Gilberto Brambilla is a professor at the Optoelectronics Research Centre and, since 2016, co-Director and General Manager of the Future Photonics Hub. He has been Director of the Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Photonics until 2015.
He obtained his MSc (Engineering) with honours from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 1996 and his PhD degree in Optoelectronics from the University of Southampton in 2002. In 2007 he was awarded the Royal Society Research Fellowship, which was then extended in 2012.
His research interests include optical fibre sensors; optical fibre structuring using fs lasers; specialty and polymer fibres; new fibre fabrication technologies; UV fibre lasers; devices based on optical fibre nanowires, fibre tapers and couplers; rare earth doped scintillating fibres and fibres for nuclear sensing. He has published >300 papers in international scientific journals/conferences, authored 7 patents and given more than 30 plenary/keynote/invited talks over the 5 continents.
He currently lectures in the Optical Fibre Sensors module (OPTO6011) and was module leader of the Optical Materials (OPTO6003). He holds a post graduate certificate in academic practice (PGCAP) and he is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy