Emre Kaplan received his MSc degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Bologna in 2016 and his PhD from the University of Ferrara in the field of Integrated Photonics in 2020. Subsequently he was with the University of Bologna as a Research Fellow. In 2021 he won a Research Fellowship from the University of Pavia and worked with the Photonics Group until September 2022. He has over 5 years of experience in the design of photonic integrated circuits in various technology platforms such as Silicon-on-Insulator, Silicon Nitride and Indium Phosphide. During his doctoral and post-doctoral studies, he was a visiting researcher in European institutes in the Netherlands and France.