Politecnico di Torino is a public university based in Turin, northern Italy, with a prestigious reputation at national and international level in education, research, technological transfer and services in all sectors of architecture and engineering. Established in 1859, it is Italy’s oldest Technical University and enrolls more than 30.000 students, 16% of which from foreign. As a research university Politecnico di Torino has strong links with local and international companies and research institutions, which activates about 800 collaborations per year with industries, public institutions and local organizations. Politecnico di Torino exhibits a significant experience in both scientific and administrative project management. Within the 7th Framework Program, Politecnico di Torino was involved in 233 European research projects, in 31 of which as coordinator. The main organisational units of the University are the 11 Departments, in charge of managing both research and teaching.
POLITO participates to the project through members of the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (DET). DET is one of the largest Departments in Politecnico di Torino, with about 200 researchers, and is the point of reference in the fields of information and communications technologies, electronic bioengineering and electron devices.
Role in the project
POLITO will coordinate and lead the project, providing the overall project supervision of research tasks and management activities. Within the research tasks, POLITO will lead the WP2 “Design”, bringing in its competencies in the modelling and simulation of optoelectronic devices, quantum dot materials and devices, and electromagnetics, with the goal to provide design guidelines for the optimization of the devices. In this framework, POLITO will provide feedback and interpretation support to the experimental activities carried out by in WP3, WP4, and WP5, allowing at the same time the models to be validated against electrical and optical characterizations. In WP7 POLITO is responsible for dissemination and communication activities and will contribute to the analysis of exploitation opportunities in terrestrial applications.