comparable to its periodicity, reaching noticeable light confinement. At the moment, he is working as a Post-Doc researcher at the Italian Institute of Technology, in the Optoelectronics group of the Nanochemistry Department under the supervision of Prof. Roman Krahne. At the moment, he is investigating on the resonant tunneling phenomena giving rise to particular Epsilon-Near-Zero modes in layered metal/insulator structures, with specific interest on their weak and strong interaction with inorganic fluorescent semiconductor as quantum-dots and lead halide perovskites.
His main expertise are: Ellipsometry, Realization of Optical Setups for the investigation, among the others, of the Lasing and Amplified Spontaneous Emission properties of organic and inorganic fluorophores (quantum dots and new generation lead-halide perovskites), Spectroscopy, Confocal and Polarized Optical Microscopy, Spin Coating, SEM, AFM, SNOM, Physical and Chemical Vapour Deposition Techniques, Finite Elements Method based simulation (COMSOL Multiphysics) and analytical modeling based on MATlab environment.