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Katia Gallo

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About me

I am Professor of Applied Physics at KTH and former Swedish Research Council Special Research Fellow (Rådsforskare) for the discipline “Semiconductor physics, electronics, electrical engineering and photonics” at the Department of Applied Physics at KTH, where I head the Nonlinear and Quantum Photonics Group in the unit for Quantum and Bio Photonics.

Research Interests

Nonlinear Optics, Waveguide devices, Ferroelectric Material Science, All-Optical Signal Processing, Quantum Optics

Short CV

My Alma Mater is the University ‘La Sapienza’ in Rome (Italy), where I graduated with a MSc in Electronic Engineering in 1997. I got a PhD in Electronic Engineering in Italy with joint with M. Fejer's group at Stanford University (1998) and a PhD in Physics from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France) in 2001. Before joining KTH, I was Senior Research Fellow at the Optoelectronics Research Centre in Southampton, UK (2001-2007).

At KTH I lead the Nonlinear Quantum Photonics group, whose research activity spans theory, technology and experiments on domain switching and optical interactions in ferroelectric materials, photonic crystals and integrated all-optical devices, with a focus on  quantum optical and biophotonics applications and the fundamental physics of nonlinear interactions.


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Awards and Fellowships

Centre and South Italy IEEE Student Award in Electronic Engineering

EU Marie Curie TMR Fellowship at CNRS-LPMC Nice, France

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Special Fellowship, UK

London Technology Network Business Fellowship, UK

EU Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship at KTH, Sweden

Swedish Research Council Senior Fellowship, Sweden

KTH Rektor Prize for contributions to Equality and Diversity at KTH


Degree Project in Applied Physics, Second Cycle (SK202X), examiner | Course web

Experimental Physics (SK1105), teacher | Course web

Fundamentals of Photonics (SK2402), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web