He received his engineering degree in applied physics in June 2004 from Ghent University (Belgium); a Ph.D. degree in applied physics was obtained from the same university in April 2009. The studies spanned the synthesis of near-infrared PbS and PbSe colloidal quantum dots, and their application on a silicon photonics platform (http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-716531). Ph.D. studies were followed by post-doctoral research at Ghent University (May 2009 - Sep. 2010) and the IBM Zurich research lab (Oct. 2010 - Dec. 2011, Switzerland), which was focused on the investigation of fluorescent quantum dots using ultrafast optical spectroscopy.
Apr 2016 - Mar 2018: EU, FET Flagship, project GRAPHENECORE1 (grant no. 696656)
Dec 2014 - Nov 2016: IT, Ministero degli Affari Esteri, project IONX-NC4SOL
Oct 2013 - Mar 2016: EU, FET Flagship, project GRAPHENE (grant no. 604391, participation after May 2014)
May 2012 - May 2014: EU, Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship, project NIRPLANA (grant no. 298022)
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