Stefano Trillo

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Stefano Trillo received a M.Sc. in electronic engineering (1982) and a Ph.D. in electromagnetism (1986) from Sapienza University of Rome. Until 1997, he was a senior researcher at Fondazione Ugo Bordoni in Rome, and he is now a full professor at the University of Ferrara, Italy. His main research interests include free-electron lasers, guided wave optics, photonics, nonlinear optics, fiber lasers, solitons and shock waves, and, more recently, water waves. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.


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