University of Parma
Dr. Annamaria Cucinotta received the B.Sc. degree (Honors) in Physics from University of Parma, Italy, in 1995 and the Ph.D. degree in Information Technology from the University of Parma, in 1999. Since 2002 A. Cucinotta has been member of the Faculty in the Department of Information Engineering at University of Parma. She is in charge of the “Laboratory of Optical Components” at the same Department. The main research interests of A. Cucinotta include fiber lasers, photonic crystal fibers also called microstructured fiber, biosensors and numerical methods for electromagnetic field analysis. Her research bridges from optical sciences to material engineering. Cucinotta's work is published in over 60 archival journal publications and numerous conference presentations. A. Cucinotta co-authored the books "Photonic Crystal Fiber Properties and Applications” (Spinger, 2007). She is also author of the e-book chapter " Photonic Crystal Fiber: Theory and Fabrication", (Bentham Science Publishers, 2011). Since 2007 she is an independent expert for the European Commission. She is a member of the EU Photonics21 Work Group 7 (Research, Education and training), fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and of the Italian Society of Electromagnetism (SIEM). She is Associate Editor of IEEE Photonic Journal. She acts as a technical program committee member for many international conferences. Prof. Cucinotta teaches the Photonic and Photonic Devices courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in Telecommunication and Electronic Engineering, and Electromagnetic Field for the undergraduate level course in Prevention in Environment and Workplaces of the Medical School of the University of Parma. From 2007 to 2012 she was the Socrates Erasmus Programme Coordinator at the Department of Information Engineering. From January 2015 she is in charge of the Alumni Job Placement for her Department.