Electromagnetic Fields and Photonics Group
Stefan Wabnitz obtained the Laurea Degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 1982, the MS in Electrical Engineering from Caltech in 1983, and the Ph.D. in Applied Electromagnetism from the Italian Ministry of Education in 1988.
He has been a researcher of the Optical Communications Department of the Ugo Bordoni Foundation between 1985 and 1996, where he has contributed the theory of nonlinear wave propagation in optical fibers and waveguides, with particular interest in wave instabilities and soliton phenomena. In 1996 he became a full professor in Physics at the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France. Between 1999 and 2003 he has been on leave from the University in order to carry out research and development in the telecommunication industry. He spent first two years working on optical soliton effects for submarine system applications at the Alcatel Research and Innovation Labs in Marcoussis, France, and two years as Manager of the Advanced Technology Group of Xtera Communications in Texas.
Since September 2007 he joined as a full professor the Department of Electronics for Automation of the University of Brescia, Italy. His current research activities involve nonlinear propagation effects in high-bit-rate optical communication systems and in all-optical information processing devices. He is the author and co-author of over 500 refereed papers and conference presentations, the Deputy Editor of Elsevier’s Optical Fiber Technology, and is a member of the Optical Society of America and of the IEEE-Photonics Society. In October 2008 he has been nominated Fellow of the Optical Society of America.