Professor Matteo Clerici
- Affiliate (School of Engineering)
Matteo received the Master degree (07/2006, 100/100 cum laude) and PhD (02/2010) in Physics from the Insubria University (Como, Italy). There, he worked in the group led by Prof. Di Trapani on nonlinear optics research themes, in collaboration with Profs. Degiorgio's (University of Pavia, Italy) and Lugiato's (Insubria) groups.
He was Postdoctoral Fellow for CNISM (2009-2010, Italy), working on extreme phase-matching through conical waves in the high-order harmonic generation process, in collaboration with Profs. Biegert's (ICFO, Spain) and Di Trapani's groups. He has been PEEE FQRNT Research Fellow (2011-2012) and Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellow (2012-2014) in the group led by Prof. Morandotti, at INRS-EMT, in Canada. There, Matteo researched plasma physics, Terahertz broadband generation and detection, bulk second- and third-order nonlinear effects and quantum optics. In 2014 he returned to Europe, at Heriot-Watt University, for the last year of the Marie Curie fellowship, and worked in the group led by Prof. Faccio continuing his research activities on nonlinear optics, imaging and ultrafast phenomena.
In October 2015 Matteo was hired as is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the School of Engineering of the University of Glasgow (UK), where he has established an independent research group: UNO (Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics), dedicated to the study of time-resolved nonlinear and quantum optical effects. Since August 2019, Matteo is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the School of Engineering.
Matteo's research interests cover a broad range of topics. The most relevant are:
- Nonlinear optics. Frequency conversion and nonlinear light-matter interaction in both free space and integrated configurations, in perturbative and non-perturbative regimes.
- Quantum optics. Development of novel schemes for the generation and application of nonclassical states of light, both in free space and integrated platforms.
- Terahertz photonics. Novel schemes for the generation, detection, and imaging of terahertz radiation. Study of light-matter interaction with terahertz fields. Novel applications of intense terahertz pulses.
- Plasma physics. Triggering and guiding of electric currents with optical pulses.
- Infrared photonics. Extending nonlinear and quantum optics in the mid- and far-infrared spectral regions.
Totero Gongora, J.S., Peters, L., Tunesi, J., Cecconi, V., Clerici, M. , Pasquazi, A. and Peccianti, M. (2020) All-optical two-color terahertz emission from quasi-2D nonlinear surfaces. Physical Review Letters, 125(26), 263901. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.263901)
Khurgin, J. B., Clerici, M. and Kinsey, N. (2021) Fast and slow nonlinearities in Epsilon‐Near‐Zero materials. Laser and Photonics Reviews, 15(2), 2000291. (doi: 10.1002/lpor.202000291)
Bruno, V. et al. (2020) Negative refraction in time-varying strongly coupled plasmonic-antenna-Epsilon-Near-Zero systems. Physical Review Letters, 124(4), 043902. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.043902)
Prabhakar, S. et al. (2020) Two-photon quantum interference and entanglement at 2.1 μm. Science Advances, 6(13), eaay5195. (doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aay5195)
Khurgin, J. B. et al. (2020) Adiabatic frequency shifting in epsilon-near-zero materials: the role of group velocity. Optica, 7(3), pp. 226-231. (doi: 10.1364/OPTICA.374788)
Vezzoli, S., Bruno, V., DeVault, C., Roger, T., Shalaev, V. M., Boltasseva, A., Ferrera, M., Clerici, M. , Dubietis, A. and Faccio, D. (2018) Optical time reversal from time-dependent epsilon-near-zero media. Physical Review Letters, 120, 043902. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.043902) (PMID:29437435)
Clerici, M. et al. (2017) Controlling hybrid nonlinearities in transparent conducting oxides via two-colour excitation. Nature Communications, 8, 15829. (doi: 10.1038/ncomms15829) (PMID:28598441) (PMCID:PMC5472708)
Clerici, M. et al. (2015) Laser-assisted guiding of electric discharges around objects. Science Advances, 1(5), e1400111. (doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1400111) (PMID:26601188) (PMCID:PMC4640611)
Reimer, C. et al. (2015) Cross-polarized photon-pair generation and bi-chromatically pumped optical parametric oscillation on a chip. Nature Communications, 6, 8236. (doi: 10.1038/ncomms9236) (PMID:26364999) (PMCID:PMC4647848)
Clerici, M. et al. (2013) Wavelength scaling of terahertz generation by gas ionization. Physical Review Letters, 110, 253901. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.253901) (PMID:23829737)
01/07/2021. Innovate UK, "High Qauntum Efficiency Balanced Detectors" (PI).
01/03/2021. QuantIc: QMicro, "3D Imaging Deep into Biological Tissues" (co-I)
30/03/2020-29/03/2021. RGS/R1/201365 (PI): "Few-cycle pulses for air-plasma physics". Research Grant. The Royal Society.
01/02/2020-31/1/2024. DSTLX1000144632 (PI): "Quantum-enhanced atmospheric sensor for airborne bio-hazard identification and tracking". DSTL-funded PhD Scholarship.
15/06/2018-14/11/2021. EP/S001573/1 (PI): UKRI Innovation fellowship. “Infrared time-domain quantum optics: In-Tempo”.
01/03/2018-31/03/2019. EP/R043299/1 (PI). "Polarisation Entangled Photon Emitter", Innovate UK and EPSRC.
01/11/2017-30/06/2018. "Quantum-enhanced THz generation" (PI). Glasgow University Impact Acceleration Account.
01/01/2017-30/06/2018. EP/P009697/1 (PI). "Quantum-enhanced THz spectroscopy and imaging", First Grant, EPSRC.
01/10/2016-30/09/2017. RG160355 (PI), "High resolution dynamical coherent imaging", Research Grant. The Royal Society.
01/01/2017-31/03/2017. "Quantum-enhanced THz detectors" (PI). Glasgow University Impact Acceleration Account.
2015-2016. Rewards for Excellence (PI). The College Of Science and Engineering. The University of Glasgow.
2012-2015 European Marie-Curie International Outgoing Fellowship awarded for performing research at INRS-EMT in Canada and Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.
2011-2012 Canadian MELS Postdoctoral Fellowship (V2) (1st rank), FQRNT, for conducting research at INRS-EMT.
2009-2010 Assegnista di Ricerca (Equivalent to Postdoctoral research fellow). Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze Fisiche della Materia (CNISM), Univeristà degli Studi dell’Insubria, Como, Italy.
We don't have current funded PhD position, but if you are interested in joining our group, please get in touch.
- Afxenti, Ivi
Biphotons for nonlinear imaging
- Daly, Ultan
Atmospheric monitoring for next generation cable free optical communication technologies
- Hirsch, Lennart
C-Track - Quantum-enhanced atmospheric sensor for airborne hazard identification and tracking
- Pruiti, Natale Giovanni
Development of photonic integrated circuits for nonlinear and quantum applications in the mid-infrared
Seungjin Yoon (01/03/2022)
PhD Students (first supervisor)
- Ivi Afxenti (01/07/2021)
- Dionysis Adamou (01/01/2021)
- Lenny Hirsch (01/02/2020)
- Mehdi Ebrahim (17/09/2018)
- Taylor Shields (01/05/2018)
Former Research Associates
- Dr Adetunmise Dada (01/04/2019-14/11/2021)
- Dr Shashi Prabhakar, Research Associate (01/04/2018-15/07/2019).
- Damian Powell, PhD (01/10/2017-05/03/2019).
Former MEng Students
- Dionysis Adamou, MEng (01/09/2010). "Generation and detection of squeezed states".
- Abu Inayat, MEng (2017-2018).
- Prof. Dr Tie-Jun Wang (16/07/2019-12/09/2019). State Key Laboratory of High Field Laser Physics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
- Prof Jean-Claude Diels (23/04/2018-29/04/2018). Department of Physics and Astronomy. The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 US.
- 2021-Today: Lecturer for "Engineering Mathematics 2" (ENG2086), 2nd year, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow
- 2015-Today: Lecturer and Convenor for "Engineering Electromagnetics 2" (ENG2031), 2nd year, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow
- 2017-Today: Lecturer for "Design Special Topic 5" (ENG5026), 5th year, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow
- 2016-2018: Lecturer for "Microwaves and Optical Transmission Systems" (ENG4100), 4th year, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow
Other content related to Matteo's activities can be accessed at his personal web page: www.mclerici.com