Spagnolo Vincenzo was born in Manfredonia (FG), Italy in 1967. He received the degree (summa cum laude) and the PhD, both in physics, from University of Bari. He works as Full Professor of Applied Physics at the Technical University of Bari. The main scientific activity of Vincenzo Spagnolo has been related to electron-phonon interaction in low dimensional system, micro-probe optical characterization of semiconductor laser devices, thermal modeling of optoelectronic devices and more recently on the development of optoacoustic gas sensors based on quartz-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy.
He has been visiting researcher at Rice University (Texas) in 2009 and 2010 and visiting professor in 2017. He is “hundred talents” visiting professor at Shanxi University in Taiyuan (China).
Since 2017, he is the director of the joint-research lab PolySense, created by THORLABS GmbH and Technical University of Bari, devoted to the development and implementation of novel gas sensing techniques and the realization of highly sensitive QEPAS trace-gas sensors.
His research activity is documented by more than 180 Scopus publications and two filed patents. He has given more than 50 invited presentations at international conferences and workshops.
Prof. Spagnolo is program committee member of several SPIE and OSA conferences.
He is editor of Sensors (MPDI), Applied Science (MPDI) and Journal of Sensors (Hindawi).
He has been granted with the “Terra del Sole” prize and the “Re Manfredi” award in 2018.
He is a SPIE Fellow member.
He is OSA senior Member.