Prof. Miriam Serena Vitiello obtained her PhD in physics at University of Bari in 2006. From 2006 to December 2009 she was a Post-Doctoral Research assistant at the University of Bari. Since July 2010, she is group leader at the National Enterprise of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and at the Nanoscience Institute of the National Research Council (CNR). Since 2015 she is Adjunct Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the Scuola Normale Superiore.
Since 2017 she is Director of Research at CNR.
The THz photonics and optoelectronics group of Prof. Vitiello focuses on the design, development and applications of THz quantum cascade lasers; the development of THz nanostructured detectors based on semiconductor nanowires, 2D materials and vdW heterosctructures; far-infrared metrology; graphene-based photonics; near-field THz miscroscopy.
Prof. Vitiello is member of the Scientific council of the National Institute of Metrology, of the CNR Department of Physics and technology of the Matter, of the CEITEC center (Czech Republic) and Fellow at the University of Regensbug (Germany).
Prof. Vitiello has received the starting grant FIRB “Future in Research” from the Italian ministry of education and research, the ERC Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council, three EU-FET open projects, an EU ITN project, the Balzan research projects, three national research grants, and she coordinates the THz working group in the graphene flagship.
For her research activity she was awarded with the Friedel-Volterra Medal from the Italian and French Physical Societies (2021), the Gold Medal from the Pontificia Academy of Science (2018), the Sapio Research and Innovation award (2018), the International research award Guido Dorso (2016), the SPIE early career award (2015) optoelectronic and photonics prize “Sergio Panizza” of the Italian Physical Society (2012), an International Scientific Author Award (USA, 2005) and 2 National Young Author Awards (2004; 2005).
She is member of the programme committee of more than 30 key international conferences in the field of photonic devices. She is co-author of more than 200-refereed papers on international journals, holds 1 patent and delivered more than 100 invited talks (including plenary talks) at international conferences.