Marco Piccardo is a Researcher and Team Leader at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Milan (Italy) studying metasurface-enhanced active photonic sources. He is also an Associate Researcher at Harvard University, where he did his postdoctoral studies in the group of Federico Capasso, exploring novel electronic and photonic properties of integrated laser frequency combs for future "laser Wi-Fi" applications.
He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from Ecole Polytechnique working on the fundamental electronic processes responsible for the efficiency drop of blue light-emitting diodes at high-current operation, such as Anderson localization and Auger recombination. He received his BSc. in Physics from Università degli Studi di Torino, and a MSc. in Physics from Ecole Normale Superieure and Ecole Polytechnique.
He is the recipient of the Young Physicist Award "G. F. Bassani" (2016) of the Italian Physical Society, and laureate of the PhD Award "Innovative Materials and Applications" of the Université Paris-Saclay. Since 2019 he is the Event Chair of the Integrated Photonics group of the Optical Society of America. He holds 4 patent applications in photonics.